Mission Hills, Kansas - Lloyd Herbert Frank, 93, died May 28, 2022 at home, with family at his bedside. Christian faith guided him, and patriotism defined him.
Born November 1, 1928, in the swelling days between Herbert Hoover's nomination in Kansas City and his landslide election, Lloyd knew only a few months of the triumphal twenties. His childhood, while blessed by loving family, was marked deeply by the Great Depression and World War Two. At Bancroft School and among the neighborhood youth of Sunny Slope, Lloyd made lasting friends. Gillham Park was the front yard, and Troost Avenue was the backbone.
During the War, he discovered Linwood Presbyterian Church and legendary preacher David Cowie. His older brother, Jim, who preceded Lloyd at Westport High, showed the way forward.
After graduating WHS in 1945, Lloyd earned his professional degree at KU in 1950. Lloyd then served in the US Army at Aberdeen Proving Ground.
After discharge in 1953, Lloyd worked at Bendix, Burns & McDonnell, and for Donald R. Hollis. He started his own firm in 1961, continuing his practice in Westport until final retirement in 2018. Lloyd H. Frank & Associates designed countless buildings in the Midwest. His approach to work reflected his self-determination: Lloyd did things methodically and thoroughly. His plans for a subterranean transit system for Kansas City, which generated interest in the 2000s, was a legacy of his engineering.
Lloyd was married to Patricia Anne Carr from 1958 until 1976. She predeceased him. Three sons survive: David (Vicky), San Diego; Thomas (Wendy), Bethesda, Maryland; and Nathan (Krystian), Palm Beach. Four grandchildren also survive Lloyd, as does his sister, Doris Metzger, of Dallas.
A memorial service will take place Friday, June 3, 2:15 p.m. at Village Presbyterian Church, 6641 Mission Road. Burial will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery, where Lloyd's Brother Jim and Mother Vivian rest in peace. In lieu of flowers, please consider the City Union Mission.Service Information:
A memorial service will take place Friday, June 3, 2:15 p.m. at Village Presbyterian Church, 6641 Mission Road. Burial will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery, where Lloyd’s Brother Jim and Mother Vivian rest in peace. In lieu of flowers, please consider the City Union Mission.