Obituary: Franek, Antonia

FRANEK, Antonia Ann was born in Rajec, Czechoslovakia to John and Josephine Smutny, and was called to rest in her Father’s arms, January 16, 2014.

At age six she immigrated to New York through Ellis Island.

She fought adversity learning English and was often made fun of.

She met her husband, Andrew Franek, U.S. Navy, and married in 1943.

They moved to California where they bought a bakery.

They raised three children, John, Joseph and MaryAnn, while all worked the family business.

She is preceded in death by Andy; son, Joe; and sister, Mary Teetor.

Her utmost passion was her devout faith in God and lived it each day.

She started and ended each day with prayer.

Her love was shown to all who knew her through her generous spirit.

She leaves behind her son, John (Sarah) Franek; MaryAnn Coffman; grandchildren, Julie (Kurt) Allgood, John Pat (Tricia) Franek, Amy (Wade) Colvin, Melissa (Duane) Janshen, Jennifer (Lance) Lorz, Christy (Cole) Beaman; numerous great-grandchildren; and nephew, Mike Teetor.

Funeral Mass will be at 10:00AM, Tuesday, January 21, 2014 at Assumption Parish, 3624 W. Indian Trail Rd.

Memorial contributions can be made to Assumption School.

Ann lived her life “Love God and Love one another”.

Please visit Ann’s on-line memorial at to leave a message of remembrance.

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