Frances Tuszynski

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Frances Pauline Tuszynski, 93, of Gaylord, passed away Tuesday, January 26, 2021.

She was born to Frank and Pauline (Mankowski) Koscielniak, on February 19, 1927, in Detroit, Michigan.

Fran will be affectionately known for her love for family and friends and led an active life. She walked over 3,000 miles at the Sportsplex, walked the Mighty Mac twice, and at 89 years old went zip lining at Boyne Mountain.

Her family will remember her for all the wonderful cooking she did and making sure everyone was well fed. They have many wonderful memories of her care for them. She faithfully kept a rosary with her and lottery scratchers. She wrote that her greatest accomplishments were being a wife, mother, grandmother, and Great Grandmother (GG).

When we would tell her we loved her, she would insist that she loved us more.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ben; her parents; and siblings, Frankie Koscielniak Jr. Margaret Zietz, and Magdalene Zaborowski; sisters-in-law, Irene Hooks, Marlene Ambrose; brother-in-law, Donald Tuszynski.

Frances is survived by her children, Kim (Kurt) Bowers of Sparta, MI, Bernie (Heidi) Tuszynski of Gaylord, MI; grandchildren Sara (Justin) Bowers-Schaudt, Lea (Mike Rempalski) Bowers, Emily (Andrew) Murphy, Bradan (Brooke) Tuszynski, Cale Tuszynski, and Chantelle Harger; four great-grandchildren; her brother, Stanley (Maxine) Koscielniak; sisters-in-law, Margaret (Robert) Newell and Louise Tuszynski.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Mary Parish, 606 N. Ohio Ave., Gaylord, MI 49735.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Mary Cathedral on Saturday, May 29, 2021, at 11:00 a.m., with visitation beginning at 10:00 a.m.

Arrangements were entrusted to Nelson Funeral Home and Cremation Service, P.O. Box 1548, Gaylord, MI 49734.

, MI 49734.

3 comments on “Frances Tuszynski”

  1. Jodie & Shorty Samkowiak

    We are so very sorry for your loss. What a sweet lady she was! Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  2. Jennifer (Mankowski) Ballantine

    It makes me sad to see that sweet cousin Frances passed away. She was a wonderful lady. There are not too many people left from that generation to tell their stories.

    May she rest in peace in God’s kingdom. Love, the family of Jerry Mankowski.

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