Allan “AJ” John Frahm
Location: Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery Preston [ view map ]
A private family funeral service will be held for Allan. Thank you for understanding and your consideration in these times.
Thursday, January 14, 1932
Date of Death:
Friday, May 22, 2020
88 years old
Allan “AJ” John Frahm
Allan “AJ” Frahm, 88, of Rochester, MN, died Friday, May 22, 2020 of natural causes at Cottagewood Senior Community.
AJ was born January 14, 1932, in Winona, MN, to John and Della (Grapentine) Frahm. He graduated from Winona High School, then joined in the US Army November 7th, 1952, and was honorably discharged in October, 1954. He married Elaine (Lloyd) Frahm March 28th, 1953. After his discharge, they moved to Rochester. AJ started work as a mechanic for the Studabaker/Packard dealer. He also worked for the Lincoln-Mercury dealer before opening a Conoco Gas Station on Broadway with Bob Zorteau. He later started Al’s Auto Repair in Marion Township.
AJ loved his family, racing, camping and fishing, and his cars. He was a charter member of the Southeastern Minnesota Ford Club, and the Korean War Vets Club.
Al is survived by his wife, Elaine; children: Wayne (Mary) Frahm, and Jayne (Gene Johnson) Frahm; grandchildren: Jana (Todd) Harrington, Joe (Bobbi) Frahm, Jeff (Marla) Frahm, and Jacob Frahm, Chase (Holly) Clarke, and Tyler (Ali) Clarke; 12 great-grandchildren; sisters: Jean (Tom) Donovan, and Carol (David) Zimmerman; sisters-in-law: Marci Frahm, Darlene Burt, and Neva (David) Duffy; brothers-in-law: Harold (Sue) Lloyd and Dean Suffrins.
He is preceded in death by his parents; siblings: Delmar (Speed) Frahm, Ken Frahm, and Bev Suffrins; sister-in-law, Esther Frahm; and sister and brother-in-law, Neil and Bea Toogood.
A private family interment will be held at the Minnesota State Veteran’s Cemetery in Preston, MN.
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So very sorry.for your loss. May the Lord give you all comfort and peace at this difficult time.
Sorry for your loss. I have a lot of respect for Al. He gave me a chance to learn a lot of meaningful aspects of life. He somehow saw the good in me even when I wasn't thinking straight and was involved with the "wrong" people in my life at that time. I think about him every time I see an old Galaxy drive by or sitting somewhere for sale. It was a pleasure to know him and work for him.
Our Sympathy to your family.
Sympathy to Elaine and family. I have special memories of Allen when he was a teenager and I was just a kid. He came to my Grandpa Oldendorf's farm in the summer and worked for him. Everyone looked forward to his coming. He was very kind to me and I will always remember him.
Jeannette (Oldendorf) Colbenson
Elaine - So sorry to read about Al's passing. It has been a long time since I worked for you at West End Liquor in Winona. Al always was good to me and made me laugh every time we talked. Thoughts and prayers go your way.
With deepest sympathy as you remembers Allan
Al was a great friend of my fathers and business partner long ago !
I and my brother JB have very fond memories of Al , he was in my fathers words one hell of a mechanic ! He will be missed by myself and JB and am sure many others !
Steve & JB Zorteau
Dear Elaine and family, so sorry to hear of Al’s passing. He was a dear friend and will be missed. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Uncle Al was a special man, friendly and welcoming. He will be missed by so many who loved him. I imagine there was a great reunion in heaven when he arrived. Love, Carol (Bea’s da8ghter)