Frank G. Teach, Jr.

 Frank G. Teach, Jr. 74, of Wayne, died Saturday, Aug. 31, 2019 at Providence Medical Center in Wayne.

Memorial services and Masonic rites will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 7 at First Untied Methodist Church in Wayne. There is no visitation. Private burial will be at a later date in Riverside Cemetery in Osage, Minn.

Memorials may be directed to the Teach family for later designation.

Arrangements are with Hasemann Funeral Home of Wayne

Frank (Skip) G. Teach, Jr. was born Sept. 27, 1944, in Sioux City, Iowa to Frank G. Teach, Sr. and Marcella A. (Johannsen) Teach.  He attended elementary school through high school in Sioux City, graduating from East High School in 1962 where he excelled in football and obtained the rank of Eagle Scout in the Boy Scouts of America. Frank attended Wayne State College (WSC) in Wayne, graduating with physical education and history degrees as well as a MSE in Education.  He met his wife, Linda Hoppel, while they were in graduate school. They were married June 14, 1969 at the First United Methodist Church of Norfolk.

Frank served as a graduate assistant at WSC; then taught two years at Pershing College in Beatrice. While teaching at Pershing, Dr. Brandenburg, then President of WSC, asked him to return to cover a leave of absence, a position that became permanent. Frank continued to serve in various capacities at Wayne State until his retirement in 2009. During his 41 year career at WSC he was a faculty member and served as Assistant Athletic Director, but spent most of his time as Director of Student Activities, Intramurals and the Student Center. Frank loved Wayne State and the Wayne community, where he was active in many organizations to serve both.  He was a lifetime member of Kiwanis, served as advisor for Circle K, and was on the Wayne Agricultural Committee. He was a Master Mason of 50 years in both the Landmark Lodge (Sioux City) and the Corinthian Lodge (Wayne), as well as a 50 year member of the Scottish Rite Temple and Abu Bekr Shrine (Sioux City).  Frank was also a member of the Cornhusker Shrine Club and the Wayne Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star.  In addition, he served in various roles as a Boy Scout Leader, assisting many Boy Scouts in their Eagle projects. He was a member of the Wayne First United Methodist Church where he served on various committees and assisted in worship activities.

Frank loved life and was a rock for his family; his quiet demeanor, humor, and strength of character enabled him to fulfill his commitment to family, friends, faith, and community. He so enjoyed spending time working in his yard - his pride and joy - and Straight Lake (Osage, Minn.) was where he spent most of his vacation time. He loved visiting with people, was an engaged listener, and genuinely cared about others. Frank treasured spending time with others, and there was always much laughter when he was around. He loved working with students. Being employed in higher education for over 40 years enabled him to touch many lives in a positive way; some who often viewed him as their “father” away from home.  He will be sorely missed.

Survivors include his wife Linda; children Tammy Teach (Matt Meyer, fiance) of Nevis, Minn. and Ryan Teach of Bloomington, Minn.; brother Fred (Marilyn) Teach of Blair; three brothers-in-law, Ron Hoppel of Long Beach, Calif., Lon (Kathy) Hoppel of Waverly and Larry (Susan) Hoppel of Lincoln; as well as several nieces and their families.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents and parents.

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