Frank Joseph Czanstkowski, age 85, of Delano, passed away suddenly Thursday, July 27, 2017.
He was born April 16, 1932, to Albert and Gertrude (Twardy) Czanstkowski.
Frank attended school in a one-room school house in rural Delano, a section away from the family farm. He left school to work on the family farm.
Frank enlisted in the US Air Force during the Korean War and was honorably discharged.
He made his career working with heavy equipment, and eventually went on to retail sales.
Frank loved to garden, work in the yard, split wood, and spend time outdoors. He enjoyed shopping garage sales, and especially enjoyed being able to meet new people.
Frank was a people person, especially drawn to children. He loved to travel and see the sights.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Albert and Gertrude; daughter Linda Sawatzke; grandchildren Raul Cervantes, and Rory Gavic; and siblings Albert Czanstkowski, Jr., Lucille Horak, Rosemary “Rosie” Dressel, and Ann Farr.
Frank is survived by his children, Debbie (Dave) Larsen, Rita Bloom, Frank (Debbie) Czanstkowski, Jr., Michael (Melody) Czanstkowski, Dianne Schumacher, Robert (Kathy) Czanstkowski, Scott Czanstkowski, Ryan (Sarah) Czanstkowski, Anthony (Nichole) Czanstkowski, Andrea (Shawn) Huss, Adam Czanstkowski, Aaron Czanstkowski, and Amanda (Robert) Manning; 23 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.
In addition, he is survived by two siblings, Mary (Chuck) Hestness, and Joe “Butch” (Joanne) Czanstkowski; a sister-in-law, Frances Czanstkowski; as well as many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
Mass of Christian Burial took place Wednesday, Aug. 2 at 3 p.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Delano, with visitation from 1 to 3 p.m. at the church, prior to the Mass. Interment was in the church cemetery.
Arrangements were with the Iten Funeral Home in Delano.