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Gary Joseph Frankot

October 25, 1954 — October 31, 2017

GARY JOSEPH FRANKOT October 25, 1954 – October 31, 2017    Gary Joseph Frankot, age 63, died peacefully on October 31, 2017 at the St. Joseph’s Hospital in Brainerd, MN.    Gary was born in St. Paul, MN on October 25, 1954 to Herman and Florence (Sankowski) Frankot. He was raised and attended school in West St. Paul, MN. When his parents retired he moved with them to a home on South Twin Lakes near Menahga, MN. After graduating from the Menahga High School with the Class of 1972, Gary returned to the Twin Cities where he worked for many years as a machinist. In the late 1980’s he returned to the Menahga area where he worked for the Vercon Construction Company. Gary and Coleen (Wyborny) had a son, Garrett on August 19, 1998. Throughout his lifetime Gary was an avid motorcyclist. He could build or repair any engine he touched. He enjoyed boating and swimming, especially on his favorite lake, Long Lake near Park Rapids, MN. Gary loved camping and last year had built his own camper from scratch. He loved being with his family and friends especially at Christmas. He loved his dog, Rocky.    Gary was preceded in death by his parents: Herman and Florence Frankot.    He is survived by his son, Garrett; his three sisters: Margaret (William) O’Brien of Boston, Mass., Mary Anna (Michael) Foss and Delores (Patrick) Foss both of Menahga; his brother, Michael Frankot of the Twin Cities; as well as many beloved nieces and nephews and their children.    Funeral services will be held 11 AM Saturday, November 18, 2017 at the Assumption Of Our Lady Catholic Church in Menahga with Father Lauren Germann officiating. Special music will be provided by his cousin, David Frankot and violinist, Kate Simonet. Urn Bearers will be Ray Hill, Duane Johnson and Mike Hed. Visitation will begin one hour prior to the services.
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