Frank Minsch was born on March 7, 1900 in Pierz, Minnesota and was from German decent on his father’s side and his mother was from Minnesota. Frank never did marry and was a custodian at a school in Pierz.
His fish are readily identifiable with burned designs that encircle the decoy with metal tails and with burned mouth and eyes.
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Reference: Decoy Magazine, Issue May/June 2003, Page 16-17, Article Titled “Minnesota fish decoy makers – Carl Satree, Lawrence Lunka and Frank Minsch” by Donald J. Petersen.