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Frank Dick Obituary – The Daily Telegram

Frank Dick, devoted husband and father, proud veteran and generous philanthropist died on Monday morning September 5, 2022 at Charlotte Stephenson Manor at the age of 96.

Frank was born March 8, 1926 on the family farm in Cygnet, Ohio, the son of the late Earl and Edith (Bartz) Dick. Frank met his future wife, Shirley Garns, in first grade. They graduated from Cygnet High School in 1944 and were married on June 18, 1946 in Indiana. Frank and Shirley celebrated more than 63 years of marriage before her death in 2010.

During World War II, Frank served in the U.S. Army infantry and was awarded the Purple Heart, Bronze Star, and 80th Combat Infantry Blue Ridge insignia following his involvement in the battle. of the Ardennes.

After service, Frank continued his education at Bowling Green State University where he received a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Science. Honorary degrees awarded to Frank include a doctorate in education from the University of Findlay; Doctor of Public Service from Bowling Green State University; and Doctor of Community Service from Adrian College.

At 21, he was elected the youngest mayor of Jerry City, Ohio. At the age of 23, Frank held his first position as Superintendent of Schools in Portage Township (1950 -1953). Over the next 28 years, he also served as superintendent of other Ohio schools, including Pandora-Gilboa (1953-1957), Sylvania City (1957-1965), and Toledo City (1965-1978).

In 1978 Frank’s tenure with Gleaner Life Insurance Society began. A year later, he was elected President of the Society and currently holds the title of Chairman Emeritus of the Board of Directors. Much of the Society’s success can be attributed to Frank’s leadership. This leadership spilled over into the community service to which he and Shirley passionately dedicated their lives. Frank was past president of the Greater Toledo Educational Television Foundation, Lenawee United Way, and Channel 30. He was past director of Sylvania Savings Bank, Junior Achievement of Northwestern Ohio, Young Men’s Christian Association, and the Adrian State Bank. He has also served on several boards including Adrian College Board of Trustees, American Association of School Administrators Foundation, Bowling Green State University Foundation, Jackson Community College, Lenawee Health Alliance, Lenawee Economic Development Corporation, Lenawee County Chamber Foundation, Michigan Association of School Boards Foundation. for Educational Leadership, Pro Medica Hospital System Investment Committee, Pro Medica North Region Board of Directors, Toledo Public Schools Foundation and many others.

Frank was a faithful member of the First United Methodist Church of Adrian. He was also a member of 40 & 8 Veterans, Lenawee Chamber of Commerce, Adrian Rotary Club, American Legion, Disabled American Veterans, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Am Vets, and 80th Blue Ridge Combat Infantry Division. Frank was privileged to attend the 75th Battle of the Bulge meeting in 2019 overseas.

Frank and Shirley shared their belief in learning with many students through the college scholarships they sponsored. Their philanthropic legacy is also evident in the many charities they have endowed over the years.

Frank is survived by his daughter, Reide Garnett (Joanne Schmidt) of Bakersfield, California, and many extended family members. He leaves behind hundreds of friends who were like his family.

In addition to his wife, Frank was predeceased by his siblings, Leroy, Gerald, Jack and Betty.

Frank’s funeral will be held Saturday, September 17, 2022 at 1:00 p.m. at Adrian First United Methodist Church with Reverend Eric Stone officiating with military honors led by VFW Annis Flint Post #1584 and American Legion Post #97. Visitation will be held at the Wagley Funeral Home, Adrian, on Friday, September 16, 2022, from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. and at the church on Saturday from noon until the service.

His daughter, Reide, would like to thank the staff at Charlotte Stephenson Manor and Hospice of Lenawee for the excellent care given to Frank.

In lieu of flowers, an appropriate tribute to honor Frank would be a donation to First United Methodist Church, Lenawee County Education Foundation or Gleaner Life Insurance Society Scholarship Foundation. Online memories and condolences can be shared at:

Posted on September 07, 2022

Posted in Daily Telegram

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Wagley Funeral Home, Adrian

September 16, 2022 at 2:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

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Adrian’s First United Methodist Church

September 17, 2022 at 1:00 p.m.