Obituary of Harry W. Franks
Harry W. Franks
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.