Frank Benjamin Konopasek, 85, of Eagle Point, passed away August 23, 2017. Frank was born in 1932, in Verdigre, Nebraska to Frank and Pauline Konopasek. The family moved to the Rogue Valley in 1945. Frank married Peggy Ann Nelson May 22, 1954 and settled in the Rogue Valley. They had three children.
Frank worked at Medford Moulding in the early years. Later, he was manager of Sir Loins and Burger King restaurants. He worked at Cliff’s Auto Electric prior to owning his own business. Frank and Peggy purchased Lucky Steer restaurant in North Bend, Oregon and operated it from 1985-1989. After returning to the Rogue Valley Frank worked at Bear Creek Corporation before retiring.
Frank was well known for his quick wit, sense of humor, and his love of family and friends. His infectious laugh and smile would fill a room everywhere he went. He dearly loved time with family, many times playing cribbage, poker, pinochle, going to music events, or just having a meal together. He enjoyed playing guitar and was quite a gifted songwriter.Frank had many interests; at the top of the list, hunting, fishing, and camping. He also enjoyed gardening, taxidermy, oil painting, woodworking, and creating beautiful art out of odds and ends.
Frank is survived by his sisters, Neva Nelson of Eagle Point, Ore. and Carolyn Kyle of Clarksville, Tennessee. He also leaves behind his children, James Konopasek and wife, Victoria of Stewartstown, Pennsylvania; Judy Foster and husband, Dale of Central Point, Ore.; and John Konopasek and wife, Jennifer of Vancouver, Washington. He has seven grandchildren, Brad (Jenny) Foster, Brent (Nora) Foster, Leann (Brian) Prins, Jenny (Cristian) Fusco, Austyn Konopasek, Steven Konopasek, and Vanessa Konopasek; and six great-grandchildren, Abigail, Suzanne, Breanna, Indy, Leo, and Gianna. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Peggy; his parents; his brothers, Clifford, Eugene, Duane, and Robert Konopasek; and three great-grandchildren Hannah, Cade, and James Foster.
Frank will be greatly missed by his family and all who knew him.A celebration of life was held August 30, 2017.