Frank Aldrich, Jr.

Oct 19, 2019
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Memorial Services: 11:00 a.m. Friday, October 25, 2019 at NewAldaya Lifescapes Chapel in Cedar Falls
7511 University Avenue
Cedar Falls, IA  50613


One hour prior to services at NewAldaya


Inurnment: Memorial Park Cemetery, Waterloo



H. Franklin “Frank” Aldrich, Jr., 90, of Cedar Falls, formerly of Waterloo, died Saturday, October 19, 2019 at NewAldaya Lifescapes in Cedar Falls.

He was born March 17, 1929 in Cedar Rapids, son of Herbert Franklin, Sr. and Nelle Irene Wagner Aldrich. He graduated from Waterloo West High School in 1947 and attended Iowa State Teachers College (UNI) for two years. He married Maxine June Pitts October 16, 1954 at St. Paul's United Methodist Church in Waterloo; she died July 7, 2013. He then married Carol Sundt Loy November 23, 2013 in Cedar Falls.

He was a branch manager at Gamble & Robinson Company for many years until it closed. He then worked for Martin Brothers in Cedar Falls for many years until his retirement.

He was an avid tennis player and he loved the Iowa Hawkeyes and Chicago Cubs.

Frank is survived by his wife, Carol Aldrich of Cedar Falls; 11 step-children, Valerie (Tim) Hayes of Evansdale, Albert W. (Wendy) Sundt of Washburn, Larry (Rae Ann) Sundt of Mason City, Susan Clark (Jeff) of Sumner, Judy Anderson of Muskogee, OK, Jim (Kristi) White of San Diego, CA, Debbie (Mike) Abbott of Cape Coral, FL, Georjann (Aurther) Ackerson of San Tan Valley, AZ, Jerry (Shelley) Loy of Anamosa, Randy (Sherie) Loy of Denver, IA, and Annette DeMuth of Jesup; and an abundance of step-grandchildren and step-great-greatchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two wives, Maxine Aldrich and Martha Aldrich; and his Aunt Mary.

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  1. Beth A Caufield | Nov 17, 2019

    My sincere sympathies to your family. Frank was my "uncle".  His mom Nelle and her Sister Aunt Mary were my mom's dad's sisters. We spent many many fun days on Holiday lake with Aunt Nelle, Mary and Frank at their cottage house...I was heartbroken to see he passed. Frank was truly a character. As little girls one of my favorite memories was him taking us in his convertible into Brooklyn Iowa for ice cream cones...and of course fishing and riding in the pontoon boat! He was always Uncle Frank to us...God bless you all.

  2. Judy Anderson | Oct 19, 2019
    A longtime friendship that became a beautiful marriage. Much love to my mom and thank you for bringing Frank into our lives! He did love his sports!! I remember the first time I met him, he asked if I was now a Sooner fan!! He was glad I was still a Hawkeye fan!! Love & Prayers for my wonderful family.
  3. Annette DeMuth | Oct 19, 2019
    My condolences to you Carol and his family. Thinking of you. Sending love and hugs ❤️🤗
  4. Sherri Loy | Oct 19, 2019
    Such an amazing man!! So glad we got to know him. 

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