Monday, May 4, 2015

Elvin Francis Frandsen

06/23/1937 – 04/25/2015

On April 25, 2015, the loving Husband, Dad (or POPS as the children called him) Grandpa, and the teacher of children to respect nature and wildlife. Elvin Francis Frandsen. Aka, Sarge passed away in Mt Pleasant, Utah at the age of 77.
He was born in Mount Pleasant on June 23, 1937 and was educated in Hamilton Elementary and North Sanpete High School. He lived on a farm and learned to work hard for everything and take care of, and respect both property and animals.
He always had a desire for the military and joined the service shortly after high school. Due to the many changes going on at the time including the Viet Nam conflict he had the opportunity to train and serve in Special Operations, Heavy Artillery, Ground to Air Missiles and Communications Engineering. He was always grateful to serve and lived in many places throughout the world, where he received an education on other cultures and various different faiths.
He and his wife LouEna served numerous hours of volunteer work throughout their communities. Organizing and building a park, teaching 4th graders how to plant trees. Assisting various groups in cleaning the streets throughout the city and county. Sometimes criticized for their work in getting junk off the streets, they continued knowing their forefathers that had cleared the land, built homes, and cared for them would want it taken care of as much as they could.
He was preceded in death by his parents Roy Edward Frandsen and Clara Opal Kelsey Frandsen.
He is survived by his brothers and sisters Leon (Ginger) Frandsen, Valoy (Mitt) Smith, and Caren (Richard – Deceased) Dixon
Elvin is survived by his loving supporting and caring wife, LouEna Nelson Frandsen. Two children, Kevin George (Christi), Kelly Roy (Leisa) both born through a previous marriage and step sons John Todd Hill and Kevin Jay Hill (Deceased) sons, and daughter Christ Noel (Deceased) of his wife LouEna. He was preceded in death by a son Michael Elvin and daughter Debbie Lynn.
He is also survived by his Grandsons Daniel Roy Frandsen, Brandon Kelly Frandsen and Granddaughter Amanda Marie Frandsen who is also proudly serving in the military.
Nothing meant more to Elvin than his wife and family and being in their presence and in the beautiful mountains that they loved together.

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