Frank Owen Fyffe Jr.
Frank Owen Fyffe Jr. entered into eternal peace on Saturday, Sept. 15, 2012. Frank was 87 years old and a resident of Greenwood.
Frank is survived by his loving wife, Nora Alice (Eggers) Fyffe; children, Mark (Ethel) Fyffe, Patti (Carl) Teague, Dennis (Kris) Fyffe, Daniel (Sheryl) Fyffe, Deborah (Todd) Nobbe and Laura (Jeffrey) Cummings; 35 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Frank also is survived by three sisters, Joann Hagan, Judy Crooke and Donna Fyffe; and two brothers, David Fyffe and James Fyffe.
Frank was preceded in death by two children, Garry Fyffe and Sandy Ader; his parents, Frank Owen Sr. and Sarah Fyffe; a sister, Barbara Engelking; and a brother-in-law, Donald Hagan.
Frank was born July 26, 1925, in Indianapolis and grew up in the Garfield Park area. He attended Arsenal Technical High School.
Like many members of the greatest generation, Frank answered his country’s call to serve in World War II before returning to Indiana to raise his family. Frank served in the U.S. Navy on Guam Island during World War II and the U.S. Naval Reserve following World War II.
At the end of his military service, Frank began working for Indiana Bell and continued as an engineer for Indiana Bell for 42 years.
Frank married the love of his life, Nora Alice Eggers on Aug. 26, 1950, and was married for 62 years. Over those years, Frank and Alice raised eight children and were very active in their community.
He said and clearly demonstrated that his hobby and primary goal in life was to raise a Christian family.
Frank served the community in several capacities, including the Greenwood Public Library Board, the Pioneer Club of Indiana Bell, the Boy Scouts of America, the Greenwood Chamber of Commerce, the Greenwood High School band parent organization, and the Men’s Club and building committee of Our Lady of the Greenwood Catholic Church.
A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Our Lady of the Greenwood Catholic Church, 335 S. Meridian St. Monsignor Mark Svarczkopf will officiate. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. today at Wilson St. Pierre Funeral Service and Crematory, 481 W. Main St., Greenwood, and from 10 a.m. until service time Wednesday at the church. Burial will be at Forest Lawn Memory Gardens in Greenwood.
Memorial contributions are suggested to the church.
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