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LeMoyne "Hank" Sisk

November 14, 1923 — August 12, 2021

LeMoyne “Hank” Sisk of Frankfort, KS, passed away peacefully Thursday, August 12, 2021, at the Frankfort Community Care Home surrounded by his family at the age of 97. A funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, November 13, 2021 at United Methodist Church in Frankfort. Rev. Jim Akins will officiate. Masks will be required. Burial will be in the Frankfort City Cemetery. Hank, as he was affectionately called, was born on November 14, 1923, on a farm near Diller, NE to Alfred and Cecil (Carmichael) Sisk. When he was 6 years old, the family moved to Fanning, KS, where he attended elementary school. He attended high school in Troy, KS, and NYA school in Topeka, KS. On December 7, 1941, the day Pearl Harbor was attacked, the family moved to a farm south of Vliets, KS. He worked at several jobs in and around Frankfort, before joining the US Navy in 1943. Because Hank was color blind, he was assigned to the Seabees, a construction unit of the Navy. He spent nearly 3 years proudly serving his country. Most of that time was spent overseas in New Guinea and the Philippines, helping to rebuild the islands after the US had secured them. After being discharged in March 1946, he worked a short time for Carmichael & James Construction Co. in Hastings, NE. On June 7, 1947, he married Betty O’Neal at Vliets. They were married for 74 years. After their marriage, they moved to a farm south of Vliets, where he farmed for 3 1/2 years. In January of 1951, they moved to Frankfort, where he purchased the Mobil Oil tank wagon. He later sold it and went to work for Marshall Co. as a road foreman. Following that, he worked for Esslinger Implement as a mechanic. In July of 1958, he and Willard Tilley opened T&S Oil Company in Frankfort. On their opening day, they were greeted with one of the famous Frankfort floods. This didn’t stop them, though, as they operated on main street for 31 years! In 1959, they purchased their first school bus. They owned and leased buses to USD 380 until they retired in May 1989. Hank continued to drive a school bus until the end of the 2007 school year. He drove a total of 48 years and was on his 3rd generation of some families! He really loved the kids and driving them to school, ball games and other school activities. He was always anxious for school to start and loved following Frankfort sports. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He enjoyed watching his grandchildren play sports all over the country. He was also a wonderful friend to everyone that knew him and was always willing to help anyone in need. One of his most memorable trips was to Washington DC to see the World War II Memorial. After he retired, he built a workshop in his back yard and spent many hours doing woodworking and working on lawn mowers. He also enjoyed going to coffee with the guys and playing cards on Monday nights. Hank served on the Frankfort City Council, the Frankfort Volunteer Fire Department and the Frankfort Ambulance service. He served on the Westmoreland Hospital Advisory Board, the Frankfort Cemetery Board, the Frankfort Golf Course board and the United Methodist Trustees. He was most proud of being on the original city council committee that did lots of research into care homes and was very instrumental in making the care home in Frankfort a reality. He was an active member of the Frankfort United Methodist Church for over 60 years and the American Legion for 73 years. Hank was preceded in death by his infant daughter, Kathryn; his parents; brothers, Harold and Gerald; and sisters, Catherine Sisk, Ruby Keck and Fayola Bramhall. Survivors include his wife, Betty; daughters, Pam (Jerry) Suther , Frankfort, KS, and Jill (Joseph) Harrison II, Wesley Chapel, FL; brother, E.J. (Sonny) Sisk, Manhattan, KS; grandchildren, Shane (Angie) Suther, Pembine, WI, Matt (Cherie) Suther, Lenexa, KS, Ashley (Craig) Schubert, Leesburg, VA, Tianta Harrison, Dallas TX, and Joseph (Michelle) Harrison III, South Orange, NJ; and 13 great-grandchildren. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him. A memorial fund has been established for the Frankfort United Methodist Church and the Frankfort Community Care Home. Contributions may be sent in care of Padden Funeral Chapel. Funeral video for Hank Sisk Graveside committal video for Hank Sisk To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of LeMoyne "Hank" Sisk, please visit our flower store.

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