Guest Book for Frank S. Knasinski, Jr.

Provided by Walker Funeral Home

Posted by: Getúlio Santos da silva
Wed November 18, 2020
Family Knasinski I am so sad. Your father is the best! Thanks for all!
Getúlio and family

Posted by: Sheri Huston
Wed November 18, 2020
I am so very sorry to hear Frank has left us, but I can only imagine the greeting he got in heaven.  Pat, I remember so well the Chicago trip that the two of you helped me with, and the chuckles we had over those Spanish boys and their antics. Frank had the perfect solution dealing with them.

I am visiting with my family for a couple weeks so I will not be able to express my sympathies in person. God bless the whole family.

Posted by: Joanie Stiverson Smith
Wed November 18, 2020
Pat and family:  So very sorry to learn of Frank’s passing!  He made a difference in my life many years ago as our small group from Mainstreet Christian Church gathered in you home as Frank led the book study about Creationism.  What an exceptional man!  We know God has created a very special spot for him that also resides in our hearts and souls.  May He hold each of you as you grieve his passing!   🙏♥️   Joanie

Posted by: Brittany Allen
Wed November 18, 2020
My sincere condolences to the Knasinski family and close friends of Uncle Frank. Pop Pop (his brother Jerry) always mentioned you in his childhood stories on the farm. Pop Pop's face glowed when he shared with me your family life story while growing up, your memories endeavors while a kid, during your visit to Florida a few short years ago. You will be deeply missed!

Posted by: Jim and Betty Stalcup
Wed November 18, 2020
He was like a lovable little brother. How we will miss him. His wit, sarcastic at times ,was a joy. He made an indelible impression on many many lives wherever he was. Godspeed Frank.

Posted by: Jerome Knasinski
Wed November 18, 2020

Classic Fruit Basket was sent by Jerome Knasinski .

Patty, Jason, & Tanya, I know Frank loved fruit, so please enjoy this small token of my love.


Posted by: Jeff and Ginette Carrier
Thu November 19, 2020
On behalf of Ginette and Jeff Carrier, we offer our most heartfelt condolences to Patty and the entire Knasinski and Meek families. We have always enjoyed our getting together from time to time with Patty, Frank and kids in Winchester and in Florida and Frank will be sorely missed. In honor of Frank's legacy and wishes of the family, we have made a donation in Frank's name at the Harrisville Congregational Christian Church.

Posted by: Donna M Woods
Thu November 19, 2020
Pat, my heart is broken for you and your family.  I pray God will be with you and give you peace and comfort in this special time.  Frank was a very special man and I know his memories will sustain you and many people that he touched.  God Bless you today and always.

Posted by: Anjanette U Sivilich
Thu November 19, 2020
I am so sorry for your loss. I had the honor of being one of his patrol members during Wood Badge. He was the light and energy of our patrol. He always had a smile on his face, a laugh in his heart, and radiated love. He is what I aspire to be to other scouts and scouters. Our prayers go out to his family and friends for their loss.

Posted by: Nick and Linda Palmer
Thu November 19, 2020
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this very sad time.

Nick and Linda Palmer

Posted by: Mary Jo Shockley
Thu November 19, 2020
Dear Pat and Family.
I am thinking of you and praying for your healing, comfort, and peace from the love of our almighty God.  May Frank be celebrating with the angels and saints along with our savior in His eternal kingdom.
Sending my sincere sympathy to all of you.

Posted by: Ella Reff
Thu November 19, 2020
Dear Pat and family,
Very sorry for the pain of your loss. May the Holy Spirit comfort and guide you in the coming weeks.
Ella Reff

Posted by: Marilyn Kraft
Thu November 19, 2020
Patty and family,
We taught next door to each other for many years at Greenville Jr. High. I called him Frankie and we often prayed together over his bible that he steadfastly kept on his science desk. He was a tough cookie running our teacher’s union , but had a heart of gold. I cherish the memories of him and the bowls he made that I still have. Frank loved you Patty and his kids very much, as he shared many personal feelings with me. I have no doubt he is in heaven looking down on us all.
Love you. Frankie!
Marilyn Kraft
Art teacher
Now living in Michigan

Posted by: Kevin Huston
Thu November 19, 2020
Pat and family:
I'm so sorry for your loss.  Thank you for sharing the obituary.  What an impressive life he lived.  As hard as this trial is, what a comfort to know that he is enjoying his eternal reward. I pray for peace and comfort for you all.

Posted by: Roanne Stiff Baxter
Thu November 19, 2020
Condolences to all of Frank’s family.  He was a classmate of mine in Tomahawk
Thoughts and prayers to all of you

Posted by: Neil and Cindy McHolland
Fri November 20, 2020
Pat and Family,
We are so very sorry for your loss! You all are in our thoughts and prayers during this very sad time.
Love and Prayers,
Neil and Cindy McHolland 🙏🏻🙏🏻

Posted by: Holly (Kraus) McElwee
Fri November 20, 2020
Mr. K. was my 7th grade science teacher at Greenville Jr. High. He was tough but fair, and I learned a lot from him. I loved his class! I still remember many of the lessons and labs we did.

My thoughts and prayers are with the entire family during this sorrowful time. I hope that God will comfort you and that you will feel His arms around you.

Posted by: Pam Tucker
Fri November 20, 2020
Mrs. K. - I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I am sure he and Jesus are walking and talking together in the sonshine!

Pam (Reitenour) Tucker
Class of 1971


Posted by: gary trump
Fri November 20, 2020
I am sorry to read of Frank's passing, you have my sincerest condolences. I taught with Frank at Greenville for many years, he was down the hall on second floor.  There was not a better person and teacher, every one thought very highly of him.  His wit and humor has been and will be missed by his family.

Posted by: Jim and Kay Manring
Fri November 20, 2020
Frank was a special member of our entire extended family.  His children and grandchildren are his living legacy.  God go with you, Patty, and comfort you.  16

Posted by: Jill Keener
Fri November 20, 2020
Pat and family,  my deepest condolences at the loss of your beloved husband and father.  I always loved stopping by on my way to mom's house when i would see him in the garage with some of his pottery for sale.  As i sit her i am looking at ine if his iconic dripper birdbaths.  I could never bring myself to put it in the yard!!  My prayers for your peace.  I'm sure your dear mom was there to greet him.

Posted by: Jeannie, justin, and stellaina keys
Sat November 21, 2020
My prayers go out to you all. Frank was a great man and inspiration to all who got the pleasure of knowing him and he will be missed.

Posted by: Jana (Hinty) Piersall
Sat November 21, 2020
Senora Knasinski,

My condolences on the loss of your husband.  He led and amazing life and I know he will be missed.

Posted by: Allen Carrier
Sat November 21, 2020
Much love to the Meek-Knasinski Family. Lovingly, your cousin Allen Carrier in California
The first time I met Frank Knasinski, I knew he was a “hoot” and would be a great addition in the Magnus-Turner-Byrum-Meek family. He could tell a story like no one else and pack in more information in it than anyone I knew.

Our paths first crossed in the late 60s when my family living near Philadelphia and Patty and Frank visited while traveling back to Winchester from the East. Frank had worked for the CIA while finishing his degree at the U. of Maryland.

Within a minute of meeting, we learned he had served in the US Air Force (but never flew planes) and -- at the time --was a CIA agent, was fluent in Russian, and could identify Soviet military movement by reviewing black and white U-2 photos or reading Pravda, the daily Communist newspaper.

At 14 I had never heard a person cover so much ground so quickly; and I came from a very talkative family and Frank fit in nicely! I remember Patty sitting nearby, smiling and not interrupting (a skill that served her well for the next 54 years).

As Frank continued to speak that day, he talked about how he had met and fallen in love with our dear cousin, married her and was moving to Winchester, Indiana to start a family. He had had enough of the East Coast. He added that as much as he liked the world of global espionage, he was really uncomfortable with his hard-partying and hard-working CIA colleagues.

Additionally, Frank did not think much of the students at the University of Maryland who he felt did not take their studies as seriously as he -- an older student -- thought they should. In short, Frank and Patty’s values just did not mesh well with the East Coast and they were ready to set up a home in Winchester.

I remember being so impressed that he let me, a junior in high school, participate in an adult conversation. Talking about weekend parties, drinking, the fraternity-type values that clashed with his CIA work and college studies was so interesting to me; I appreciated his outspokenness.

I thought, “what a Boy Scout,” when we met. It was another connection we had since all the Carriers, and Frank, were Eagle Scouts.

We also talked politics, and presidents, and history; lots of history.  It was a discussion we would continue off and on for 50 years.

Patty and Frank (and my Aunt Grace) were political bellwethers for me. In ten years of meeting Frank, I was working on Capitol Hill and later, in and around the White House, as a presidential appointee in the Clinton Administration.

Frank would never say how he or Patty voted, but Aunt Grace would! I could tell though who he favored or what issues bothered Midwesterners which helped shape my public policy views in Washington.

Frank worked in western Ohio and lived in Indiana and had his thumb on public opinion in some of the most important flip counties in the country that decided our elections.

More recently Frank would give me a thumbs down or an occasional thumbs up if he agreed with a political point posted on Facebook. He had no problem commenting on how my progressive allies had 'lost' their way -- or minds!

You always knew where Frank stood. He lived up to his name by always being frank (ba-dum-bum-CHING).

He commented that politically, it is “always best to be on the left or the right side of the road because, at some point, you’re sure to get run by staying in the middle.”

And lastly, we could always count on Frank to give tell an emotionally uplifting story, or provide a good laugh at family events, including his eulogies at my parents' funerals. Team Knasinski were always saved for the end.

Patty and Frank, always on point, helped send Mary and Fred Carrier –and other aunts and uncles – off to their eternal lives and in doing so put a smile on our faces.

I will miss you Frank, and will greatly miss your worldly views that helped inform me.

We will cherish our memories of Frank and wish the very best for those left behind, especially dear Patty.

May the Lord bless and keep you Frank and make His face shine upon you and give you peace.
Allen Carrier
Palm Springs, California

Posted by: Kath Bond
Sun November 22, 2020
Was so sorry to hear of the loss of Frank. I will miss seeing him around, always a joy talking to him . He will leave a void on this earth but being a brother  in Christ  I'm sure I will see him again.
RIP Frank. Praying for your family. May god give all you  comfort and peace.


Posted by: Travis L Mayfield
Tue November 24, 2020
Patty and family sorry to hear of FrANKS passing great person will be missed by all my condolences to you all.

Posted by: Beverly Pressnall
Wed November 25, 2020
So sorry to hear of Frank's passing. I worked at Greenville High School with Pat and Frank in the 1970's. May God be with his family at this sad time.