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Frank died October 23, 2004, in Fresno, Calif. He was born January 12, 1917, in Buhler, KS, the son of a blacksmith. IN 1921 the family moved to Parlier, CA. After high school he earned his AA degree from Reedley College and was a member of the Mennonite Church. He was part of the CPS-103 jumpers during WWII and jumped out of Missoula. Frank was stationed at Big Prairie making 15 jumps during the 1944 season. Frank graduated from Fresno State University and later earned a Masters in Education from the University of Southern California. He worked 28 years in education serving as a teacher, principal and superintendent. Frank was active in Bible study groups and Jail Ministries. He traveled extensively around the world visiting missionaries.
Smokejumping; Smokejumpers -- United States; National Smokejumper Association; Wildfire fighters; Obituaries
National Smokejumper Association, "Smokejumper Obituary: Neufeld, Frank E. (Missoula 1944)" (2004). Smokejumper Obituaries. 1541.