Frank E.  Connor

 

     Frank  E. Connor, 52, of Orr, passed away on Monday, September 14, 2009, at St. Mary’s Medical Center in Duluth.

    SERVICES:  Funeral services were held at 11:00 AM Friday (October 18th) at the Nett Lake Baptist Church.  Rev. Kevin Lasley was the officiant.  Visitation was after 4:00 PM Thursday at the church. The casket bearers were: Mike Connor, Allen “Buzz” Connor, Vern Connor, Paul Connor, Chester Graue, Michael Agustin  “Lito” Connor and Emiliano Connor.  Interment will be in the Connor family cemetery in Nett Lake.

    Frank was born on October 25, 1956 to Lafayette and Ruth (Day) Connor in Littlefork, MN.  He grew up in the traditional portion of  the Bois Forte Reservation, near Highway #65.  He knew and loved that woods area, a place where he often hunted and walked. His family fondly recalls that he knew where every blueberry patch was located.  He had a great appreciation for that area, its history and people.    He went to school at Nett Lake, Orr, Rainy River Community College, and he obtained a Bachelor’s degree at Bemidji State University.  He married Charlotte A. Noack on July 20, 1996, at Merrillan, Wisconsin.  Frank worked with Human Services programs at the Bois Forte Reservation.  He was a member  of the Bois Forte Band of Chippewa and had a keen interest in Tribal politics and government.  He enjoyed the outdoors – especially hunting and fishing, listening to music, and keeping up with his favorite football teams.   He was a talented guitar player, and loved the old classic country style of music. He was also skilled at auto maintenance and repairs, and like the challenge of playing board games or cribbage.  Frank enjoyed telling stories to his friends and relatives of his experiences.  He had a strong faith in God and was a member of the Nett Lake Baptist Church. The pride and joy of his life is his precious daughter, Hannah.

    He is survived by his wife, Charlotte; daughter, Hannah, at home; 1 sister, Carol (Earl) Chico of Bemidji, along with numerous nieces, nephews and friends.

    In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by 3 brothers, Les, Kenneth and Lafayette Connor.

   Arrangements are with the Mlaker Funeral Home in Cook, MN