Frank Todd, 85, of Boise passed away at home on Friday, July 21, 2017 in the presence of his son and the hospice nurse. They were able to speak to each other and Lee had a chance to say goodbye.
Frank was born May 12, 1932 in Rocheport, MO to Frank and Velma Todd. The family moved to Boise in 1946 where Frank attended school.
Frank married Patricia L. Milstead Welsh in August 1959 and remained married until she passed away in May 1997. They had one son, Chris, that passed away shortly after birth. Pat had a son, Lee, from her previous marriage that Frank raised as his own. The love between Frank and Lee equaled any of a biological father and child.
Frank served in the Korean Conflict as an Army Machine Gunner and held the rank of PFC (T). After completing his tour of duty he continued with the Army Reserves where he was Honorably Discharged.
Frank worked several jobs throughout his career but he was proudest of working for Boise Cascade as a Sawyer. His son Lee worked side by side with him for approximately 4 years, before Frank retired.
Frank was a huge fan of Nascar and followed the #42 car driven by Kyle Larson. You could always find him sitting in front of the TV for any of the events. He was also a fan of the St. Louis Cardinals baseball team and watched as many of those games that he could.
Frank is survived by his son, Lee; wife, Brenda; his granddaughter, Krissy; and his 5 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Patricia; his son, Chris; his brothers, Albert and Virgil and sister, Wilma Magers.
The family would like to thank Keystone Hospice, Norco, Valley Medical and the staff at the Boise VA. You always treated Frank with respect and dignity, especially in his final days.
Services will be held on Friday, August 4, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. at the Idaho State Veterans Cemetery located at 10100 N. Horseshoe Bend Rd., Boise, ID 83714. Please arrive at least 30 minutes early.
There will be a gathering for friends and family at The Little Dutch Garden Bar, 1910 S. Owyhee St., Boise, ID after the ceremony. Dress will be casual.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Veterans of Foreign War (VFW) or your favorite charity.