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Michael Franckowiak

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Michael Louis “Mike” Franckowiak, age 50 of Elmira, passed away on Friday, November 9, 2018.

Mike was born June 25, 1968 to Janet and Norbert Franckowiak in Petoskey, MI. Mike attended Gaylord Schools until his senior year when his family moved to Washington. He graduated from Spouth Kitsap High School in Port Orchard. Upon graduating he returned to the Elmira area where he worked at EJ until his snowmobile accident. He was active in the Boy Scouts, and he immensely enjoyed hunting, fishing, and anything outdoors. He was a member of the Elmira Warner Fire Department for 12 years. After Mike’s accident, he had many medical issues and was a frequent visitor of hospitals due to his disabilities. The last six or so years, Mike resided at Aspen Apartments in Gaylord. He was also a member of Knights of Columbus.

Mike is survived by his mother, Janet Franckowiak of Del Rio, TX; siblings Kevin (Lisa) of Pasco, WA, Ken of Belfair, WA, and Marie of Paulspo, WA; and nephews and nieces Dakota, Colton, Titus, Jacob, Courtney, and Iris.

He is preceded in death by his father Norbert; grandparents Mary and Louis Franckowiak, and Tillie and Valentine Schaaf.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Thomas Aquinas Church in Elmira on Saturday, November 17, 2018 at 11 a.m. Visitation will begin at the Church at 10 a.m.

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

15 comments on “Michael Franckowiak”

  1. Janet and family: so sorry you have lost Mike. May you believe in the peace that God has for him. Sending Love and prayers for all.

    • Chester & Marilyn Ciszewski

      Janet and family

      Chester and I are so very sorry for your loss. He is having a good time in his new journey with his dad and grandparents may he rest in peace.

      • Janet and Family
        Dave and I are so sorry for your loss
        You will be in our hearts thoughts and prayers
        May God be with you in this difficult time
        Dave and Bernadette Dzwik

        • You are flying high with the Eagle now my friend.
          Mike, Rip. I surely will miss causing trouble with you in the lunch room and knocking on Greg”s day door just to give him
          Some lip. lol.

          • Cathy & Shawn Smaley

            Janet and Family,

            May you find comfort knowing that Mike is pain-free and at peace. I imagine him playing cards with Uncle Louie (Grandpa to him!) and him moving about freely like he did before his accident. You are all in our prayers. Eternal rest be granted unto him….

            • Mike was a resident of mine at Alten Zimmer Apartments and he always came by my office with a smile on his face and would always take time to chat with me for a minute. I will miss his smile.

              • Was a wonderful friend I will miss his hugs and friendship..fly Mike fly…Will miss you terrible. Love you my friend..Glenda Clark…

                • I knew Mike since childhood, he was a great kid from the great town of Elmira. Always had a big smile an wonderful attitude. He will be missed by all of us.

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