Frank Fritz Obituary, Death Cause – Frank (Fritz) Holmes, son of Errol and Alice Holmes, was born on November 22, 1924 in Sandstone, Minnesota. His parents were Errol and Alice Holmes. He spent his childhood on a farm located east of Sandstone and went to school in the town of Sandstone. Up until 1941, Frank helped out on the family farm with his siblings and parents. He enlisted in the United States Army and served in that capacity from 1941 to 1945.
Following his release from the military with distinction, Frank went back to assist on the family farm. He joined his life together with Ruby Harmon by getting married. After relocating to a farm located east of Hinckley, they ultimately settled in St. Paul, where he found employment as a truck driver. They welcomed a daughter in 1950 and a boy in 1951 into the world as their children.
He retired in 1989 after working at Buckbee Meers until that year. They stayed in Coon Rapids until 1955, when they relocated to North Branch, where they remained until Ruby’s death in 1989. Ruby had resided in Coon Rapids until that year. After that, he settled in Hinckley on a property next to the house where he had spent his childhood and lived the rest of his life there.
At the age of 91, Frank died away on April 7, 2015 at the Essentia Health Care facility located in Sandstone, Minnesota. His parents, his wife Ruby, three brothers named Fremont, Loren, and Alvan, and one granddaughter named Cheri all passed away before him. His children, Timothy and Valarie North, as well as two sisters, Iris Edwards and Alice McClune, as well as four grandkids and eight great-grandchildren, are his surviving relatives.
Funeral services were conducted in the Tatting Methven Chapel in Hinckley on Sunday, April 12 at one o’clock in the afternoon, with Reverend Kate Schruba presiding. The following people were chosen to carry the casket: Glen Holmes, Jason Holmes, Gary Holmes, Jerry Holmes, Paul Holmes, and Christopher Johnson. Hinckley, Minnesota’s Lutheran Memorial Cemetery was chosen as the location for the burial.