Forever blessed by his indomitable spirit of determination, love, laughter, courage and resolve, Frank Richard Green, aged 60 of Sioux Falls, passed away on Thursday, October 17.
Known as “Frank” or “Ricky”, Frank was born June 12, 1959 in Benton Harbor Michigan to Raymon and Verna Green. He moved with his family to Colorado at age nine and graduated from Idaho Springs High School in1978. He graduated from the Denver Automotive and Diesel College. From 1986-1991 Frank attended Dakota State College, graduating with a BA in Computer Science and Business Administration. Frank was employed at the SD Industries for the Blind as an Operations Manager from 1992 -2002. He married the love of his life Barbara Nessan on September 2, 1995, and they enjoyed 24 years of life together.
Frank had a kidney transplant in 2006 and was determined to maintain a very active and productive lifestyle, which he did until his death. He loved auto mechanics and was constantly making certain their vehicles were in running order. He participated in several remodeling projects as well as enjoying to travel. He loved to cook and had many years of backyard barbecues with close neighbors,
Left to cherish his memory are Barbara, mother Verna Green, brother Randy (Carol) Jordan, Jillian and Kelly; sister Michele (Greg); in laws: Marlyce Nessan, Dr. Vernon (Judy) Nessan, Christy and Jussi Silventoinen, Jon and Tara Nessan, Simon and Hope; Phyllis Ruby, Destry and Lisa Gillette, Amanda and Morgan; Helen (Roger) Merriman, Curtis and Camille; Loren (Vicki) Nessan; Bonnie (Creig) Eitreim; and special friends Kenny and Sherry Larson, Chuck and Darla Ostheimer and Julaine Walker.
He was preceded in death by his father, Raymon and brother Donnie.
The family wish to thank Dr. Robert Santella for his excellent care of Frank as well as the other medical teams at Avera McKennan and McGreevy Clinic.
Per his request, cremation has taken place and celebration of life services will be held Friday, October 25, 10:00 am at East Side Lutheran Church.