Francis Delaney

Francis Joseph "Frank" Delaney, 73, of Wexford died Sunday, July 27, 2014 at Thornton Manor, Lansing. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11 a.m. Friday, August 1 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church-Wexford. Inurnment will follow at Immaculate Conception Catholic Cemetery-Wexford.
Visitation will be Thursday, July 31 from 3-8 p.m. with a 3 p.m. Rosary and a 7:30 p.m. Scripture Service at Thornburg-Grau Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Lansing. There will also be a one-hour visitation before mass time at the church Friday.
Frank was born August 20, 1940 in Lansing to Patrick James “Jimmy” and Evelyn (Mullarkey) Delaney. He attended country school in the area and graduated from Lansing High School.
Frank was united in marriage to Ann Troendle May 2, 1964 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Lansing. They were the proud parents of four children, Patrick, Casey, Melody and Mary. Frank worked for American Motors in Kenosha, WI for four years and then moved back to Lansing. He then worked for Peters DX and was a milk hauler. He worked for Midland Forge in Cedar Rapids for 31 years until his retirement. Frank and Ann then moved back to the farm near Wexford in 1998.
Frank enjoyed hunting, fishing, woodworking and especially spending time with his family and friends. Frank will be greatly missed by the many people who knew him.
Survivors include his wife, Ann Delaney; four children, Patrick (Lane) Delaney of Gays Mills, WI, Casey (Michelle) Delaney of Honolulu, HI, Melody Zang of Peoria, IL and Mary Westerhaus of South Carolina; 11 grandchildren; four brothers, Leo (Annette) Delaney of Tomball, TX, George (Jean) Delaney of Lansing, Dan (Mary) Delaney of Lansing and Tom (Lorraine) Delaney of Rhinelander, WI; and two sisters-in-law, June Delaney and Kathy Delaney.
Frank was preceded in death by his parents, Jimmy and Evelyn Delaney; his grandson, Mikel Delaney; and two brothers, Bill and James Delaney.
Thornburg-Grau Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Lansing assisted the family with the arrangements.