Franklin P. Wienecke
February 8, 1939 - November 6, 2016
Franklin Phillip Wienecke, 77, left this earth to meet his God and heavenly reward November 6, 2016. Frank was born February 8, 1939 to Fred and Elizabeth (Zemke) Wienecke in Talent Ore.
Frank had a passion for fishing which, in December of 1973, led him to move his family to Crescent City, Calif. to embark upon his first business venture. It was a small fishing tackle shop which expanded to become Crescent Marine Supply, and is still an ongoing business as Englund Marine.
In 1990 Frank saw that the community had a need, and proceeded to open Crescent ACE Hardware. The hardware store, lumber yard, electronics department, and truss manufacturer are also ongoing businesses, co-owned and managed by sons, Jim and Barney Wienecke.
Fishing was an ever-present part of Frank's life. He loved taking friends and family salmon fishing at every opportunity, as well as operating as a commercial fisherman. The pinnacle of his fishing pursuit was his commercial boat the "Phoenix" which is still in operation.
Frank was a member of the Masonic lodge since 1970. He also loved the Shriners and participated in many parades.
Successful would probably be the word most used to describe Frank. Many would rightly say that he was a hard worker, dependable, or a great businessman, since the work of his hands was blessed by God in a mighty way. But those who knew him well would say that what drove his success was a deep love for people, a generous heart, and desire to help others.
He is survived by his beloved wife of 59 years, Beverly Joan (Keene); brothers, Clarence and Monte; three sons, Fritz, Jim, and Barney; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
All friends and family are invited to a brief memorial service at 2:00 p.m. Friday, November 11, 2016 at Hillcrest Mortuary Chapel, 2201 North Phoenix Road in Medford - casual attire please. In Crescent City, all who would like to share memories of Frank are invited to join friends and family from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Sunday, November 13, 2016 at Crescent ACE Hardware. Refreshments will be provided. Attire strictly casual of course.