Obit: Vázquez, Frank (1946 - 2009)
Contact: Dolores Mohr Kenyon
Surnames: Vázquez, Salorio, Thomas, Bjerke, Rueth, Attoe, Glaze, Trimberger
----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI.) October 14,2009
Vázquez, Frank (23 November 1946 - 8 October 2009)
Frank Vázquez, 62,m of Neillsville died Thursday, Oct. 8, 2009 at his home.
Frank Ramon Vázquez, the son of Frank Alfonso and Violeta (Salorio) Vázquez, was born Nov. 23, 1946, in Queens, NY. He attended Wheatley High School in Long Island, NY, earned a bachelor’s degree in political science from Ohio Wesleyan University and then went on to law school at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he earned his juris doctorate in 1971. After law school, Frank moved to Neillsville and joined Wayne Trimberger in private practice to form Trimberger and Vázquez Attorneys at Law.
Frank was united in marriage July 1, 1972, to Lorna Tae Thomas in Wisconsin Rapids. He stayed in private practice for 19 years. For many of those years he also served as the city of Loyal’s attorney and the Neillsville School Board’s attorney. From 1990 to the present, Frank was corporation counsel for Clark County.
Frank was a member of the Neillsville Rotary Club, a founding member of the Neillsville-Marshfield Chapter of the Ruffed Grouse Society and the president of the Neillsville Library Foundation. He served a term as president of The Young Lawyers Division of the Wisconsin State Bar Association and also served on the State Bar Professional Ethics Committee. Frank was renowned presenter and educator for the State of Wisconsin in the field of children and family law for over 20 years.
He attended the United Church of Christ in Neillsville and was a member of the Masonic Lodge, earning 32nd degree Mason status.
Frank is survived by his wife, Lorna; his son, Nathaniel (Maureen) Vázquez of London, England; and a future grandson due in February 2010.
Funeral services for Frank will be held Thursday, Oct. 15, 2009, at noon at the Gesche Funeral Home in Neillsville. Pastor Douglas Bjerke will officiate, and music will be provided by Jodi Rueth, organist and Wendell and Kathy Attoe and Dean and Carol Glaze, vocalists. Visitation will be Wednesday, Oct. 14, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Gesche Funeral Home with a 7:30 p.m. Masonic Lodge Service and Thursday, Oct. 15, from 11 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. at the funeral home. Interment will be in the Neillsville City Cemetery.
Condolences may be made at www.GescheGH.com.
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