Francis Frank Marciniak
Francis Frank Marciniak
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Francis "Frank" Thomas Marciniak, son of Albert and Helen (Antoniewicz) Marciniak passed into God's loving arms on Wednesday, March 31 at Aspirus Hospice, Wausau. Frank was born in Antigo, January 27, 1933. After growing up on the family farm, he left home to work in Milwaukee at the Salvay Coke Plant.
On May 16, 1953 he married the love of his life, Connie Jean King at St. Hyacinth Catholic Church, Antigo. In 1962 they returned to Antigo to continue the tradition of farming on his family's homestead. Along the way they raised six children.
Frank lived his life to the fullest measure engaging in dairy farming, driving school bus and milk tanker and chauffeuring for the elderly. He was instrumental in organizing the Rural Fire Control and was proud to serve as a volunteer fireman since 1976. From 1978-1979 he served as President of the Rural Fire Control Fire Board. He also served his community on the Rolling Town Board of Supervisors and his country in the National Guard. In his free time he enjoyed making maple syrup, woodworking, fishing, camping with friends and visiting rummage sales with Connie at his side.
He is survived by his loving wife, Connie and three daughters, Kathleen (Larry) Hetzel, Rubicon, Jeanne (Tim) Bolen, Bryant and Monica Dorrington, Aniwa; three sons, James (Joan) Marciniak, Antigo, Steve Marciniak, Summit Lake and Tom (Annette) Marciniak, Antigo; three brothers, Jack (Betty) Marciniak, Antigo, Albert (Eleanor) Marciniak, Milwaukee and Patrick (Rosemary) Marciniak, Antigo; five sisters, Josephine (Tony) Rank, Deerbrook, Rosie (Jim) Jansen, Deerbrook, Mary (Ken) Rine, Bryant, Joan Pregler, Antigo and Cindy (Rick) Hurlbert, Post Lake; 16 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. He is further survived by his wife's sisters, brother and families.
Frank was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, Richard (Norma) Marciniak and Valarian (Betty) Marciniak and two brothers in law, Gerald Pregler and Richard Keidle.

A funeral Mass will be held on Monday at SS Mary and Hyacinth Catholic Church at 10:30 a.m. with Rev. Michael Betley officiating. Entombment will take place at Queen of Peace Mausoleum. Visitation is scheduled for Sunday at the Bradley Funeral Home from 3:00 - 7:-00 p.m. with a parish wake service at 3:30 p.m. and Rural Fire Control honor guard from 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. all at the funeral home. Visitation on Monday will be from 9:00 - 10:00 a.m. at the funeral home.


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