Frank Pengal Obituary, Death – Frank Christopher Pengal, 37, of Esko, Minnesota, and formerly of Hibbing, Minnesota, left our world far too soon when he abruptly disappeared while on his annual deer hunting trip. On December 20, 1984, Frank Pengal was born in Hibbing to parents Frank and Carol (Roehl) Pengal. Frank, who was up on the Iron Range, earned an honors diploma from Hibbing High School in 2003. He completed his schooling at Hibbing Community College after receiving his Bachelor of Science in Bioproducts and Biosystems Engineering from the University of Minnesota. While they were both students in the Twin Cities, Frank and Katie Pease first met.
The two later married, bought a house, and moved to Esko with their pets. Frank worked as a utilities process engineer for Sappi at the Cloquet Mill. He enjoyed his work and was passionate about what he did. Frank liked picking up new techniques and boosting output at home and at work. Frank devoted himself to his research since he enjoyed everything related to engineering, science, and nature. Frank was a truly remarkable and brilliant person. Frank was a serious lawn care professional who enjoyed building raised garden beds with lots of space for raspberries.
Frank loved many kinds of flowers, trees, and plants, but his favorite was his collection of Venus fly traps. Frank adored being outside and going hunting. Because of his ability to remain cool under pressure, he never missed a shot. Frank was proud of earning his Eagle Scout rank and cherished being outside. Additionally, he desired to be ready. Frank and Katie enjoyed their annual canoe trips through the BWCA, and they also enjoyed spending a lot of weekends at Frank’s parents’ cabin outside of Ely, Minnesota.
Frank enjoyed hanging out with Katie and doing things like playing games, listening to music, walking their dogs, and drinking good beer. Whether it was in the car with Katie, at the deer camp, or at karaoke, he liked to sing. Frank was unconventional and fashion-forward, and he didn’t give a damn what other people thought about him. Frank was a sweet person who loved and cared for his family and friends in his own special ways. Frank will be sorely missed by many people.
Frank is also survived by his partner, Katie Pease, and their two dogs, Max and Andi, in addition to his cherished parents, Frank and Carol Pengal, sister Christina Pengal, and a number of cherished aunts, uncles, cousins, and close friends. On Friday, November 18, 2022, at 11:00 AM, the Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church in Hibbing will host a Mass of Christian Burial for Frank. Father Daniel Weiske will perform the ceremony. An hour before the service, at 10:00 AM, visitation will begin.