ALMA M. FRANKE, 93, of Fort Wayne, died Saturday, July 26, 2003, at Heritage Park Nursing Home. Born in Fort Wayne, she was an Executive Secretary for Wayne Co-op for 25 years, and Redi Whip for 10 years. She was a member of St. Jude Catholic Church."She and her family were strong and prominent supporters of the Democratic Party." She was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond M., in 1976, sons, Ronald M., Gordon R., M.D., and John R., daughter, Diane P., and sister, Janice C. Dray. Surviving are daughters, Nancy Talbott of Fort Wayne and Susan Neuhaus of Auburn; a brother, Ralph Kelker of Fort Wayne; 13 grandchildren; eight step-grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Funeral mass is 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Judes Catholic Church, with viewing one hour prior. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Tom Mungovan Funeral Home, 2221 S. Calhoun St., with Rosary at 6 p.m. Burial at Catholic Cemetery. Preferred memorials to St. Mary's Soup Kitchen.
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Published in Fort Wayne Newspapers on July 29, 2003