Frank Folkerts

July 14, 1937 – Jan. 29, 2020

Funeral services for Frank Folkerts were Monday, Feb. 3, 2020, at 10:30 a.m., at the United Methodist Church in Titonka with the Rev. Todd Hartsock officiating. Inurnment was in the Buffalo Township Cemetery. 

Frank Ehno Folkerts was born July 14, 1937, in Bancroft, the son of Ehno and Elsie (Smidt) Folkerts. He grew up near Titonka and was baptized and confirmed at the Ramsey Reformed Church. He graduated from Titonka High School in 1955. After his schooling, he began farming and served in the National Guard.

On July 24, 1959, Frank was united in marriage to Janice Hulme in Buffalo Center. After their marriage, they lived and farmed near Titonka. Frank enjoyed collecting and restoring old John Deere tractors. He was very proud of the fact that two of his tractors earned a spot in the Waterloo Expo in 1991.

Frank enjoyed his tractors, collecting crocks, go-karts, snowmobiling and playing golf. He suffered a stroke in the fall of 2000 and since that enjoyed Legos, putting together puzzles, playing Suduko, numerics and playing cards with friends who visited. He was a member of the United Methodist Church.

Frank died Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2020, at his home near Titonka. He was 82.

He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Janice, of Titonka; children, Debra and Gene Uken of Titonka, and Denis Folkerts and Scott Poole of Urbandale; grandchildren, Katie and Kenton Schroder, Sara and Sawyer Hrdlicka, and Juan, Mark and Jose; siblings, Ann (Don) Tegtmeyer of Britt, Wanda Douglas of Worthington, Minn., and Ronald (Karen) Folkerts of Titonka; brother-in-law David (Lynn) Sleper of Columbia, Mo.; and several nieces and nephews. 

He was preceded in death by his parents, brother Gary Folkerts, sister Elaine Sleper and stepmother Myrtle Folkerts.

Arrangements were handled by Oakcrest Funeral Services of Titonka. Condolences may be left at www.oakcrestfuneralservices.com.

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