Joseph Thomas Frame

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Joseph Thomas Frame, 75, of Cloverdale, passed away Saturday, Aug. 31, 2013 at Mill Pond Health Campus in Greencastle with his family at his side.

Joseph was born on June 15, 1938 in Indianapolis to Joseph and Velma Frame.

He served as a recovery specialist in the U.S. Army from 1956 to 1959.

On June 11, 1960 he married the love of his life, Patricia Ann Speitel, at Holy Cross Church in Indianapolis. Together they relocated to Ivanwald in Reelsville, where they raised their six children.

Joseph worked as a mechanic for Standard Oil, Parker GMC and later began his own business, J&D Service in Indianapolis. He was an avid member of the Indianapolis Optimist Club.

He retired following a stroke in 1991 and became quite the hobbyist. Joseph enjoyed model airplanes, trains, fishing and woodworking.

Joseph was preceded in death by his wife, Patricia Ann Frame, his parents and brother Jim Frame.

He is survived by his brothers, Jack Frame, Bradenton, Fla., and Harold Frame, New Washington, Ind.; sons David Frame and wife Sue of Greenwood, Charles Frame and wife Tina of Reelsville, John Frame and fiancée Alyssa Brauer of Cloverdale and Steven Frame and wife Brenda of Cloverdale; daughters Kathryn Frame and fiancé Tracy Higginbotham of Greencastle, Carla Smith and husband, Pete of Brazil; 13 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

The family would like to take the time to thank all the staff of Mill Pond Health Campus and Horizon Hospice Care for the heartfelt care that they provided for both Joseph and his family through this transition in life and to Pastor Alan Barber of Peace Lutheran Church for his guidance in Joseph's spiritual journey.

Cremation has been chosen and family will be having a private celebration of life at a later date.

In lieu of flowers the family has asked that donations be made to Peace Lutheran Church, 1421 S. Bloomington St., Greencastle, IN 46135

Arrangements entrusted to Bell Mortuary and Crematory, Royster-Askin-Sandrock Chapel. Online condolences can be made to