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Franklin Hyneman

September 15, 1929 — April 20, 2016

Franklin Keese Hyneman, 86, of Buhl, passed away April 20, 2016 at his home.

Frank was born in Orange, New Jersey to John Raymond and Mary Elizabeth Hyneman. He grew up in Chatham, New Jersey. He attended Buxton Country Day School through 8th grade. He graduated from Chatham High School in 1947. Frank was very active in hockey, soccer and scouts. He obtained the Eagle Scout Award.

One time Frank's high school soccer team played the Plebes at West Point. The experience was made very memorable when the Plebes hosted the Chatham soccer team to a very nice meal after the game. Frank graduated from Purdue University, Lafayette, Indiana (his father's alma mater) with a degree in Agriculture. One unforgettable memory at Purdue was when his soccer team played Notre Dame.

Franklin entered the U.S. Army in 1952. The Army trained Frank in Medical, Meat and Dairy Hygiene and Veterinary Food Inspection.

Frank married Betty Jo Calender and together they had two children, Susan and James. He married Carole Yovonne Andrews who had lost her husband in a sledding accident. Frank helped Carole raise her three children ages 2, 4 &6.

Frank moved from Indiana to Colorado Springs. In 2005, he married Jerin Halstead of Rosita, Co., a widow of his high school friend, Walt Halstead. They lived in Colorado Springs until January 2012 then they moved to Buhl, Idaho.

During his lifetime, Frank worked for Jensen Railroad Perishable Agency of New York; Assistant Manager at Purdue Extension of Horticulture Research Farm, Lafayette, Indiana; Assistant Farm Manager at Inland Trading Co., Marshall, Michigan; Manager of Valley Forge Orchard, King of Prussia, Pennsylvania; Manager of High Acres Orchard, Columbus, Indiana. He owned and operated Farm Management with a friend Dan Pieper, where he was a real estate broker and an auctioneer. He owned his own photography studio and lab. He worked as a security officer for Securitas at both Cummins Engine and Wells Fargo.

Frank's dad's, great-great grandfather, John Hyneman was one of the first to settle in SW Indiana in 1803. On his mother's side, Frank's great-great grandfather Franklin Keese Peck erected the first building in Camanche, Ia., after his father, George Peck laid out plat for the town and named it in honor of the Comanche Tribe.

Frank learned to fly after the death of his first wife. He and Dan owned a plane for their business. He loved to fly. Frank also loved to take his boat out on the water and he loved the sound of steam engine trains. He greatest love was Block Island, where he went every chance he could get. Frank was in awe of his world famous son and closely followed his career. He was very proud of his daughter's accomplishments in photo restoration.

We will all miss Frank and his teasing sense of humor!

Frank was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife, Betty Jo; sister, Cynthia Wetherholt and a grandchild, Danielle.

Frank is survived by his sister, Elizabeth (Joe) Silverman; wife, Jerin Hyneman; daughter, Susan (Cliff) Kotnik; son, James Franklin (Eileen) Hyneman, step-children, Felicia, Elizabeth, Douglas, Bret, Joy and Jay; nine grandchildren; one great-grandchild and several nieces and nephews.

A funeral service will be 11:00 a.m. Friday, April 29, 2016 at Farmer Funeral Chapel in Buhl. A viewing will be one hour prior to the funeral. A graveside service with military honors will be at 1:00 p.m., Saturday, April 30 at the Parkview Cemetery in New Plymouth, Idaho.

Note: Due to allergies, the family requests that those attending the funeral do not wear perfume or cologne.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be given to the First Presbyterian Church of Colorado Springs, Colorado.

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