Frank Reyna, 79, of Walnut, Iowa, passed away Friday, April 5, 2019, at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, Nebraska.
He was born October 6, 1939, to Marcelino and Aurelia (Castro) Reyna in Clarion, Iowa. He grew up in Clarion and graduated from St. John’s Catholic High School in Clarion. He served with the United States Navy from July 21, 1959 through July 19, 1963, and then in the Navy Reserves for two years until July 20, 1965. On July 11, 1964, he was united in marriage to Georgia Ann Pagliuso in Clarion. They moved to Walnut, Iowa, in 1965, where they made their home and raised their family.
He worked for the Chevy dealer in Clarion and for Harry William’s garage in Walnut. He then worked as a material inspector for the Iowa DOT for 49 years.
Frank like to go hunting and fishing. He also raised rabbits and cattle, but he specialized in raising show lambs. He loved animals of all kinds. He also enjoyed collecting marbles.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Marcelino and Aurelia Reyna, his parents-in-law, George and Harriet Pagliuso; his wife, Georgia Reyna; his son, Frank T. Reyna, Jr.; his daughter, Roxane Reyna; his brothers, Mike (Darline) Reyna, Joe Reyna; sisters, Alice (Francis) Stumpf and Phyllis (Harold) Waddell; and brother-in-law, Dennis (Peggy) Brown
Frank is survived by his daughters, Rhonda Pahl (significant other, Richard Smith) of Atlantic, IA, and Juanita (Juan) Olmedo of Bellevue, NE; his grandchildren, Heather Peterson, Haley Zavala, Myah Rubio, Xavier Martinez, Liliana Martinez and their father Freddie Martinez, Diego Olmedo and Brendan Lillard; his great-granddaughters, Aliyah Brummond and Gabbie Ann Reyna; his sister, Angel Fisher of Ames, IA; his brothers, Richard Reyna of Higginsville, MO, Gabino Reyna of Holmes, IA, John Reyna of Thor, IA, and Dan (Nancy) Reyna of Clarion, IA; sisters-in-law, Dee Reyna of Clarion, IA and Enola Pagliuso of Walnut, IA; other relatives and many friends.
Visitation with family will be from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m., on Friday, April 12, 2019, at Hockenberry Family Care in Atlantic, Iowa.
A private family interment of cremains will take place at a later date in the Layton Township Cemetery in Walnut, Iowa.
The family strongly request memorials to the family in lieu of flowers to be used per Frank’s wishes.
Hockenberry Family Care in Atlantic, Iowa, is in charge of the arrangements.