Linda Lou (Nini) Frank

  • Born: November 24, 1941
  • Died: June 21, 2019
  • Location: Fort Wayne, Indiana

D O McComb and Sons - Maplewood Park

4017 Maplecrest Rd.
Fort Wayne, IN 46815

Tel. (260) 426-9494

Tribute & Message From The Family

Linda Lou "Nini" Frank, 77, passed away on June 21, 2019. She was born on November 24, 1941 in Columbia City, IN, the daughter of the late Leroy and Dortha Putnam. Linda graduated with the first class from Columbia City High School. She raised her family, then went to work at the Yellow Pages for a time before retiring and continuing to care for her mother, husband, and son. She enjoyed spending time with her friends of which friendships dated back to High School. In her spare time she enjoyed cooking, trying new recipes, and making sure her family tried them all. She was very involved with her family and grandchildren, and made memories that will last a lifetime. She also cherished her cats, Cinnamon and Starbucks, who brought her a lot of joy. Linda was dubbed as "Nini" when her grand daughter, Shelby couldn't say "grandma", it was a name that stuck for the rest of her life. Caring about people as if they were her own was her main goal in life. She will be remembered for being giving and having a big heart. She is survived by her son, Martin John (Dana) Frank; and grandchildren, Emma Magnolia, Shelby Marie, Aubrey Nichole, and Austin Montgomery "Snowflake" Frank. She was preceded in death by her husband, W. John Frank Jr., sons, Montgomery "Monty" G. Frank and Matthew S. Frank; sister, Joanna J. Peirce, and brother, Jerald W. Putnam. Funeral service will be held at 1pm on Thursday, June 27, 2019 at D.O. McComb and Sons Maplewood Park Funeral Home, 4017 Maplecrest Road, Fort Wayne, IN 46815. Visitation will be held from 12 to 1pm. Burial will take place in St. Louis Besancon Catholic Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.


Condolence & Memory Journal

So sorry for your loss. We are in South Carolina and will not be back in time to attend the funeral. So glad that we were able to visit with her last Thursday. Your mom was such a special friend. She will be missed. Thank you for letting us know that she was in the hospital. Your family is in our prayers.

Posted by Jean Schaffer - Fort Wayne, IN - Friend   June 27, 2019

May God give you strength in this time of grief and fond memories of
Linda Lou Putman Frank, CCHS Alumni Class of 1959.
The Alumni of CCHS extends sincere condolences, thoughts and
prayers to Nini's family.
per TLG

Posted by CCHS Alumni Association - Columbia City, IN   June 26, 2019


My sincere sympathy to Martin and his family. We were classmates from grade school (Washington Center) and Columbia City High-School. We have so many good memories. We have kept in touch all through these years. She was a great friend, and we all enjoyed being with her. Was so looking forward to seeing her at our 60th Class Reunion but this was not to be. I can still see her laughing and having fun at the last reunion. She will be greatly missed.

Posted by Sharon (Nix) Ruhe - Leipsic, OH - Classmate   June 26, 2019

So sorry to learn of Linda's passing. I have many memories of the years of high school together. I was looking forward to seeing her again at CCHS's 60th class reunion in August.

Posted by Cindy Hoffman Jones - Columbia City, IN - Classmate   June 25, 2019

So sorry to hear of the passing of Linda. We were facebook friends where we met playing games. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. xo

Posted by Heidi Brown Brown - Beardstown, IL   June 24, 2019

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