Francis A. Schraufnagel

June 1, 1919 - February 7, 2019
St. Andrew Catholic Church
LeRoy, WI 53050
Monday 2/11, 9:30 am - 11:00 am
St. Andrew Catholic Church
LeRoy, WI 53050
Monday 2/11, 11:00 am

Francis August Schraufnagel, age 99, of Brownsville passed away February 7, 2019 at Hope Health & Rehabilitation Center, LomiraFrancis was born June 1, 1919 in Fond du Lac, the son of Joseph A. and Theresa (Feucht) Schraufnagel of LeRoy.Francis married “the love of his life” Helen Elenore Lehmann at St. Andrew’s Catholic Church, LeRoy onContinue Reading

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Jamie Stortz left a message on March 29, 2019:
Dear Family of Francis
I am so sorry for your loss. Though I only knew Francis for a short time I will never forget him. We met in the summer of 2017 when I was with a group of teens from Peoria IL as a part of Alive In You. We spent several days helping at Hope Health and Rehab painting, I mostly talked with Francis :) I really enjoyed his stories and getting to know him. Something about him made it seem as we had always been friends. The kids from the group were all drawn to him and still talk about meeting him being one of the best parts of our trip. Several of us took pictures with him and his statues. We all took a group photo by the Grotto he painted. He was very kind and shared with us pictures of things he has painted over the years. He spoke of his family, parents and his wife with such love. Every time we stopped by the room he was always praying his rosary and welcomed us in. I will continue to remember him fondly and keep him in my prayers. My deepest condolences.
God Bless
Jamie Stortz
Dennis Halejak left a message on February 22, 2019:
Dear Cousins and extended family,
Please accept my deepest sympathy at the passing of your father. It has been difficult for me to collect my thoughts as I stare at a saw painting your father did for me of Grandpa Schraufnagel's homestead outside of Leroy. Both the painting and your father bring back of flood of memories..... parties celebrating family, playing softball with all of you at the farm and playing cards(when the adults agreed that I was old enough!!
Uncle Francis was a gift to the world. A kind, gentle soul with the heart of a poet and the eye of an artist. We are extremely fortunate to have known him in person, and even more fortunate to call him "brother", "dad", or "uncle". He will live on through our many memories and the beautiful works of art he created. We know he is painting his way across the heavens!!
Stella Kartsonis left a message on February 16, 2019:
What an amazing man !! My dear friend Anne has shared her family and father's stories but now I know ALL of the story of her dear "Daddy" !! My sympathy to all of his family for your loss. He was a treasure for sure !! And I send to you what the Orthodox christians say when a loved one leaves this earth...May his memory be ETERNAL !! Stella Kartsonis, Kansas City, Mo.
Michael Mann left a message on February 13, 2019:
We are so sorry to hear of your loss. Our deepest sympathies to your family. Mike and Joyce Mann
Tom Schraufnagel left a message on February 10, 2019:
Dear Cousins, Please accept our condolences. We eagerly look for the time, as Jesus promised, that there will be a resurrection. It will be a pleasure to see uncle Francis painting again.
Sincerely, Tom & Karen Schraufnagel, Plover & Arizona City.
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Joyce & John Drath left a message on February 9, 2019:
Our deepest condolences to Pattie and Dan and your family.
Tim & Lisa Schraufnagel left a message on February 8, 2019:
If ever there was a person close to sainthood Francis should qualify, I have never known a kinder more gentler person. In the years I knew him I never heard him raise his voice, swear or speak unkindly of another person. The worse I ever heard was " My land" or " By gum" He was the epitome of a father figure and led by an example few could match. We will miss you Grandpa.
Thorton & Jill Ridder left a message on February 8, 2019:
Our deepest condolences to Melissa and her family during this difficult time.
Darrell Gundelach left a message on February 8, 2019:
My condolences to the family. It was nice to get to know Francis this past year and visiting him with Julie.
Dan & Mary Schraufnagel left a message on February 8, 2019:
Please accept our condolences for the lose of your father. We are sorry we cannot make the service on Monday but you and your families will be in our payers.
Koepsell Funeral Home left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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