CPT Curtis William Frandsen was a potential VHPA member who died after his tour in Vietnam on 08/17/2008 at the age of 64.1
South Pasadena, CA
Date of Birth 07/11/1944
Served in the U.S. Navy
Served in Vietnam with HA(L)-3 DET 2 in 69-70
Call sign in Vietnam SEADEVIL
This information was provided by Dan Arnes, SSN search 090108

More detail on this person: ATTLEBORO - Curtis William Frandsen, 64, of County Street, Attleboro, died unexpectedly on Sunday, Aug. 17, 2008 while doing what he loved and cherished doing, scuba diving for lobster off the coast of Gloucester. He was the life partner of Kathleen (Barrett) Jost with whom he resided and lovingly shared 16 years.

Born in St. Paul, Minn. On July 11, 1944, he was the only son of Muriel (Kulenkamp) Frandsen of Roseville, Minn. And the late Charles W. Frandsen. He was raised and educated in Minnesota where he received his BSEE from the University of Minnesota and was later awarded his MBS from Bryant College in Smithfield, R.I.

He served for more than 20 years in the U.S. military, having been a naval aviator in the U.S. Navy and earning the rank of lieutenant during the Vietnam era. He also served in the U.S. Army Reserves and retired as a captain from the U.S. Uniformed Services.

Mr. Frandsen was most recently employed as the materials manager for Franklin Fixtures in West Wareham where he worked from 2001 to 2007. Over the years he was employed by numerous companies including: Corpay Solutions in Norwood; Design Contempo Inc. in Lisbon, N.H.; Spirol International Corporation in Danielson, Conn.; Wagner Brake/Cooper Industries in Brighton and the Polaroid Corporation and Codex Corporation.

He was a resident of the City of Attleboro for the past 12 years, having previously resided in Plainville, Franklin and throughout the United States and the world, including Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, during his tenure with the U.S. military. Mr. Frandsen was a member of the Franklin Federated Church where he served his church community as a member of the church choir.

He was a member of M.O.A.A. of Fall River and was a frequent volunteer at the Plainville Senior Center where he assisted as a data entry specialist and librarian.

His love for music was not only demonstrated in church, but he enjoyed playing the piano and was a member of the Cumberland-Lincoln Community Chorus.

An ardent scuba diver, he dove for many years throughout the world and this summer had participated in the most dives of any season, including a dive off the Isle of Shoals in Rye, N.H. only weeks ago where he experienced the joy of swimming amongst a pod of leopard seals. He later stated that this was one of his life's most memorable experiences.

His most passionate pastime was the time spent in the water in search of lobster.

He took great pride in his flower and vegetable gardens, probably from his experiences during his youth on his uncle's farm in Minnesota.

In addition to his life partner and mother, he leaves two daughters: Christy Lynn Parsons and her husband Timothy Parsons, of Bel Air, Md. And Kari Marie Frandsen of Annapolis, Md.; two stepchildren: Rhonda Lynn McCormack of Plainville and Aaron Von Jost of Davenport, Fla.; six grandchildren: Joshua T. Parsons and Benjamin W. Parsons, both of Bel Air, Md., Michael J. McCormack Jr. and Jessica R. McCormack, both of Plainville, and Samuel Von Jost and Madeline M. Jost, both of Davenport, Fla., and numerous extended family members and friends. Visitation has been respectfully omitted.

Relatives and friends are cordially invited to attend a Celebration of His Life and Memorial Service on Saturday, Sept. 27 at 11 a.m. at the Franklin Federated Church, 171 Main St., Franklin.

Following church services, an invitation will be extended to join the family for a time of continued fellowship and refreshments at the church.

Burial with full military honors will be held at Sunset Memorial Park, St. Anthony, Minn. At a later date.

In lieu of flowers and in recognition of Mr. Frandsen's love for music, memorial donations may be made to the Cumberland-Lincoln Community Chorus, Attn. Treasurer, 55 Woodland Street, Lincoln, RI 02865.

To send the family an expression of sympathy, please visit a register book at

Arrangements under the direction of the Dyer-Lake Funeral Home, 161 Commonwealth Ave., Attleboro Falls, North Attleboro. 508-695-0200.

From: Dan Arnes

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