Dr. Paul A. Frandsen December 6, 1930 - July 20, 2020
Dr. Paul A. Frandsen, 89, of Longwood, Florida, passed away peacefully on July 20, 2020. Paul Alber Frandsen, son of William Charles and Almina (Jacobson) Frandsen of Roland, Iowa, was born on December 6, 1930. He was the third of four children who included older sister, Zona Gael, older brother, Jack, and younger brother, Wallace.
He met Charlotte Twedt, daughter of Hiram and Gertie (Arneson) Twedt, during his and Char’s senior year at Roland High School. After graduation in 1949, Paul attended Iowa University (University of Iowa), while Char worked in Ames. A year later, Char joined him in Iowa City, enrolling at Iowa University.
Paul and Char were married on June 10th, 1951, at Bergen Lutheran Church in Roland. Paul completed his undergraduate degree at Iowa, and Char worked in the OB Department at the university. Upon Paul’s graduation from the University of Iowa Dental School in 1956, the couple moved to San Diego, where he practiced dentistry and served as an officer in the Navy.
When his two-year Navy commitment was complete, they relocated to Iowa Falls, Iowa, where Paul opened a dental practice. He and Char raised their five children there. After residing in Iowa Falls for 30 years, they moved to Florida in 1986, where they enjoyed retirement and spending time with their family.
Paul’s passions included his family, dentistry, outdoor activities, watchmaking, entertaining friends and family at their home, the Iowa Hawkeyes, and traveling.
Paul was a member of Sanlando Methodist Church in Longwood, Florida. He was a Christian, a proud father, grandfather, and great grandfather.
He is survived by his five children, son Dr. Dana Frandsen (Susan), daughter Paula Snell (Peter), daughter Patricia Neubauer (Kirk), son Bill Frandsen (Tracy), and daughter Jill Ward (Lee) and 15 grandchildren, Jacob (Jennifer), Kristine (John), Justin (Ashley), Dane, Trevor (Kristen), Ellie (Bobby), Paul, Jenna (Scott), William (Holly), Evan (Andrea), Daniel, Jennifer (David), Owen, Natalie, and Andy (Charleigh) and 15 great grandchildren. Paul was preceded in death by his wife, Char, and grandson, Bobby Ward.
Memorials may be directed to the Care Support Group in memory of Paul Frandsen, in care of Sanlando Methodist Church, 1890 W SR 434. Longwood, FL 32750.