Harry W. Franks

Harry W. Franks

Born 02/12/1929

Port Arthur, Thunder Bay, Canada

born to Joseph Richard Franks

& Laverna Bertha (Downs) Franks


Harry married Mary Nadia Palamaruk in Thunder Bay, Canada,

on February 28, 1949.  Together they traveled through many

states including CA, WI, FL &AZ.  Though the years Harry had

multiple occupations including: baker, railroad linesman, farmer,

carpenter, bait shop owner, coffee shop owner, and mini

donut man.  In November of 1961, while owning the coffee shop

in Tomah, WI, Harry and Mary joined 6 others in

becoming US Citizens. 


Harry & Mary had 3 children, Joanne Linda (Donald) Larson,

Evansville, WI, Carol Anne (Daniel) Kubista, Cameron, WI,

and Richard Harry (Raylene) Franks, Tucson, AZ.

4 grandchildren, Sherilyn (Matthew) Eakins, Robert (Taya) Larson, Andrew Kubista, Brenda Kubista.

5 great grandchildren, Nadia Eakins, Mason Eakins, Lorelei Kubista, Dustin Millard, Brinley Larson.


Harry, 91, passed away on March 31, 2021, in Tucson, AZ.  He is predeceased in death by his wife, Mary, in June of 2006, and daughter, Carol Kubista, December of 2020.


Harry is survived by many family and friends in the USA and Canada.  We share good memories, thoughts, and prayers with all.


Harry will travel home to Wisconsin to be buried next to wife, Mary, at Pine Grove Cemetery, Village of Cameron, WI, on May 16th, 2021, Sunday, at 2 pm in the afternoon.  Daughter, Carol Anne Kubista, will also be interned on the same day in the same cemetery. Light snacks to follow.