Dobis, Frank J. (Papa), Saginaw, Michigan

Passed away at his home on Wednesday, March 24, 2010 surrounded by his loving family, after an 11-year battle with Alzheimer’s. Son of the late Stephen and Mary (Misut) Dobis, Frank was born February 15, 1924 in Detroit, Michigan. Frank left many cherished and happy memories with his loving wife of 62 years, Betty (Smith) Dobis. One of Frank’s many valued memories was working at Furstenburg’s and Braun Lumber Company for 52 years. He loved building things and working with his hands. Anyone fortunate enough to have met Frank will never forget his love, devotion, and generosity to all his family and friends. Frank was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and great grandfather. He is survived by his wife Betty and their three devoted and loving daughters, Kathy (Kiven) Korbein, Saginaw; Karen Dobis, Columbus, Ohio; Susan Dobis, Saginaw; two granddaughters, Kelly Korbein, and Kourtney (Mike) Bourbina; his great grandson, Kane Korbein-Bourbina or as Papa called him “Partner”; a sister-in-law, Hazel Dobis, Carrollton; numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews, especially, Sharon and Mark Wisnewski and their children Blake and Stephanie. Frank was predeceased in death by his brothers Chuck (Stephanie), John, and Joe Dobis and his sister Ethel (Art) Berg. The Family would like to express a special thanks to all of Frank’s caregivers from Heartland Hospice. Their love and dedication will always be greatly appreciated. The family would also like to give a special acknowledgement to Frank’s daughter Susan who’s unwavering love and devotion for caring for her father superseded above all else during his time of illness. Funeral Liturgy will take place at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, March 27, 2010 at Ss. Peter & Paul Catholic Church, 4735 W. Michigan Ave. Rev. Fr. John R. Johnson will officiate with burial in Roselawn Memorial Gardens. Friends may call at The Snow Funeral Home, 3775 N. Center Road, (between Shattuck and McCarty), where the family will be present on Friday from 2:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and at Ss. Peter & Paul Catholic Church on Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until time of Mass. A Vigil Service will take place 7:00 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to Alzheimer’s Association of Michigan, Ss. Peter & Paul Catholic Church or Saginaw City Rescue Mission.