Jankowski, Frank Raymond
He was born on June 16, 1933 in Cudahy, WI to the late Raymond and Nettie (Kubiak) Jankowski. Frank wed Elaine (Zingsheim) at the Basilica of St. Josaphat, in Milwaukee WI on April 16th, 1955. They resided in Milwaukee where they raised their four daughters and son.
He was employed by Express Freight Lines, Inc. as the parts manager until he moved with his family to the Amherst Area in 1972. Frank then worked for the McDonald’s corporation portraying their famous clown. His wife, Elaine, was his partner and manager. As Ronald McDonald he gave many educational and hilarious performances at schools all over Wisconsin and Michigan. He marched in the famous Appleton Christmas parade every year in full costume. He retired after twenty five years and enjoyed spending time with his family.
His favorite hobbies included golfing, weight lifting, and gardening. He was famous for his homemade raspberry jam which he gave generously to everyone he met.
Frank was a friendly man and enjoyed deep conversations with those whom he befriended.
Frank is survived by one brother Aye Jay (Annie), his Daughters Eileen Bartig, Doreen (Steve) Larson, Maxeen (Mark) Olson, and Chris (Frank) Wileman. He had twelve grandchildren and thirteen great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife Elaine and his dear sons, Kenneth, John and James, as well as his siblings Maxine, Dorothy Walters, and Daniel.
Information for the memorial service is pending at this time.
He is loved and cherished in our hearts and will be dearly missed by those who knew and loved him. Frank would tell us all to, “Smile, God loves you.”