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Wednesday, October 6, 2021

Obituary - Arthur "Frank" Franklin Gorsage

Arthur “Frank” Franklin Gorsage, 68, Freeman, MO, passed away Monday, October 4, 2021 at Cass Regional Medical Center in Harrisonville, MO. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Monday, October 11, 2021 at the Atkinson Funeral Home in Harrisonville with visitation from 10:00 a.m. -11:00 a.m. Burial to follow in Freeman Cemetery, Freeman, MO.

Frank was born October 27, 1952 to Calvin and Josephine (Fangrow) Gorsage. He graduated from Freeman High School. Frank worked primarily as a mechanic for Ford Tractor and then Starlight Trailers, but really was a jack of all trades, capable of fixing almost anything. He married Mary Ann Sollis on June 2, 1990 in Archie, Missouri. Frank loved the lake, whether that was sitting outside by the fire, listening to old country music with his cup of coffee or out on the water fishing or kayaking, the lake was a place he made memories with his family. Family was one of his greatest joys as he loved playing horseshoes with his children and spending time with his grandchildren. You could find him tinkering around the house working on things at any given time as he was not the type to sit still. He was a member of the Freeman Baptist Church. Frank will be dearly missed by all those who knew him.

Frank was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters: Evelyn Green and Emma Chamness. He is survived by his wife 31 years, Mary Ann; two sons: Josh (Janee) Gorsage and Brandon (Heather) Gorsage; two daughters: Rebecca (Dale) McGaughey and Jennifer (Matt) Thompson; 11 grandchildren: Aaron, Bailee, Cooper, Destinee, Xavier, Alicia, Damion, Kora, Karson, Tallen, and Kalie; three brothers: Calvin (Dee) Gorsage, Ron (Betty Jo) Gorsage, and Dan (Brenda) Gorsage; two sisters: Arlene (James) Welch and Carol (Don) Davidson; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.