Bonkowski, Frank E., Saginaw, Michigan


Beloved father, grandfather and great-grandfather passed away Monday, September 15, 2014 at Saginaw Geriatrics Home. Age 90 years. The son of the late Frank S. and Anna (Gilbaga) Bonkowski, Frank was born July 9, 1924 in Saginaw, Michigan. He served in the U.S. Army during WW II with the Darbys Rangers and First Special Service Force in Europe. He married Marian D. Reiman on December 17, 1947. She predeceased him December 10, 2006. Frank was employed at Grey Iron Foundry for 36 years retiring in 1980. He was a member of St. Josaphat Catholic Church and its’ Retirees. He was past president of the Polish Bowling Association, past Commander of D.A.V. Chapter #4, member of V.F.W. Post #1566, The Cooties, the Falcons and Pulaski Club. Surviving are two daughters, one son and their spouses, Carol and Stew Smith, Greenville, Michigan; Jean and Keith Macomber, Saginaw; Jim and Connie Bonkowski, Saginaw; six grandchildren, Carly Macomber, Stewart, Patrick and Michael (Susan) Smith, Jeremy (Kim) Bonkowski, Brent (Lisa) Bonkowski; step-grandaughter, Molly Princinsky; eight great-grandchildren, Christauna Smith, Stewart Smith IV, Taylor Rose Bonkowski, Devin, Chase, Kayleigh, Rowan and Syris Bonkowski; two step-great grandchildren, Paige and Addyson; one brother, Raymond and Lorraine Bonkowski, Warren, Michigan; several nieces and nephews. Frank was preceded in death by a daughter, Mary Louise Bonkowski and one sister, Louise Gawron. Funeral service will take place on Friday, September 19, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at The Snow Funeral Home, 3775 N. Center Road (between Shattuck and McCarty). Rev. Fr. Richard E. Jozwiak will officiate. Entombment will take place in St. Andrew Mausoleum with Military Services conducted by V.F.W. Post #1566. Friends may call at the funeral home where the family will be present on Thursday from 2:00-8:00 p.m. and on Friday from 10:00 a.m. until time of service. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to Saginaw Geriatrics Home or Aleda Lutz V.A. Medical Center. www.snowfuneralhome.net