Franklin A. Post, age 85, of Appleton, passed away peacefully with his family by his side on Friday, February 15, 2019 at ThedaCare Medical Center in Appleton. Frank was born in Oshkosh on March 22, 1933 to the late Franklin B. and Altha (Parker) Post. He graduated with the class of ’51 at Appleton High School. On April 28, 1956, he was united in marriage to Carol Stoffel. The couple cherished 58 years together until Carol’s passing in 2014. Frank worked as a machine operator for many years at Kimberly Clark, retiring in 1991. In addition to working at K.C., he ran a business, the Kurv Inn Tavern, with his mother, in Menasha. Frank liked a good joke, had great wit, and loved to make people laugh. A few of Frank’s favorite pastimes were fishing, camping, and traveling with family and friends. He also enjoyed over four decades at the family cottage on White Lake, playing a lot of Cribbage and Sheepshead with family and friends. As a devoted Christian, Frank shared his faith and partook in Bible study groups. He was a member of both St. Pius and St. Therese Catholic Churches.
He will be missed by his three sons: Jon (Julie), of Sherwood, James (Susan) of Appleton, and Eric Post, of Appleton; three daughters: Sharon (Jeremy) McNew, Little Chute, Ann Hetherington, Appleton, and Laurie Bender, Appleton; 15 grandchildren: Samuel, Peter, Calvin, Amy, Nicole, Stacey, Ashley, Ryan, Tyler, Megan, Katie, Kristen, Allen, Lindsey, and Jack; 18 great grandchildren; sister, Mary Beth (special friend Al Riojas) Laux, Appleton; three sisters-in-law: Mary (Dave) Brooks, Menasha, Rosie Stoffel, Little Chute, and Marilyn Stoffel, Milwaukee. He is further survived by many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, two sons, Jeffrey and Allen, a sister, Nancy Van Grinsven, a brother and sister-in-law, Jim and Delores Post, father and mother-in-law Clair and Marie Stoffel, and brothers-in-law: Mark Laux, Dennis, John, and Clair “Fritz” Stoffel and wife Sandy.
The Funeral Liturgy will take place at 11 am on Saturday, February 23, at St. Therese Catholic Church, 213 E. Wisconsin Ave. Appleton, with Father Ryan Starks officiating. Friends may visit at the Brettschneider Trettin-Nickel Funeral Chapel on Friday from 4 to 7 pm, with parish prayer service at 7, and directly at the church on Saturday from 9 am until 10:45 am. Interment will take place at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery, Appleton. In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to all of Frank’s caregivers – especially the staff at Brewster Village.
“I have fought the good fight; I have completed the course; I have kept the faith.” (2 Timothy 4:7).
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