Frank Falkenstein, 70, life-long resident of Sturgis and vicinity, died Sunday morning [March 21] at his home 103 South Orange Street. He had been in poor health for the past five years.
Mr. Falkenstein was born in Sturgis Township, March 14, 1866, a son of John and Mary [Kielkopf] Falkenstein. He was married in April 1902  to Mrs. Ida Waterstraut Lampe in Sturgis. Mr. Falkenstein engaged as a farmer in Sturgis Township until 1816 when he moved to Sturgis where he was employed for 15 years at the C. A. Miller Company factory. Five years ago he retied because of poor health.
Surviving are the widow; one son, Floyd Falkenstein of Sturgis; four stepdaughters, Mrs. Etta Troup of South Bend, Mrs. Minnie Wharton of Elkhart, Mrs. Carrie Bowman of Bronson and Mrs. Helen Friend of Sturgis; two sisters, Mrs. Sophia Aeby of Howe and Mrs. Mary Newman, Sturgis; one brother, William Falkenstein of Sturgis Township; and 13 grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock at the home, with the Rev. H. M. Laws of the St. John’s Episcopal Church officiating. The Fogleson Funeral Home will be in charge of arrangements. Burial will be in Oakland [Cemetery].
The Sturgis Daily Journal, March 23, 1936
Contributed by: Shelli Steedman