THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Francis "Frank" "Johnny" Kordish, 69, of Menominee, Mi., passed away Wednesday, June 7, 2017 with family at his side at Bay Area Medical Center in Marinette after a courageous four year battle with multiple myeloma.
Born May 20, 1948 in Munising, Mi., to the late John and Mary (Woodaz) Kordish, he served in the United States Navy as an EN-5 during Vietnam and in the Michigan Army National Guard. He received a Purple Heart and Bronze Star.
On Aug. 12, 1972, he married the former Catherine Noyes-MacKnight at St. Anne's Catholic Church in Escanaba, Mi. and worked as a Research and Development Technician at Ansul retiring after 36 years.
An avid outdoorsman, he enjoyed camping, fishing, kayaking, hunting, shooting trap and sporting clays with his boys.
A caring man, he loved his family and friends, always lent a helping hand, had a strong faith in his Lord, served as a Knight of the Cross in his younger years at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Munising and was a proud Veteran.
As a member of Holy Redeemer Catholic Church, he served as an usher. He belonged to Menominee Woods and Stream, Menominee County Pheasant Club and American Legion Post 146.
Survivors include his wife, Catherine "Cathy" of Menominee; three children, Benjamin (Jenny), Andrew (Kerry) and Tiffiny (Brian) Maloney all of Wallace, Mi.; 13 grandchildren; two brothers, Robert of Christmas, Mi. and David (Sherry) of Eben Junction, Mi. and four sisters, Ann (Richard) Gumz of East Troy, Sandra Kordish of Christmas, Mi., Mary Sue (Scott) Macy of McMinnville, Or. and Rita (William) Morrison of Munising, Mi.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Family received friends at Anderson Kell Funeral Home in Menominee on Sunday, June 11 from 2 p.m. until time of a Vigil Prayer Service at 4 p.m. Visitation continued on Monday, June 12 at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church from 9 a.m. until time of a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. Fr. Michael Ocran officiated followed by burial in Birch Creek Cemetery with Military Honors. A memorial fund was established for Multiple Myeloma research and expressions can be directed to Cathy Kordish.