May 5, 1916 - May 5, 2015


Mass of Christian Burial will be on Saturday, May 9, 2015 at 10:00 AM at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church for Monica B. (Prow) Frank, who passed away on Tuesday, May 5, 2015 at the St. Cloud Hospital. Reverend Thomas Knoblach will officiate. Burial will be in Assumption Cemetery.

Family and friends may call from 4:00-8:00 PM on Friday, May 8, 2015 at the Daniel Funeral Home in St. Cloud, and after 9:00 AM on Saturday at the Church. Arrangements are with Daniel Funeral Home, St. Cloud, MN.

Monica was born on May 5, 1916 in the township of Holdingford, MN to Rochus and Meri (Ostio) Symanietz. She married Bernard J. Prow in 1939 in St. Anna, MN. Together, they owned and operated Prows Grocery and The Wagon Wheel Supper Club in Waite Park, Prow’s U-Like-M Resort in Osakis, and the Prow Motel in Rochester, MN, prior to his death in 1955. In 1961, Monica married Christ Frank of Elmdale, MN. They owned and operated the Friendly Liquor Store in downtown St. Cloud.

She was a member of the Christian Mothers, Daughters of Isabella, Knights of Columbus Council #5548 Auxillary, the Waite Park American Legion Post 428 Auxillary and the Legion of Mary.

Monica is survived by her children, Richard (Lois) Prow, of Prescott, AZ, Judy (Delbert) Christen, of Richmond, MN, Bernadine Prow, of St. Cloud, MN; daughter-in-law Barbara Prow, of Hastings, MN; step-children, Ramona (Frank) Boisvert, of Ham Lake, MN, Urban (Dorothy) Frank, of Sartell, MN, Rita (Dean) Nelson, of Coon Rapids, MN, Marcel (Betty) Frank, of Becker, MN and Linda Kunkel, of Sartell, MN; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren, and other nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

She is preceded in death by her first husband Bernard in 1955, and her second husband Christ 1969; children, Joanne Calabrese and Ronald Prow; and 13 brothers and sisters.

A special thanks to the staff of Cherrywood Advanced Living, Dr. Sharon Ruggiero, and Benet Place South.