MIFFLINTOWN - Frank Neimond Jr., 87, of the Bridges at Brookline, Mifflintown, and formerly of Cocolamus, died at 10:58 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013, at Brookline.
Born April 3, 1926, in Monroe Township, Juniata County, he was the son of the late Frank Neimond and Mazie (Frymoyer) Neimond-Auker. On June 21, 1944, he married Vivian M. (Hamilton) Neimond with whom he shared more than 60 years of marriage before she preceded him in death on Sept. 9, 2004.
Surviving are: his children, Daniel L. Neimond. and his wife, Donna, of Lewisburg, William F. Neimond and his wife, Linda, of Mill Hall, Nancy L. Shirk and her husband, Leister, of Gillett, and Joyce M. Hart, of McAlisterville; and he leaves behind 11 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; one stepgreat-grandchild and one step- great-great-grandchild.
Preceding him in death were: one son, Alan E. Neimond; one grandson; one great-grandson; and he is the last of his generation, having been preceded in death by two sisters, Pauline Strawser and Ruth Apple.
Mr. Neimond was a member of Brown's United Methodist Church, McAlisterville, where he had served as a Sunday school teacher. He was also a 33rd Degree Mason belonging to the Tennis Lodge 371 F&AM, Thompsontown, and the Harrisburg Consistory.
In earlier life, Frank was a self-employed dairy farmer and farm machinery salesman for the local International Harvester/Case dealership. Later, he started driving truck as a full-time owner/operator until returning to the farm machinery dealership before his retirement.
Frank proudly served his country in the U.S. Army during World War Two.
He enjoyed hunting as well as watching baseball and football on TV, but his greatest joy was spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
A funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013, at the Brown's United Methodist Church, Cocolamus, with the Revs. Candace Arnold and Ronald E. Landis officiating. Interment will follow in Niemond's Cemetery, Richfield, where full military burial honors will be accorded by the Juniata County Veterans Council.
A viewing will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. with family present from 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2013, at the Brown Funeral Homes, Inc., 111 Westfall St., McAlisterville. There will be no viewing Wednesday.
For online tributes and condolences, please visit www.brownfuneralhomesinc.com.