Francis J. Dandurand, age 88, longtime resident of Posen, passed away May 20, 2023. Born in Chicago in 1934 and joined the Navy at age 17 where he served during the Korean Conflict. Francis married Jeanette C. Szudy at St. Stanislaus Bishop & Martyr Catholic Church on April 30, 1960.
Francis was preceded in death by his wife Jeanette. He is survived by his children, Mark (Lisa), David, Gregory (Kelly), Diane (Thomas) Smith, Jeanine (Steve) Zamiar and the late Jeffrey; his grandchildren, Jonathon, Joshua, Matthew, Daniel, Leah, David, Alex, Gregory, and Kyle Dandurand, Justine Cannan, Kenneth Schroeder, Mia and Trent Kubilis, Ean, Ryan and Zachary Smith, Steven, Stefanie, Dominic and Emma Zamiar; 11 great grandchildren; siblings, Doreen (the late Ted) Wrobel, Judy (Ben) Johnson and Donald (Judie) Dandurand; and many nieces, nephews and friends.
Francis worked at P&C and D&S Auto Parts for many years where he found his passion for racecars and was known for his amazing work building engines and chassis’. He went to work at Paul Bunyan in the mid 1980’s where he launched his talent for woodworking and specialty repair work of all kind. He was known all around Posen as a specialty repairman.
A Celebration of Life event will be announced at a later date. Private inurnment at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery. Professional care entrusted to Adduci-Zimny Funeral Home, Ltd. Information (708) 385-0634.
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