Francis C. “Frank” Oglesby

Francis C. “Frank” Oglesby, age 78, of Dubuque, Iowa, completed his earthly journey on March 5, 2021, at home, surrounded by his loving family.  To honor  Frank’s life, a private family service is being held.  The Tri-State Cremation Center is humbly serving Frank’s family.


Frank was born on July 3, 1942, in Dubuque, Iowa, a son to Clarence and Catherine (Huber) Oglesby.  Frank spent his entire life, other than a few years in England where he honorably served his country with the U.S. Air Force, right here in God’s country, joyfully surrounded by family and friends the entire time.  He made countless friends along the way while working at Caradco, Sullivan’s, the Dubuque Pack, and most recently at the Q Casino.  In his free-time, Frank always enjoying sitting around the card table whenever possible, but his real passion was found in his amazing fish tanks at home.  Always in search of the next rare addition to his collection, while also paying meticulous attention to the display, set-up, and care of the fish as they floated peacefully behind the glass.  Only the Packer’s on tv could pull his gazing eyes away from the serenity he found in them.  Frank was also well known for his quick wit and contagious sense of humor which will thankfully continue to bring smiles to the faces of all who were blessed to be within his inner circle as the memories of moments gone by will gradually resurface over time.  His positive outlook on life also made Frank a rare breed.  The challenges daily life can bring were never a struggle to be feared, but rather an opportunity to embrace the bigger picture and understand that temporary is ultimately the state of everything we see here.  We will miss Frank more than he could ever imagine, but also find some peace in knowing that his health issues are now behind him.  Thank you, Frank, for always being a force for good in the lives of all who knew and loved you and may the Lord keep you safe in His loving arms until we meet again.    


Those left behind to cherish the memory of Frank include,


his children,

Mark Oglesby, Dubuque, Iowa,

and Teresa (Doug) Dunigan, Kevil, Kentucky;


his grandchildren,

Lakyn Dunigan and Jesse Dunigan, both of Kevil, Kentucky;


his great-granddaughter,

Aulora Grace Dunigan;


his siblings,

Harold (Ann) Oglesby,

Darlene Oglesby,

Mary Oglesby,

Margaret Oglesby,

Patricia Lathem,

and Bobby Oglesby, all of Dubuque, Iowa;


his sister-in-law,

Carol Oglesby, Dubuque, Iowa;


along with numerous extended family, friends, and neighbors.


Frank was preceded in death by his parents; and his siblings, Gordon Oglesby, Marilyn Thomas, William “Bill” Oglesby, Larry (Shirley) Oglesby, John Oglesby, and Richard Oglesby.


Frank’s family would like to thank the nurses and staff at Hospice of Dubuque for all of their professional and compassionate care of Frank, and his family.


Online condolences may be shared with Frank’s family at


To honor  Frank’s life, a private family service is being held.

2 comments on “Francis C. “Frank” Oglesby
  1. Mike Spautz says:

    I am deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Frank. I worked at the Pack with Frank for many years, we had so much fun working together. Frank was a walking joke book, he could tell hilarious jokes all night long. I always called him ‘BIG DADDY’! I will always cherish the time I got to spend with Frank, he was one of a kind and a great friend. RIP Frank, I will never forget you !

  2. Mark J Mcdonald says:

    Oglesby family:I worked with Frank for years at the Q casino..he always a smile and joke to share.

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