Frank P. Konieczko, 92, died at WFH – All Saints on Wednesday, October 21, 2009.
A lifetime resident of Racine, Frank was born on August 25, 1917, to John and Dominika (nee: Potocka) Konieczko. On November 28, 1942, he married the love of his life, Claudia Klauss, at St. Casimir Catholic Church in Kenosha.
Frank proudly served with the U.S. Army during WWII. He co-owned and operated C & F Cement Works for many years. Frank belonged to St. Stanislaus and St. Richard Catholic Churches and was a lifetime member of the VFW. An avid fisherman, Frank truly enjoyed the time he spent at the cabin and fishing with his friends.
In addition to his loving wife, Claudia, Frank is survived by his children, Thomas (Susan) Konieczko, Frances “Sue” (Dennis) Kuncytes and Michael (Peggy) Konieczko, all of Racine; grandchildren, David and Brian Konieczko, Chris (Erin) Kuncytes of Bollingbrook, IL, Nick Kuncytes, Kevin Konieczko, Sarah Konieczko; great-grandson, Logan Konieczko all of Racine; sister, Sophie Woitach of Racine; sisters-in-law, Marie Konesko of Racine, Ernestine Zaleski of Kenosha and Florence Berry-Wilson of Green Bay; as well as many dear nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers and sisters, Victor Konieczko, Felicia Konieczko, John (Josephine) Konieczko, Stella (Frank) Stulac, Felix Konesko and brother-in-law, Joseph Woitach.
The celebration of Frank’s life will be held in the Draeger-Langendorf Funeral Home and Crematory on Monday, October 26, 2009, at 7 p.m. There will be a visitation from 5-7 p.m. Interment with military honors will take place on Tuesday at 11 a.m. in the Southern Wisconsin Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Union Grove. Memorials have been suggested to St. Richard Catholic Church.
A very special thank you to his nephew, Jim Stulac, as well as Fred “Fritz” Steltenpohl, Dave Schaefer and the many neighbors for the love, care and friendship they extended to Frank and Claudia over the years. Also, thank you to the wonderful staff at Wheaton Franciscan. Our family truly appreciates all you have done.
Draeger-Langendorf Funeral Home
4600 County Line Road, Racine (262) 552-9000