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1 of 19 | Posted by: Scott Busselman - Woodhaven, MI

“To Mrs. Lemanek,my friend Sandy and her siblings I offer my heartfelt sympathy on the loss of your husband, father,mentor and a wonderful loving man....Read More »
2 of 19 | Posted by: Joanne Pierscinski - MI - Friend

“Frank,To one of my most respected friends of many years. You were like a second father to me. You and Dolores raised a great family. I remember...Read More »
3 of 19 | Posted by: Sidney Jackson - Sterling Heights, MI

“Dear Husband of mine,I cherish the great memories of out life together, our daily life, the family we enjoyed, also the time we spent together. We...Read More »
4 of 19 | Posted by: Dolores Lemanek - Warren, MI

“dad you were a great father and even better grandfather if that is possible. You had more free time after you retired . I cherish our family...Read More »
5 of 19 | Posted by: Marie Knoche - St Clair shores, MI

“In thinking about my grandfather there are three things that come to the front of my mind. His singing, his appreciation for hard work and keeping...Read More »
6 of 19 | Posted by: Brian Mackowiak - ROCHESTER Hills, MI

“Definitely the best father in law a girl could have! I never thought anyone could love cars as much as myself and my own Dad. I remember you going...Read More »
7 of 19 | Posted by: Carla Lemanek - Roseville, MI

“Dad you were a wonderful father. You are truly loved and greatly missed. I will always treasure the trips to Frankenmuth, Mackinaw and Sault Ste....Read More »
8 of 19 | Posted by: Sandy Lemanek - Warren, MI

“Memories, Dad, we all have so many! Boy, oh, boy did have a blue Cadillac of go-cart that you worked so hard to make for me! I was so proud when...Read More »
9 of 19 | Posted by: Joseph Lemanek - ROSEVILLE, MI

“My father in law, Frank Lemanek, didn't jump out of airplanes, didn't cure cancer and to my knowledge wasn't known throughout the world. What he did...Read More »
10 of 19 | Posted by: Patrick Mackowiak - Son

“Grandpa gave me many memories throughout my life, as he was a warmhearted and loving man. Memories of babysitting my brothers and I, pushing me on...Read More »
11 of 19 | Posted by: Jacob Mackowiak - Mount Pleasant, MI

“Grandpa loved his family so much! He was always there for everything. From my birthday party's as a kid singing Sto Lat all the way up to my...Read More »
12 of 19 | Posted by: Tyler Mackowiak - MI - Grandchild

“Grandpa was a kind and loving man. He was always one to brighten the mood of the room whether it was a conversation or singing polish at christmas...Read More »
13 of 19 | Posted by: Trevor Mackowiak - Grandchild

“Everybody loved Dad, be it a co worker, neighbor or the waitress at the local restaurant. Dad always took care of his family and for the many years...Read More »
14 of 19 | Posted by: dennis lemanek - warren, MI - Son

“Frank was 10 years older than me, so as a child we didn't have too much in common except as good friends. But he was an inspiration for me too. When...Read More »
15 of 19 | Posted by: Robert Lemanek - Allen Park, MI

“My Grandpa Frank was the absolute best!! He was always kind and loved his family with all of his heart. He had the greatest smile and was very...Read More »
16 of 19 | Posted by: Cortney Stamm - Ypsilanti Twp, MI

“My dearest Dad was a very kind hearted loving man who would do anything for his family. Everybody who met him loved him. He loved to go to Polish...Read More »
17 of 19 | Posted by: Diane Mackowiak - Chesterfield, MI

“My grandpa was the sweetest man. He was always smiling and loved being around his family. I will never forget watching him and grandma dancing to...Read More »
18 of 19 | Posted by: Caitlin Stamm - St. Clair shores, MI

“We always saw Frank as a happy and loving grandfather to his grandsons and daughter Diane and her husband Patrick. He was always gracious and happy...Read More »
19 of 19 | Posted by: Walter and Pat Smith Smith - MI

Frank John Lemanek, age 88, died Monday, March 25, 2019, in Warren, Michigan. Frank was born January 6, 1931, in Detroit, Michigan, son of the late Francis Lemanek and the late Francisca (nee: Antoskiewicz) Lemanek.

Frank was raised in a Polish, Catholic household on Detroit's east-side. Following his schooling, Frank worked various jobs before finally settling within the automotive industry. Frank worked for over thirty years with General Motors retiring as a wood model maker at the General Motors Technical Center in Warren. Frank loved the years spent working at GM, and additionally enjoyed his time walking around the sprawling technical center grounds and spending his lunch break by the GM pond.

Frank was a very meticulous person who took great pride in keeping his cars mechanically sound and clean. He was also a perfectionist when it came to cutting his lawn... it had to be cut just right ~ "Frank's way." He was a gifted woodworker who could make just about anything from wood. Frank utilized the many tools and machines for woodworking at the General Motors shop to craft many of his wood creations.

When Frank was not working he could be found at home tinkering, woodworking, or fixing something around the house. He was a gifted wood maker who built many things out of wood including the deck around his pool and his basement bar. Frank loved to take long drives, trips, and vacations with his family visiting different parts of Michigan and Niagara Falls. Frank and his wife visited many of the casinos in Michigan, and especially enjoyed the long drive to the casino in Sault Ste. Marie. Frank enjoyed the drive up and simply walking around the casino more than the gambling aspect of it all. For Frank, visiting the casino was more than gambling. It was the fun, companionship time spent with his wife of 64 years. Frank's other passions included Polka dancing and visiting the auto shows.

Frank was the beloved husband of 64 years to Dolores Lemanek, and the loving father of Sandra Lemanek, Joseph (Carla) Lemanek, Marie (Daniel) Knoche, Dennis (Lisa) Lemanek, and Diane (Patrick) Mackowiak. Frank was the proud grandfather of Cortney Stamm, Caitlin Stamm, Brian (Allison) Mackowiak, Tyler Mackowiak, Trevor Mackowiak, Jacob Mackowiak, Cassie Cardillo, and Stephanie Cardillo. He was the dear brother of Robert (Mary Therese) Lemanek, and the late Joan (Leroy) Korth.

A Memorial Mass will be held on Saturday, April 6th at St. Faustina Catholic Church (formerly St. Edmund) in Warren. The family will receive guests from 9:00 am until the time of the Funeral Liturgy at 9:30 am.

Memorial donations may be made to the donor's choice. Please share memories of Frank at his memory book above.