“Mike”\nWill Be MissedMichael William Frank passed away August 29, 2010 at St. Marks Hospital after losing a long battle with congestive heart failure.Mike was born on November 14, 1939 to William E. and Zelma Carruthers Frank. He attended East High School, and after graduation he joined the US Marine Corp. He retired from the Marine Corp as a Lance Corporal in 1966, and embarked on a career as Vice President of the R W Frank Wholesale Lumber Co.Mike married Jerrie Shand of Manti, Utah on December 27, 1966. As soul mates and best friends they shared a life together that was what dreams are made of.Mike was a character with a sense-of-humor that never waned and had no boundaries. He was at his best when he was teasing and joking around. This positive, infectious humor could bring a ray of sunshine into any and every situation. Against all odds, he courageously fought a battle he could not win, but rebounded time after time until he played his last hand.Mike loved fishing, and treasured the times he spent with his “buddies” fishing in and around Yellowstone Park, Jackson Hole and Montana. His favorite place was the Madison River. His favorite memories included trips to Lake Powell with friends and family where laughter never took a rest, and great times had no limit.Mike was blessed with a dear family and friends who were at his side throughout his difficult battle. He was brother and uncle to the many members of the Shand family. As the family number increased, he couldn’t remember all their names, but loved them just the same. He made friends easily and they spanned every lifestyle and age group. He loved the unconditional, grassroots friendship of the FAB FIVE that survived the test of time for over 40 years.Thanks to the caring doctors and caregivers at St. Marks Hospital who never gave up as they demonstrated a standard of professionalism that was unparalleled. A special thank you to Dr. Kate Wilson, Dr. Pawana Sharma and Dr. Jeff Barklow.A visitation will be held at Jenkins-Soffe Mortuary, 4760 South State, Murray, Utah on Thursday, September 2, 2010 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm.A visitation will be held at the Tabernacle, 98 South Main, Manti, Utah on Friday, September 3, 2010 from 11:00 am to 11:45 am. Graveside services will follow at Manti City Cemetery at 12 Noon.A celebration of Mike’s life will be held at the Manti House Inn (gazebo), 401 North Main, Manti, Utah on Friday, September 3, 2010 at 1:00 p.m.We held hands, played in the sunshine, and\nLaughed every day!