Obituary: Franklin “Frank” Bley

November 6, 1929 ~ December 24, 2022

Franklin “Frank” Bley, 93 years, of West Jacksonport, died Saturday December 24, 2022, Christmas Eve, while at home on his family farm with his dear family at his side.   

He was born November 6, 1929 in West Jacksonport on the family homestead of August and Lydia (Herbst) Bley. He attended Sevastopol High School before serving his country with the U.S. Army.  On June 17, 1961 he married Gloria A. Haberli at Zion Ev. Lutheran Church in West Jacksonport.  Together they continued operating the Bley family farm and raised their five children there. She preceded him in death December 14, 2018. 

Surviving family includes five children, Faye Bley, William (Patty) Bley, Gail (Chuck) Nelson, Amy (Tom) Ash, Carrie (Brian) Peterson; twelve grandchildren;  many great-grandchildren; sister, Marcella Giessman; brothers, Dennis (Mary) Bley, and Lee Bley; many many dear nieces and nephews; and friends. 

Preceding him in death were his parents, August and Lydia Bley;  his wife, Gloria Ann; four brothers, Wallace (LaVerne), Nicholas (Lorna), Gordon (Eunice) Bley, and Curtis (Fran) Bley.

Funeral services are planned for 10:30 a.m. Friday at Zion Ev. Lutheran Church in West Jacksonport with Rev. Peter Lindemann officiating. Burial will follow at Zion Lutheran Cemetery.  

Friends may call from 3:00 to 7:00 p.m. Thursday at Huehns Funeral Home and at the church Friday from 9:00 a.m. until the time of services at 10:30 a.m. A devotion will be held at 6:45 p.m. Thursday evening at Huehns Funeral Home.

Expressions of sympathy, memories, and photos of Frank may be shared with his family through his tribute page at