Frank Hobrath, 79, passed away September 22, 2021.  The son of Jakob and Eva Hobrath, Frank was born in Velimirovac, Croatia (formerly Yugoslavia), and moved to the US as a teenager.  He then served in the US Army, 101st Airborne Division.  Frank was a machinist for Cleveland Twist Drill for 37 years, and was an active member of Bethel Christian Church.

Frank is survived by the love of his life, his wife, Heidi (nee Maltzahn); daughters, Tina Vukovic (Paul), Lisa Conley (Nick) and Suzette Marunowski (Scott); dearest siblings, Adam Hobrath, Henry Hobrath and Ernestine Ziefle; and eight precious grandchildren, Greta, Anika, Elena, Olivia, Ethan, Eva, Ezra and Ella.

Frank had a deep love for his God and his family. He touched the lives of many people with his gentle smile and words of encouragement. We are comforted in knowing that we will see him again by the power of the resurrection of Jesus Christ.

Private family graveside services will be held October 1st. Friends and family can join us with a Celebration of Life service at Bethel Christian Church 12901 W Pleasant Valley Rd, Parma, OH 44130 beginning at 12:30 pm October 1st

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to New Life Foundation (John 3:16 Children’s Home) 1002 Winter Lake Dr. Fenton, MO 63026.  On Memo Line write: Frank Hobrath Memorial.

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  1. Frank was a good friend and brother in Christ. We both served on the board at Bethei Christian Church during a time of transition there. It will not be the same to see the empty pew. We will miss him terribly, but he is no longer in pain. No words can console the family, but the Holy Spirit can do more than we ever can.RSIP my friend.

  2. Frankie will always be in our memory as one of the best men we’ve known. We have fond memories of the many Sunday meals we had the pleasure of enjoying at the Hobrath home. Heidi, my heart hurts for you. I know you are clinging to The Lord. Tina, Lisa & Susie, my heart goes out to you all. Your dad was a wonderful man. His love for his family is something I will remember about him. Love and blessings old friends.

  3. Dear Heidi and Family,

    we are deeply saddened by the news that our dear friend Frankie has passed away so early in his life. He will be missed and we will keep the memories of him in our hearts. We have so many good and happy memories of him and your family, and we have always considered you our family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you throughout this difficult time. May God bless you and comfort you. Love, Horst and Hildegard Krueger and the whole Krueger Family

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