Francis Stanley Kolasa

May 20, 1933October 25, 2018

KOLASA, Francis Stanley

Francis Stanley Kolasa, age 85, at rest October 25, 2018. Frank was born on May 20, 1933 in Saginaw, Michigan to Stanley and Grace, nee Kosinski, Kolasa. Beloved husband of Norma, nee Miller, for 59 years; loving father of Ann (James) Zastrow, Beth (Greg) Glover, Martha (Robert) Sabourin and Steve (fiancée Susan Sowle). Devoted dziadzia of Tia (Tori) Kolasa, Allie Kolasa, Dmitri Glover, Sasha Glover, Emma Zastrow and Jade Sabourin; delighted great-grandfather of Amelia Miara Kolasa and Addison Stanley Kolasa. A lifelong learner, Frank returned to school in midlife, graduated from Cooley Law School in 1982 and practiced law for 15 years. He was committed to his faith and his community, serving on the board of Williamston Community Schools in the 70s and various non-profits through the mid-2000s. He enjoyed golf, travel, jazz and Polish language study, and always maintained his enthusiasm for learning new things, most recently cooking. His favorite times were those spent with his family. Frank was preceded in death by his parents and his sisters, Sr. Roberta Kolasa, S.J. and Marsha Kolasa. Friends will gather at the Gorsline Runciman Williamston Chapel on Sunday, October 28, from 5 – 8 pm. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, October 29 at 11am at St Mary Catholic Church, interment Mt Calvary Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials to the Williamston Food Bank are appreciated.


  • Visitation Sunday, October 28, 2018
  • Rosary Sunday, October 28, 2018
  • Funeral Mass Monday, October 29, 2018

Francis Stanley Kolasa

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Douglas Kult

November 8, 2018

Our deepest condolences to the entire Kolasa family, I remember Mr. Kolasa from church on Sunday morning, he was a good man . We're sorry to hear of his passing. Doug & Karen Kult

Melanie Stover

November 4, 2018

Condolences to the Kolasa family. We are deeply sorry for your loss. RIP

Connie Tuma

October 28, 2018

Norma & Family,
I enjoyed our time spent at the Polish Home for the Polish language class and sharing our adventures in Poland. Frank was such a gentleman.
May fond memories sustain you during this difficult time.
With deepest sympathy,
Connie Tuma

Mary McGregor

October 28, 2018

Frank is one of the kindest wisest men I ever knew and I was blessed to have him as my godfather. Thank you for always keeping a watchful eye on my kids when they attended MSU and taking them in when necessary. We love you. Be at peace Frank and family.

Mark Bitman

October 27, 2018

Ann and family, I know this is probably a difficult time, but please keep fond thoughts and memories of your father near your heart and it will help with the grief and loss. My thoughts are with you.