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Charles G. Franchi, age 50, of Wyoming, passed away on Monday, June 29, 2015 at home.

The son of Stephen & Martha (Thibideau) Franchi, he was born on October 31, 1964 in Detroit.

Honoring his wishes, cremation will take place. Arrangements are entrusted to Michigan Cremation & Funeral Care, Grand Rapids.

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  1. Stephen W. Franchi on July 3, 2015 at 1:38 pm

    I Love u brother rest in the arms of jesus, until we meet agian brother, ill miss u forever.



  2. martha franchi on July 4, 2015 at 9:59 am

    Your Dad and I feel a hole in our hearts without you, son. You are at peace now and that comforts us. Grandma and Jesus will hold you in their arms. Know that you will forever be in our hearts. We love you. Mom and Dad



  3. Mary Franchi/Steinkraus on July 4, 2015 at 12:58 pm

    My dear sweet big brother, I love you so , its so hard to let you go. When Last we spoke of the joy and excitement in your heart, I suppose I am glad I did not know you were soon to depart. OUr conversations of laughs, love and advice will always be there, your voice may not be, but as Grandma Celusta once said, “years go by, memories may fade, you will forever be as dear to me as yesterday”. Your last text to me was ” It was a wonderful visit”,,, I can only imagine the visit you are now on. I will listen for you in the songs on the radio, in the Johnny Cash songs you loved and the voice that will be in my ear, “I love you sissy”,,, then a quick text saying “are you there”… Yes, Big brother, I am here forever waiting till I see you again, warm fuzzies and huggles, sissy.



  4. Bobby Steinkraus on July 4, 2015 at 1:01 pm

    Dear Uncle Chuck, I remember our last visit at Kaelyns graduation, it was so much fun. I wish you had lived closer, I love you and will c you again.



  5. Stephen Steinkraus on July 4, 2015 at 1:06 pm

    Dear uncle chuck, Im gonna miss those how are you doing text and the happy birthday ones. And the memories i had with you were awesome. I love you very much.



  6. Stephen O. on July 4, 2015 at 7:27 pm

    Condolences to the entire franchise family,and mom and dad,all your children have been in so many people’s lives,you had your hands full, of love!



  7. Stephen Orlowski on July 4, 2015 at 7:30 pm

    Condolences to the entire franchi family,and mom and dad,all your children have been in so many people’s lives,you had your hands full, of love!



  8. billie on July 4, 2015 at 9:19 pm

    Words cannot say how sorry I am for the loss of Charles Guy Franchi. My heart weighs ever so heavy right now and the tears wont stop flowing. I know now, you are finally at peace and forever happy. Thank you for the all the laughs we shared, the dreams we had hoped would come true, and loving me for the last 30 years as I loved you for the last 30 years. I am in a forever awe. And to the Franchi Family, what an amazing son and brother you had. My deepest condolences to the family. Ill never stop loving Chuck.



  9. Mark Franchi on July 5, 2015 at 10:40 am

    Of all the sad things we may endure, the saddest is saying “farewell brother”. You’ll forever hold a special place in our hearts. R.I.P. Chuck until we meet again may God bless and keep you.

    Mark & Lynn



  10. steinkraus, Mary on July 5, 2015 at 6:57 pm

    Expressions of Sympathy steinkraus, Mary has sent this Expressions of Sympathy card.



  11. robert w steinkraus Jr on July 6, 2015 at 5:56 pm

    It is interesting as we get older, we tend to think about the past from time to time and when a person close to you or someone you love passes, the mortality of life really seems to hit you directly in the face. Life is too short to be caught up in petty things. It seems to be too easy to get caught up in our own lives.

    As Mary and I began our family, Chuck always seemed to live somewhere else, far away. When Chuck and Lisa lived in Arizona, I went on a business trip with my company in an effort to try to sell some smog machines from California. I recall taking Chuck and Lisa to a dinner on top of a mesa that overlooked the whole city including the airport. The airplanes just circled around the city and the lights were an incredible sight.

    Another trip, I took my father-in-law, Steve to visit Chuck when he lived in South Carolina. It was nice to see both of them so happy to see each other. I was the one that snapped the picture that graces Chuck’s facebook page of him and his dad. I guess that picture and moment turned out to be one of those moments that will forever be frozen in time.

    Chuck, you are missed I Love you, Love Bob



  12. Kaelyn Steinkraus on July 6, 2015 at 7:39 pm

    Uncle Chuck was such a great and kind hearted soul. We kept in touch as much as we could and I even got to talk to him on my birthday on June 27th, which I am so grateful for. One of my favorite memories of Uncle Chuck was when he came to my graduation party in high school and was the life of the party. We had the best time! He will be greatly missed.



  13. Renee Gray on July 6, 2015 at 9:05 pm

    May God hold you in his loving arms for eternity. Many thoughts and prayers to his friends and family.



  14. sissy steinkraus on July 13, 2015 at 2:36 pm

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cEESghP3ZGo

    hope this video works,, its beautiful and so true of our love for you , RIP my big brother, High on the MOuntain



  15. sissy steinkraus on July 18, 2015 at 8:00 pm

    I posted new cute pictures today you sent me in 2012,, reading over your messages and emails are a beautiful reminder of the child at heart you always were… I will look at this site often, and Kae, and Stephen and Bobby will to,, a constant beautiful reminder of what a beautiful light you were and still are xoxxoo love you soooo sissy



  16. sissy steinkraus on July 18, 2015 at 8:08 pm

    For anyone who would like to attend, a memorial service will be at Memorial Gardens in CAnton Michigan, off Curtis Road, on August 3rd, 2015 between 945am and 10:30,, there will be a scattering of his beloved ashes and placement of his memeorial plaque on our grandparents memorial maple tree . Any questions, call 1810-599-6998, this is our moms phone number … Again thank you for all the memories ,



  17. sissy steinkraus on September 12, 2015 at 11:14 pm

    Dearest Big Brother, I have missed your laughter, your advice and your voice of charm and wisdom. I can not believe it will soon be almost 3 months since you left us. It is with a heavy heart I leave this message in your guest book to let you know I have been good. Focused on my life moving forward, this is the good part ,,,, the sad or not so good part, is the worry Bob has as I grieve so very often and my voice speaks of you daily and my heart matches this but with out your presence,,,,,,, I am at a loss. does this make since? Can it??? Well, leaving this message, helps. I am glad this site is here… I am glad you were and still are my big brother, once on earth, now in heaven. Until we meet again, I love you so, I will never let your memory fade, until we see each other again,,, Sissy. P.S. Halloween is gonna suck big time…. you were always fun to buy candy and a card for as this was your Birthday, and would have been number 51. xoxxoxo with a tear in my eye, I say a temporary good bye…. I love you softly and thru these internet lines,,,,, forever xoxo



  18. Stephen W. Franchi on September 21, 2015 at 1:33 pm

    Dear Chuck, Im missing u more as of lately…..I know u want me ti “live” and “network”” I remain alone aside from our family, My choice. I remember the times in Daytona Beach! You got me the job at Daytona dash, we made dash boards there, Theres alot of good memories, we did fist fight alot, i think we were eqal in wins!!!!! Love and miss you, see u in heaven, Love Stephen



  19. sissy steinkraus on September 26, 2015 at 10:16 pm

    Dear Big Brother, I miss u so much. I got a beautiful shirt from Lisa today,, it has angel wings and it was so very perfect,,,,, it made my day. I have tears in my eyes as I type this, I struggle to fight it back , but here on this page, it seems like this is where the healing can maybe begin? Stephen and I had taco bake a couple nights ago, I even took him in my pool and had him do some therapy laps to exercise a bit. He seems to stay inside quite a bit. He has gone to church with me more than a few times and I see how hard he is trying to accept your being gone from this earthly life. We smile and laugh and try to move on each day,,, but the reality is,, it really is different. We talk how happy you must be and free from all the burdens of this life,,, but …in a earthly way we cling to your memory and the mere gift of your life when you were here. so, i shall close here, know that I know you are near, I can feel it and I will continue to move forward, and progress however I will never ever stop loving you, not for one single moment. Bob still says I am hanging on too strong,,, I have let go,, I will know ,, yes, I will know when I can let go more,,, for now… im here big brother,, and I know in heaven you are there,,, until we smile and laugh together again,, love n hugs sissy



  20. Stephen Walter Franchi on October 5, 2015 at 12:35 pm

    Hey Chuck, My sunglasses broke now im wearing yours, got a complinent on them, u had class dressed well and were made of steel, i wish u were here rite now, u are but inside. I love u brother, Marys coming to cut my hair!!!!!



  21. sissy steinkraus on October 10, 2015 at 8:46 pm

    Dear Big Brother,,,, Today was a long day, one of those I wonder why days…. a day that you and I use to run to the phone and call each other. Well, this will have to do. Everything was topsy turvy, when I tried to make things right side up,,they got more upside down. I mailed a package out today to Lisa, smiles from florida for her . That was the only thing that seemed to go right….so I shall hold onto that. Yay. I know you must be at peace and so very happy,the reason for this is that I feel so peaceful when I whisper your name. Sweet Chuck,,,, You are still my strength in this storm called life, Thank you …. for once again you helped me see the light and the good that surrounds me. I love you forever , sissy



  22. Scott osterhout on October 27, 2015 at 7:59 pm

    Chuck havent seen him in years shocked when he passed good man hell be missed



  23. sissy steinkraus on November 8, 2015 at 9:49 pm

    Dear Sweet Chuck, I heard it was the first snow fall of the season in MIchigan where you lived….. remember how you told me last year you were buying your new boots:). Nice and warm you will always be ;) by heavens gate, waiting patiently. It was hard on your b day, I posted on your wall but it wasnt the same. I spoke to you softly, and called your name, and wished you peace and happiness in gods arms. DAd is doing better since his heart surgery, and mom has been by his side constantly, as I am sure you have been also. You are so missed and loved, and I am blessed you are watching me from above. Love you, RIP and know my loving thoughts and prayers are with you always. Hugs and kisses,, Sissy



  24. sissy steinkraus on December 1, 2015 at 6:58 am

    Good Morning sweet chuck,
    It Was an okay Thanksgiving, wished you could of been there or even in Michigan with your friends like last year. I remember how you told me they met you and you went back to their house and had a nice big Thanksgiving dinner. Its cold in Michigan, you would have been telling me how you were excited for the first snow fall to stay but always happy when it melted away to spring in either April or May. I can not believe it has been almost 6 months, since you left us. So much has changed, so much has happened. The peace I gain is knowing your watching over us, and with us at any given moment,, not the same as when you were here on earth, but comforting knowing your near. Dad is not walking or exercising since his heart surgery. Bob and I worry so, mom said its fine,, I wish I could feel the same. Stephen (our brother) is about to get a new scooter, Mark moved to a house of his own and finals are upon me. This was when you and I would talk on Sunday nights and you would wish me the best….Today, I woke up and Was thinking of you, missing you and wanting to send this special message on your guest book , ,,, Love you always and forever Sissy



  25. Stephen Walter Franchi on December 4, 2015 at 8:17 am

    Dear Brother, Really miss u this holiday season, i feel as thou there were something i could have done to prevent your passing, it hurts often. Im getting a new scooter today!, i have your nice sunglasses to wear, feel free as i know youll be rideing with me where ever i go. I know your free now from the turbulance of this life, i feel most free when im rideing a bike. God bless you chuck, until we meet agian, love Stephen & Mirical



  26. Stephen Walter Franchi on December 6, 2015 at 1:58 pm

    Say hi to jimmy rossler n chris taylor!



  27. sissy steinkraus on December 16, 2015 at 10:38 pm

    Hi dear sweet Big Brother. :) I have a feeling you have been doing great in Heaven,, I am seeing lots of white feathers and signs of your happiness. Being with- out your voice of wisdom and reassurrance at those rocky moments are when times are the hardest for me. I hope that does not seem to selfish, but whats so awesome is I know your only a thought or dream or prayer away, so this helps alot during those rocky times. Dad is progessing nicely, Im sure you know and Mark is upset with us, ( nothing new ) and Stephen is trying to take on the roll of Big Brother and he is doing a pretty good job so far. Today he actually spoke some reason to me when I pondered a situation,, kinda cool, but then again, as siblings we are and always will be alike in mannerisms and other subtle ways it is so true. Gotta go, Bob and I went to Red Lobster and enjoyed a beautiful meal, our 28 Wedding Anniversary is the 19th of December, but I have to work so we celebrated Early xoxo Fun, I know I can hear you saying ” Good for you Sissy, was it fun” Yes it was, and we are stuffed to over flowing . Night sweet Big Brother, Love you always, I bet the xmas lights are a beautiful sight from heavens viewing chair. xoxo



  28. Stephen Walter Franchi on December 31, 2015 at 9:41 am

    Dearest Brother, Well i bought a new pair of sunglasses and put yours next to your wallet on my mantle, its the end of 2015 and i lost you 6 months ago…we lost you. I miss you dearly brother and know u hear me, i would tell u about bobs birthday, but i know you were there. God Bless you chuck, Ill miss you till we meet agian….Your loveing brother Stephen & Mirical



  29. sissy steinkraus on January 6, 2016 at 3:36 pm

    Dearest Chuck, is it true,, can the new year possibly be here, it does not feel like it. I did not make any New Year resolutions this year, as I wanted to switch things up from last year,, it was not a very good year 2015. I know its important to reflect on the good and sadness of past years,,, well you know,, chuck,,, , This year just has to be better, just has to be!!!! So, lets see, I am starting 2016 working on my last few classes before my degree, our brother Stephen is working on quitting smoking and has been doing very well in his every day life. I have not heard from Mark,but I pass along good wishes for both him and lynn thru mom or dad. The kids are great and Bob is excited to be almost done with his Masters program at UCF. Hey, How do you celebrate the New Year in Heaven ??? And is one year passing like 7??? Always in my heart and mind, forever loving and missing my Dear Big Brother and best advice giver ever. xoxoxo love you Chuck, so very very much000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000 xoxoxo love sissy



  30. sissy steinkraus on January 6, 2016 at 3:37 pm

    Dearest Chuck, is it true,, can the new year possibly be here, it does not feel like it. I did not make any New Year resolutions this year, as I wanted to switch things up from last year,, it was not a very good year 2015. I know its important to reflect on the good and sadness of past years,,, well you know,, chuck,,, , This year just has to be better, just has to be!!!! So, lets see, I am starting 2016 working on my last few classes before my degree, our brother Stephen is working on quitting smoking and has been doing very well in his every day life. I have not heard from Mark,but I pass along good wishes for both him and lynn thru mom or dad. The kids are great and Bob is excited to be almost done with his Masters program at UCF. Hey, How do you celebrate the New Year in Heaven ??? And is one year passing like 7??? Always in my heart and mind, forever loving and missing my Dear Big Brother and best advice giver ever. xoxoxo love you Chuck, so very very much000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000 xoxoxo love sissy



  31. Stephen Walter Franchi on February 5, 2016 at 1:09 pm

    Dearest Brother, I miss u so much, but i know that where u are…..someday i will be also, be at peace, u are loved and missed everyday chuck, until we meet again, Stephen



  32. sissy steinkraus on March 23, 2016 at 4:05 pm

    Dear big Brother, I miss you so. I cant believe its been almost 9 months.. how can that be, when the news of your leaving us that day still seems to bring tears to my eyes. I am hoping to be done with school soon. you were always one of my biggest cheerleaders and taking exams with-out your words of inspiration is not the same. I pretend you are in the seat next to me, or smiling down as I struggle with a question or two,,, saying ” its okay sissy go slow, believe in yourself” I feel better and turn my exam in with some pep in my step. I know you are in the arms of Jesus and resting peacefully until we can all gather together once again. I love you always, and thank you for being my big brother…. love sissy



  33. Stephen W Franchi on April 30, 2016 at 7:09 am

    Hi brother, been nearly one year since you left us, i feel you near often n i carry on for you,
    miss you dearly, rest easy, Stephen



  34. stephen franchi on February 5, 2017 at 1:05 pm

    miss u ao ov Shn



  35. stephen franchi on April 16, 2017 at 8:48 am

    Happy Easter my brother, jesus lives this easter sunday, We miss you alot chuck, i am your legacy.,God Bless you chuck, until we meet agian, Love Stephen



  36. stephen franchi on June 12, 2017 at 10:30 am

    dear brother, i heard your song today! seether breakdown. i miss u and i may be joining you soon, im not afraid. love u forever, till we meet agian……stephen n mirical



  37. stephen franchi on June 16, 2017 at 10:28 am

    hEY cHUCK, mY LAST post talked of joining you, i ment i had a dream where we were together!



  38. stephen franchi on June 22, 2017 at 7:50 am

    Hi Chuck, coming up on 2 yrs that you left us in body, but you remain in spirit, keep watching over us, we love and miss you



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