Frank R. Podlipec

May 3, 1938 - January 27, 2017
Frank R. Podlipec

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Frank Robert Podlipec, 78, of Hendersonville passed away peacefully on Friday, January 27, 2017 after a long, valiant struggle with illness.

Frank was the son of the late Frank John and Vlasta Stehno Podlipec. A longtime resident of Wisconsin, he received his Business Degree from the University of Cincinnati.

Frank was employed by the Boy Scouts of America as Field Director for 33 years. He served as a Commissioner for Green Lake County, WI.

Frank had lived in Henderson County for the last seventeen years. He was a member of the Hendersonville Tennis Association, the Southern Lights Square Dancing Club and the Senior Friendships where he and Pat met many dear friends. Frank enjoyed playing golf and tennis, appreciating the camaraderie and friendly competition. He took great pride in his lawn and was well-known in his neighborhood for his landscaping.

Frank is survived by his loving wife of 55 years, Patricia Estes Podlipec; two sons, Mark Podlipec and his wife, Therese of Massachusetts and John Podlipec of Chapel Hill; grandchildren, Brooke and Nicole; and sister, Kathryn Gray of Kansas City.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 11454, Alexandria, VA 22312 or by clicking here.


Wednesday, February 1, 2017
2:00 PM

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  • January 30, 2017
    Bill and Jeanne Rupnick says:
    Frank will always be remembered by me and my wife. We enjoyed working in the scouting program in Oshkosh with him. Frank was always such a dedicated person and a big help with any questions or problems that arose. It's been many years since he was in Wisconsin, but we always appreciate and remember him.

  • February 05, 2017
    Tammy (Londowski) Goettl says:
    Pat and family. Sending my deepest sympathies to you and your entire family. Your former student from Berlin, Tammy (Londowski) Goettl

  • February 03, 2017
    Martha & Roger O'Quinn says:
    Pat and family, words cannot adequately describe our sorrow for your loss. You are both an inspiration to those who know you. Our prayers are for strength, comfort and peace in the coming days and that you will be comforted with warm memories.

  • February 01, 2017
    Bette Lee says:
    You have my sympathy, Pat. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  • February 01, 2017
    Betty and Glenn Musser says:
    Dear Pat and family, Betty and I were devastated to learn of Frank's passing. He was such and an interested and interesting man, and I enjoyed his company, always. His lose to you was a lose to all who met and loved him as we all did. And, he played golf better and me. Though that didn't take much. Please convey to the family that he well be one of those truly missed. Love, Betty and Glenn Musser