Franklin P. Bronk, age 73, of Winona, MN, passed away on Sunday, December 28, 2008, at his home, surrounded by his family.
He was born on March 13, 1935, in Minnesota City, MN, to George and Monica (Marsolek) Bronk. He was united in marriage to Dorothy Ann Klosowski on June 1, 1957, at St. Stanislaus Kostka Catholic Church, Winona, MN.
Franklin was a graduate Winona Cotter High School Class of 1953. He was a lifelong farmer on Stockton Hill and since 1947 enjoyed growing produce and selling it to various area grocers. He enjoyed many outdoor activities including deer hunting, trout fishing and gardening. Franklin enjoyed going to auctions of any kind, especially livestock auctions. His family was very important to him, and he also enjoyed spending time with his faithful companion, his dog Scooby.
He was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Winona, MN.
Franklin is survived by his children: Richard (and special friend Joyce Kukuzke) Bronk, Robert Bronk, Roger (Carolee) Bronk, Leon (Mary) Bronk, Barbara (Richard) Angst, Paul (Dawn) Bronk, Susan Walter, Timothy (Nikki) Bronk, Marie (Roger) Anderson and Mark Bronk; grandchildren, TJ (Charlotte) Bronk, Matt Wise, Ryan Angst, Jessica Angst, Jeffery Walter, Erica Walter, Brady Anderson, Hunter Bronk, Brittany Anderson, and Walker Bronk, brothers and sisters, Joyce (Dale) Grabarkiewicz, Rita (Curt) Brasket, George James (Sheila) Bronk, Jane Rolbiecki, John (Diane) Bronk, Catherine (David) Engler, Patrick (Jean) Bronk, Phyllis (Robert) Schoen, uncle, Fr. Phillip Bronk and aunts, Mary Maule (his godmother), Agatha Marsolek, and GeorgeAnn Bronk as well as numerous nieces and nephew and other relatives and friends.
He is preceded in death by his parents, George and Monica, and by his wife, Dorothy, on November 14, 1997.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 10 AM on Wednesday, December 31, 2008, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Winona, MN. The Reverend William M. Becker will officiate. Burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery.
Visitation will be held in the commons of St. Mary’s Church on Wednesday from 9 AM until the time of Mass.
Pallbearers will be Robert Bronk, TJ Bronk, Ryan Angst, Brady Anderson, Leon Bronk, Jeffery Walter, Patrick Rolbiecki, Greg Bronk. Honorary pallbearers will be Jessica Angst, Erica Walter, Hunter Bronk, Brittany Anderson, Walker Bronk and Matt Wise.
A memorial is being arranged.
Online condolences or memories may be left for Franklin’s family at www.watkowski-mulyck.com
Entrusted to our care – Watkowski-Mulyck Funeral Home.