Frank Tilden Louk- beloved son, brother, husband, father, father-in-law, grandfather, great grandfather and friend passed away on Saturday morning, March 18, 2023. Frank was born on May 1, 1933 in Waverly, KS. He was the middle child of Frank and Golda Bye Louk’s three sons.
Frank grew up in Mission, KS, where he attended Hickory Grove School and Shawnee Mission High School, class of 1951. He graduated from the University of Kansas in 1955 and was a member of Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity, where he served as president. He married Carole Evelyn
Logan in 1954 and they spent most of their 63 years of marriage in Johnson County, KS. After raising their family of three daughters, Frank and Carole retired to the Phoenix, AZ area where they lived for 15 years. They returned to live in Prairie Village, KS in 2008 to be near family.
Frank’s early business career included Dun and Bradstreet, Western Auto, and Midland International Corporation. In 1974, he started Tilden Corporation. He served on the Board of Directors of the former Mercantile Bank of Kansas City.
Frank enjoyed many varied friendships, interests and hobbies in his life and he pursued each of them with great passion- reading, travel, fishing, hiking, genealogy, golf, coin collecting, woodcarving, sculpting, and most recently painting. Although he traveled worldwide, it was his opinion that the United States was the most beautiful country and the Grand Canyon was his
favorite spot in the world for its grandeur and vivid, changing colors. Frank was an avid golfer and past member of Leawood South Country Club, Shadow Glen Golf Club, Rio Verde Country Club and Pinnacle Peak Golf Club. He was past president of the Kansas City Seniors Golf Association, a member of the Old Mission Masonic Lodge, past president of the Greeters of Abdallah Shrine, past president of the Central States Shrine Greeters, a juried member of the Sonoran Art League in Phoenix, AZ, and former member of Shawnee United Presbyterian Church, Grace Covenant Presbyterian Church, and Pinnacle Peak Presbyterian Church in
He is preceded in death by his parents; his older brother, Gail Louk; and his wife, Carole. He is survived by his younger brother, Peter Louk (Marilyn) of Springfield, MO; his 3 daughters, Debora Campbell (John), Sheila Sanders (Mike), and Stephanie Barnow (Kent), all of the Kansas City area; 10 grandchildren, Megan Campbell Van Emon (Nate), Andrew Campbell
(Maggie), Brian Sanders (Sara), David Sanders, Madeline Sanders Brownlee (Jeff), Meredith Sanders, Grant Barnow, Paige Barnow, Scott Barnow (Katie), Brett Barnow; and 7 great grandchildren.
The family thanks the Claridge Court residents and staff for their friendship, support and care for the Louk family. The family will celebrate Frank’s life privately on his 90th birthday- May 1, 2023.