Frances Nicholas Budnick

July 3, 1917April 5, 2018

Frank N. Budnick was taken by the angels to eternal life April 5, 2018. Born to Joseph and Pauline Budnick of Lowell, Michigan, July 3rd 1917. Preceded in death by his first wife Frances E. and his second wife Dorothy and his brothers Charles, Chester, John, Joseph and sister Betty Carmody, one Grandson, Clinton Ross Baio, Frank is survived by sisters Violet Adomatis and Josephine Launiere, children Elaine (Louie Hillary deceased), Dianne (Ron Baio), Donna (Richard Zerfas), Edward (Joan Budnick) and Susan (Mike Mulder). 14 Grandchildren, 30 Great Grandchildren, 11 Great, Great Grandchildren and 3 Great, Great, Great Grandchildren. He Served in the U.S. Navy in the South Pacific WWII, stationed on the USS Mackinaw, witnessing the Japanese surrender at Tokyo Bay. He was a member of the carpenters Local 100 for 70 years working for Owen-Ames-Kimbal Co. He was a foreman on several bridge projects, downtown buildings and nursing homes. He was an involved member of St. Judes Parish for 58 years. He was proud of his Polish heritage and Catholic faith. Visitation will be held Thursday May 3, 2018 and Friday May 4, 2018, from 5:00p.m. to 8:00p.m. at Reyers North Valley Chapel Funeral Home with the Rosary being prayed at 7pm on Friday. Mass of Christian Burial will take place at St. Jude Catholic Church, (1120 4 Mile Rd. NE Grand Rapids, Michigan 49525) on Saturday May 5, 2018, at 11:00a.m. with a visitation at 10am. In Lieu of flowers please make a donation to Spectrum Hospice.


  • Visitation Thursday, May 3, 2018
  • Visitation Friday, May 4, 2018
  • Funeral Service Saturday, May 5, 2018

Frances Nicholas Budnick

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Mike Oele

May 9, 2018

To the Budnick family, My father, Lawrence Oele, worked with Frank most of his many years with OAK construction. My father passed away two years ago and always enjoyed working with Frank and their times at the coffee shop after they stopped working. He thought highly of Frank! My mom, Bernice Oele, wanted me to send to you her sympathies at this time. May God grant your family peace. Mike Oele