Frank WotringFrank C.E. Wotring, 93, of Two Harbors, died Saturday, Oct. 30, 2010, at St. Luke’s hospital in Duluth.
Frank C.E. Wotring, 93, of Two Harbors, died Saturday, Oct. 30, 2010, at St. Luke’s hospital in Duluth.
He was born May 11, 1917, to Clark and Mabel (Fix) Wotring in Hibbing.
After graduating from McGregor High School in 1935, he served in the U.S. Navy for 20 years and was a survivor of the attack on Pearl Harbor.
Upon leaving the military he worked in the refrigerator service business for 10 years until going to work for the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources Park Service. Frank worked at parks at Savanna Portage, Temperance River, Beaver Creek Valley in Caledonia, Split Rock Lighthouse, and Gooseberry Falls until his retirement in 1981.
He was a member of Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church in Castle Danger and the VFW in McGregor. Frank enjoyed writing, oil painting, fishing, whittling, and carving. He also enjoyed playing country music on the guitar, mandolin, banjo, accordion, and drums.
Frank was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Mark.
He is survived by his wife, Eleanor; son Clark of Lakeville; daughters Laura (Ray) Chevalier of Pennsylvania, Ruth (Mike) Novack of Ham Lake, and Barbara Nelson of Coleraine; a sister, Eileen Keen of McGregor; 14 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
There was a service Wednesday at Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church in Castle Danger. Graveside service with military honors was performed Thursday at Pine Needle Cemetery near McGregor.