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Frank Walter Marecek

July 22, 1925 June 18, 2019
Frank Walter Marecek
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Obituary for Frank Walter Marecek

BLACK RIVER FALLS, CRIVITZ

Frank Walter Marecek, 93 of Black River Falls passed away peacefully Tuesday, June 18, 2019, at his home. Frank was born July 22,1925, to Rudolph and Flora (Ade) Marecek in Iron Mountain, MI.

Frank grew up on a small farm near Crivitz, WI. He served in the Army as a Surgical Technician in Chester, England, during World War II. After the war, he worked in a fire tower before moving to the Thunder River Fish Hatchery near Crivitz in 1952. There he met Marie Alice Mertz; they were married at the Hatchery on July 29, 1961. Frank worked at various fish hatcheries on the South Shore of Lake Superior. They moved to Black River Falls where they found their “Journey’s End” in 1968. He worked for the DNR in Black River Falls for 19 years before retiring in 1987. He was a Mason and member of the Tri-County Daylite Lodge. Frank enjoyed raising and showing Arabian horses with his family and touring the US, Mexico and Canada, on family vacations. He especially enjoyed spending time hunting, exploring the woods, and camping in Port Wing, WI. One of his greatest pleasures was spending time with his grandchildren and seeing them grow.

He is survived by his wife Marie (Mertz) Marecek, son, Scott (Annette) Marecek of Black River Falls, WI, daughter, Dawn (Christopher) Peterson of Misawa, Japan, grandchildren, Amanda Marecek, Caleb Marecek, Nathan Marecek, Jennifer Marecek, Darby Peterson, Maxwell Peterson, sister-in-law, Joan Mertz of McNaughton , sister-in-law, Linda Mertz of Fond du Lac, sister-in-law, Milly Gould of Crivitz, brother-in-law, Cliff (Sue) Mertz of Crivitz.

He is preceded in death by his mother, Flora Agnes, and father, Rudolph Walter Marecek, of Crivitz, brother-in-law, Elburne Mertz, brother-in-law, Larry Mertz, and brother-in-law, Kenneth Gould.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 pm on Tuesday, June 25, 2019, at Evangelical Lutheran Church in Black River Falls with Pastor Barb Knutson officiating. Visitation will begin at 12:00 p.m. until time of service. Burial with military honors will take place at Riverside Cemetery in Black River Falls with a luncheon to follow at Evangelical Lutheran Church.

Buswell Funeral Home (715-284-2231) is assisting the family with arrangements.


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Visitation

Tuesday

25

Jun

12:00 PM 6/25/2019 12:00:00 PM - 1:00 PM 6/25/2019 1:00:00 PM
Evangelical Lutheran Church

115 N. 5th Street
Black River Falls, WI 54615

Evangelical Lutheran Church
115 N. 5th Street Black River Falls 54615 WI
United States

Service

Tuesday

25

Jun

1:00 PM 6/25/2019 1:00:00 PM
Evangelical Lutheran Church

115 N. 5th Street
Black River Falls, WI 54615

Pastor Barbara Knutson officiating

Evangelical Lutheran Church
115 N. 5th Street Black River Falls 54615 WI
United States
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