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Frank J. Honigman, age 86, of Dubuque, was called home peacefully at 5:55 p.m., on Wednesday, November 16, 2016, at Stonehill Care Center. To honor Frank's life, funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 22, 2016, at St. Raphael's Cathedral, 231 Bluff Street, with Msgr. Thomas E. Toale officiating. To celebrate Frank's life, family and friends may visit from 10:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m., on Tuesday, November 22, 2016, at Behr Funeral Home, 1491 Main Street. Burial will be in Mt. Calvary Cemetery, where full military honors will be accorded by the American Legion Dubuque Post #6.

Frank was born on November 19, 1929, in Dubuque, Iowa, of Frank and Margaret (Redding) Honigman.

Frank was a proud lifelong Dubuque resident who lived his entire life in the same family home which he had been born in. He would gratefully attend St. Mary's Grade School, and eventually earned his diploma from Dubuque Senior High School in the spring of 1948. Frank was very athletic in his younger years and would win countless boxing matches, baseball and basketball games with the Dubuque Boys Club. After school, Frank went on to honorably serve his country with the U.S. Army during the Korean War. Frank was well known for his excellent work ethic, generosity and membership in many service organizations over the years. Frank would devote his working hours to Carr Adams & Collier, the U.S. Post Office, Torbert Drug and finally to the Dubuque Packing Company, and FDL, until his eventual retirement in 1992, after 24 loyal years. Frank's life was blessed through the relentless volunteering of his time and talents with numerous outlets including St. Mary's Church, the Noon Lions Club and the St. Vincent de Paul Society. Faith was a priority in Frank's life, which was always clearly evident in his attitude and also by his longtime membership to St. Mary's Church, and next at St. Raphael's Cathedral after his beloved St. Mary's was closed. Frank was also a member of the United Meat Packers Union #150 and the American Legion Dubuque Post #6 for 40 years. In his free time, Frank found great joy in life's simple pleasures like sitting down with a good book in hand or even cheering on his favorite sports teams. Frank was a good and decent man who surely left a positive mark on the world he leaves behind. We will miss him dearly and are thankful for the example and memories he shared with us along his 86 year earthly journey.

Those left to cherish Frank's memory include

several cousins and many close friends.

Frank was preceded in death by his parents and 2 brothers, Alvin and James Honigman.

A Frank J. Honigman memorial fund has been established, which will be distributed among his favorite charities.

Frank's friends would like to thank the nurses and staff at Stonehill for the kind and compassionate care they have provided to Frank these past few weeks.