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Frank Eugene McCall

Jun. 13, 1932 - Nov. 15, 2020

Date of Service: Nov. 28, 2020

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PAUL – Frank Eugene McCall, age 88, of Paul, died November 15, 2020, at his home surrounded by his family who loved and cherished him.

Frank was born June 13, 1932, in Parsons, Kansas, to Frank Earl and Aretha Elizabeth Evans McCall. He was brother to ten siblings, Aretha, Maurice, Dale, Ralph, Warren, Marjorie, Robert, June, Anna Mae, and Mary. Frank moved with his family from Kansas to Idaho in August of 1941. Shortly thereafter, being the youngest son, he was left to help his father farm when his older brothers headed to war. This led him in developing a work ethic and a passion for farming that would lead him through the entirety of his life. Frank graduated from Rupert High School in 1950.

He was called to serve in the United States Army in December 1952. He served for two years and was discharged in December of 1954. Frank loved his country, the flag, and all that it represents. God bless America!

Frank married Cheryl Ann Simmons on July 21, 1957. He and Cheryl have three children, Jim, Brent, and Bonnie. Frank and Cheryl were involved in leading 4-H and church youth group activities. He always enjoyed attending local fairs, looking at the farm equipment and livestock. Frank served on the local United Co-op board for more than nine years, the FHA board, and various committees for the Paul United Methodist Church. Frank farmed with his sons, and later with his grandson, until his health no longer allowed him to do so. He took pride in his farm and his family. He always worked hard and expected the same of others. He loved ice cream, “mom’s cinnamon rolls,” coffee, and milkshakes. Visits from his siblings, the rowdy Simmons outlaws/in-laws, and the multitude of nieces and nephews who came to “the farm” were all precious to him. Gatherings were always large and the food plentiful.

Frank was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Maurice, Dale, Ralph, Warren, and Robert; and sisters, Aretha Lopp, Marjorie Armstrong, and June Wardlaw.

He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Cheryl Ann McCall; sisters, Mary Ashton and Anna Mae Van Every; sons, Jim (Laurie) of Paul, and Brent (Tara) of Rupert; and daughter, Bonnie of Kimberly. Frank has seven grandchildren, Beth (Bing) Parkinson, Heather McCall, Heidi McCall, Luke (Hailee) McCall, Sara (Roger) Pilkington, Seth Duff-McCall, and Erin (Chris) Evans. The apples of his eye were his ten great-grandchildren, Kayden, Grant, Zoey, Taylor, Anna, Clara, Jack, Grimm, Ian, and Atlee. He loved teasing them and teaching them the things only a grandpa can (like where to find the ice cream)!

The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 28, at Rasmussen-Wilson Funeral Home, 1350 E. 16th St., in Burley. Military rites will be provided by the Mini-Cassia Veterans Group. Burial will follow at Paul Cemetery.

Friends may call from 5 until 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 27, and from 10 until 10:45 a.m. Saturday, prior to the service at the funeral home.

Due to COVID-19, face masks and social distancing will be required.

For those unable to attend the funeral service in person, a live webcast of the Funeral Service will be available at the following link: https://youtu.be/v89kmvWk3E8.

A Video Tribute to the Life of Frank Eugene McCall is available at the following link: https://youtu.be/zDa-nYvMSA8.

Should you wish to make a donation in Frank’s memory, the family suggests St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, the local food bank, or the American Legion in Paul, Idaho.

Condolences for Frank Eugene McCall

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From Zane Colson Rogers:
I had met him quite a few years back he was the uncle to my grandmother Janie hall I think. He was very kind and patient when I met him. He had a genuine soul I could feel it. Wish I could be there in person to pay my respects.
Love and prayers - zane Roger's
From Darren Onishi:
Frank was one of the good ones, always had a hello and a hand shake for you. We will miss him.
From Judy Brown:
Frank was so fun as youth leader at MYF (Methodist Youth Fellowship) in the 50-60's. Lots of memories to a wonderful man.
From Patti McClellan Palmerton:
I remember Frank as a quiet gentle man. I always loved going to the McCall home for youth group meetings. Such great memories involving the whole family. Rest in Peace with our Heavenly Father. You raised a great family.
From Sheila Zollinger:
I have too many memories of Frank to list them all. My heart goes out to Cheryl and the rest of the family. Hugs and prayers to all of you. God Bless.
From Bruce Andersen:
Sorry for your loss. I always enjoyed your Dad.
From Nolan Van Every :
Uncle Frank taught me so much about life, work, and doing the right thing. Mostly he did this by setting the example himself without any complaint. He could pull your leg with the best of them, always with a smile. I am forever indebted to him for guiding me down the right path.
From Vicki Buck:
So sorry for your loss. Your family are in my prayers.
From Joann Hutton (Burns):
Sorry for your loss. A great neighbor.
From Jane Hale Alumbaugh:
Frankie was always the one who teased yet helped out his younger cousins and younger sister! Lots of fond memories!
From Rex A, Armstrong:
Great lessons were learned from Uncle Frank, summer of 1964, when I got to spend the summer 'helping out on the farm'. How to work, doing the right thing, and doing it well. He always had a smile, and could make a small joke into a grand long story.
From Kay and Jerry Black:
Jim and Laurie. So sorry for your loss. He was a GREAT man.
From Diana Warburton:
So enjoyed visiting with Frank when he would come into A&B Irrigation, a true gentleman. So sorry for your loss.
From Janie Hall:
I'm so sorry Cheryl, but what a reunion he is having now. All his siblings were waiting & smiling as he passed. I sure hope heaven has ice cream. Hugs to all the family. I love you all.
From Deborah Hastings :
So sorry to hear of Great Uncle Frank’s passing. He was a very loving man.
I have fond memories of our trips to visit them in the beautiful state of Idaho.
From Anna Mae Van Every:
So many memories -- my cute little brother shirtless in long overalls and barefoot who loved to tease his little sister, Mary. He loved to play with any toy that had wheels. A little later he was my partner when we helped milk our Dad's dairy herd ( by hand, no electric milk machines). Still later after he was discharged from the army, I, my 22 month old daughter, and Frank traveled with our parents to visit our mid-western siblings. Along the way, Frank managed to make a daily stop at Dairy Queen to get a cone for his little niece, knowing that she wouldn't finish it and he could! I love and miss you, Frank.
From Derek Brown:
So much respect for him and his family. Great people and great person!
From Gabriele Sovers :
Love my memory of Uncle Frank when I cleared away empty plates from everyone during reunions. Uncle Frank would look at me, like don't you dare take my plate away. I would just kiss him on his head. I am no longer in the Family. I think of you all often.
From DeVere Burton:
Frank McCall was a strong supporter of the Minico agriculture department and FFA organization when I was a young Ag Teacher. I will always remember him as a man of unquestionable integrity and a father who raised his sons (my students) to be like him.
From Jerry and Claudia:
Another of the greatest generation gets to finally rest in peace, good job Frank
From Hearts4Seniors :
Was a gental man with a hell of a sense of humor, thank you Frank.
From Jim Roemer:
So many great memories growing up

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