GRAND ISLAND — Frank Rodriguez Jr., 59, of Grand Island died Friday, Sept. 6, 2019, at CHI Health St. Francis in Grand Island.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Bethel Temple Assembly of God Church in Gibbon with the Rev. Don Rodriguez officiating. Burial will be at Shelton Cemetery.

Visitation will be one hour before services at the church.

O’Brien Straatmann Redinger Funeral and Cremation Services is in charge of arrangements.


Frank Rodriguez Jr. was born March 27, 1960, in Grand Island to Frank and Barbara (Goodwin) Rodriguez. He was raised in Shelton and was a graduate of Shelton High School.

Frank moved to Grand Island where he worked for Delicious Foods for 20 years. He later worked for Mid-Plains before opening Frank’s Boxing Gym in 2004. Frank loved training everyone from the serious boxer to the troubled youth. His efforts were felt throughout the community as he changed the lives of many for the better.

Left to cherish his memory are his son, Frank Rodriguez III and his wife, Julia Diaz De Leon, of Grand Island; daughter, Annie Rodriguez and her husband, Victor Garcia, of Grand Island; parents, Frank and Barbara Rodriguez of Shelton; seven grandchildren; stepsister, Brenda Rodriguez of Kearney; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.

Frank was preceded in death by his grandparents.

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