Frank X Gloeggler Jr. passed away peacefully on Sunday, July 2, 2023. He chose to have a simple death at his home with his best friend Liea and his beloved pets, a golden retriever, Goose and a cat, Mir at his side.

Frank was a dedicated Certified Public Accountant with an office in Fortuna and an office in Garberville. He loved life and his clients. He worked until his death in July. He was born September 5, 1943, in Palo Alto to parents Frank and Rose Gloeggler. He graduated from Mountain View High School, served in the United States Air Force, and graduated from San Jose State College.

During Frank’s lifetime he was surrounded by three families besides his birth family: former belated wife, Audrey and her daughter, Carolyn Albee, as well as her two daughters; former wife, Connie Goucher with three children and a grandson, Ryan, that he was very fond of and helped raise; best friend, Liea and her five children, 22 grandchildren and one great grandson. He is survived by two sisters: Barbara Hooper (Jim) and Margie Chaffin (Bill), niece: Mary, and nephews: Alan, Joe, and John.

Frank spent his lifetime helping others in whatever way he could best serve them. He loved children, cars, animals, nature and food. He once said, “I fix things; that is what I do.” He was a true gentleman to the day he passed.

Wednesday, August 16th, a funeral Mass will be held at 3 p.m. at St. Joseph Church located at 810 14th Street, Fortuna, CA 95540. Military Honors and a reception will be held after Mass at Goble’s Fortuna Mortuary at 560 12th Street, Fortuna, CA 95540. Please come and share memories, food…lots of food, and laughter, as Frank would have wanted us all to do.

There will be a slideshow and an opportunity to share feelings. For those of you who are not able to attend, there will be a live feed for the service available on Facebook.

Thank you all for your kindness and love. To his past employees, specifically Connie B. in Garberville, he was so proud of the excellent work that you all did as a team. Thank you all very much for helping us through this time. I pray you all know just how much you all meant to this gentleman. I think we all agree that he was a spectacular man with a huge heart and a strong laugh. Everyone he met he treated with respect. Frank lived by his word and tried to make the most of every moment he had.


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