Frank A. Budnik, 92, of Posen passed away August 2, 2018 at Medilodge in Rogers City.
Born in Posen August 8, 1925, the oldest son of Julius and Theresa (Kieliszewski) Budnik.
Frank attended St. Ignatius Catholic and Rogers City Schools, and graduated from
Cass Technical High School in Detroit. He served as a medic in the U.S. Navy during World War II. On May 21, 1949. Frank was married to Marjorie J. Lewandowski, in Posen. They made their home in Detroit and started their family, and he was employed by Chrysler Corporation. The family returned to Posen in 1960, Frank was employed by Huron Oil Company. In 1966 he returned to work for Chrysler, where he worked until his retirement in 1987, commuting the long distance between Detroit and Posen each week. After retirement, Frank served as a Posen Township Trustee and on the Calcite Credit Union Board for many years. He was a member of the Knight of Columbus 4th Degree, Council 6657. Frank loved being with his family and his many friends. He was an avid pinochle player, a great dancer and a creative cook.
Frank is survived by six children, Gregory (Bonnie) of Grosse Pointe Woods, Susan (Douglas) Houseworth of Alanson, Jeffrey (Marchelle) of Madison Heights, Cary (Lisa) of Temperance, Philip (Michelle) of Presque Isle and Eric of Oxford; and a daughter-in-law, Brenda of Berkley; 13 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Also surviving are siblings Eleanore Dehring, Leonard Budnik, Julian Budnick, Gerald Budnick, Margaret Vogler, James Budnick and William Budnick.
Frank was preceded in death by Marjorie, his wife of 66 years; a son, Donald (Brenda); a daughter-in-law, Toni (Eric); his parents; and brothers, Raymond and Richard Budnick, and Alec Smith (Cary and Lisa).
Visitation was at the Beck Funeral Home Monday, Aug. 6, where the Knights of Columbus and the Posen Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) recited the rosary followed by the parish wake service. Visitation resumed Tuesday at St. Casimir Catholic Church until time of Mass. Posen VFW accorded military honors at St. Casimir Catholic Cemetery immediately following Mass.
In lieu of flowers, please donate to a charity of your choice.
Online condolences may be addressed through www.beckfuneralhome.org.