Frank A. Gabrysiak

Oct. 1, 1913 – Feb. 10, 2011

Frank A. Gabrysiak, a lifelong resident of Waukesha, died Thursday, Feb. 10, 2011, at the age of 97. He was born to Andrew and Margaret (nee Krzizke) Gabrysiak on Oct. 1, 1913.

He proudly served in the U.S. Army during World War II in Alaska, where he was a mechanic and ambulance driver. While stationed in Alaska, he was a member of the Army Alaska Hockey Team. On June 7, 1941, he married Frances A. Yatzeck at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church in Waukesha. Frank worked at International Harvester for more than 45 years, retiring in 1963 ,and also worked part time at RTE Corp. for more than 15 years. He was a member of Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church for 44 years. Frank enjoyed hunting, bowling, gardening, fishing, including many Canadian fishing trips, extensive travel throughout the U.S and babysitting for his grandchildren.

    He will be sadly missed by his children, Anthony (Judie) Gabrysiak of New Berlin, Walter (Betty) Gabrysiak of Waukesha and Miriam (Tom) Haubrich of Prescott, Ariz.; five grandchildren, Marc (Wendy) Gabrysiak of New Berlin, Gregory (Susan) Gabrysiak of Waukesha, Scott (Stacy) Gabrysiak of Waukesha, Scott (Joann) Haubrich of Albuquerque, N.M., and Jason Haubrich of San Francisco; seven greatgrandchildren, Sydney, Jorie, Bryce, Owen, Skylar, Calder and Dashiel; a brother-in-law, Harold Marose of Waukesha; and many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

 He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 58 years, Frances A. Gabrysiak, on Oct. 23, 1999; and his brothers and sisters, John, Sylvester, Stanley, Esther and Cecilia.

Visitation will be held from 5 p.m. until the 7:30 p.m. funeral service Monday, Feb. 14, at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, 1052 Whiterock Ave., Waukesha. The Rev. Larry Gates will officiate. Graveside services will take place at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 15, at Prairie Home Cemetery. Please meet at the cemetery office.

Memorials are appreciated to Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church (address above) or to the charity of the donor’s choice.

The family would like to thank the staff at Linden-Grove-Waukesha for the excellent care Frank received while he was a resident there.

For further information, please call Randle-Dable Funeral, Cremation and Preplanning Services at 547-4035 or go to www.waukeshafunerals.com for directions or to leave an online tribute.