Francis "Frank" Ferche(1922 - 2013)

Francis "Frank" C. Ferche, 90


May 21, 1922 - April 22, 2013

Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Friday, April 26, 2013 at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, Sartell for Francis "Frank" C. Ferche, age 90, who passed away Monday at the St. Cloud VA Medical Center. Rev. Timothy Baltes will officiate and burial will be at Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery near Little Falls. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Thursday and one hour prior to the services Friday at St. Francis Xavier Gathering Place, Sartell. Sartell American Legion Post #277 and St. Cloud East Side VFW Post #4847 will pray at 7:30 p.m., followed by Knights of Columbus Bishop Trobec Council at 7:45 p.m., and parish prayers at 8:00 p.m. all Thursday at St. Francis Xavier Gathering Place in Sartell. Arrangements have been entrusted to Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home, Sauk Rapids.

Francis Cyril Ferche was born May 21, 1922 in St. Cloud to Cyril & Mary (Bernick) Ferche. He served his country in the U. S. Army Air Corps during WW II as a fighter pilot providing fighter escorts for B17 bombers. Frank married Jeanette Fedor on Sept. 14, 1949 in Flensburg. He owned and operated Frank Ferche Cabinets. Frank was a member of St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, Knights of Columbus Bishop Trobec Council, Sartell American Legion Post #277 and St. Cloud East Side VFW Post #4847. He enjoyed restoring antiques, collecting rocks, coins, and stamps, and going to auctions and garage sales. Frank had a great sense of humor, and was caring, generous, patient and had great faith.

Survivors include his wife, Jeanette of Sartell; sons and daughter, Glenn (Loretta) Ferche of Renville, Diane (Robert) McGonagle of Rice, Alan (Valerie) Ferche of Rice, Joel (Julie) Ferche of St. Cloud, and Bruce (Nancy) Ferche of Savage; sisters and brothers, Rosemary Dooley of Annandale, VA, Mary Luedemann of St. Michael, John Ferche of Rice, Ben Ferche of St. Stephen, Robert Ferche of St. Stephen, and Dennis Ferche of Afton; ten grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Frank was preceded in death by his parents; and sister, Julie Wollak.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred.

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Published in the St. Cloud Times on Apr. 24, 2013