Frank E. Jurincic

Frank “Wink” Jurincic, of Holt, MI, passed away February 6, 2015 at the age of 91. He proudly served his Country in the United States Army during WWII and was a Purple Heart recipient. He was assigned to the 101st Airborne Division, Glider Regiment and was the Bugle Boy for his company. He was involved in D-Day, Operation Market Garden, and The Battle of the Bulge. He was and ALWAYS will be a Hero to anyone who had the honor, privilege and pleasure of knowing him. He returned to work for the U.S Civil Service. He was an avid hunter and fisherman. He was a member of the Hernando Beach Yacht Club.

He was married to the love of his life for 68 years, Janet Jurincic. They had 3 children,  Judi (Bill) Swagler, Windy Jetson, and James Jurincic; a special nephew to whom he loved as a son, Joe (Shannon) Jurincic; grandchildren, Carrie (Chris) Pearson, Amy (Kevin) Lane, Amanda (Kyle) Hagerman, Lesa (Josh) Leverett, and Jamie LaBonte; great-grandchildren,  Jeffrey, Mackinley, Ayden, Avery, Marena, Carley, Aubree, Brookelynn, Christopher and Timmery; great-great-granddaughter, Adreanna; so many friends and loved ones; and a precious lady, Stephanie.

The family will receive friends & family on Friday, February 13, from 5-8 p.m., with a Rosary service at 7:30 p.m. at the Estes-Leadley Greater Lansing Chapel. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated by Fr. Bill Lugger at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, February 14, 2015, at St. Casmir Catholic Church. Interment, with military honors, will follow in Delta Center Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.

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Stephie Leyrer
February 11, 2015 at 12:41 am

That was written and sent chills down my spine. Your whole family is in my thoughts and prayers go out to Judi whom is one of the nicest ladies in the world, no wonder with parents like hers a hero and a sweet heart who astonishes me and brightens my day! A true hero whose story which was not fiction could have you sitting on the edge of your seat! Amazing man I only wish I had more time with. I have to say, I feel blessed to have met him and had the chance to hear him tell about how you and I are able to live free! Because of the heroes of all the wars, and the young man who bravely even today serve our country. He said to me one day kiddo, thanks and I thought about it as I left and wished I had turned around to tell him THANKS, for all you have done. Serving our country and loving and caring for his wife like no other man I’ve ever met! AMAZING honor to have had a moment with Frank E.

Windy Jurincic
February 11, 2015 at 6:48 am

It is a joy and privilege to be part of these men’s lives. My beloved father, Frank E. Jurincic and wonderful brother-in-law William “Bill” Swagler are being honored on a plaque on the Wall of Remembrance at St. Dominic’s; One of the most majestic Catholic churches located in the Pacific Heights area of San Francisco. For those of you attending their service and mass in Lansing… As you look around you, know that these men helped create this, all of you, a loving family and devoted friends. They are both truly deserving of the love and respect they achieved. My father gave me life and some of my best qualities. Bill and I shared a deep and timeless love of my sister. They both live on in my heart. I will be able to sit in the beautiful Columbarium at St. Dominic’s and cherish their memory as can you if you visit San Francisco. Look for the Wall of Remembrance. See some images here:

Sally Cosenza
April 19, 2015 at 8:22 am

I was greatly shocked to find out that “Wink” had passed away. He and Jan, was a dear friend and Life Time member of the Hernando Beach Yacht Club. My husband Paul and I have fond memories of good times we spent together when they lived in Florida and still kept in touch, periodically, but I guess not enough. I had talked to him just around Christmas time and I guess that is why this took me as such a shock. He was such a great and kind person and I know he was taking good care of Jan. I will miss his surprise phone calls and that deep voice saying “Hi, Sal gal”, how are you guys doing?”


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