William Franklin "Frank" Ossian
December 10, 1933 - August 24, 2018
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Faith Lutheran Church
601 East Glendale Avenue
Appleton, WI
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Faith Lutheran Church
601 East Glendale Avenue
Appleton, WI
Saturday 9/1, 10:30 am
Wichmann Funeral Home
537 N. Superior Street
Appleton, WI 54911
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William Franklin “Frank” Ossian, kind, loving, giving spirit and true Christian who lived his faith, passed away while surrounded by his family on Friday, August 24, 2018 after a brief illness. Frank was born on December 10, 1933 in Sioux City, Iowa, to the late Clemens and Grace Ossian. His father passed away when he…

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Gary and Jennifer Peterson left a message on August 30, 2018:
We always loved the sunshine a visit by Frank (and Marilyn) would bring. Cheerfulness, gratitude and generosity were firmly entrenched in his personality. We will miss Frank.
Kay Busse left a message on August 28, 2018:
MY condolemces to all of you. Enjoyed sharing some of Frank's wonderful candy for many years.
Not able to attend the funeral as I wiil be gone on vacation with 2 of my sisters. Sad I won't be able to give hugs to all.
Jim Corkhill left a message on August 27, 2018:
Frank was my mother's cousin; and she always spoke so highly of him and his dear wife. In their travels, the couple would stop to visit my mother Dorothy. Mother shared with us kids how nice it was to see them, and how wonderful they are. My two sisters and I are so grateful for the blessing they were to my mother in their faithful attention toward her. Thank you! Our prayers are with the family. May His comfort encourage you in your loss.
Shirley Corkhill left a message on August 26, 2018:
I first met Franklin when I was in Sioux City and my mother told me that her cousin Franklin and his wife Marilyn
were going to be in town. I remember meeting both of you for dinner. I found Franklin to be very jovial and kind. Both of you laughed freely and I knew after I met both of you why my mother enjoyed you so much. I know that Franklin loved you Marilyn and loved the time he spent with you and his family. My mother and I always enjoyed hearing the stories of your travels and the groups that you were involved with it. To say nothing of your love of football! Franklin will be missed by many but his spirit endures. God speed, Franklin. You were a light in our world and we loved you very much.
MN left a message on August 26, 2018:
I am very sorry for your loss . Losing a loved one in death is such a difficult thing to experience . Please be comforted by the promises in the Bible . Jesus tells us at John 5 : 28 , 29 that all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out . What a loving provision put in place by the God of all comfort so we can have the assured hope of seeing our dead loved ones live again one day . Meanwhile as I pray for that day to come I ask Jehovah God to bless your family and give each of you the strength to endure this most trying time .
Peace of mind is a call away. We're here when you need us most.
JIMMIE WILSON left a message on August 26, 2018:
I am so sorry for the loss of a dear wonderful man. Frank was so generous in making his jams and jellies and giving them away to his dear friends. my dad loved his heavenly jam. Frank always sent my dad some of it every year so he would have some. Frank would always give ma a sample of all the jam and other goodies that he made. I always enjoyed going over and talking to Frank and Marilyn and helping them when they needed it. Frank will sure be missed and all his goodies that he made. God Speed. I am so glad to be one of Franks friends. He will be missed. Rest in Peace my dear friend because you are in good hands now.
Russ and Lynn Lichte left a message on August 26, 2018:
Frank Ossian exemplified the word “Love.” He loved his dear wife, Marilyn, his children Karen and Peter (Nancy), his grandchildren, his neighbors, his friends and anyone he met along the way. He would always reach out a hand to help anyone in need and volunteered countless hours at church, Golden K and many other community organizations.

Frank and Marilyn were a very special team and We will miss seeing them together. They supported each other and gave much needed comfort and love to anyone they met. We will miss his smile and his kind generous heart.

Rest In Peace dear Frank, we will miss you...
Faye Schneider left a message on August 26, 2018:
Frank was a friend I will never forget. He was so caring and giving in his quiet way. He was so generous with his delicious goodies. I loved talking with him. He was so wise. Peace be with you my friend. God's love to the Ossian family.
Sarah left a message on August 25, 2018:
Frank you will be missed greatly. I so enjoyed getting to know you over these past few years. God Speed. Prayers for Marilyn and family.
Pat Hetland left a message on August 25, 2018:
Frank was a gentle, giving person who will be missed!!
His skill in making jams,jellies and candies will not be forgotten.
Prayers for Marilyn and family!!
Wichmann Funeral Home & Crematories left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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