Debra K. Frank

Glennie, Michigan
September 30, 1961 - June 14, 2018


Monday, June 18, 2018 from 4 to 8 PM at the Buresh Funeral Home
Tuesday, June 19, 2018 from 10 to 11 AM at St. Pius X Catholic Church

Service Location

St. Pius X Catholic Church


Tuesday, June 19, 2018 at 11:00 AM

Obituary Notice

Debra Kay Frank, age 56, of Glennie, passed away on Thursday, June 14, 2018, at her home. She was born on September 30, 1961 in Dearborn, MI to James & Dorothy (Smith) Katona. She resided in Lincoln Park and moved to the Glennie area in August of 1979. She worked for Alcona County EMS for nearly 20 years before retiring. During that time she attended Alpena Community College to pursue a degree in Nursing. She worked as an RN at Tawas St. Joseph Hospital until her health forced her to retire in 2016. Deb enjoyed working on her small hobby farm, raising farm animals and horses. She enjoyed spending time with her family and friends, gardening, music and even some gambling. Deb’s true love was always her grandsons, Joseph and Carson. She had a passion regarding animals and worked tirelessly against animal abuse and cruelty.

Debra is survived by her daughter, Amanda (Paul) Burgess of Brown City; grandsons; Joseph & Carson Burgess; fiancé, Steve Fall of Glennie; brothers, Andrew (Maureen) Katona of Glennie, John (Judy) Katona of Negaunee; sister, Lori (Jim) Snyder of Glennie; many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Kenneth Frank.

Visitation will take place on Monday, June 18, 2018 from 4 to 8 P.M. at the Buresh Funeral Home in Hale and from 10-11 A.M. at the church prior to the mass. A funeral mass will be celebrated at 11:00 A.M. on Tuesday, June 19, 2018 at St. Pius X Catholic Church in Hale with the Rev. Fr. Tyler Bischoff officiating. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Alcona Humane Society. Online condolences may be made to the family at


Memorials may be made to the Alcona Humane Scoiety


Dear Amanda and family, our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family! It saddens our hearts on hearing of your mom's passing. She was a special person and one of the best nurse! It is horrible that you must go through the loss of another loss of your parent! I can relate to your losses, both my parents passed away at the age of 53 many years ago. Their are no words to express how your feeling. She will always be forever in your hearts, with the happy memories you have made! Nobody can take that away! She is in the arms of Jesus Christ, with no more suffering and pain! May you find comfort in knowing this, sweetheart! She is so proud of you and how you were there when she needed you the most! Tom had many memories of working on the ambulance in Glennie. I had the pleasure of seeing her at Tawas when we both worked there! She always was smiling where ever we seen her! God Bless and may he give you peace and comfort in the days ahead!
— Tom & Mary Bell
Dear Amanda, Paul, Joe & Carson, Holding you close in my thoughts and prayers as you are grieving the loss of your Mom and Grandma Deb. May God's love surround you each moment of your day and may you feel His presence and perfect peace. Sincerely Joan Mittlestat
— Joan Mittlestat
We miss you so much Mom, please watch over us all and help us to get through this without you.
— Amanda Burgess
Amanda, I'm sorry for your loss. It is hard to lose someone close to you. Have comfort in knowing your mom is no longer in pain and suffering. My heart goes out to you and your family as well as my prayers. 💙💙
— Wendy Horn
My lifetime friend, I will miss our letters,our talks and our visits. Miles never kept our friendship and care for each other apart. My ltitle half pint, I love you and will miss you so much.💕. Fly high with the angels my friend until one day we meet again.
— Yvonne Brown
To Lori and the Katona and Frank families,
I am so very sorry for your loss. I remember Debbie well for the brief time I spent with your family a few years ago and it truly saddens me to read of her untimely passing. My heart, thoughts and prayers are with you all.
— Lisa Dault

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