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Frank Simonait, 88 of Grand Rapids was peacefully called to his Heavenly Home on October 17th, 2019. He was born on June 5, 1931 in Grand Rapids. He is survived by his wife, June Simonait of 66 years, his sister, Loraine Crago and brother, John Simonait. He will be lovingly remembered by his seven children, Lynda(Jim) Brevell, Lori (Jack) Ronda, Jim Simonait, Terry Simonait, Denny (Kathy) Simonait, Nancy(Jim) Domagalski, and Bonnie(Jackie) Simonait. Grandchildren, Katie, Kelly (Dolph), Kari (Ted)Stacy, Michael, Eric, Teresa, Jacob and Kirsten. Great grandchildren, Hannah, Katie, Noelle, Parker, Cameron and Teddy. Many nieces and nephews. Frank served in the Korean War guarding the Soo Locks in Sault St. Marie. He was a loyal employee of General Motors for 31 years. Frank was able to enjoy many years of retirement. His children and grandchildren enjoyed his great conversations and memories of old times.  Frank liked to Fish,Hunt and dance the Polka.  He was an easygoing man, always a smile on his face. Everyone loved Frank. The family will be holding a private Life Celebration in the coming days. The family would to extend a special thanks the staff at Hospice and StoryPoint Assisted Living for their love and care of Frank. The family would like memorial contributions to go to Hospice of Grand Rapids and Laurus Home Care.

Honoring his wishes cremation has taken place. To send a message of sympathy to the family, sign Frank’s online guest book, or to share a favorite memory, please visit:

Cremation arrangements are entrusted to Michigan Cremation & Funeral Care, Grand Rapids.



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  1. Frank Woronko on October 20, 2019 at 9:24 am

    Rest in peace my military buddy. I will keep you in my prayers.

  2. Anita Larsen Van Loy on October 20, 2019 at 7:23 pm

    June and family, I am so sorry for your loss. Frank was truly a gentle man and alway a ready smile. June I still remember going to your wedding reception as it was the first one I had ever been to. I am sure he is now visiting in heaven with family with a smile on his face.

  3. Linda Firme on November 3, 2019 at 8:15 pm

    This is Linda Firme writing (Frank and June’s X daughter in law). So sorry to hear about your loss. I have known Frank and June over 35 years. Even after Jim and I divorced in 1993, I would see Frank and June every year on my kids Stacy and Mike’s birthdays, their grand kids. They never missed a year coming to the birthday party’s. I always thought the world of Frank. Him and I had many talks together and he would always give me his advice in situations I faced. Frank was such a kind and loving person and his jokes were the best. He would give the shirt off his back to anyone. I always loved that BIG smile on his face from ear to ear. He was a hard working man and supported his family with their needs. He loved his kids and grand kids very much. He surely will be deeply missed by all who knew him. But keep in mind that we all will see him again one day when God calls us home to the high Heavens above. Rest In Peace Frank. All my thoughts and Prayers are with you all.

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