The Meigs County Sheriff’s Office is saddened to announce the passing of former Sheriff Howard E. Frank. Mr. Frank began his career in public service by serving in the United States Army prior to being elected the Mayor of Racine in 1952. After serving one term as mayor Frank was appointed to the position of Deputy Sheriff where he served for eight years under Sheriff Robert Hartenbach.
In 1962 Frank was appointed to the position of Meigs County Treasurer where he served for fourteen years, and then he served two terms as Meigs County Auditor. After his time as Auditor Mr. Frank became the common pleas court bailiff and then was elected to the position of Meigs County Sheriff in 1984 where he served one term until 1989.
In 1991 after a brief retirement from politics Howard was again appointed to the position of Meigs County Treasurer where he served until his official retirement in January of 2009. In total Howard Frank served Meigs County for over 50 years.
Funeral services will be held on January 29, 2015 at 11:00am at the Anderson McDaniel Funeral Home in Pomeroy. Burial will follow at School Lot Cemetery where military honors will be presented by the American Legion. Visiting hours will be on Wednesday from 4:00pm to 6:00pm at Anderson McDaniel Funeral Home.
The Meigs County Sheriff’s Office will have the flag at half-staff and wearing mourning bands in honor of Howard Frank until after the burial on January 30th