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Franklyn "Frank" D Loberger

January 2, 1939 - July 12, 2013
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A Memorial Service will be held in Young's Funeral Home at 1pm on Tuesday, July 23, 2013 for Frank Loberger, 74, who passed away on July 12, 2013 at Meridian Park Hospital in Tualatin, Oregon. A private inurnment will take place at St. Anthony Catholic Cemetery at a later date. Frank was the seventh of nine children born to Frank & Florence (Eastman) Loberger on January 2, 1939 in Oconto Falls, Wisconsin in the family home. He had another sister who was born before him who passed away due to an appendix infection. His other siblings were, Donald, Harlan, Laverne, Delores, Harold, Barbara, Larry & Judy. Frank's father...
A Memorial Service will be held in Young's Funeral Home at 1pm on Tuesday, July 23, 2013 for Frank Loberger, 74, who passed away on July 12, 2013 at Meridian Park Hospital in Tualatin, Oregon. A private inurnment will take place at St. Anthony Catholic Cemetery at a later date.

Frank was the seventh of nine children born to Frank & Florence (Eastman) Loberger on January 2, 1939 in Oconto Falls, Wisconsin in the family home. He had another sister who was born before him who passed away due to an appendix infection. His other siblings were, Donald, Harlan, Laverne, Delores, Harold, Barbara, Larry & Judy.

Frank's father purchased an 80 acre dairy farm for $1,400 when Frank was 2 months old. Frank was known as "Junior" growing up in Wisconsin, where everyone knew and adored him. From a young age Frank learned hard work, and at age 8 began milking cows with his brother Larry. This ritual continued twice a day all through his school years, It was very hard work but Frank was confident that there was no better place to be raised. As a youth he enjoyed reading and participated in the student government during his junior and senior year. Frank graduated from Oconto Falls High School in 1957, then moved on to attending St. Norbert College in Green Bay, Wisconsin. Frank was the first person in his family to attend college. During college Frank was involved with acting and extemporaneous speaking. He proudly earned a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology which helped him in his selection and training of foster parents and placement of children in the Green Bay Social Services Department.

After college, Frank felt a calling to join the seminary and eventually decided to join the United States Army where he began active duty in February of 1963 and served in Denver, Colorado and Okinawa Japan. Although he did not serve in the Vietnam War he was assigned to the 2nd Logistic Command that provided services and transportation orders to soldiers serving on the mainland in Vietnam. Through dedication and excellence he earned the rank of Captain and he was awarded a National Defense Service Medal, in June of 1968 he was honorably discharged.

On August 31, 1965 Frank married the love of his life, Rita Kay Lull in Denver, Colorado at The Fitzsimons Army Chapel. As a military family they began a life together and soon like most couples, they were blessed with three children; Kevin, Curtis & Yvonne. Frank was a social worker in Green Bay for 10 years where he assisted with foster children and child abuse victims. This work took a great deal of skill, patience and Frank felt passionate about helping children. Later on, he worked for 30 years as an Insurance claim adjuster, finally retiring in 2005 where he could enjoy more time with his family and friends.

There was no one more spirited and kind hearted than Frank. He was an avid Green Bay Packers fan and was known for competing in Fantasy Football. His faithful companion Dachi, Frank and Rita's 13 year old Pekingese was more than just a family pet…he was the community mascot. Frank was also involved with his community and worked with a senior activities group. He and Rita were affiliated with St. Anthony Catholic Church.

Frank is survived by his wife of 47 years, Rita Loberger, children; Kevin, Curtis, and Yvonne, grandchildren; Jordan, Tom, Brittany, Savannah, Ashley, Dakota, Canon, Rachel, Kathryn & David.

Memorial Contributions may be made in Frank's name to a charity of choice.

"Frank made our lives more enjoyable with his humor and funny funny jokes. We will miss him very much. Thank you for sharing him with us, Rita, we know it..."

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