Frank Pentzer

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Frank A. Pentzer, 77, Culdesac, Thursday, August 17, 2006

Frank A. Pentzer passed away Sunday, Aug. 13, 2006, at the Idaho State Veterans Home in Lewiston of stroke-related causes.v He was born March 24, 1929, in Winchester, to Frank R. Pentzer and Bertha Mae Wooley. He attended grade schools at Golden Ridge and Culdesac, graduating from Winchester High School in 1947.

He married Cherie E. Wiswall Nov. 4, 1951, in Moscow.

Frank graduated from the University of Idaho in Moscow in 1951 with a bachelor's degree in science education. He served in the U.S. Air Force, and was honorably discharged in 1953 as a 1st lieutenant from Fairchild Air Force Base at Spokane.

He continued his studies at the University of Colorado and at Eastern Washington University at Cheney, and earned his master's degree in natural science from UI in 1963.

After he was discharged from the Air Force, Frank came back and farmed at the family farm until retiring in 1987. Frank also taught high school for several years at Craigmont and more than 20 years at Lewiston, teaching physics, chemistry, computer programming and other earth science material.

He was a member of the Winchester Community Church and attended Culdesac Community Church after moving there. He was a past member of the Arnold Society of air cadets, Vandal Ski Club, and a member of the Science Teachers Association.

Frank is survived by his wife of 54 years, Cherie Pentzer; son, Charles Pentzer and wife Carol of Twin Falls; two grandsons, Robert Pentzer and wife Kristi of Winchester, and Scott Pentzer and wife Darcy of Olympia; two brothers, Paul of Winchester and Clyde of Spokane; and four great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his father, Frank R. Pentzer; mother, Bertha Pentzer; stepmother, Margarite Pentzer; brothers, Ed and Raymond; and sisters, Margie and Elaine.

At Frank's request, no service will be held. Vassar-Rawls Funeral Home of Lewiston is handling arrangements.

Memorial donations may be made to the UI Alumni Association or the I Am an American Fund through the Idaho State Veterans Home in Lewiston.

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