Frank M. Shermak, 83

Frank M. Shermak, 83, of Lowry, died Sunday, May 27, 2012, at his home in Lowry.

A Mass of Christian Burial was held on Saturday, June 2, at St. John Nepomuk Catholic Church in rural Lowry. Interment was in the St. John Nepomuk Catholic Cemetery in rural Lowry.

Frank Michael Shermak, the son of Joseph and Antonia (Rosecka) Shermak, was born on March 21, 1929, in Lowry. He grew up on his family farm near Lowry and attended country school. He attended and was a member of St. John Nepomuk Catholic Church in rural Lowry.

Frankie entered the United States Army on Jan. 13, 1953. He served his country in the 15th Infantry Regiment in the Korean War as a sergeant first class. He was honorable discharged on Dec. 7, 1954.

After his honorable discharge Frank was employed by the State of Minnesota as a grain inspector in Minneapolis and Savage for 35 years. Frankie belonged to the Knights of Columbus and Eagles Club in Minneapolis. After his retirement he moved to back to Lowry. He was a founding member of the American Legion Post #253 in Lowry and managed the Legion when he retired. Frankie enjoyed fishing, skiing, hunting, bowling and was an avid Minnesota Twins and Vikings fan. He passed away Sunday, May 27, 2012 at his home in Lowry. Frankie will be remembered for his devotion to his family, friends and community. He was a loyal, kind and sincere friend.

Frank is survived by his life-long companion, Jeanne Burnes, and his son, John Burnes, both of Minneapolis; nieces, nephews and many friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Joe and Antonia Shermak; siblings, Mary and Christine Shermak, Agnes Kalina, John, Joe and Charley Shermak; an infant sister, Anna; and infant brother, Louie.

Arrangements were with the Hoplin-Hitchcock Funeral Home in Glenwood. To send condolences to the family, visit and click on obituaries.