Frank Zemina Jr.

Frank Zemina Jr.


June 29, 1950 - November 5, 2021


Frank Zemina Jr., 71, of Mitchell, SD, died Friday, November 5, 2021, at Avera Queen of Peace Hospital in Mitchell. Graveside services will be at 2:00 PM Tuesday, November 9, at Graceland Cemetery in Mitchell. Arrangements by Bittner Funeral Chapel.

Frank R. Zemina Jr. was born June 29, 1950, to Frank Sr. and Mary (Wampol) Zemina in Yankton, SD. Frank attended school in Mitchell and was in the Job Corps.

He grew an interest in mechanics at a young age from watching his dad and self-teaching himself, as he was a quick learner. Frank loved to detail and accessorize his vehicles, and oh boy did he have many vehicles over the years. Many of Frank’s friends would come to him for car advice and to fix their car problems. Frank worked for many auto dealerships over the years as a mechanic and detailer. He was then a car transporter, traveling to many states. He never met a car he didn’t like! It was only due to failing health that he was unable to continue his passion for automotive. He also worked for the City of Mitchell Sanitation Department and Rocs Weatherization.

Frank married Ruth Uhre and to this union one son was born, Michael “Mikey”. Later, he met the love of his life Carmen, and what was to be only one date… lasted over 40 years.

Frank loved his family and friends. He had a very caring side and always asked how someone was doing even if he hadn’t visited or seen them in a while. Frank will be missed by all that had the pleasure of knowing him!

Frank is survived by his partner, Carmen Granger; son, Michael “Mikey” of Mitchell; stepdaughter, Kristi (Gary) Vobr of Mitchell; siblings, Carol (Bob) Larsen of Yucaipa, CA, Nadine (Brian) Grosz, Lorna (Dan) Sonne, and Julie (Mark) Stedronsky all of Mitchell; mother-in-law, Corrine Granger; sisters-in-law, Almyra Granger, Ann (Rod) Miller, Jenell (Steve) Walz, and Mary (Doug) Newton; brothers-in-law, Mark (Julie) Granger and George Granger; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; father-in-law, Eugene Granger; brothers-in-law, Bill and Bob Granger; and many other loved relatives.

Posted by Wes Pierson on November 22, 2021
I've known Frank for over 50 years. He would stop in my office to talk. I miss that.
Posted by Scott & Barb Phillips on November 9, 2021
So sorry for your loss. Sending our thoughts and prayers.
Posted by Joyce simons on November 9, 2021
Sorry for your loss
Posted by Trina & James Kropenske on November 9, 2021
We are saddened to learn of Frank’s passing. Are prayers are with the entire family during this time.
Posted by Barb Vining on November 8, 2021
Sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.
Posted by Dave & Mary Dorris on November 8, 2021
So sorry too here about Frank are thoughts an prayers are with you all.
Posted by Roger & Sandra Smith on November 8, 2021
To the family of Frank, so sorry to hear of his passing , thoughts and prayers to all of you,
Posted by Jodi Nicholson on November 8, 2021
Lorna & family--So sorry for your loss. Prayers for all of you. Always enjoyed visiting with Frank.
Posted by Gary and Mary Stadlman on November 7, 2021
Nadine, Lorna and families, our sincere condolences with the loss of Frank.
Posted by Pat Dicus on November 7, 2021
Nadine and family, so sorry for your loss.cherish the memories, and I am keeping you in my thoughts and prayers.
Posted by Charlie & Wanda Kobes on November 7, 2021
So sorry to all of you for your loss ! Frank will be missed by everyone that was blessed to know him .You all are in my Prayers !!!
Posted by Dave Strohmayer on November 7, 2021
Lorna and family. So sorry for your loss. Hang in there. Prayers are with you all. Frank worked with the Weatherization Program years ago. How i knew him.
Posted by Brenda Toribio on November 7, 2021
I’m so sorry Lorna! My thoughts and prayers are with you!
Posted by Kristy Vobr on November 6, 2021
I'm so sorry for your loss of Frank Zemina my thoughts and prayers are with you Carmen and his family πŸ‘ͺ !!! Rest in peace Frank Zemina πŸ™ rip Frank πŸ™!!! I'm thinking of you and praying for you πŸ™!!! He was such a gentle spirit!!! We are going to his him also!!!
Posted by Linda Morehead on November 6, 2021
Rest in peace Frank
Posted by Sue VanderHeiden on November 6, 2021
Lorna and family. I am so sorry for your loss. Please know my thoughts and prayers are with you.
Posted by Brenda Lange on November 6, 2021
Lorna I'm so sorry for your loss ,if you need anything call me o k
Posted by Brenda Lange on November 6, 2021
Carmen I'm so sorry for your loss,please k ow I'm thinking of you ,and praying for you.
Posted by Wayne and Carol on November 6, 2021
We are so sorry for the loss of Frank. He was such a gentle spirit. We are going to miss him!!
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