Date of Death
April 22, 2014
Place of Death
Beaver Island, Michigan
The family will receive friends from 2:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. on Sunday, April 27th 2014 at the Hohner Funeral Home. Funeral Services will be held 11:00 a.m. on Monday, April 28th at the Hohner Funeral Home with Pastor Brian Lutz officiating.
Interment will be held in Mendon Cemetery with Military Honors under the auspices of the American Legion Hice-Shutes Post #170.
Frank R. Olney M.D., age 77, passed away suddenly on Tuesday, April 22, 2014 at his home on Beaver Island. He was born December 4, 1936 to Dr. Francis and Mildred (Cornell) Olney, in Detriot, MI. He was raised in Grosse Pointe and spent summers in Leonidas with his beloved Uncle Harold. Dr. Harold Olney mentored his nephew and helped shape one of the most kind, genuine,and unique gentleman ever known.
Frank followed in the tradition of his family and became a physician. He graduated Wayne State University Medical School in 1961. He was an intern and resident at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, and ultimately started a private practice in Centreville, MI. “Doc” Olney practiced medicine for forty years.
Dr. Olney was united in marriage to Christine M. Nagel on June 2, 1962. Just as their new life together was beginning and his practice was opening, he was drafted into the US Army. Their first child, Andrea Elon was born in 1965, while stationed in Nebraska. Captain Olney served in Vietnam. He was proud of his service to his country, often marching in the Memorial Day parade in his dress blues.
Frank and Cris created a home and raised a family on Lake Templene. The Olney’s household was always filled with kids and all were welcomed at the Olney house.
Frank was preceded in death by his beloved daughter Andrea on June 12, 1985 and his wife Cris on Nov. 10, 1997.
He leaves to cherish his loving memory, his son, Francis “Frank” Olney, of Three Rivers; daughters, Megan (Terry) Walsh, of Schoolcraft, Beth (Paeder) McGrane, of Dublin, Ireland, and Jillian Olney, of Chicago, IL.; Grandchildren, Mary Catherine, Vincent, and Margaret Morris.
Memorials may be donated to the AMVETS Post 46 of Beaver Island or the American Heart Association. Envelopes available at Hohner Funeral Home in care of arrangements.