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Francis 'Frank' J. Baranski

July 14, 1938 — September 28, 2020

Francis "Frank" J. Baranski

     Francis J. Baranski, age 92, of Presque Isle, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, September 28, 2020, at Medilodge of Alpena.

            Frank was born on July 14, 1938, to the late George and Anna (Wagner) Baranski in Detroit, Michigan. He married Rita M. Sheer on October 17, 1953; together they were blessed with eight children and enjoyed 66 years together before Rita passed away last May. Frank worked as a Material Scheduler for the Fisher Body Plant in Livonia for 28 years.  He also served in the US Army during the Korean War in a MASH unit as a Supply Sergeant.  Frank retired in 1986 and he and his wife moved to Presque Isle Township two years later, enjoying retirement in the north.

            He is survived by his eight children: Mary Locke of Maryville, TN; Daniel (Alice) Baranski of Troy, MI; Betsy (Zed) Daniels of Cocoa, FL; Jeanette (Don) Whayne of West Bloomfield, MI; Matthew Baranski of Maryville, TN; Francis (Megan) Baranski Jr. of Warren, MI; Edward Baranski of Tucson, AZ; Michael Baranski of Alpena, MI; twelve grandchildren: Jennifer Kuzinski, Bryan and Danielle Baranski, Derek and Andrew Miller, Melanie Merriman, Michael and Christopher Whayne, Patrick, Thomas, Ann and Nicholas Baranski; twelve great-grandchildren: Arianna and Audrey Baranski, Nadine, Cassidy, and Brewer Kuzinski, Seth Earle, David and Abby Weatherford, Isabella, Ethan, Savannah and Emma Baranski; sister, Lillian Dorian along with several nieces and nephews.

            Frank was predeceased by his wife, Rita, parents, George and Anna, sister, Rita Earl and brothers, Jerry and Tom.  

            Arrangements are being handled through the Karpus-Hunter Funeral Home. A Graveside Committal Service will be held at the Presque Isle Township Cemetery on October 10, 2020, at 1:00 pm with full military honors.

Interment: Presque Isle Township Cemetery in Presque Isle, Michigan.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.

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Graveside Service

Presque Isle Cemetery
  • 6998 Kauffman Road
    Presque Isle, Michigan 49777
  • October 10, 2020, at Presque Isle County Cemetery: 1:00 PM with Full Military Services

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