Francis Leo “Frank” Hengen

Francis Leo “Frank” Hengen

October 10, 1941 – November 2, 2019

On Saturday, November 2, 2019, Frank, loving husband and father of three children, passed away at the age of 78.

Frank grew up in Omaha, NE and graduated from Cathedral High School.  He followed in his father’s footsteps, and became a licensed journeyman electrician with IBEW Local #22.  After his four years of apprenticeship school, he served in the Army during the Vietnam conflict. Upon returning to the states, he met his wife, Eilene.  They recently celebrated their 49th wedding anniversary.  In his spare time, Frank enjoyed spending time with his family, riding his motorcycle, and working on cars.   He was known for making short stories long, his love of God and family, and his caring and generous heart.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Leo W. and Marcella A. Hengen and sister, Marjorie Cook (Bobby). He is survived by his wife Eilene K.; children, Janet K. (Hengen) Burgeson (Paul), Carl F. Hengen, and Stacy M. Hengen; grand-daughters, Anna, Ellie, Lauren and Allison; brother, George T. Hengen (Mary Kay); nieces and nephew.

FAMILY RECEIVES FRIENDS: Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019: 10:00-11:00 am, with 11:00 am MASS of CHRISTIAN BURIAL all at Mary Our Queen Catholic Church. Interment: Calvary Cemetery Tuesday 1:30 pm, with Military Honors. Memorials to the American Cancer Society.


  • Joan Duggan Posted November 3, 2019 7:08 pm

    So sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  • Chauncey and Janeen Park Posted November 4, 2019 11:24 am

    We are sorry to hear about your Father. We will keep you iin our thoughts and prayers.

  • Bonita Haynes Posted November 4, 2019 6:40 pm

    Eilene sorry for your loss. My condolences to you and your family.

  • Jim Findley Posted November 8, 2019 9:22 am

    Eileen and family-I was so sorry to hear about Frank. I am out-of-town and just now heard this news. Sally and I send our sincere condolences. Take care Eileen.

  • Dale Krismanth Posted January 14, 2020 2:26 pm

    I’m sorry for your loss. I knew Frank from the ARMY back in the 1960s.. We both went to Ft. Monmouth Signal School in New Jersey at the same time and also ended up serving at Camp Zama, Japan together in 1967. After the Service he came to visit me in Ohio and I later visited him in Nebraska about 1970. I remember going for a ride on his Harley Sportster and it was quite a thrill as Frank liked to ride in the “fast lane”, that’s for sure. We didn’t keep in touch after that but I will always remember Frank fondly as a friendly, colorful guy who loved motorcycles and to tell stories. God Bless… RIP.

  • JoAnne (Tanga) Lopez Posted April 30, 2020 4:41 pm

    Dear Aunt Eileen-So sorry to hear about Uncle Frank (though I never got the opportunity to meet him). I don’t know if you had heard, but Mom (Anita) passed Sept. 8, 2011. If I have cousins, I wouldn’t mind meeting them. As well as Mom, Aunt Deloras has passed. I’m not certain of the date, but it was after my mom. If you would like to open a line of communications, I gave my email address to this site and it should be posted. Thinking of you, your niece, JoAnne

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