Herbert Franz Franke
Herbert Franz Franke, 84, a resident of Cape Coral, FL since 2018, formerly of Mineola, Long Island, NY, passed away Sunday, May 24, 2020 in Cape Coral. He was born May 18, 1936 in Bremerhaven, Germany to Otto and Freida Franke, now deceased.
Herbert came to the United States from a war-torn Germany alone at the age of 17. He was a self-made man and worked his way up from machinist to an engineer as part of the Mars Rover project. Along the way earning his College Degree. Herbert was of the Presbyterian faith and attended First Presbyterian Church of Mineola. He was also a member of Odd Fellows Lodge in Mineola. He loved the outdoors and was a longstanding member of the Tusten Rod & Gun Club in Narrowsburg NY. He was also a local leader and Assistant Scout Master for Troop 45.
He is survived by his beloved wife of 60+ years, Alexandra Franke of Cape Coral; two loving children, Ronnie Franke of Cape Coral, and Harold Franke (wife Linda), also of Cape Coral; as well as two grandchildren, Stephanie and Melissa Franke.
Memorial Services will be held at a later date in NY. Details to be announced via www.MullinsMemorial.com
Memorial Contributions in memory of Herbert Franz Franke are suggested to Children’s Medical Center, 2777 N. Stemmons Fwy., Suite 1700, Dallas, Texas 75207.
Mullins Memorial Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Cape Coral, is entrusted with final care.