Frank Lee Mayo

Frank Lee Mayo, 90, of Hawkeye, died Monday, May 23, 2016, at his home in Hawkeye.

Private Family Services will be held at Becker-Milnes Funeral Chapel in Hawkeye. Interment will follow at Oak Lawn Cemetery, rural Hawkeye with military rites. Becker-Milnes Funeral Home in Hawkeye is assisting the family. In Lieu of flowers or memorials, friends may simply send condolences to the family.

Frank Lee, son of Archie and Velma (West) Mayo, was born March 27, 1926, at the family home near Alpha. He graduated from the Alpha Consolidated School in 1944. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II in the European theater under General George S. Patton. He was a recipient of the Purple Heart.

He married Marlene Uttecht, on December 30, 1949, at the Hawkeye Methodist Church. They farmed together for fifty-two years, retiring in 2005 in Hawkeye. He was a member of the Alpha American Legion for sixty-nine years.

In addition to his wife Marlene of Hawkeye, he is survived by one son, Tom (Deb) Mayo of Hawkeye; two grandchildren, Christopher (Kristin) Mayo and Heather (Rocky) Dowd; five great-grandchildren, Landon, Liam, and Lincoln Dowd, and Madison and Alexis Mayo; and a sister, Marjorie Warnke of Maynard.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Robert Mayo; and a sister, Phyllis Mayo who died in infancy.


Jane Copp Dietrich on May 29, 2016 at 5:56 PM said:

Marlene and Family - so sorry to hear about Lee's death. Please know that you will all be in my thoughts and prayers. May you find peace with the memories you all share together.
Don &B Mary Treloar on May 27, 2016 at 5:34 PM said:

Extending our sympathy.
Daryl & Mary on May 27, 2016 at 10:51 AM said:

Sorry to hear of Lee`s passing. we both thought a lot of Lee and considered him a great friend.
Mike Tessmer on May 27, 2016 at 10:09 AM said:

I am sorry to hear of Lee's passing, I always enjoyed seeing him, in all the years of contact I never knew hehad a purple heart! what a great humble man,
Marcille Kent & family on May 25, 2016 at 2:29 PM said:

Lee was such a great neighbor and friend to my parents. Thoughts and prayers to his family at this time. May the memories you shared help you through this difficult time.
Cindy Koehler on May 25, 2016 at 11:58 AM said:

I am sorry to hear about Lee. He was a wonderful friend and there for our family when my parents died. God Bless you
Rev. Johnny Ray Tucker on May 25, 2016 at 10:29 AM said:

I only got to know Lee late in life, but what he taught me through his devotion to the land and life itself taught me a lot. He will be missed, but I know in my heart that he is with the King.
Bob Eldridge on May 24, 2016 at 4:02 PM said:

Condolences to the family. Le was a veteran , a good man & a friend.

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