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Francis M. “Frank” DeDonder

August 25, 2016

St. Marys—Francis M. “Frank” DeDonder, 72, passed away Thursday, August 25, 2016 at his home near St. Marys.

He was born April 12, 1944 at home in the Sandy Hook Community, the son of Philip V. and Louise C. Zeller DeDonder.  Frank graduated from St. Marys High School in 1962.  He served in the Army National Guard.

Frank was a carpenter.  He was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus in St. Marys.

He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Christopher and Robert.

On November 27, 1965 he was united in marriage to Marsha Scott at Holy Name Catholic Church in Topeka.  She survives of the home.

Other survivors include his son, Jim (Lisa) DeDonder, St. Marys; three daughters, Tamara (Tim) Fulmer, Flagler, CO., Lori (Tom) Hutley and Sarah (Marc) Carlson all of St. Marys. six brothers, Dick DeDonder, St. George, Joe, Bill, Greg and Tim DeDonder all of St. Marys and Andy DeDonder, Wetmore; three sisters, Karen Mulligan and Peggy Smith, St. Marys and Mary Ann Davis, Silver Lake; 17 grandchildren, 1 great-granddaughter with one due in September.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 A.M. Monday, August 29, 2016 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in St. Marys.  A rosary will be recited at 4:00 P.M. Sunday August 28, 2016 at the church.  Mr. DeDonder will lie in state and the family will receive friends after the rosary until 6:00 P.M.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Food For The Poor or Midland Hospice and sent in care of Piper Funeral Home, 714 Maple St., St. Marys, Kansas 66536.

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34 thoughts on “Francis M. “Frank” DeDonder

  1. Dear Marsha & DeDonder families, I`m so sorry for your loss. Frank was a fun loving kindhearted family man & I was blessed to have known him. Marsha, you are in my prayers at this sad time for Gods inner peace and comfort, as are all of your family.

  2. Marsha and family, We will keep Frank and you in our prayers. We are pretty sure that back in 1980 Frank worked on building our house. We are 5 miles north of town. You are all in our prayers.
    Tom and Teresa Toenjes

  3. My thoughts and prayers to all the family. May god be with all of you, at this most needed time. I know most all the brothers quite well, but only met Frank a few times…..and what got me is he did like to spread that sense-of-humor.

    Harry S. Cook
    Louisville / Wamego

  4. Marsha, Tammy, Lori, Jim, Sarah and families

    So sorry to hear of Frank’s passing. Will keep you all in my thoughts and prayers.

    Shelly Rezac

  5. DeDonder Families, I probably only met Frank a handful of times if that, but have been intertwined with his family in many ways over the last 35 years, and their joy for life and ability to smile at whatever life throws at them has always impressed me. I am blessed to have been touched by his family. God bless you all.

  6. Marsha and family are thoughts and prayers are with you at this time of your loss. May the memories you share comfort you. I was a classmate of Frank’s from Grade School through High School. He was a great guy.
    He enjoyed talking about his Classic Oldsmobile with my husband, Bill at our class reunions. God Bless !!

    Judy and Bill Broaddus

  7. Marsha and family our thoughts and prayers are with you.
    May you find comfort in all of your memories. I was a classmate of
    Franks from Grade School through High School. Frank was a great guy
    Frank liked to talk his Oldsmobile with Bill, my husband, at our class reunions.
    God Bless you all!!

    Judy and Bill Broaddus

  8. My sincere sympathy to the family. May your hearts find comfort in God’s Word where it states: “He will swallow up death forever, and the Sovereign Lord Jehovah will wipe away the tears from all faces.” (Isaiah 25:8)
    May your loved one awaken to a world where there will be peace, no sickness, and no more troubles throughout eternity. (John 5:28,29; Revelation 21:4)
    Find comfort and hope in God’s Word, your family and friends, and your good memories.

  9. To the DeDonder family, I send my condolences on the passing of Frank. I got to know him when he worked for my brother, Terry. He always had a smile!

  10. Marsha and family. I am so sorry for your loss. Frank was a wonderful person and always had a smile on his face. He will be greatly missed. My prayers are with you all.

    Beth Glotzbach

  11. Marsha, Jim, Tammy, Lori, & Sarah,
    I think back to the days we spent at Pott 2 camping with everyone and a smile always comes to my face just like the one that would come when I would run into Frank somewhere in the community. He was always onery with me & I had to be on my toes with him. He will be missed, but think of the wonderful memories you have him. Keeping you all in my prayers at this sad time.

  12. Marsha and Family, I am so sorry for your loss.
    Frank was a wonderful person, always a smile on his face! Sometimes made you wonder what he was thinking
    My heart, my prayers goes out to you and all the family!
    Blessings be with you all.
    Love,
    Denise

  13. So sorry for your loss. My God bless you and help you through the upcoming days with comfort. Knowing that you have many friends praying for you, and to help you remember all the wonderful times you shared together. God Bless.

  14. My heart and prayers go out to the entire DeDonder family. May you find comfort and peace in all the wonderful memories you shared with him and know that he is still present in each person’s life he has touched!!! Hold tight to each other and God Bless!!

    Desiree Evans Fulker

  15. Don & Mary Ann,
    You are in our thoughts & prayers during this sad time & our hearts ache with you. May God give you peace and comfort. We know you have wonderful memories to sustain you through the sadness and we are sorry for your loss.

    God Bless,
    Connie & Gaylord

  16. So sorry to hear of Frank’s passing. Pam and I send our condolences to all of you. He will be missed by all.

  17. Marsha and family,
    We are so very sorry to hear of your loved one passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you each one. Praying for peace and comfort for the family. Know that he is with our Father and will suffer no more. He will be with all of you in your hearts and wonderful memories always and forever. That can never be taken away from you. He will be greatly missed by many.

  18. Marsha and family, Diane & I are very sorry to read of Frank’s passing. May you and the family find comfort, support and many blessings in loving memories.

  19. DeDonder family. We are so sorry to learn of Frank’s passing. You all have our prayers and condolences. May he Rest In Peace.

    Robert, JR. and Irina Hoferer

  20. Marsha and family. I am so sorry to read of Frank’s passing. He was always a VERY great neighbor friend.
    Please accept or condolences.

    Robert Hoferer, JR. and Irina

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