Frank E. Stankowski, 68, Weston, passed away on Thursday Dec 23, 2021, at Ascension St. Clare’s Hospital.
He was born July 17, 1953, in Wausau, son of the late Ernest and Mary (Osterbrink) Stankowski. After graduating from Marathon High School in 1971, Frank proudly served in the U.S. Air Force from 1971-1975 as a military police officer. On February 12, 1973, he married Su-Ting (Tina) Kao in Tai-Chung, Taiwan.
Upon returning home to Marathon, Frank joined the Rothschild Police Department where he served as a police officer until his retirement from the Weston Police Department. He later worked as a realtor, corrections officer, and an airline agent in the Central Wisconsin Airport. Frank also farmed ginseng much of his adult life alongside many family members.
Some of Frank’s favorite adventures were spent hunting and fishing with his friends and family, especially his moose hunting trips to Canada. Some of his proudest moments included hunting stories with his son Justin. Frank was an avid Packer and Brewer fan and enjoyed both watching and attending games with family. He also enjoyed traveling, reading mysteries, doing crossword puzzles, playing golf, and telling classic ‘dad’ jokes.
Frank’s favorite pastimes included spending time with his children and grandchildren. He enjoyed watching all their sporting events, dance recitals, and concerts. Above all else, his favorite title was “Ahgong” (Grandpa in Taiwanese).
Survivors include his wife Tina (Weston), 2 children, Jackie (Dan) Kluever, Weston; Justin Stankowski (Wausau); 4 grandchildren, Mia and Jeremy Kluever, and Rory and Shea Stankowski, his siblings Diane Jensen, Golden, CO; Ray (Sharon), Wausau; Joe (Karen), Amherst; Gene (Cindy), Schofield; Linda Lepak, Weston; Roger (Mary), Marathon; Randy (Melody), Wausau; Christine "Tina" (Rick) Lang, Wausau; Jeff (Jeanette), Marathon; sisters-in law; Sue (Tony Chang) Gray, Wausau; Shu-Chung Kao (Wisconsin Rapids); Shu-Lin (Gou-Ching) Wu, Taiwan; Yu-Ching Kao, Japan; Pam Stankowski, Wanda Stankowski, and Donna Stankowski; brother- in-law, Ron Lepak; and many nieces and nephews.
Besides his parents he was preceded in death by his mother and father in law, one son, Jeremy, two brothers, Ronnie and Chuck, two brothers- in-law, Roger Jensen and George Gray, sister-in-law, Shu-Fen Lin; and one nephew, James Stankowski.
Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 AM on Monday, January 3, 2022 at Brainard Funeral Home-Everest Chapel, 5712 Memorial Court, Weston. The Rev. Joy Nelson-Jeffers will officiate. Visitation will be held from 1:30 PM until 4:30 PM on Sunday, January 2, 2022 at Brainard Funeral Home-Everest Chapel and again from 10:00 AM until the time of the service at the funeral home on Monday.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be directed to the family