Lucille S. Franckowiak


(Feb. 23, 2007)

Funeral Mass will be celebrated today (Tuesday) at 10 a.m. at St. Barbara’s Catholic Church for Lucille S. Franckowiak, 93, Powell, who died Friday, Feb. 23 at Powell Valley Hospital.

She was born March 12, 1913, in Fullerton, N.D., daughter of Anton Bogus and Mary (Stopak) Bogus. She married Felix S. Franckowiak in Ainsly, Nebr.

She was a master of quilting and crocheting, as well as ceramics. She loved gardening and taking care of her flowers.

Her family will remember her for making the best homemade bread and cinnamon rolls in the world.

Survivors include her sons, Michael (Wilma) Franckowiak of Cody, Thomas (Cartha) Franckowiak of North Carolina, Peter (Barb) Franckowiak of Littleton, Colo., John (Christy) Franckowiak of Arvada, Calif., and Stephen (Kari) Franckowiak of Richland, Wash.; her daughters, Fran Wolfe (Bob) of Richland, Wash., Virginia Martinez of Powell and Mary Zimdars (Emery) of Reno, Nev.; 29 grandchildren and 32 great-great grandchidlren.

She was preceded in death by her husband Felix; her parents; infant daughter, Irene; infant son, Steven John; and daughter, Patricia.

Father Peter Johnson officiated at services and burial in Crown Hill Cemetery.

Pallbearers at the funeral include Michael, Peter, John and Stephen Franckowiak, Zac Franckowiak and Branden Martinez. Honorary pallbearers are Thomas Franckowiak and Jared Baker.