Frank W. Zurvalec

Essexville, Michigan


Frank passed away Saturday, November 19, 2011 at Bay Regional Medical Center with his family by his side, age 84.  He was born January 14, 1927 in Mount Forest Township to the late John and Mary (Knapp) Zurvalec.  Frank married Mildred C. Brandt; she survives him.  He served his country along with his five brothers during WWII as a medic with the US Navy.  Frank was a Licensed Master Plumber and served for many years as Plumbing and Mechanical Inspector for Portsmouth and Merritt Townships as well as the City of Essexville.  He retired in 1988 as a maintenance pipefitter for Bay City Chevrolet.

     Surviving besides his loving wife of 52 years, Mildred, are his four children: Frank (Jil) Zurvalec Jr., Stephen Zurvalec, Sharon (Kevin) Kram, and Joseph (Maureen) Zurvalec, eight grandchildren: Danielle, Abby, Kelly, and Maggie Zurvalec, Kristopher and Kyle Kram, Brody and Evan Zurvalec, one sister, Helen Brown, two brothers: Benjamin (Julia) and George (Ruth) Zurvalec, three sister in-laws: Lois, Dolores, and Toyoko Zurvalec, one brother in-law, Henry (Kathy) Brandt, and many nieces, nephews and cousins.  Frank was predeceased by two sisters: Bernice (Joe) Franckiewicz, Nancy (Jim) Blessing, five brothers: John, Stanley, Mike, Bernard, Walter Zurvalec and a brother in-law, Roy Brown.

     A Celebration of Frank’s Life will be held Saturday, November 26, 2011 at 1:00pm at Squires Funeral Home.  Nancy Rivet will officiate and inurnment will be at Fort Custer National Cemetery at a later date.  Friends may call at the funeral home on Saturday from 10:00am until the time of services.

     Mildred would like to extend a grateful thank you message to all the special friends; staff and patients at Bay Area Regional Dialysis Center for their thoughtfulness and compassionate care.  “Keep Singing!”

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