Frank James Zoelle
Frank J. Zoelle, 73, Sioux Falls, formerly of Brandon, died Tuesday, November 24, 2015, at the Dougherty Hospice Home in Sioux Falls.
Due to the weather predicted for Monday, November 30, 2015, the Celebration of Life is being postponed until Wednesday, December 2, 2015, at the same time.
There will be a Celebration of Life for family and visitors from 5PM – 7PM, a short prayer services will be at 7PM – Wednesday, December 2, 2015, at Heartland Funeral Home. A private family service will be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to the Dougherty Hospice Home in Sioux Falls.
Frank James Zoelle was born November 28, 1941, to Frank B and Helen (Avery) Zoelle in Minneapolis, MN. He went to school there until he was in the eighth grade when his family moved to Farmington, MN, where Frank graduated from high school. Frank went on to Winona St. College to graduate with a Bachelors of Business. On October 10, 1964, Frank married the love of his life, Mary Anne Schulz in Farmington. The couple moved to Brandon, SD where they resided for many years. Frank worked as a Claims Adjustor and then as a Regional Manager Claims Adjuster for the next thirty plus years, until his retirement.
Frank was an outdoorsman and truly loved to spend all of his spare time outside fishing, hunting, and snow skiing. Many of the family memories center around summers at their Long Lake, lake-cabin near Park Rapids MN, their trips to the Kona Village in Hawaii, winter ski trips to Aspen, fishing trips to Canada, and numerous pheasant, deer, and antelope trips together. He loved his family and nothing brought more pride to him than being together and observing their accomplishments.
Frank will be deeply missed by his wife of 51 years, Mary Anne; four children, Tony (Sara), Sheldon, IA, Kelly, Nathan, and Heather (Chaun) Brison, all of Sioux Falls; six grandchildren, Taylor, Kelsey, Alex, Maddison, Rogan, and Rylie; and one brother, David, of Brookings.
Frank was preceded in death by his parents.