Frank Tomandl, of Lincoln (formerly of Seward), was born on January 25, 1934 to Frank and Dorothy (Brennan) Tomandl. He attended District 11 country school, west of Seward, until 1946 when the family moved to Waverly, Nebraska. He graduated from St. Patrick’s School in Havelock and then attended Waverly High School until 1949 when the Tomandl family moved to Cedar Rapids, Nebraska. He graduated from Cedar Rapids High School in 1951. After graduating from high school, he worked for the pipeline construction company that built the natural gas pipeline from Grand Island to Norfolk. He then worked at Behlens in Columbus and Habco in Platte Center. In 1956 he joined the United States Navy and spent 20 years as an aircraft electrician at Naval bases in Kansas, Texas, Florida, Maryland, New Jersey and Rhode Island. He also served at Naval bases in Rota, Spain, Naples Italy and Antarctica. He served on the aircraft carrier U.S.S. Midway in Japan, Philippines and Vietnam. He also served on the U.S. Salisbury Sound in Vietnam. Frank participated in Operation Deep Freeze in Antarctica with Air Development Squadron Six to provide logistical support to scientists of the U.S. Antarctica Research Program. He took part in squadron missions of photo mapping the continent. After retiring from the Navy in 1976, he lived in various places in Texas including Corpus Christi, Kingsville, Austin, Dallas, Temple and Waco. In 1979 he graduated from the University of Texas in Austin with a degree in Business Administration. In 1989 he returned to Lincoln, Nebraska. Frank passed away on November 13, 2022 in Lincoln, Nebraska at the age of 88 years, 9 months and 19 days. He is survived by his brother, Tom Tomandl of Lincoln, Nebraska; sisters, Colette Magwire of Lincoln, Nebraska, Kathy Tomandl of Orting, Washington and Dorothy McIntyre of Lincoln, Nebraska; five nieces, two nephews, great nieces and great nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Frank and Dorothy Tomandl; brother, Randal P. Tomandl; sister, Carol Carroll.
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MEMORIALS IN CARE OF TOMANDL FAMILY.