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Frank Howsmon, V, Jackson Middle School custodian, has passed away

Frank Howsmon, V, a longtime custodian at Jackson Middle School, has passed away.

A funeral service and visitation will be held Tuesday, Oct. 19 at New Hope Church located at 4225 Gettysburg Ave. N. in New Hope. Visitation will be held from 10:30-11:30 a.m. with the funeral service to follow at 11:30 a.m.

Frank was a beloved member of the school communities at Jackson Middle School and Anoka High School.

“Frank always took time to ask staff how they and their families were doing,” said Tom Hagerty, principal at Jackson Middle School. “He took great pride in his work and absolutely loved Anoka-Hennepin, in particular the staff at Anoka High School and Jackson Middle School. He was a proud papa, and a loving husband. We most definitely lost a good man.”