A Celebration of Life for Dr. F. Russell Frink, 91, Lawrence, will be announced at a later date. He donated his body to science.
Dr. Frink died Monday, Sept. 13, 2010, at The Windsor of Lawrence.
He was born Jan. 9, 1919, in Lawrence, the son of Lloyd and Grace Russell Frink. He served in the United States Army in Europe during World War II as a Lieutenant Colonel. Upon his return to the states, he attended and graduated from Kansas University Medical Center in Kansas City, Kan.
Dr. Frink practiced medicine in Lawrence from 1949 to 1974. He then served as the Chief of the Primary Care Clinic at Patrick Air Force Base in Florida from 1975 to 1996, before retiring back to Lawrence.
He married Margaret Ice Stough Metz on Aug, 17, 1947, at Danforth Chapel on the Kansas University campus. She died July 17, 2003. He was also preceded in death by his parents, a brother, and a sister.
Survivors include a daughter, Mimi Frink Kaplysh and husband Ted, Grand Lake, Colo.; two sons, James Frink and wife Sharon, Lawrence, and Paul Frink, Merritt Island, Fla.; four grandchildren, and two great grandchildren.
The family suggests memorial contributions to Douglas County Visiting Nurses Association, or Grace Hospice, in care of Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home & Crematory, 601 Ind., Lawrence, KS, 66044.
Messages & Condolences
Dr. Frink delivered our first child on june 17, 1972. I remember the office space downtown, and think of him whenever I pass by there. He was a very good doctor to us during my pregnancy, and wished he had still been here when we had other children. His practice was uncomplicated and there was always time for me to talk to him. I do thank the Lord for his service to our family during those few short months. grace and peace of the Lord Jesus Christ to the Frink family.
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