Retired U.S. Army Lt. Colonel Frank Dismore Shehulski, age 82, died on Saturday, April 20, 2013.
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Frank was born on June 6, 1930, in San Antonio, Texas, to the late Frank Shehulski and Mary Menchaca. He lived in Texas until he enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Corps in World War II, where he served in Japan as a crash rescue fire fighter from 1946 to 1949. After service, he attended the University of Georgia and earned his degree in marketing. While in Athens, he married Dorothy Sue Marsengill, of Clayton. From 1954 to 1961, he worked in insurance and was the owner and operator of a service station in Athens.
Frank completed officer candidate school and ranger/airborne school before serving in the Vietnam War. He later served as military attaché in Thailand. His honors include the National Defense Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Bronze Star Medal, Vietnam Service Medal with Silver Star and Two Bronze Stars, Vietnam Campaign Medal, Vietnam Cross of Gallantry, and four Overseas Service Bars. After 27 years of service, he retired to Oconee County.
He continued working, taking a job as director of Clarke County pre-trial release program, where he was employed from 1983 until he retired in 2000.
Frank enjoyed golfing, gardening, fishing, and cooking, and was an avid reader and collector of stamps, coins, and antiques. He was a loving husband and father. His family will remember his love of Mozart, his great humor, and his sage advice.
In addition to his parents and six siblings, Frank was preceded in death by his son, Joseph Timothy Shehulski.
Survivors include his wife of 62 years, Dorothy Sue; son, John; daughters, Karen (John) Tuton and Lisa (Kenneth) Storey; granddaughter, Allison Tuton; and several nieces and nephews.
The family will receive family and friends from 6-8 p.m. on Friday, April 26, at Lord & Stephens West, 1211 Jimmy Daniel Road, in Bogart.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 27, at the Lord & Stephens West Chapel.
Final interment will be at Arlington National Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Veterans of Foreign Wars or the
Lord & Stephens Funeral Home West, Bogart, is in charge of the arrangements.
Lord & Stephens Funeral Home - West Chapel
1211 Jimmy Daniel Road
Bogart, GA 30622
Published in Athens Banner-Herald from Apr. 23 to Apr. 26, 2013