Frank L. Askin, 81, of Miles City passed away July 3, 2013 at Holy Rosary Healthcare in Miles City.
Frank was born on August 7, 1931 in Ismay, MT to Robert and Helen (Fulton) Askin, fourth of eight children. He attended school in Ismay and graduated from high school there in 1949. He served in the Navy for four years and thereafter attended Rocky Mountain College in Billings, MT. Frank married Nancy Carlough on December 29, 1960 in Ramsey, NJ. Though divorced in August 1983, they remained business partners and friends until his death.
Frank spent his life working as a contractor and hunting guide in Wilson, WY, a rancher in Ismay, and an outfitter in Alberton, MT. He was very proud of his Screen Actor’s Guild membership in Hollywood, CA. While calling Tucson, AZ and Miles City, MT home, he was a wrangler, driver, and extra for Hollywood movies and television series.
Frank is survived by his children: Clay (Jill) Askin of Grand Blanc, MI, Linda (Monte) Reder of Miles City, MT and Jim Askin of Waconia, MN. He is survived by a brother Perry (Terry) Askin of Douglas, WY as well as seven grandchildren and 1 great granddaughter, and numerous nieces and nephews. He is also survived by special friend Marie Williamson.
Frank was preceded in death by his parents, brothers Robert, David, and Mark and sisters Helen Marie Askin, Birdie Johnston and Marjorie Griebel.
A memorial service for Frank L. Askin will be held on Saturday, July 6, 2013 at 11:00 AM at the First Presbyterian Church in Miles City. A luncheon will follow at the Eagles Lodge at 12:30 pm. Condolences for the family may be left at www.stevensonandsons.com. Stevenson and Sons Funeral Home in Miles City have been entrusted with arrangements. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Range Riders Museum in Miles City in his name.