Kurt Frank


Kurt Frank, 43, passed away Monday, April 1st, 2024.

A private family service will be held Friday, April 5th.

Kurt was born May 28th, 1980, in Bismarck, ND. He was raised and educated in Beulah and graduated from Beulah High School in 1998. Following high school, he attended college at NDSCS in Wahpeton. After earning his degree in diesel mechanics, Kurt then moved to Bismarck.

On June 5, 2004, he married his high school sweetheart, Katie. In 2007, they welcomed their first child, Emma. Following Emma, two more children; Devin and Teegan joined to complete the family.

Kurt worked for Falkirk Mine for 16 years. When he wasn’t working, he enjoyed fishing, camping, cooking on his smoker (ribs were a favorite!), and most of all, spending time with his family.

Kurt leaves behind his loving wife and three beautiful children. His parents Mary Kay (Roger) Gazur, Jim (Arlene) Frank; brother Brian Frank and sister-in-law Kelly Ellwein; Nephews Aiden Frank and Carson Ellwein; father-in-law Duane Ellwein; as well as aunts, uncles and cousins.

Kurt was preceded in death by his grandparents, several aunts and uncles, and his mother-in-law, Jeri Ellwein.

A special thank you to his medical team at Sanford for the wonderful care Kurt received.

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Condolences to the entire frank family. Kurt and I started at falkirk the same day. I’ll miss seeing and visiting with him there. Usually discussing some cooking tips or telling me how much his kids liked the smoked cheese he made. He will be greatly missed

Thoughts and Prayers to the Frank family. It was a pleasure getting to know Kurt throughout the years. His sense of humor and willingness speak up for what was right will be greatly missed. I will miss our conversations we had at work.

Kurt will be missed by all of us at Falkirk, He was a kind guy Who always had a minute to tell a story.
You will be missed….

Thoughts and prayers to the family. Kurt was a great man and he will truly be missed. He
always took time out of his day to say hi and see how things were going, which usually ended up being a pretty in depth fishing conversation! He was also very good at his job, he could sling those giant tires around so dang smooth with the tire truck it was unreal!

Rest easy buddy!

My Condolences to Kurt’s family. I worked with him at Falkirk and he was such a great guy to be around. He was taken off this earth way to young but maybe the man upstairs needed some Hunting and BBQ tips. Rest in peace friend.

Our thoughts and prayers to the entire family. Kurt was a great guy, I enjoyed working with him. I would look forward to visiting with him, he always kept me up to date on the latest. He will be missed.

Prayers to everyone, Kurt always wanted to come to work his dedication is something very rare, some would find any way they could not to come to work while Kurt with life handing him obstacles always made the effort. I remember his excitement talking about his deep sea fishing trip and how he was so glad he went! He will be missed and gone way too soon, sometimes we think we are having bad days until we see people actually having them. Rest easy buddy

Thoughts and prayers to all family.. Kurt was a great guy to everyone he met. He will be missed by all