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Frank Lauman

September 15, 1936 — November 7, 2020

Frank Hubert Lauman, age 84, passed away suddenly at his home in rural Wahpeton on Saturday, November 7, 2020.  A public visitation will be held at Vertin-Munson Funeral Home, 224 6th St. N, Wahpeton, ND, on Thursday, November 12, 2020 from 10-11 a.m., followed by a private family Celebration of Life at 11 a.m., at the funeral home, with a public committal service at Calvary Cemetery, Wahpeton, at noon. Father Dale Lagodinski will officiate.  Due to the global pandemic, masks are required and social distancing will be maintained.  A live-stream of the service will be available at, where friends may also leave condolences for the family.

Frank was born in Breckenridge, MN, to Hubert and Louise (Elmquist) Lauman on September 15, 1936, the first of eight children. He graduated eighth grade from a country school in rural Wahpeton and then graduated from a welding course at the State School of Science, Wahpeton.

On September 15, 1967 Frank married Mary Ann Frybert.  They were married 37 years, until her passing on May 16, 2004.  They were the parents of five children.

Frank farmed with family members all his life.  He was known as a hard worker and was very good at repairing machinery and all that need to be done.  He was known for his sense of humor, making you think twice at times.

Frank retired in 2017 and began working on his yard with the help of his friend Earl Barton.

Frank is preceded in death by his wife, Mary Ann; daughter, Karen, at age 40, on March 2, 2012; and son, Justin, as an infant, on October 18, 1975; as well as his in-laws, Carl and Mabel Frybert; brothers, Jim and Phillip; and sisters, Mary and Caroline.

He is survived by his daughters, Catherine (Blaine) Stigen, of Hillsboro; Elizabeth Lauman, Wahpeton; and son, John Lauman, Fargo; brothers Ed and William Lauman; and sister, Helen Lauman, all of Wahpeton, as well as a niece, Starla Hecker.

He will be missed by his family and friends.

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Service Schedule

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Thursday, November 12, 2020

Starts at 10:00 am (Central time)

Vertin-Munson Funeral & Cremation Service

224 6th St N, Wahpeton, ND 58075

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Thursday, November 12, 2020

Starts at 12:00 pm (Central time)

Calvary Cemetery (Wahpeton)

Wahpeton, ND 58075

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