Franklin (Frank) George Breen, 81

Franklin (Frank) George Breen, 81, of Montgomery, died on Thursday, Aug. 15, 2019, at Augustana Lakeside Community Home in Dassel. Visitation was held on Friday, August 23, 10 a.m. to 12 noon with funeral service following at 12 noon, all at Schoenbauer Funeral Home in Montgomery. Interment will be at a later date.

Frank was born on May 2, 1938, in Armour, SD to George W. and Ella J. (Herron) Breen. He graduated from Armour High School and also Southern State College in Springfield, SD. Frank was united in marriage to Jackie Lineback on August 19, 1961, in SD.

He taught in Stickney, SD, Brewster, MN, and Montgomery-Lonsdale High School where he taught social studies, and was a football and track coach for 34 years. During the summers he worked at Green Giant in Montgomery.

After retiring from teaching he drove school bus for Benjamin Bus in Montgomery.

Frank enjoyed many successful years of coaching football, basketball, baseball, and track and field. He also enjoyed “coaching” the Vikings from the couch.

During the spring and summer months, Frank raised tomatoes and fed his wild birds. Frank collected baseball caps, loved to fish and hunt. He also enjoyed going to his grandchildren’s activities with his wife, Jackie.

Frank is survived by his children, Terri (Frank) Orzolek of Darwin, MN, and Gary Breen of Fairbanks, Alaska; grandchildren, Mark Orzolek, Steven Orzolek, and Greer Breen; great-grandson, Ryder Struck; siblings, Robert Breen of Wagner, SD, Jane Weinreis of Doland, SD, Sharon Dietz of Easky, SC, and John (Ruth) Breen of Baltic, SD; special family friend, Mark (Robin) Kotek of Shakopee; many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

Frank is preceded in death by his wife, Jackie Breen on June 21, 2015; his parents; siblings, Nellie Morse, Vera Stransky, Patrick Breen, George Breen, Mary Ann Perman, and Mike Breen.

Arrangements are with the Schoenbauer Funeral Home in Montgomery. 507-357-6116.


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