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Robert Frink

Robert Duane Frink

July 23rd, 1933 - May 25th, 2020
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Obituary

FRINK, ROBERT DUANE
Bob passed away on Memorial Day, May 25, 2020 at Mt. Olivet Carehome. Even though a relatively short stay; he battled illness for several years. He had a life long passion of art, golf, and baseball. He retired from his professional life as a noted Graphic Designer / owner of Frink Semmer Assoc. in 2000 continued to pursue his passion of art and home. He is pictured here in the Grand Canyon on his once in a lifetime 15-day trip down the Colorado River. He will be greatly missed by family and friends. Preceded in death by his mother; Evelyn (Roberts) Frink and father, Wilmer Frink. He is survived by his wife of 32 years, Jeanne Frink; Sister, Carolyn Dammann (Al); children; David Frink (Juliette), Caron Handberg (Greg), Ann Ivers (Bill), Rob Frink (Delia), stepson Eric Rundell, six grandchildren, one great grandchild, two nephews, and many other relatives and friends. A private reviewal service was held in Minneapolis and a private burial service at Hillcrest Cemetery in Centralia, IL
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    Location
    Hillcrest Memorial Park
    Address
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    Centraila, Illinois
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    2500 Old 51 Road Centralia, IL 62801

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vicki johnston

Posted at 03:19pm
Bob was a terrific artist. There are many landscape painters, but Bob’s paintings take the viewer right to the spot where he painted - you can feel the warm wind, hear leaves rustling. I don’t understand why he was not more well known.

Bob & Jeanne hosted me several times in their lovely home, 2016 - 2019, when I traveled to Twin Cities from Colorado. My frequent trips were dealing with ramifications from my crazy mother moving into, then out of assisted living, then back again into assisted living . Those were very stressful circumstances, so I was grateful for the sanctuary of Bob & Jeanne’s home - complete with fantastic food, wine, comfort. Jeanne is a terrific cook ( as is Bob with grilled fish ! ).
Bob always had an array of good wines, yummy cheeses & snacks ready before dinner. Such succor.

The last time I saw Bob was in August of 2019. He’d just gotten home from a couple weeks in rehab. His spirits were good, but his body was weak. He said something about never going back to rehab - which of course was the perfect cue for Amy Winehouse’s song, “Rehab”. . . . which I dialed up. Bob & I danced and sang the refrain with Amy Winehouse,
“ They tried to make me go to rehab, But I said, "No, no, no”. “
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n7j2_pmlOPU

So that’s how I’m going to remember Bob Frink : smiling, dancing and singing.
RIP Bob.

Vicki Johnston
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Gloria Lunsford

Posted at 09:41am
My sincere condolences.
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