Frank Albert Drafahl, 92, of Casper, WY passed away July 4, 2021 of natural causes. He was born August 11, 1928 in Reliance, SD to Fred and Carrie (Rohrbach) Drafahl.
In 1950, Frank married Doris F. Studt. They made their home in Custer, SD, where Frank worked as a sawyer in a mill. To this union, three daughters were born: Ruth Martin, Patricia Butler, and Linda Drafahl. In 1970, they moved to Camas, WA where Frank worked as a finish carpenter. Frank and Doris were happily married for 49 years.
In 2001, Frank married Nancy C. Tomasello, and they made their home in Caldwell, ID. Frank and Nancy made frequent trips to Casper, WY to go fishing with his daughter, Patricia, and spend time with his grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren. Frank considered himself lucky to get 15 married years with Nancy.
In 2016, Frank spent his final years living with his daughter, Patricia, in Casper, WY. Frank loved hunting, fishing, gardening, tinkering in his shop, but most of all spending time with his family.
Frank is preceded in death by his parents, three brothers, nine sisters, Doris Drafahl, Nancy Drafahl, granddaughter, Shawna Martin, daughter, Linda Drafahl, and great-granddaughter, Rachel Butler.
Frank is survived by his daughters, Ruth Martin of Evanston, WY and Patricia Butler of Casper, WY; grandchildren, Jennifer (Kenneth) Small, Laura (David) Dandridge, and James Butler; great-grandchildren, Amanda (Pat) Drake, Clayton Butler, Katelyn Dandridge, and Jacob Dandridge; great-great-grandchildren, Harleigh Drake and Desmond Drake.
Frank’s family appreciates the care and compassion given by the nursing staff at Wyoming Medical Center and Life Care of Casper during his final weeks.
A memorial service is to be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial donation may be sent to:
Christian Church of Casper
Attn: Pastor Charles Pruett
8188 Zero Road
Casper, WY 82604
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