|Birth: ||Feb. 9, 1930|
|Death: ||Jul. 26, 2002|
DAVENPORT - Funeral services and Mass of Christian burial for Frank Ehrsam, Davenport, will be 10 a.m. today at Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church, Davenport. Burial will be in Davenport Memorial Park, with military rites conducted by Bettendorf Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9128. Halligan-McCabe-DeVries Funereal Home, Davenport, is handling arrangements. Mr. Ehrsam died Friday, July 26, 2002, at Genesis Medical Center-West Campus, Davenport. Frank Ehrsam was born Feb. 9, 1930, in Srem-Mitrovica, Yugoslavia, to Josef and Maria (Scherer) Ehrsam. He came to the United States in 1952 and married Nancy Randolph on June 28, 1955, at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, Davenport. He was employed as a mechanic for the United States Postal Service retiring in 1985. He was an Army veteran having served during the Korean War. His memberships include Our Lady of Victory Church, Iowa Association of Foster and Adoptive Parents, Scott County Foster Parents Association, Disabled American Veterans, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Moose and Croatian Crest Club. Frank enjoyed camping, traveling, bowling and all water sports, especially swimming and water skiing. He coached Dad's Club, girls softball, boys soccer and baseball for more than 25 years. He was a billiards enthusiast and challenged his special friend, Carl Walker, in a weekly game. One of his and his wife's greatest accomplishments was the love and care they extended to more than 400 foster children they took care of over the past 47 years. Memorials may be made to Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church or Scott County Association of Foster Parents. Survivors include his wife, Nancy; his children and their spouses, Veronica and Rick Pianca, Davenport, Cindy and Jeff O'Rourke, Bettendorf, Phil and Carolyn Ehrsam, Fairfax, Iowa, and son-in-law, Dave Patterson, Davenport; grandchildren, Frank, Nicki, Rachel, Chelsey, Jacob, Jordyn, Andrew, Mikayla and Makenzie; and his miniature dachshund, Hanzie. A daughter, Victoria M. Patterson, died Dec. 31, 2001, a brother, Josef Ehrsam, and his parents preceded him in death.
Victoria M. Ehrsam Patterson (1956 - 2001)*
Davenport Memorial Park
Created by: Ken Nagel
Record added: Jul 13, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 113755299