Obituary: Eugene Frahm


Eugene “Gene” Herman Frahm, Sr., 86, a resident of Durant, died Friday, April 24, 2020, at Clarissa C. Cook Hospice House in Bettendorf.

There will be no services held at this time. Halligan-McCabe-DeVries Funeral Home in Davenport is assisting the family with arrangements. 

Gene was born Nov. 2, 1933, in Davenport, the son of Herman and Florence (Goodell) Frahm. On Jan. 8, 1955, he married Marilyn Petersen. The couple later divorced.

Gene farmed and worked for WG Block and Valley Construction. In his younger years, he enjoyed horseback riding and playing cards. Gene spent many years with his family showing horses, he participated in antique tractor pulls and tractor rides.  Gene loved watching his grandchildren playing sports and showing at 4-H.  He will be remembered for sharing his opinions while being a spectator.

Those left to honor his memory include his children, Suzanne “Freddie” Frahm of Durant, Tina (William) Yoder of Buffalo, JR (Sue) Frahm of Highland, Ill., Rich “Hans” Frahm of Las Vegas, Nev., and Sarah (Brett) Zindel of Durant; grandchildren, Charlsey (Jeff) Wise, Hannah (T.J.) Britton, Joslyne Moore (Mike Frank, Jr.), Nicole Yoder, Breanna Frahm, Griffin Frahm, Chaz Frahm, Spencer Meinert, and Savannah Meinert; great-grandson, Jorden Moore; brother, Wyatt Frahm of Long Grove; sisters, Cynthia Dekeukeleire of Las Vegas, Marvella (Richard) Block of DeWitt, and Ruby Claussen of Eldridge.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and sister, Janet Rathjen.

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