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Clara Frank
May 4, 1914 – October 20, 2008


SUBLIMITY – Clara Frank, 94, died Monday.  Her parents were Fred and Clara (Brunner) Ziglinski who lived on a farm near Lake Thelma, Alberta, Canada.  Her mother died during childbirth and she and her brother, John (Johnny) Ziglinski resided in Canada until Clara was 7 when they joined their father in the Jordan area near Scio.  Fred had a grocery business called Fred’s Place.  Clara attended school in Jordan, which is now called Lourde’s School.  In 1931, she marred John Andrew Frank and they moved to Silver Creek Falls where they were in the logging business and went on to Mill City for a few years and finally resided in Sublimity on a farm where they raised their three children, Dorothy (Dottie) Hammer, Victor Frank and Lorraine Weible.

Clara was preceded in death by her husband, John; her son, Victor and his wife Virginia; and her brother, John (Johnny) Ziglinski.

Clara was a member of St. Boniface Church, Altar Society, the Catholic Order of Foresters, Catholic Daughters, and Marian Estates Auxiliary.  She enjoyed traveling, gardening, square dancing, fishing, playing cards, bingo and working on ceramics.  She always made goodies for community functions and family get-togethers.

Clara is survived by daughter, Dorothy (Dottie) Hammer of Salem; daughter and son-in-law, Lorraine and Eddie Weible of Sublimity; 9 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, 2 great-great-grandchildren, 5 step-grandchildren and 11 step-great-grandchildren.

A rosary will be recited at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, October 23 and Funeral Mass will be at 11 a.m. on Friday, October 24 both at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Sublimity.  Interment will be in St. Boniface Cemetery in Sublimity.  Viewing will be at North Santiam Funeral Service from 3 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, October 23.

Contributions may be made to St. Boniface Church, 375 SE. Church St., Sublimity, Regis/St. Mary’s 550 West Regis St., Stayton, Ore. 97383.  Santiam Memorial Hospital, 1401 N. 10th Ave., Stayton, Ore. 97383, or Willamette Valley Hospice, 1015 3rd St. NW., Salem, Ore. 97304-4007.


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