THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Issue Date: January 10, 2018
Frank Waller, 93, formerly of Menominee, passed away Monday, Jan. 1, 2018 at a long-term care center in Waunakee.
Born July 21, 1924, to Frank Waller Sr. and his wife Maria on their farm near Stephenson, Mi., he served in the United States Army Air Force in World War II and was a decorated veteran including two Purple Heart medals. He met his future wife, Jenneke (Jeanne) Van Horenbeeck in Deurne, Belgium, while being cared for at a hospital. They married in November 1945 and returned to Stephenson.
In 1946, they relocated to Menominee where he worked at Menominee Paper Company until retiring in 1984. In April of 2006, they relocated to Waunakee to be closer to family and to better care for his wife, who passed away in 2007.
He enjoyed gardening, football and traveling, frequently visiting family in Belgium and extensively traveled in the United States. A loving husband, a supportive father and loyal friend, he touched many lives with his willingness to help others.
He is survived by two sons, Charles of Waunakee and Leon of Eugene, Ore.; three granddaughters; a grandson and three great-grandchildren.
The family is planning a private funeral service at the Stephenson Township Cemetery for next Spring. Winn-Cress Funeral Home is assisting the family.