Frank Osmanski Jr.

July 26, 1926
March 10, 2022

Frank Osmanski, Jr., 95, passed away peacefully Thursday, March 10, 2022.  He was born July 26, 1926, in Milwaukee to Frank Sr. and Bernadine (Knitter) Osmanski.  The family moved to Crivitz when Frank was a child and grew up on the farm.  He developed a lifelong love of the outdoors, including hunting, fishing and golfing.  On January 4, 1958, he married Elaine M. Charneski at St. Willebrord Catholic Church.  The couple were active members of St. Mary of the Angels Parish for many years, especially with the parish picnic.  They enjoyed time spent at their cottage on the bay.   Frank had been employed by Wisconsin Bell for over 38 years, retiring in 1985, and was a member of the Telecom Pioneers Volunteer Network. 

Frank served his country in the U.S. Navy as a Seaman First Class from 1944-1946 and was active in the American Legion Sullivan-Wallen Post #11 and the Polish Legion of America Veterans Poland Post #186.  He was a member of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks Lodge #259.  Frank and Elaine volunteered at the Wisconsin Veterans’ Home in King and for many years in the concession stands at Lambeau Field. Frank enjoyed listening to music, singing, feeding the birds, gardening and checking out automobiles. 

Although Frank and Elaine were not blessed with children, they were blessed with many nieces and nephews who survive him. He is also survived by a sister-in-law, Millie Meger.

Frank was preceded in death by his beloved wife Elaine on September 25, 2017, along with his parents, sisters and brothers, Marion (Alois) Krzewina, Michael Meger, Dorothy Osmanski, Richard (Elizabeth) Osmanski, Theresa (William) Pucel, James (Shirley) Osmanski; and a sister-in-law, Carol (James) Golueke; several nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held from 9:30 to 11:00 a.m. Tuesday at St. Mary of the Angels Catholic Church, 650 S. Irwin.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday at the church with Father Finian Zaucha OFM officiating.  Military Honors will conclude the services.  Burial will be in Allouez Catholic Cemetery.  To send online condolences visit

Franks’s family extends their since appreciation and gratitude to the staff and nurses at Residence by Rennes and Woodside Lutheran Home for their dedicated care. 

“Happy Happy! With Lots of Love!”