Frank J. Jisa, Jr.

RICHLAND, WA— Frank Joseph Jisa, Jr. (AKA “Speedy”), 75, of Richland, WA, and formerly of Coal City, passed away after a brief but very aggressive illness Monday, Dec. 23, 2019, surrounded by his family at Kaldec Hospital.
Frank was born in Joliet on Feb. 11, 1944, and lived his first 33 years in Coal City and surrounding cities in Illinois. During his early years, Frank found his love for baseball and went so far as to play for the Pittsburgh Pirates farm team. It was in Illinois that he met his first wife, Janet, and had four children. Frank proudly served in the United States Army, where he was stationed in Aschaffenburg, Germany.
Frank started his post-secondary education at Saint Joseph's College in Rensselaer, IN. This is where his love for Notre Dame began. Later, he attended Central Washington University and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in 1989. A life-long learner, Frank pursued many other professional certifications, such as Certified Public Accountant, Certified Management Accountant, Certified in Financial Management, Certified Fraud Examiner, and Forensic Certified Public Accountant. Frank used these many accomplishments for a career in accounting.
Through his work as an accountant, he was transferred to Luling, LA, for a short period of time. This led Frank and his family to Richland, WA in 1978, where he met his second wife, Charlene. Frank and Charlene moved to California in 2000. They bought their dream home and lived the California dreamin' life. After Charlene passed in 2011, Frank moved back to Richland to be with his children.
Frank was living his dream, continuing to work from home which allowed him to use his sharp mind all the way to the very end of his life. He loved his work and the co-workers that worked closely with him. He was passionate about his faith, Excel spreadsheets, a healthy eating regimen, the Beach Boys, watching movies with his family, and reminiscing about the “glory days”.
Surviving are his children: Christine (Ed), Julie, Kenny, and Joe (Marta); grandchildren: Jennifer, Megan, Brennon, Kayla, Shayna (Jacob), Alyssa, Mackenzie, Parker, and Berkley; and nieces: Mary and Marsha.
Preceding him in death were his parents, Ella and Frank Sr.; his sister, Nancy; and his nephew, Michael.
Funeral services were held Friday, Dec. 27 in Richland.
Thoughts and memories may be expressed on his online guestbook at
Einan’s Funeral Home at Sunset in Richland was in charge of arrangements.