Frank J. Szymanski, 80, town of Rome, formerly of Kenosha and Stevens Point, died Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2012.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 3, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Nekoosa, with the Rev. John Swing officiating.
Committal services will be held Saturday in Sunset Ridge Cemetery in Kenosha.
Visitation will be at the church from 10 a.m. Friday until the service.
Memorials may be designated to Ministry Home Care-Hospice Services.
Feldner/Ritchay Funeral Home of Nekoosa assisted the family with arrangements. Condolences may be offered online at www.ritchayfuneralhome.com.
Mr. Szymanski was born April 7, 1931, in Kenosha, a son of the late Peter and Helen (Szarabajka) Szymanski.
He was married to Audrey Nesland on Sept. 1, 1951, in Kenosha. She died on Oct. 29, 2003.
He was employed at American Motors and MacWhyte Wire Rope Co. in Kenosha, and Rainfair Inc. and J. I. Case in Racine. From 1974 to 1977, he was employed as personnel manager at American Potato in Stevens Point; from 1977 to 1984 as vice president and general manager at Stevens Point Concrete; and in 1984 he started his own safety consultant business, retiring in 1997.
He was a past member of the American Society of Safety Engineers; past president of Racine Safety Council; past president of the Wisconsin Concrete Products Association; past president of Lake Arrowhead 9 Hole Men’s Golf League; 1968 State of Wisconsin Singles Bowling Champion; and member of the Stevens Point Moose Club. In his earlier years he was active in fast and slow pitch softball and played in the World Fast Pitch Softball Tournament in California.
Survivors include two sons, Thomas (Janel Pender), Fargo, N.D., and John, McDonough, Ga.; one daughter, Dr. Linda (Paula Skedsvold) Szymanski, Washington, D.C.; and one brother, William, Kenosha.
He was also preceded in death by one brother, Peter.