Frank Smola

  • Died: October 5, 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

Frank Smola, 98, of Fort Wayne passed away Saturday, October 5, 2019 at the VA Medical Center. Frank was born October 9, 1920 in Fort Wayne to the late Albert and Mary (Kucia) Smola. Frank was a World War II Army veteran. He retired in 1985 as the plant manager with France Stone Company. He was a member of St. Peter's Lutheran Church. Surviving is his daughter, Deborah (Stephen) Zeigler; son, Kevin (Cheryl) Smola; daughter-in-law, F. Arlene Smola; eight grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Margaret (Berning) Smola; son, Wade Smola; and his eight siblings. Funeral is 10:00 AM Wednesday October 9, 2019 at St. Peter's Lutheran Church 7710 E. State Blvd. with visitation one hour prior. Visitation also 2 – 4 PM and 6 – 8 PM Tuesday, October 8, 2019 at D. O. McComb & Sons Maplewood Park Funeral Home 4017 Maplecrest Road. Burial in St. Peter's Lutheran Cemetery. Memorial donations can be made to St. Peter's Lutheran Church.


Condolence & Memory Journal

So sorry to hear this, I enjoyed sitting with Frank and hearing his stories.

Posted by Robin Powell - New Haven, IN - Friend   January 24, 2020

Azure and family, I am sorry I won't be able to attend the funeral tomorrow. I'm sorry to hear of Uncle Frank's passing. What I remember most about Uncle Frank is that he was simply a decent man, honest and carring about family and others. There are very few people in the world like that and he will be missed.

Posted by William Smola - Aurora, IL   October 08, 2019

Frank was a lovely man. He had an interesting life and loved taking about it!I'm so glad I had the pleasure to know him. We both enjoyed reading Michael Connelly books. He gave me quite a collection. Prayers for his family. Sincerely, Lynn R. Beers

Posted by Lynn Beers - Fort Wayne, IN   October 08, 2019

Please accept my sincere condolences and sympathies for your loss of Uncle Frank. Now you have another angel watching out for you from above..Sending Love and Prayers..

Posted by Victoria Stowe - Sebring, FL   October 07, 2019

So sorry to hear of Frank's passing. His family were neighbors to us on Winter St in Ft Wayne. I met him for the first time here in Marion when he was managing Old Fort Supply Cement Co.

Posted by A friend   October 07, 2019

Grandpa, thank you for your service. Will miss seeing your beautiful smile and positive attitude at the monthly pancake breakfasts. Thoughts and prayers with the family. Rest in eternal peace.

Posted by Terrence Taylor, Sr. - Fort Wayne, IN   October 07, 2019

OH, my goodness, Frank, what a character! You are loved and missed! Dianna

Posted by Dianna Burt - Fort Wayne, IN   October 07, 2019

My condolences to family and friends. The loss of a love one is truly difficult no matter how long we have them with us, but remember god promises to be near to all those calling on him (Psalm 145:18).

May you continue to find comfort in family and friends.
May you also draw comfort in knowing that god is there for us in times of distress.

Posted by Tatiana Fachner    October 07, 2019

Grandpa, thank you for all the little sermons and words of wisdom. I loved spending time with you. It was truly an honor to take care of you.

Posted by Azure Smola - Fort Wayne, IN   October 07, 2019

Grandpa Frank, all who knew you loved you. You are missed. I'm so grateful for all the times I spent with you sharing war stories and just enjoying family.

Posted by A friend   October 07, 2019

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