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Tod Wayne Frank, 65, of Billings, who had been owner of The Tap Inn, died of cancer on Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2012.
He was born in Great Falls to Clifford J. Frank and Ione Marie (Shamley) Frank on Sept. 22, 1946. He was raised in Belt and graduated from Belt Valley High School in 1964. He attended Eastern Montana College until he entered the Army in 1966 and served four years, including service in Germany.
Mr. Frank married Carolynn Bea Hoyer in July 1966. In 1970, they returned to Billings and he graduated from Eastern Montana College in 1973.
After graduation, he went to work for Procter & Gamble and later joined M&M/Mars, transferring to the San Francisco Bay Area in 1981.
In 1984, Mr. Frank joined Electro Painters Inc. as a West Coast manager and became a shareholder. Following a divorce, he returned to Montana in 1993 and purchased The Tap Inn.
He had served as president of the Yellowstone County Tavern Association and on the legislative committee of the Montana Tavern Association.
Survivors include daughters, Tawni Sullivan and Chaudel Baker; three grandchildren; Carolynn Hoyer Frank; a sister, Karen Murray; a brother, Patrick Frank; a stepsister, Sandy Jomini; and a stepbrother, Terry Caekaert.
A “Going Away Party” will be held from 1-3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 26, at the Shrine Auditorium, 1125 Broadwater Ave. Ashes will be spread in a private ceremony. Arrangements are by Cremation and Funeral Gallery.