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Frank J. Grunow
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Birth: May 11, 1928
Boyne City
Charlevoix County
Michigan, USA
Death: Jul. 11, 2012
Boyne City
Charlevoix County
Michigan, USA

Frank J. Grunow, age 84, of Boyne City, died at his home surrounded by his loving family Wednesday, July 11, 2012.

Frank J. Grunow, a sweet, sweet man, physically left us on July 11, 2012. He will always be in our hearts.

He is survived by his loving wife, Shireen, whom he happily married on June 4, 1988.
He was a loving father to his children, Pam Greetis (Bill Himmelspach), Penny Grunow, Patty Rosensteel (Dave), Debbie Ruttan (Joe), Craig LaCross (Kerry), and Paul LaCross; proud loving grandpa of Carrie (Jeff) Boss, Eric (Gera) Ulvund, Erin Ulvund, Colin Ulvund, Toby Rose (Meagan), Tyler Rose, Zach LaCross and Jake LaCross; great-grandpa of Reanna, Kayli and Thomas Rose, Aidyn, Noah and Emberlle Jo Ulvund; uncle to many nieces and nephews.

He is also survived by many brothers- and sisters-in-law; his special friends, Paul Barden, Mark Wuerth and Kirk Kleindschrodt; and so many, many more.

Anyone who knew Frank loved him. He had a heart of gold. He will be greatly missed. Please do a kind deed for someone or something each day in honor of Frank. Rest in peace our sweet, sweet man.
Frank was born on May 11, 1928. He was one of four children born to Elmer and Betty Grunow. He is survived by his two brother's Al (Wanda) and Bob (Marilyn) and sister Gloria. He moved to Boyne City at the age of 14 to the family farm known locally as "Grunow Hill".

On October 13, 1950, Frank left Boyne City for Camp Carson in Colorado where he would begin his enlistment with the United States Army. During his enlistment, Frank was a Munitions Handler. Frank proudly served his country in Japan and the Korean War (1950-1952). He was discharged on October 3, 1952.

After his honorable discharge, Frank attended Lake Superior State University for two years. He also operated the Underwood Shoe store in Boyne City. He then worked for United Tech for many years in Quality Control until he retired in 1991.

Frank was best known as an incredible gun smith, building and restoring many unique and beautiful guns. He loved to hunt is an understatement. For many years he would host "site-in day" for friends and family. His famous chili was part of the day. Frank's passion for guns and hunting was passed on to many generations. He was a very proud member of the N.R.A.

He loved woodworking also, making things for his "girls". We will always cherish these gifts. We will also treasure the gift of his caring nature, sound wisdom and advise, his sense of humor, the twinkle in his eye, his kind touch and the most special of all his love, hearing from him the "I love you too" and knowing he meant it.

Please join us at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 4, at Evangeline Cemetery, Clute Road, Boyne City for graveside service with military honors.

Family and friends wishing to share a thought or memory of Frank are encouraged to do so online at

The Stackus Funeral Home of Boyne City is serving the family.

Family links: 
  Elmer W. Grunow (1901 - 1983)
  Elizabeth Grunow (1903 - 1994)
Evangeline Township Cemetery
Boyne City
Charlevoix County
Michigan, USA
Created by: mourninglory
Record added: Jul 13, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 93555731
Frank J. Grunow
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