Frank Poland, 70, of Unionville, Missouri, passed away at Iowa Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines, Iowa, on Saturday, July 2, 2022.
Francis Everett Poland, II, was born in Putnam County, Missouri, on October 17, 1951, the son of Donovan and Betty (Beary) Poland, who preceded him in death. He attended rural schools in Putnam County at St. John and West Putnam and graduated from Unionville High School in 1969. He graduated from Northeast State University in 1974 with a B.S. degree. Frank married Susie Wells in Salt Lake City, Utah, on April 20, 1973, and she survives at home. Frank worked for Michaels Foundation in Unionville for ten years before beginning a long career with the United States Postal Service. He worked as a clerk and carrier out of the Kirksville, Missouri, Post Office from 1983 until retirement in 2013. Frank and Susie spent much of their married life in Brashear, Missouri, where Frank also farmed in addition to his work at the postal service. Frank loved to hunt deer with his nephews and raise cattle on his farm. He was an avid photographer of landscape and enjoyed being with his family.
Frank is survived by his wife, and his sister, Ruth Hoppe of Sonoma, California, as well as several in-laws, nephews and nieces. He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, Lance Poland and Daniel Poland, and his in-laws, Lyle and Glenna Wells.
Frank was cremated in accordance with his wishes. Graveside services will be at the Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Cincinnati, Iowa, at 11:00 am Saturday, July 9, 2022, with a catered meal following service at the Cincinnati Community Center.
Memorials may be made payable to the St. John Cemetery (Powersville) and entrusted with Playle and Collins Family Funeral Home, 709 S. 27th St., Unionville, MO 63565.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Playle and Collins Family Funeral Home in Unionville, MO.