Frankie Yankovic

America's Polka King
Birth Name:
Frank John Yankovic
Birth Date:
July 28, 1915
Birth Place:
Davis, West Virginia
Death Date:
October 14, 1998
Place of Death:
4853 Bostonian Loop, New Port Richey, Florida
Cause of Death:
Heart failure
Cemetery Name:
Calvary Cemetery
Claim to Fame:
At his peak, Yankovic traveled around the world and performed 325 shows a year and sold 30 million records during his lifetime thus earning the title "America's Polka King". In 1969 he became a charter member of the Polka Hall of Fame and in 1986 received the first ever Grammy award for a polka album.

Cemetery Information:

Final Resting Place:

Calvary Cemetery

10000 Miles Road

Cleveland, Ohio, 44105


North America


Grave Location:

Section 114, Lot 507, Grave 9

Grave Location Description

Look for the large monument in the center of the section

Grave Location GPS

41.4379012, -81.60594863

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