Frank Paul Waldt, 93, of Aberdeen, was called home to the Lord on Wednesday, March 18, 2020. His wishes were to be cremated.
Mass of Christian burial will be held at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Aberdeen, at a later date. Burial, with military rites, will then follow at St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery.
Family and friends may sign Frank’s online guestbook at www.schriversmemorial.com.
Frank Paul Waldt was born March 28, 1926, to Anton and Elizabeth R. (Werner) Waldt in Aberdeen, SD. Frank was one of two children and was a life-long resident of the Aberdeen community, attending St. Mary’s parochial school and Central High School.
Frank served in the United States Army in Okinawa during WWII from 1944 until 1946, when he was honorably discharged.
Frank married Evelyn Loseth in 1953. He was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church until he married Rose Ann “Rosie” Schmidt in 1990 and joined Sacred Heart Catholic Church, where he became a loyal member of the church choir.
For his entire working career, Frank was employed at Auto Services throughout the Aberdeen community and most recently worked as the Parts Manager for Aberdeen Motors.
Frank blessed others with his beautiful voice as a 37-year member of the Elks Men’s Chorus. He was also a charter member of the Aberdeen Sertoma Club founded in 1958, where he served many offices and was awarded “Sertoma Man of the Year” in 1991. In addition, Frank was a dedicated member of the American Legion, the VFW and the Elks Lodge. One of the contributions to the Aberdeen community which Frank was most proud of was being one of the founding fathers of Storybook Land, which began its development in 1972.
Frank also enjoyed playing Bridge and supporting the Sacred Heart/Roncalli community.
Blessed to have shared Frank’s life is his wife of 29 years, Rose Ann “Rosie” Waldt of Aberdeen; her four children: Bill (Monda) Walth of Sioux Falls, SD, Cindy DuRae of Carson City, NV, Gary (Norlyn) Walth of Santa Clara, CA and Lori (Doug) Eaton of Rochester, MN; and their grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Frank was preceded in death by his parents, Anton and Elizabeth Waldt; and his brother, Tony Waldt.
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