The Free Press, Mankato, MN

December 29, 2012

Frank Ellesmere


—   Frank Ellesmere, age 76 of Mankato, died suddenly Friday, December 28, 2012 at Mayo Clinic Health System-Mankato.

  A memorial visitation will be held on Thursday, January 3, 2013 from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Mankato Mortuary.  Burial will be in Lakewood Cemetery at a later date.  Mankato Mortuary is assisting with arrangements.

  Frank was born on February 2, 1936 in Liverpool, UK to Victor and Ann Ellesmere.  He was a proud member of the Royal Air Force.  Frank was united in marriage to Linda McGraw on August 27, 1987 in the Normandale Japanese Garden in Bloomington, MN.  He worked for Control Data for more than 20 years and ISJ/MCSH-Mankato Hospital from 1986 until he retired.  Frank was a member of the Prior Lake and Mankato Lions, along with being a Hamm Radio Operator.  He enjoyed golf and making golf clubs.

  Frank is survived by his loving wife, Linda; daughter, Julie (Chris) Hopkins; son, David Ellesmere; step-daughter, Kelleen (Joe) Trauger; step-son, Christopher (Kristin) McGraw; five grandchildren, Connor and Brittany Hopkins, Kirsten and Marin Trauger, Teddy McGraw; three sisters, Sylvia, Rosemarie, and Susan; brother, Noel; and former wife, Rosemary Woolner.

  Frank was preceded in death by his parents.