Frank George Degg, Jr.April 24, 1929 ~ June 19, 2017 (age 88)
Frank George Degg Jr., age 88 passed away on Monday, June 19, 2017 surrounded by his loving family. Frank was a United States veteran of the Korean War. He humbly and proudly served his country for seven years in the 76th Signal Battalion. Due to his heroism and brave service, in 2011 he was awarded an honor flight by the United States government in Washington D.C. to see his adored National Capitol and Korean War monuments and meet members of Congress. He was the only child born to Florence Marie and Frank G. Degg Sr. He was raised in
Toledo, Ohio by his mother and stepfather Claude Johnson until their passing. He attended Woodward High School until he joined the United States Army in 1946. Many years later, he and many of his fellow war heroes were honored with a special high school diploma. He was a lifelong member of The Knights of Columbus, VFW Post 9445 and a Past Commander of The American Legion Post 110, where he made longtime comrades, of whom he was very fond In 1963, his daughter Florence and son Frank started marching in The Marilynettes. That is where his unprecedented love for Drum & Bugle Corps began and continued on until his very last breath. He adored it so much that he became a member of Maumee Demons where he marched for several years. If Frank wasn’t marching, he was spending many hours, days, even weeks standing on football stadium sidelines watching his favorite corps practicing and competing. Starting in 1979 he attended his very first DCA Drum & Bugle Corps competition in Hershey, PA and from then on he traveled the country for his loved corps. If he wasn’t physically able to be there,
he was watching videos or listening to recorded tapes. He and Dorean had been residents of Point Place since 1959 where they built their first home on 325th Street and began their family. In 1984 they built their second home on 145th Street so they could wake up every morning and see the view of Lake Erie over the hill. Their lives were forever enriched by many friends and neighbors over the years. They had been devoted parishioners of St. John’s Catholic Church for 59 years. They attended church with their children every Sunday without fail. Because of their unwavering faith in Jesus Christ they even sent their children to St. John’s Catholic School. Frank’s attention to detail throughout his life was legendary, from the straight grass lines and edges, to his daily journaling of the time of day he may have written a check, to washing his bride’s car in the garage during the dead of winter just so she always had a nice clean car to drive. Frank has had so many joys in his life, many some people only dream of: his wife Dorean of 64 years, his beautiful daughter and wonderful sons, grandchildren
and great-grandchildren, friends, neighbors and comrades, music, reading (loved his newspaper), golfing, fishing, and of course sunshine (he loved his tan). Frank is survived by his beautiful bride, Dorean; beloved dog, Pepper; his four children, Florence Hoyt (Ricky), Frank (Cindy), Earl (Lori) and Todd (Naoma). He also leaves behind seven grandchildren, Holly Edwards (Marty), Josiah (Latoya), Serena Day (Daniel), Derek, Adam (Katrina), Lindsey Slinker (Cody), Ashley (Austin). He was also so fortunate to have 10 greatgrandchildren. Visitation to be held Friday at Wisniewski Funeral Home, 2426 Reynolds Road from 2-8 p.m. Funeral Gathering at Wisniewski Funeral Home on Saturday, June 24th at 10 a.m., followed by Procession to St. John’s Catholic Church for funeral Mass, 21 gun salute and Tapps. Celebration of his life luncheon immediately following Mass on St. John’s Catholic Church campus.