Obituary for Frank J. Kucharski

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Frank J. Kucharski

September 27, 1941 - January 31, 2018

In the year 2018 on the 31st day of January, Frank Joseph Kucharski left his earthly body and walked fearlessly and joyfully through the gates of heaven into the loving arms of his Lord and savior Jesus Christ.

Mass of Christian Burial will take place 10:00 AM, Monday, February 5, 2018 at Holy Family Catholic Church, 500 W St Mary St. Decatur with Very Rev. Robert Creagan officiating. Burial to follow at Harrison Cemetery in Decatur. Friends may visit Sunday, February 4, 2018 from 2:00 PM until 4:00 PM at Newell Chapel & Cremation Services 83313 M51 Decatur. Rosary will be recited at 4:00 PM. Memorial contributions may be made to the family in care of Frank Kucharski Jr. Those wishing to sign Frank’s guestbook or leave a message of condolence for the family may do so online at

Frank was born September 27, 1941, in Chicago, IL to Frank Stanley & Gladys Frances (Panek) Kucharski. On May 4, 1963, he married the love of his life and soul mate Annette Holfman. In 1975 Frank and Annette moved to Decatur, MI where they raised their family. He worked as a printer production manager for 47 years at Dou Tang, took care of his wife for over 30 years and worked at the Decatur Library delivering books to local families. Frank was a fourth degree Knight, member of the Elks and Lions clubs, and the Mens Club at Holy Family Catholic Church. He enjoyed working in his garden, helping people, serving others and will be remembered as a loving selfless man.

Remaining to honor and continue Frank’s legacy of strength, grace and love are his sons, Anthony (Susan) of Hartford MI, Michael (Melissa) of Mattawan, MI Frank Kucharski, Jr. of Grand Rapids and Christopher (Alisha) of Jennison, MI; grandchildren, Anthony, Holly, Andrew, Michael, Jeffrey, Jasmine, Nicholas, Jake, Johnny, Makenna and two step-grandchildren Alicia and Joshua; siblings Don (Cheryl) Kucharski, Theresa Yuza, Joyce Kucharski, and Elaine (Ray) Jenchowski.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his loving wife Annette on July 9, 2017 and daughter-in-law Janet Kucharski in 2010.


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Visitation Information

Date: Sunday, February 4, 2018

Newell Chapel


83313 M-51
Decatur, Michigan 49045

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Rosary will be recited at 4pm.

Service Information

Date: Monday, February 5, 2018

Holy Family Catholic Church


500 W. St. Mary Street
Decatur, Michigan 49045

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Cemetery Information

Date: Monday, February 5, 2018

Harrison Cemetery


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Memorial contributions may be to the family in care of Frank Kucharski Jr.


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Born: September 27, 1941
Died: January 31, 2018

Condolences for Frank J. Kucharski

Rick Overley posted on 2/9/18

God's speed to your whole family. Have fond memories of both Frank and Annette. Working with Annette, playing cards and golfing with Frank. God has taken two great ones to be with him. So sorry for your loss. Again God's speed.


Blaine and Bobbie Rex posted on 2/5/18

Blaine and I always had a wonderful friendship with Frank and Annette through our Optimist Club and Blaine working wit Frank at the library. We are so very sorry to hear of Franks passing, and that we are not in town to be there for his services. Please advise us of Frank Jr. address. Thank you


Barbara Stevens posted on 2/2/18

Sorry for your loss. I worked with him for 25 yrs. Great person. Prayers are with your family.