THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Frank J. Boerner
Issue Date: October 25, 2012
Frank J. Boerner, 95, of Marinette passed away on Thursday, Oct. 18 at Rennes Health Care Center-West, Peshtigo.
Born on Dec. 9, 1916 to the late Frank and Anna (Braun) Boerner in Menominee, he graduated from Our Lady of Lourdes High School in 1934 and received a two year degree from Jordan College.
On Nov. 9, 1940 he married Lucille Sadowski at St. Josephs Church in Walsh. She preceded him in death on Jan. 14, 2008. He worked at Marinette Paper Company for a few years and on July 12, 1944 began employment at Ansul Company in Marinette, where he retired from on Jan. 11, 1981. He was a member of Holy Family Parish, the Marinette Elks, St. Vincent DePaul Society and the Marinette Knights of Columbus #719 where he was a past Worthy Grand Knight. He enjoyed bowling, fishing, traveling and playing cards.
He is survived by a son, Frank (Sharon) Boerner, jr. of Franklin; six daughters, Carol (Richard) VanderVelden of Plymouth, Minn., JoAnn (Dave) Bouche of Silver Cliff, Kathy (Wayne) Greene of Green Bay, Janet (Patrick) Smejkal of Fremont, Calif., Roberta (Tom) DeDamos of Daggett, Mi. and Susan (Vernon) Karman of Poynette; a brother, William (Carol) Boerner of Marinette; a sister Mary Hughes of LaCrescent, Minn.; 14 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.
In addition to his parents and his wife, Lucille, he was preceded in death by a brother, Bob and three sisters, Marcella Petri, Doris Fedderman and Marion Oehler.
Friends called at Thielen Funeral Home on Monday, Oct. 22 from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. A Funeral Mass followed at 11 a.m. at Holy Family Parish Our Lady of Lourdes Church with Rev. Joseph Dorner officiating. Entombment was in Forest Home Mausoleum.