Frank E. Bednarek

Sept. 4, 1945 - May 29, 2009

Frank E. Bednarek of Grafton, formerly of Saukville and Milwaukee, passed away unexpectedly Friday, May 29, 2009, due to injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident. He was 63. Frank was born Sept. 4, 1945, in Marshfield, the son of Edmund and Lorina Carlson Bednarek.

He grew up on his familys farm in Stetsonville and attended Dor-Abbey High School. He came to Milwaukee in 1965 to work for Continental Can, and retired there after 25 years. He then worked at Ball Container Corp. in Milwaukee, before retiring in June 2008. Frank was united in marriage to Dawn (nee Klix) Kells on March 30, 2000, in Las Vegas.

Mr. Bednarek was a member of St. Peters United Church of Christ in Saukville, the West Bend H.O.G. Chapter and a lifetime member of the Saukville Gun Club. He enjoyed trapshooting and riding his motorcycle.

Frank is survived by his wife, Dawn of Grafton; his stepson, Matt Kells of Mukwonago; and his stepdaughter, Angie (nee Kells) Klug of Port Washington. He is further survived by three grandchildren, Mick and Maddy Mae Kells and Xander Klug; two sisters, Ann (Charles) Murphy of Georgia and Karen (Paul) Chauvin of Virginia; two sisters-in-law, Norene Schraufnagel of New Berlin and Sally Lilly of Whitewater; and other relatives and many friends.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Edmund and Lorina, and his first wife, Sandy Bednarek.

Visitation will be held from 4:30 p.m. until the 7 p.m. service today, June 2, at St. Peters United Church of Christ, 166 W. Dekora St., Saukville. He will be laid to rest at North Prairie Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials in his honor may be given to St. Peters United Church of Christ or the Saukville Gun Club.

Eernisse Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements. For more information, call 284-2601 or visit online at