Frank E. Serafin
Frank E. Serafin, 78, Stevens Point, a longtime Boy Scout leader, died Friday, Dec. 11, 2015, at Ministry St. Clare’s Hospital in Weston. He had been battling cancer.
A Funeral Mass will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 15, at St. Peter Catholic Church, with the Rev. Rex Zimmerman officiating. Burial will full military honors will be at Guardian Angel Cemetery in Stevens Point.
Visitation will be in the St. Faustina Room of the church from 9 a.m. Tuesday until the Mass.
A memorial will be established at a later date.
The Pisarski Funeral Home of Stevens Point assisted with
arrangements. Condolences may be offered online at www.pisarskifunerlhome.com.
Mr. Serafin was born April 29, 1937, in Stevens Point, a son
of the late Ben and Helen (Obremski) Serafin. He attended local schools.
He was married to Nancy Berend Aug. 1, 1959, at St. Peter
Catholic Church in Stevens Point.
After the marriage the couple settled in Stevens Point.
He joined the Wisconsin National Guard in December 1955 in
Stevens Point. He was activated to the U.S. Army Oct. 15, 1961, in Stevens
Point. He served as a staff sergeant during his tour of duty. He was
deactivated from the Army Aug. 10, 1962, at Fort Lewis, Wash. He resumed his
National Guard commitment until his discharge in March 1963.
He worked as a small engine mechanic at the Stevens Point
Parks & Recreation Department for more than 27 years until his retirement
He spent time at his cottage in northern Wisconsin, played
the concertina and traveled around the country.
He was a Scoutmaster for Troop 290 at St. Peter Church for
many years and continued to serve on the troop’s committee until recently. He worked
to help boys obtain the rank of Eagle Scout under his leadership.
He was a past member of the Polish Legion of American
Veterans, Dubay Post 181; a member of the Plant Facilities Maintenance Association
and the Knights of Columbus Monsignor McGinley Council 1170 in Stevens Point.
Survivors include his wife of 56 years, Nancy; two sons,
Daniel (Shawn) Serafin and David (Laura) Serafin; two daughters, Kathleen
(Kenneth) Sadogierski and Karen (Ronald) Worzalla; two sisters, Bernice (Ben)
Levandowski and Adeline Serafin; one sister-in-law, Joy Serafin; 12
grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
He was also preceded in death by one brother, Ben Serafin
Jr.; one infant sister, Dorothy; and four infant grandchildren.