September 12, 1948 - October 28, 2022

Son of Ivan and Norma (Jons) Frahm

MHS 1966

1966 MHS graduates: Larry Dale Ahrendsen, Steve Atkins, Karen Marie Bald, Gwenda Lou Borkowski, Diane Dammann, Nicholas Nile Dappen, Dennis C. Dau, Eileen Dentlinger, Larry L. Farrell, Douglas H. Fischer, Robert Allen Frahm, LaDonna Mae Grimm, Sharon Lea Grimm (valedictorian), Virgil Merlin Hass, Sharon Catherine Irlmeier, Marilyn Ann Jansen, Mark LaRue Joens, Gary W. Jones, Joyce Elaine Karsten, Douglas Gene Kusel, Luana Jean Lamp, Sandra LeAnn Mathisen, Steven E. McCollum, Vicki McGrath, Charles Martin Mohns, Janice Kay Mundt, Phillip Warren Musfeldt, Lloyd Paul Nepple, Robert Nissen, Gary E. Odendahl, Dennis Dean Ohde, Kathy Olsen, Charles F. Ramsey, Donna Sue Ramsey, David Lee Rauch, Steven M. Ruhde, Sueann Schrum, Linda Lou Spack, Edward W. Stangl (salutatorian), Robert J. Stangl, Cheryl Vinke, Vickie Wanninger, James E. Wegner

1966 former students: Teri Apicelli, Linda Betts, Joyce Determan, Shirley Espenhover, Kathleen Fischer, Leslie Frahm, Linda Galvin, Frank Golwitzer, Mary Ann Golwitzer, David Hass, Jerry Hilsabeck, Larry Hilsabeck, Donna Hinz, Robert Holdsworth, Jr., Dennis Janning, Ivan Joens, Jr., Janice Knueven, Norman Luckow, David Maasen, Dale McDonald, Marvin Mersman, Jolene Plahn, Duane Riesselman, Karen Segebart, Robert Shafer, Diana Snyder, Charlene Steckelberg, Georgia Steffes, Jimmie Tauber, Mark Thetford, David Turner, Dennis Vaudt, Verna Vehrs, Jeffrey Wegner, Richard Weifenbach, Sherry Weifenbach, Cathleen Weiss

Robert Frahm, age 74, of Bondurant, and formerly of Manning, passed away peacefully while visiting Saylorville Lake on Friday, October 28, 2022. A graveside service will be held on Saturday, November 5, 2022, at 10:30 a.m. at the Manning Cemetery in Manning. Officiated by Lori Shannon, Pastor, United Methodist Church of Manning. Recorded music "Stand By Me" by Ben E. King.
Ohde Funeral Home in Manning is in charge of arrangements.

Robert A. Frahm, son of Ivan and Norma (Jons) Frahm, was born September 12, 1948, on a farm near Manning, Iowa. The youngest of five children, he grew up in Manning and graduated from Manning High School with the class of 1966. Robert was drafted into the U.S. Army and served in Vietnam. Upon receiving his honorable discharge, he settled in the Des Moines area. Robert worked as a foreman and inspector for pipeline companies, and regularly traveled out of state for work.

He loved horses, eagles, and all animals, the outdoors, gardening, photography, throwing darts, working on vehicles, and smoking meats which he would share with his family. He and Tom enjoyed watching Iowa Hawkeye football and basketball and Chicago Cubs baseball. Robert was a proud father and was excited to be a grandpa and enjoyed rocking his grandson Jack.

During retirement, Robert's regular morning routine was to visit the Saylorville Lake spillway near Johnston where he would fish, walk and enjoy nature. On Friday, October 28, 2022, Robert passed away peacefully during his morning routine at Saylorville Lake. He was 74 years, 1 month, and 16 days of age.

Robert is survived by a son Tom Frahm and wife Becky of Waukee; a grandson Jack Frahm of Waukee; a brother Ken Frahm and wife Rosemary of Templeton; a sister Eileen Monson and husband Gary of Audubon; and by nieces, nephews and other loved ones. He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers Dennis and Merlin Frahm.

1958 Hayes No. 7
Back: Robert Brus, Mrs. Helen Adamson, Judy Schroeder, Georgia Brus, Diane Rowedder, Marsha Friedrichsen
Middle: Donna Ramsey, Joan Ranniger, Carol Ranniger, Janet Ranniger, Dennis Ohde, Robert Frahm
Front: Joyce Ranniger, Patsy Rowedder, Bill Ranniger, Darrell Ohde, Charles Mohns

Page 88 of the Manning Schools history book

Dennis Ohde, Robert Frahm, Charles Mohns, Donna Ramsey
These four students started in Kindergarten together at Hayes No. 7 and graduated from MHS in 1966.

Riding bikes to school

Joan Ranniger, Russell Ranniger, Georgia Brus, Joyce Ranniger, Bob Brus, Janet Ranniger, Donna Ramsey

1935 Ruby Jahn, Wayne Ranniger, Dorothy Frahm, Blanche Murchland (teacher)

School picnic

Left to Right: Anna (Mrs. Gus Ohde), Stella Jahn, Ada Frahm, Dora Frahm, Mrs. Murchland, Blanche Murchland (teacher), Emma Frahm, Elsie Schroeder, Clara Schroeder, Laura Kruse, Christine Ranniger, Mrs. Bill Schrum, Etta Ossenkop, Hilda (Mrs. Ed) Weller, Ella Rowedder

Henry Frahm farm
Aerial photos from Frank Ehrichs' collection - Dave Kusel's great-uncle

Ivan Frahm farm

Kenneth Frahm - former member of the MHS class of 1957

Dennis Frahm MHS 1961

Eileen Frahm MHS 1961

1961 Freshman & Sophomore FFA

Merlin Frahm MHS 1963
Third: Lyle Zinke, Jim Hansen, LeRoy Joens, Pat Knueven, Fred Gruhn, Mr. Luther Thompson, Sponsor
Second: Jerry Hockett, Duane Karsten, Raymond Hagedorn, Kenny Zubrod, Roger Schroeder, Ron Nissen
Front: Ken Spies, Russell Stribe, Paul Vogl, Calvin Stammer, Don Mathisen, Merlin Frahm, Duane Rohe

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