Deacon Frank was born {Francis Michael Dunn} on February 27, 1933, and is the youngest of 5 children, raised on a family farm in Keswick, Iowa, in a very Catholic family. He married Maryann Peiffer on August 18, 1956. They have 6 children. Frank and Maryann lived in Denver, Colorado for 10 years and then moved the entire family to the Dubuque area in the Spring of 1967. Deacon Frank was involved in Cursillo and the beginning of CEW weekends at that time.

Frank was a Bank Executive for 25 + years, at various Iowa banks, and specialized in the re-opening of closed banks in the farm Crisis period. Frank was a bank manager in Western Iowa from 1986 to 1998 and was very involved in Catholic activities and training for the Diaconate. Frank was Ordained in the Archdiocese of Sioux City in May of 1992 at the Cathedral. Frank assisted at the Immaculate Conception Church in Graettinger, Iowa until September of 1998, when he and wife Maryann moved back to Dubuque and joined St. Columbkille Parish as a Deacon. As of 2014, all six of Frank & Maryann’s children are married, and they have 15 Grandchildren, and 5 Great Grandchildren. Frank is continuing as Deacon to assist Fr. Gabriel Anderson as Pastor.

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