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“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...Read More »
1 of 9 | Posted by: William Smola - Aurora, IL

“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...Read More »
2 of 9 | Posted by: Lynn Beers - Fort Wayne, IN

“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...Read More »
3 of 9 | Posted by: Victoria Stowe - Sebring, FL

“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...Read More »
4 of 9 | Posted by: A friend

“Grandpa, thank you for your service. Will miss seeing your beautiful smile and positive attitude at the monthly pancake breakfasts. Thoughts and...Read More »
5 of 9 | Posted by: Terrence Taylor, Sr. - Fort Wayne, IN

“OH, my goodness, Frank, what a character! You are loved and missed! Dianna ”
6 of 9 | Posted by: Dianna Burt - Fort Wayne, IN

“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...Read More »
7 of 9 | Posted by: Tatiana Fachner

Wade, Azure, and Frank Smola “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. ”
8 of 9 | Posted by: Azure Smola - Fort Wayne, IN

“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...Read More »
9 of 9 | Posted by: A friend


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.