Francis W. “Frank” Bemis
December 24, 1938 – February 14, 2020
Preceded in death by his parents, Frank W. and Agnes Fitzgerald Bemis. Survived by his wife, Connie: his beloved children: Dr. Frank W. Bemis (Barb), Kathleen Russell (Jim), Nancy Stanley (Matt), and Linda Lucas; six grandchildren: Casey, Kelly, Troy, and Rainey Bemis; Emma and Bridget Russell; brother, Jim Bemis (Joanne); five nephews and one niece; cousins; and wonderful friends.
Family will receive friends Monday, February 17th from 4pm to 7pm, at St. Leo the Great Catholic Church (1920 N. 102nd St.) followed by VIGIL SERVICE at 7pm. MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL: Tuesday, February 18th, 11am, St. Leo the Great Catholic Church.
Private Family Interment, Calvary Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials to Sienna Francis House or Holy Cross Catholic Church.
Frank was born on December 24, 1938 in New Rochelle, New York to Frank W. and Agnes Fitzgerald Bemis. He spent his early years in Larchmont, New York before moving to Omaha during elementary school. He attended Creighton Prep and graduated in the class of 1956. He received his bachelors degree from Creighton University and his graduate degree from UNL. Frank joined the family business, the Fitzgerald Insurance Co. (later Bemis Fitzgerald Insurance Co.), and this is when his real estate career began.
He became the Douglas County Assessor, a position he held for 24 years before retiring. After retiring from public service, he continued his career in real estate and insurance. Frank enjoyed golf, hunting, fishing, squash, tennis, and thoroughbred horse racing. He and his wife, Connie of 34 years, enjoyed being “snow birds” and wintered in Arizona and summered in Omaha. He was an active member of the South Omaha Optimist Club, The Omaha Club, and Holy Cross Catholic Church.