Gunther Karl FRANK was born 09 December 1933 in Schwarzwald, Baden-Württemberg, Germany. He married Catherine Elaine KNIBBS 06 December 1969 in Otsego County, Michigan, USA. He died 13 April 2016 in Allegan, Allegan County, Michigan, USA. Catherine Elaine KNIBBS, daughter of Glenn Ellsworth KNIBBS and Virginia J DENISON , was born 21 March 1945 in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA. She died bef. 2017.

Other Marriages/Unions for Gunther Karl FRANK:
See Gunther Karl FRANK & Constance PRIEST

Other Marriages/Unions for Catherine Elaine KNIBBS:
See Edward Frank REICHEL & Catherine Elaine KNIBBS OR Phillip Wendell HUTCHINS & Catherine Elaine KNIBBS

Notes for Gunther Karl FRANK:

This photograph appeared alongside Gunther's obituary and I guess it was a posed studio photo in recognition of his German ancestrty.

Gunther is the son of Karl Frank and Rosa Hassler.

From the Otsego County Herald Times, 20 November, 1968:
To whom it may concern:
Take notice that from and after this 18th day of November, 1968, I will not be respnsible for any debts contracted by my wife, Constance Frank in either her name or the name of the Birch Hill Motel, Frank's Birch Hill Motel, or Frankl's Mitel;. Gunther K. Frank


In 1977 and 2009, Gunther was living at Fennville, Michigan.

Gunther Karl Frank, 82, of Fennville, passed away Wednesday, April 13, 2016 at the Ely Manor in Allegan.
He was born December 9, 1933 in Black Forest, Germany. He was a self-employed tool and die maker who enjoyed growing his own grapes and making wine. Gunther enjoyed music and playing the piano.
Gunther is preceded in death by a daughter – Tonya Forester.
He is survived by his children Monica Wolf of Byron Center and Desiree Davis of Muskegon, grandchildren, Skyler and Brandi Wolf and Melissa Hichue, great grandchildren, Tayah and Andre Hichue, brother Wolfgang Frank of Germany, and former spouse, Constance Frank of Muskegon.
A committal service will be held at 11:00 AM on Wednesday, April 20, 2016 at the Fennville Cemetery in Fennville.


Our gratitude goes to the members and volunteers at Find A Grave web site for recording the details, in memory of Gunther.

Sources for Gunther Karl FRANK:

  1. Rumney Web Pages/Theodore Metcalf Book,
  2. LDS Michigan Marriages 1822-1995, gave date 
  3. Alan Jackson, gave date 

Notes for Catherine Elaine KNIBBS:

From the Southtown Economist, April 08, 1945:
Mr. and Mrs. Glenn E. Knibbs, 3411 W. 66th pi., were presented with twin daughters, Carole Jeanne and Catherine Elaine, who weighed four pounds, 12 ounces and five pounds, seven ounces, respectively, at birth.


Catherine was known to be living at Advance, North Carolina, USA in March 2004 when she signed the Guest Book on the KNIBBS Family web site. She was the owner of Reichel's Bread Basket which was a bakery that was establish in about 1974. She retired from the business in 2005.

The following is an obituary for Catherin'es brother-in-law, Fredericki, and taken rom Millspaugh Funeral Directors:
Welcome to the memorial page for Frederick L Reichle
December 8, 1926 ~ February 19, 2017 (age 90):
Frederick L Reichle of Wallkill, formerly of Walden passed away Sunday, February 19, 2017, at home surrounded by his family. He was 90.
The youngest son of Frederick L Reichle and Karoline Rasmussen, Fred served in the Army from 1945 to 1947 acheiving rank of Tech Sargent with the 52nd Signal Battalion.
He was the owner and operator of Fred Reichle Excavating until 1969 and then started Fred Reichle Diesel, which is still in operation today. He retired in 1991.
An avid hunter and fisherman, he enjoyed the annual fishing trips to Canada and annual hunting trips to the shack above Kaaterskill Falls.
Fred was also very involved with Walden Little League, Allards Corners Busy Boys 4-H Club, as a member of the Shawangunk Reformed Church and as an Elder of the Walden Reformed Church.
He was married to Vanita Doolittle. He is survived by children: Lisa Reichle, Fred Reichle (Eileen), Leslie Masker (Levi) and Charlie Reichle (Marianne); grandchildren: Alfie Ford and son Alex, Karoline Ford and daughter Leslie, Jamie Ford, Danielle Stroop (Brook) and sons Kaigan, Keegan, daughter Keara, Levi Masker (Lindsay), Jacob Masker (Kristin), Kathryn Masker, Amanda Reichle and son Seth and Charlie Reichle.
After Vanita passed, Fred married June Smith. He is survived by her four children and their families.
He was predeceased by his brother Julien and sisters Trine Bennett, Kathryn Knibbs and Olive Poradish. He is survived by sister Frances Roux.
Dad enjoyed his neighbors and his dear friends Dave and Trudi Sumstead. He leaves behind his Shih Tzu and loyal companion Fred-Lee.
Fred was a loving, generous father who always adored his entire family. He will be missed and never forgotten.
Visitation will be Tuesday, February 21, 2017 from 5-8 pm. at Millspaugh Funeral Home, 22 Bank St.Walden, NY.
Funeral services will be Wednesday, February 22, 2017, 10:00 A.M. at Millspaugh Funeral Home, 22 Bank St., Walden, NY. Rev. James O'Connell will officiate.
Burial will be in Wallkill Valley Cemetery in Walden, NY.

Sources for Catherine Elaine KNIBBS:

  1. Rumney Web Pages/Theodore Metcalf Book,