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“Although I did not know Ivan who a brother to my mother, I remember the kindness of his wife Shirley and congenial nature of each of his children. ”
1 of 8 | Posted by: Lisa Kreis - Rogersville, MO

“I cannot look back on Jankowski family get-togethers growing up without thinking of Uncle Butch. When I think of him, I always remember his laugh. It...Read More »
2 of 8 | Posted by: Joe Jankowski - GA - family

“I will miss Butch alot.. he was and always be a father to me. He excepted me for who i was. He welcomed me into his family. He is in gods hands now.....Read More »
3 of 8 | Posted by: Ken Thompson - Frankenmuth, MI

“dearest brother-in-law, now your life's journey is completed, good job well done!your life's story is an example of goodness which we should all try...Read More »
4 of 8 | Posted by: mike & lorene abel - kewadin, MI

Grandpa Frisbie with some of his Grandchildren  May 2014 “My Grandpa was the type of person that always put a smile upon your face. Whenever he was around, I was always laughing and in a great mood. I shall...Read More »
5 of 8 | Posted by: Ryan Funk - Port Huron, MI

“John 14:1-4 Let not your hearts be troubled. Believe in God; believe also in me. In my Father's house are many rooms. If it were not so, would I have...Read More »
6 of 8 | Posted by: Rick & Michelle Sugden - Mayville, MI

“I am very sorry for your loss.I met Ivan in 1976 when he was a Circulation Manager for the Detroit Free Press in Clawson Michigan. I was 11-12 years...Read More »
7 of 8 | Posted by: Mark Durell - Troy, MI - Coworker

“My brother was one of the most warm hearted and loving person I knew. He will be deeply missed by me and my family. He is one of the very last...Read More »
8 of 8 | Posted by: Richard Frisbie - MI


Ivan D. Jr. "Butch" Frisbie, age 84, died Wednesday, March 15, 2017 at St. John Macomb Hospital in Warren, Michigan. Butch was born January 9, 1933 in Detroit, Michigan, son of the late Ivan Dale Frisbie Sr. and the late Marguerite (nee: Scheibeck) Frisbie.

Butch was raised in Detroit and graduated from Denby High School. Following his schooling, he served in the United States Army during the Korean War. Upon his return home from the military, Mr. Frisbie found work within the newspaper industry at the Detroit Free Press. Over the years he worked in various departments for the newspaper before retiring as a circulation manager.

Mr. Frisbie met the love of his life while vacationing with his family at their cottage in Monroe. This meeting would ultimately lead to marriage, a loving ceremony he shared with his bride, Shirley Jankowski on May 7, 1955 in Toledo, Ohio. The newly married couple would settle in Michigan and raise a family of six children.

Mr. Frisbie loved tending to his home, garden, and pool. He truly was a homebody and family man who, in his later year, enjoyed being at home with his family watching Jeopardy. In his younger years he enjoyed visiting the family cottage in Monroe, and also golfing.

Ivan Dale Frisbie Jr. was the beloved husband of the late Ann S. Frisbie and the dear father of Patricia (Scott) Eston, Sandra (Robert) Funk, James Frisbie, Thomas Frisbie, Jennifer Thompson, and Timothy (Tracy) Frisbie. He was the brother of Richard Frisbie, Chris Frisbie, the late Diana Kreis, and was the loving grandfather of Ryan Funk, Michelle Eston, Marilynn Funk, Justin Thompson, Laura Frisbie, and Jenna Perzanowski.

Visitation for Mr. Frisbie will be held Wednesday, March 22nd from 4-9 pm at the D.S. Temrowski & Sons Funeral Home, 30009 Hoover Road at Common (12 1/2 Mile) in Warren. Mr. Frisbie will lie in state on Thursday, 10am at St. Mary, Our Lady Queen of Families Catholic Church - St. Clement Site in Center Line until the time of the Funeral Liturgy at 10:30am.

Memorial donations are appreciated to the Capuchin Soup Kitchen, 1820 Mt. Elliott Street, Detroit, Michigan 48207.

Please share memories of Mr. Frisbie at his memory book above.