Valentine "Val" Frank (1918 - 2006)
Contact: Shari Hahn
Surnames: Krainz, Zgonc, Platisha, Mazzatti, Harbort, Zwieg
----Sources: Marshfield News-Herald, Nov 21, 2006
Krainz, Valentine "Val" Frank (17 Jan. 1918 - 19 Nov. 2006)
Valentine 'Val' Krainz
WLLARD -- Valentine Frank "Val" Krainz, 88, of Willard, died Nov. 19, 2006, at Saint Joseph's Hospital in Marshfield.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 22, at Holy Family Catholic Church in Willard. Burial will follow in the parish cemetery.
Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., with a prayer service at 6 p.m. and a Knights of Columbus rosary service at 6:15 p.m., today at the Cuddie Funeral Home in Greenwood. Visitation will also be held from 9:30 a.m. until service time Wednesday at the church.
Val was born Jan. 17, 1918, in Willard to Valentine Sr. and Antonia (Zgonc) Platisha. His father, mother, brother, Stanley, and sister, Louise, died in December 1918, during a flu epidemic. He and his sister, Antonia, were adopted by Anton and Catherine (Mazzatti) Krains on Sept. 20, 1919. He married Helen Horvat on Jan. 21, 1942, at Holy Family Catholic Church. He farmed all of his life but also held many other jobs including as treasurer and doing road work for the town of Hendren, worked at the A.S.C.S. office in Neillsville for 20 years, Black River Campers in Loyal for 8 years, and as a mail carrier for the Willard Post Office for 12 years.
He is survived by his wife, Helen Krainz, Owen; children, Donna (Allan) Harbort, Brookfield, Robert (Mary Ann) Krainz, Willard, Larry (Cheryl) Krainz, Marshfield, and Ruth (Darwin) Zwieg, Willard; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
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