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Frank John Kral

April 10, 1932 ~ December 28, 2020 (age 88)


    On December 28, 2020, Frank Kral (88 years old) passed away at Ashley Care Center of Ashley, Michigan.

     Frank was born April 10, 1932, in Bannister, Michigan, to the late Frank and Mary Kral. Frank was the oldest child of 4 children. He attended Bannister schools until the 8th Grade. After school, Frank worked on his family farm farming until he started working for General motors in 1964 in Lansing, Michigan.

     Frank married Jane Andres on June 14, 1969, at St. Michael's Catholic Church in Maple Grove in New Lothrop, Michigan. Frank and Jane bought a home in Bannister, MI and attended St. Cyril's where they were both parishioners for many years. The Kral family were even a part of building the first Bannister Catholic church.

     Frank loved spending time hunting, fishing, and having a cold beer with his friends at the Bannister bar. He always tried to crack a joke or make you laugh. He was a dedicated Catholic and was involved in the Knights of Columbus at St. Cyril’s. He was a member of the ZCBJ Lodge of Bannister.

     Frank is survived by his wife Jane; and his siblings: MaryAnn Delaney, Joanne (Larry) Scollon, and Rosemary (Rick) DeSantis; nieces and nephews: Suzanne (Ty) Krauss, MaryLynn Scollon, Larry (Jill) Scollon, Holly Scollon, Rachel (Peter) DeSantis, Randi (Brian) DeSantis, and Renae (Sonny) DeSantis. He is preceded in death by his parents Frank and Mary Kral, brother-in-law Max Delaney and his niece Rebecca Scollon-Butts.

     A Small Private Family Gathering will be held at St. Cyril's Catholic Church. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, January 5, 2021 from 4:00-7:00 P.M. at Smith Family Funeral Homes, Elsie, MI. Burial will take place at Ford Cemetery, Gratiot County, MI at a later date.

     In lieu of flowers, please send stories and memories in card form to Jane Kral. Any financial contributions can be made to St Cyril’s Catholic Church in Frank’s Name.  Online condolences can be sent to The family is being served by Smith Family Funeral Homes, Elsie, Michigan.

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January 5, 2021

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Smith Family Funeral Homes - Elsie
221 E. Main Street
Elsie, MI 48831

Private Funeral Mass

St. Cyril's Catholic Church
517 E. Main
Bannister, MI 48807


St. Cyril's Catholic Church
Bannister MI 48807

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