Frank E. Mehner

Frank E. Mehner

August 01, 1921 - October 06, 2015

Frank E. Mehner

August 01, 1921 - October 06, 2015


Frank Erhard Mehner
August 1, 1921 to October 6, 2015

Frank Mehner passed away on October 6, 2015 in Lake Forest, California. He was residing with his wife and soulmate of 65 years, Louise. Frank had recently celebrated his 94th birthday.

Frank was born in Dresden, Germany to Karl Erhard Mehner and Hermine Kruse. His family immigrated to the United States when he was still very young and settled in Salt Lake City, Utah. There he attended grade school, junior high school and high school (WAS HE CLASS PRESIDENT?). As he grew into a young man, he not only became popular with the ladies but also became a world class tennis player. He went to compete at Wimbledon in 1946 and was known as “legs” in many circles for his top-notch gams. He was later inducted into the Utah Tennis Hall of Fame. He attended college at the University of Utah and West Point, and earned his master’s in civil engineering at the University of California, Berkeley, although his wife deserves partial credit because she typed up his thesis for him. He went on to a career in the Army with the Corp of Engineers, retiring as a Lieutenant Colonel in 1966. He then moved to Southern California to work in the private sector as an engineer.

He married Eva Louise Bellon on April 14, 1950 in Reno, Nevada. He knew from the moment he met her she was the one, and called her “sugar” for the duration of their marriage.

He enjoyed his family, reading, sports, politics and the stock market. He was especially adept at relating to people of all ages with his encouraging, loving and ever positive approach to life. He was also known for his generosity, sense of humor and determination. His creed was Duty, God and Country. He was not happy a Democrat was president at the time of his passing.

He is survived by his wife Louise, daughters Dolly Wilson(Dexter), Linda Bauer, son Drew(Kathleen), son Glenn(Tiffany), twenty grandchildren and 22 great grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his parents, five siblings and daughter in law Barbara “Barbie” Mehner.

A private family service will be held on Monday October 12th. Interment will be at El Toro Memorial Park.

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