Bay City, Michigan
Mr. Franek died Tuesday August 3, 2010 at Caretel Inns, age 94 years. Son of the late Albin & Josephine (Skudlarek) Franek, he was born June 28, 1916 in Bay City. He married the former Clara (Galganski) June 5, 1943. She predeceased him in 1997. Mr. Franek retired from Prestolite in 1978 after 41 years of service. Paul was a member of St. Stanislaus Kostka Church, St. Stan’s A.C., Senior Citizens, League of Catholic Women and Men, St. George Society, and Pulaski Club. Paul loved golfing, bowling, playing cards and watching the Detroit Tigers.
Surviving is one daughter; Ruth (Bob) Krawczyk, three grandsons; Jim (Theresa) Krawczyk, Russ (Rebecca) Krawczyk, Brian Krawczyk, four great-grandchildren; T.J., Trevor, Beau and Clara Krawczyk. Also surviving are two sisters in-law; Isabelle Franek and Caroline Franek. He was predeceased by three brothers; Joseph (Florence) Franek, Ted & George Franek, two sisters; Gertrude (Floyd) Buzalski and Florence (Lawrence) Kowalski.
The family would like to thank Patti Babiarz for her thoughtfulness and care toward Paul and the staff at Caretel for their wonderful care.
Funeral Mass will be celebrated Friday August 6, 2010 at 10:00 a.m. from St. Stanislaus Kostka Church. Fr. Richard M. Filary will officiate with burial in St. Patrick Cemetery. Friends may call at the Squires Funeral Home on Thursday from 2 – 5 & 6- 8 p.m. and at the church on Friday after 9:00 a.m. Members of St. Stan’s Senior Citizens will pray the rosary at 2:00 p.m. Thursday followed by a parish vigil service for Paul at 7:00 p.m. Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider St. Stanislaus Parish Campus Fund.