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Aug 25, 1919 – Jan 27, 2010 (Age 90)
Mr. Carl Bismark, age 90, of Mena, passed away Wednesday, January 27, 2010 at his home. He was born August 25, 1919 in Hatton, Arkansas to the late Werner Bismark and the late Gertrude Kindler Bismark of Hatton. He was united in marriage to the late Bessie Hogan Bismark. He was a farmer by trade and was a loving father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, and friend. He is survived by: Son: Paul Bismark and wife Jeanie of Magnolia, Arkansas Daughter: Elizabeth Frachiseur and husband David of Grannis, Arkansas Daughter-in-Law: Nora Cogburn Bismark of Mena, Arkansas Brothers: Henry Bismark of Springfield, Utah Richard Bismark of Hatton, Arkansas Sisters: Nora Shockley of Salem, Oregon Lydia Fox of Shelton, Washington Grandsons: Carl Bismark and wife Brandy of Magnolia, Arkansas Chris Frachiseur and wife Ann of Grannis, Arkansas Granddaughters: Beth Maree Bismark of McKinney, Texas Kimberly Sykora and husband Mike of Hot Springs Village, Arkansas Deanna Kimbell and husband Dan of Louisville, Kentucky Melinda Deramus and husband Tony of Mena, Arkansas Crystal Wheeler and husband Matt of Russellville, Arkansas Great-Grandsons: Will Bismark of Magnolia, Arkansas Zach and Tyler Sykora of Hot Springs Village, Arkansas Bradley, Brandon and Jacob Deramus of Mena, Arkansas Coy Frachiseur of Grannis, Arkansas Great- Granddaughters: Marley Bismark of Magnolia, Arkansas Gracie Deramus of Mena, Arkansas Danielle Frachiseur of Grannis, Arkansas Riley and Bailee Wheeler of Russellville, Arkansas He was preceded in death by his parents, Werner and Gertrude Bismark, his wife Bessie Hogan Bismark, a son, William Bismark, a great-grandson, Daniel Frachiseur, 3 sisters, Helen Bell, Hedwig (Haddie) Sanders, and Gertrude Cook and 1 brother, Ernst (Buster) Bismark. Funeral services will be held Friday, January 29, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. at the Beasley-Wood Chapel with Dr. Lamar Austin officiating. Interment follows in Witherspoon Cemetery under the direction of the Beasley-Wood Funeral Home. Visitation will be general. Pallbearers will be Mike Sykora, Tony Deramus, Carl Bismark, Chris Frachiseur, Matt Wheeler, and Zack Sykora. Honorary pallbearers will be Tyler Sykora, Bradley Deramus, Brandon Deramus, Coy Frachiseur, Jacob Deramus, and William Bismark.