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Frank Gerald Ashens
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Birth: Jul. 15, 1920
Aurora
Lawrence County
Missouri, USA
Death: Feb. 20, 2006
Hutchinson
Reno County
Kansas, USA

S/O Ransom Henry and Tina Bell Harville Ashens. At age 17 he signed up with the Civilian Conservation Corp. He spent six months at Caledonia, Minn., and then one and a half years at Camp Chilly and Camp Rockland in Idaho. He built dams, fought forest fires and still found time to attend school and play baseball. In April 1946, he accepted a job with the Department of Agriculture as a food inspector in Hutchinson and has lived there ever since. He was later employed by Meadow Gold Dairy, Hutchinson Iron and Metal and Reno County Law Enforcement Center, retiring in 1986.

He belonged to Tenth Avenue United Methodist Church, where he held several offices and had previously belonged to the Derby Running Club. He was a baseball coach when each of his three sons was in Cub Scouts and Little League. He was also a member of the Carey Park Golf Club, formerly of the American Legion Lysle Rishel Post No. 68 and the Prospectors Sunday School Class. He was working in Joplin, Mo., when he was drafted into the U.S. Army Air Corp on Aug. 5, 1942, during World War II, serving as a Corporal in the 319th Fighter Control Squadron. He spent a total of 40 months in service, 26 of them overseas; New Caledonis, Guadalcanal, Russell Islands, Emeru, Mindeneau in the Philippines, Bismarch Archipelligo, Leyete, The Solomons and on to Osaka, Japan, in the Occupation Forces. He was discharged December 1945.
He was preceded in death by six brothers, Ray Franklin, Ransom Joseph, Ernest Henry, Robert James, Burt Alva and Oscar Ashens; and four sisters, Della Nichols, Ethel Wilks, Daisy Kaufman and Marguerite Ashens.



02/21/2006 Hutchinson Newspaper

H/O Hazel J. Ellis ;F/O 3 sons; Larry, Doug and Brad Ashens 
 
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 Parents:
  Ransom H Ashens (1870 - 1953)
  Tina Bell Harvill Ashens (1874 - 1934)
 
 Siblings:
  Della M Ashens Nichols (1893 - 1978)*
  Ray Franklin Ashens (1895 - 1959)*
  Ransom J Ashens (1897 - 1959)*
  Ethel R. Ashens Wilks (1900 - 1949)*
  Ernest H Ashens (1901 - 1953)*
  Daisy Ashens Kaufman (1904 - 1994)*
  Robert J Ashens (1907 - 1951)*
  Burt Alva Ashens (1910 - 1987)*
  Marguerite Ashens (1912 - 1914)*
  Oscar T Ashens (1915 - 1999)*
  Frank Gerald Ashens (1920 - 2006)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Memorial Park Cemetery
Hutchinson
Reno County
Kansas, USA
 
Created by: Oz
Record added: Feb 21, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 13409758
Frank Gerald Ashens
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Frank Gerald Ashens
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 Added: Nov. 4, 2011

- Oz
 Added: Feb. 21, 2006
 
 
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