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Franklin Dudek

November 9, 1938 — December 6, 2019

Franklin Otto Dudek, 81, passed away on Friday, December 6th, 2019 at Aurora Hospital in Green Bay.   He was born November 9th, 1938, son of Margaret (Katz) and Otto Dudek of Wausau. Franklin graduated from Wausau High School in 1957. He married Joyce Clara Prast on June 29, 1963 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Wausau.

Franklin worked for the City of Wausau Department of Public Works, the Chicago and Northwestern Railroad in Wausau, and Marathon Box Corporation.  He enjoyed visiting with family and friends, watching auto racing and ball sports, especially the Green Bay Packers and Wisconsin Badgers.  He also enjoyed participating in Bible study as his relation to God and the Church was important to him and had also taught Sunday School at Trinity.

He spent his last years at Luther Home nursing home in Marinette, Wisconsin.  The family would like to thank the wonderful staff at Luther Home who were very caring and helpful during his time there.

He was preceded in death by his wife Joyce in 2013.

He is survived by son Thomas (Michelle LaFond), daughter Patti (Jeffrey Witt), and grandsons Max Dudek and Joshua Witt.

The committal service for Franklin will be on at 11:00 AM on Saturday, July 18 at Pine Grove Cemetery.  Rev. Zach Holdorf will officiate the service.  Helke Funeral Home is assisting the family with the arrangements; you may sign our family guest book at

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Saturday, July 18, 2020

Starts at 4:00 pm (Central time)

Pine Grove Cemetery, Wausau

1501 Grand Ave, Wausau, WI 54403

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