Frank Pisacka


Frank Edward Pisacka was born June 22, 1940, in Hay Springs, Nebraska to Benny and Evelyn Pisacka. Frank passed away on August 10, 2023. A service will be held on Tuesday August 15, 2023, 10 AM at the Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Crawford.

He grew up on a ranch north of Hay Springs, where his lifelong love of horses and cattle began. After graduating from Hay Springs High School in 1958, he then continued his education at Chadron State College, graduating in 1962. While at Chadron State College, he was on one of the first rodeo teams that CSC had and also played football.

After graduating, he ranched in Buffalo Gap, South Dakota with his first wife to this union his daughter Bunny was born in 1962. In 1972 he moved to Crawford, Nebraska after purchasing Crawford Livestock Market. He truly enjoyed marketing cattle and sheep for the local ranchers and always felt that the “auction way was the best way.” During his ownership of the sale barn, he met his wife Linda Preszler and was married on July 22, 1976. To this union his son Cody was born in 1977. After selling the sale barn in 1981, he opened a welding and repair shop where he fixed anything from “bulldozers to ironing boards.” Never one to shy away from work, Frank did many things in his life from being a licensed pilot, loan officer for the PCA, Ironworker, heavy equipment operator, trucker, rancher and gardener. Later in life he became the treasurer of the Crawford Rural Fire Board for over 25 years.

He loved to laugh and was always ready to hear a new joke or tell one. To many he was a great friend and was always willing to help whether it be advice, labor or just simply to listen. To him, the greatest achievement of his life was the successes of his daughter Bunny and son Cody.

He is survived by his wife Linda of 47 years, daughter Bunny Pisacka and husband Roy Boldon, son Cody Pisacka and wife Aimee, grandchildren Breezy (Wyatt) Blome, Zane Boldon and Baxter Boldon and great-granddaughter Lenley Blome. He was preceded in death by his sister Lynn and parents Benny & Evelyn.

There will be visitation on Monday August 14th, 2023 , 5-7 pm. Service Tuesday in Crawford at the Bethlehem Lutheran Church at 10:00 am and Internment following services to Hay Springs Cemetary at 1:00 pm.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in his name to the Crawford Rural Fire Board or Bethlehem Lutheran Church.

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