Frank H Hilsabeck Jr.

September 25, 1944 - August 1, 2022

Frank H Hilsabeck Jr., 77, of Frisco, TX, passed away on Monday, August 1, 2022. He passed away in Frisco, TX due to complications from Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP). Frank was born in Holdrege, NE to Frank Sr and Joann Hilsabeck, September 25, 1944. He was the oldest of 3 siblings and grew up in Holdrege with brothers Richard and Tom. Frank was a multi-sport athlete in high school and attended the University of Nebraska on a golf scholarship.

Frank and Sandra Hilsabeck (Johnson) were married on August 10, 1965 and had 3 children together, daughter Tracey Lentfer (Independence, MO) and sons Chris Hilsabeck (McKinney, TX) and Spencer Hilsabeck (Lincoln, NE).

In September of 1996 Frank married Elizabeth Livingston of Tampa, FL, adding two daughters, Jessica (Dallas, TX) and Whitney (Frisco, TX), to the family.

Frank began in the mailroom at the Lincoln Telephone and Telegraph Co. after graduating from UN-L, moving thru the ranks and eventually becoming CEO.  Frank was an active participant in the Lincoln community engaging with business groups, multiple charities, and other philanthropic organizations throughout Nebraska.  A lifelong passion, Frank enjoyed hunting with his brothers, friends and family, usually with one of the many hunting dogs he owned.  Frank was also passionate about golf, and was very involved with golf in Nebraska, competing in many state tournaments and events. A highlight for him was winning the 1977 Lincoln city golf championship over many younger top golfers of the day. Frank was also a founding member of the Sand Hills Golf Club in Mullen, NE.

Frank was an active father and grandfather through his later years, attending many birthdays, graduations, soccer games, dance recitals, football games and golf outings.  He was blessed with 11 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren.  Allison Lentfer Prettyman (Wes) was the first, followed by Ryan Uphoff, Hale Hilsabeck, Alex Lentfer, Jackson Hilsabeck, Celia Hilsabeck, Isabelle Lentfer, Sidney Hilsabeck, Cameron Bean, Evan Bean and Bennett Bean.  Allison blessed Frank with great grandboys Colton and Weston Prettyman.

In addition to wife Elizabeth, Frank is survived by daughters Tracey (Mike Lentfer), Jessica and Whitney (Clint Bean) and sons Chris (Angela) and Spencer (Angie), brothers Richard (Diane) and Tom (Becky) and his multiple grandchildren.  He was preceded in passing by his parents Frank Sr and Joann.

In lieu of flowers, please send any memorial donations to CurePSP (www.psp.org), Mourning Hope (www.mourninghope.org) or Nebraska Golf Foundation for Youth on Course (6618 South 118th Street, Omaha, NE 68137…www.nebraskajuniorgolf.com).

A Celebration cocktail party will be held on Saturday, October 15th from 3 – 5 p.m. at the Country Club of Lincoln, 3200 S 24th St.



Celebration Cocktail


Country Club of Lincoln

3200 S 24th St., Lincoln, NE

Share a Memory or Condolence

September 26, 2022

Spence I am very sorry for you and your family’s loss. May you find comfort in the wonderful memories of your Dad. I will keep you and your family in my prayers.

– Deb – Kelly’s Carpet
August 7, 2022

Worked on many civic projects with Frank to improve the community. He will be missed.

– Alan Hersch
August 7, 2022

Will always remember Frank from the golfing days at Holmes Golf Course in the late 70’s. Frank, Rich, John, Duane to name a few enjoyed time on the links and the 19th hole. Keep on making birdies Frank! Condolences to the entire Hilsabeck Family. God Bless.

– Randy Carlson
August 6, 2022

Frank was a wonderful person, and am so thankful that he helped me getting my phone service set up. He will be deeply missed by all who knew him.

– Karen Kammann
August 5, 2022

Having the opportunity to play golf with Frank and Spencer at the extraordinary Sandhills golf course was truly special. I will always remember that trip and Franks generous hospitality. Keep it in the fairway Frank! We’ll miss you

– Doug “W” Wassung

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