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Frank Robert II "F.R." Dengel
Frank Robert II “F.R.” Dengel
Frank Robert II “F.R.” Dengel

Frank Robert II “F.R.” Dengel, passed away at age 77 Oct. 3, 2013. 

He is survived by his beloved wife, Mary, of 50 years; sons F.R. Dengel III (Kate) and Robert Hunt Dengel; his wonderful grandchildren, Abigail and F.R. IV; and many dear friends.  

He was born in Milwaukee Oct. 6, 1935, son of Dorothy Hunt and Norman H. “Jack” Dengel. F.R. attended and graduated from the Milwaukee University School, Williams College, and Northwestern’s Kellogg School of Business, MBA. Prior to graduate school he proudly served his country as an Air Force pilot, attaining the rank of Captain. 

After graduate school he moved to NYC and purchased a seat on the New York Stock Exchange and for seven years worked on the “floor” as an odd lot broker associated with the firm of DeCoppet and Doremus. 

He married Mary Russell, of Oak Park, Ill., in 1963 and both of their sons, F.R. and Bob were born in NYC. He sold his seat and the family moved back to Milwaukee. F.R. opened an office for the investment firm of Blunt, Ellis and Simmons where he was a Vice President and a Principal. He then joined the First Wisconsin National Bank/Firstar/US Bank where he held various positions such as Branch Manager, Vice President, and Division Head. 

He was active in the community, serving as a Trustee and/or Board Member of Broadway Congregational Church (NYC), Goodwill Industries, University School of Milwaukee, Childrens’ Service Society, Curative Care Network and the Foundation, Salvation Army, Cardinal Stritch University, Glendale Little League (Coach), Wisconsin Society to Prevent Blindness (President), and Fox Point Foundation (President).  

F.R. served the Village of Fox Point as a Trustee for nine years and President for six years. He was a member of the North Shore Congregational Church.

He loved the Northwoods and their summer home in Manitowish Waters.  He spent his youthful summers there and his family started, owned, and operated Camp Thunderbolt which is now Camp Jorn.  

His family was the most important aspect of his life. He will always be remembered as a kind and loving Husband, Dad, Grandfather, and friend. 

All who knew F.R. remember him as a true gentleman, a caring friend, and someone who took a genuine interest in all he met.

In loving memory of F.R., donations appreciated to Camp Jorn, 28 Red Feather Road, Manitowish Waters, WI 54545, or Prevent Blindness Wisconsin, 759 N. Milwaukee St., Milwaukee WI 53202.  

Services were held Tuesday, Oct. 8, in Milwaukee.

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