Ernest VanFrachen

Van Frachen, Ernest L.

Ernest L. Van Frachen was born in Allouez, WI, on February 23, 1938. Surrounded by his family he died peacefully on December 14, 2012, at the age of 74. Ernie was preceded in death by his parents, Albert Van Frachen and Margaret Baumgart. He is survived by his wife, Patricia (Pat) Pollen; and children, Mary Jones and husband, Donnie, Wanda Sullivan and special friend, Heriberto Castillo, Susan Carr and husband, George, Linda Gutierrez and special friend, Bill Van Pelt; siblings Jackie and Jim Barrett, Gary and Lois Van Frachen, Sharon and Ron Herzog, Pauline and Hector Rodela; 13 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. Also survived by sister-in-law, Pamela Willis and husband, Terry and sister-in-law, Diana Cameron and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Ernie served 21 years in the United States Navy and was very proud to serve his country. After retiring from the military he worked for American Airlines and then Amerada Hess.

Services will be held at 12:30 p.m. on Friday, December 21, 2012 at Floral Haven Chapel.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Ernest's honor to the Heart and Kidney Foundation.


Published in Manitowoc Herald Times Reporter on Dec. 19, 2012