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Frank Anthony Rysan Jr

May 17, 1931 — January 7, 2021

Frank Anthony Rysan Jr

Frank Anthony Rysan Jr. of Hot Springs Village, Arkansas, passed away January 7, 2021 at the age of 89.

Frank was born the only child to Frank and Elise Rysan in May of 1931 in the Panama Canal Zone. Upon relocating to Wilmington California, Frank graduated from Phineas Banning High School.

Frank proudly served his country in United State Air Force as a Staff Sargent during the Korean War. Upon returning from being stationed in Germany, he visited family friends where he was reunited with the Brownell family. Upon this unique visit, Frank found his beloved Susan. After a short courtship, Frank married Susan in the summer of 1955 and were together until Susan’s passing in 2007. Together they had four children, and lived and worked in Costa Mesa, California for many years.

Frank worked for Sears Department stores and enjoyed camping, church, an occasional golf game, and was even a part of a bowling league.

In the late 80’s Frank and Susan moved to Irvine and enjoyed travel and many voyages on cruises around the world. They celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary on the first of many cruises.

After retirement, Frank and Susan chose to live in beautiful Payson, Arizona. There they found a church community and enjoyed the mountains of the Mogollon Rim.

During one of their many travels they found a perfect spot to build their house of their dreams in Hot Springs Village, Arkansas. While Susan’s time there was short, they enjoyed their new home, found a beautiful church, and made many new friends.

After Susan’s passing, Frank continued to travel and spend time with friends and form connections with his beloved church. Frank was a member of the VFW, Kiwanis, Meals on Wheels, and served the Lord through the Lutheran church, making Bibles in Braille.

In August of 2010, Frank met, and married Ruth Albers and they enjoyed 10 years together. They spent time with family, traveled, and enjoyed their many friends in the Village.

Frank was a father, grandfather, uncle and friend. He was honest, enthusiastic and loved his life. He loved to travel and experience new places and adventures. Frank leaves behind his wife, Ruth of 10 years, his four children, David, Diane, Darin and Deena, along with their spouses, Kelly, Duane, Jackie, and Michael, his nine grandchildren Kristina, Eric, Kyle, Kendra, Maxwell and his wife Elodie, Madison, Michael (M.J.), Tessa and Nicholas, as well as countless friends.

As with many children, they believe their dad was the best, in the case of our dad, he was. He cared in a very special way that was demonstrated through his continued connection with his children, and grandchildren through the years. He enjoyed his grandchildren’s graduation from various high schools, and universities and was a unique part of his grandson’s wedding.

While there are no words to express the love that we have for our Dad, he will forever be in the hearts of his children and will forever be the Papa to his grandchildren.

2 Corinthians 5:8 “We are confident, I say, and would prefer to be away from the body and at home with the Lord.” In true peace we know that you are there in the presence of the Lord.

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