Frankie Brownell

AURORA, Wis. – Frankie “Frank” A. Brownell, 72, of Aurora, passed away Wednesday, February 17, 2016, at the Oscar G. Johnson Veterans Hospital, Iron Mountain. He was born July 5, 1943, in Crandon, Wis. son of the late Dennis and Gertrude (Fraley) Brownell. Frank grew up in Kenosha, Wis. He joined the United States Navy in November, 1961 and was honorably discharged in February, 1966. Frank moved back to Kenosha and worked for Johnson Motors in Waukegan, Ill. for many years. He married Dessie “June” Carter on July 1, 1978, in Kenosha. They resided in Kenosha until moving to Aurora in 2005, when Frank retired. He loved spending time with his family and friends and enjoyed taking trips to the casino. Frank is survived by his loving wife of 37 years, June; one step-son, Danny Bolding, Superior, Wis.; one step-daughter, Anita Faye (Bill) Taylor, Mass.; two brothers, Ron Brownell, Ark. and Larry (Fran) Brownell, Mesa, Ariz.; one sister, Carolyn (Greg) Travis, Boise, Idaho; four step-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one step-son, Eddie Bolding and one sister, Patricia James. In accordance with Frank’s wishes private family services were held. The family has chosen the Jacobs Funeral Home, Iron Mountain to honor Frank’s Legacy of Life. You may light a candle in remembrance of Frank or leave a condolence for his family online at

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