Frank Grant LaPine, born on Mackinac island on December 23, 1942, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family on Feb 18, 2019, after a brief illness.
Frank left the island to serve in the United States Army and was stationed at Rhein Mein Army base, in Germany, where he served with distinction as a supply sergeant. He returned to the Upper Peninsula and attended Northern Michigan University to study accounting before marrying and starting a family.
Frank was an avid fisherman and sportsman who enjoyed sharing that part of his life with his boys and others over the years. In his later years he enjoyed spending his winters golfing in Florida and summers in the U.P. fishing for walleye. His final years were spent with the love of his life Sheila who he had reconnected with and married after a long time apart. He cherished his time with Sheila and her children and grandchildren.
Frank was a great father and grandfather for his family and a friendly soul to all he encountered. He was ready and willing to lend a hand to anyone and always had an infectious smile and a silly joke or gesture to brighten someone’s day. He will be greatly missed.
In addition to his wife Sheila, Frank is survived by his two sons, Steven and Armand LaPine and granddaughter Anne Monet LaPine.
He was preceded in death by his parents and 5 siblings.
A family gathering to celebrate the life of Frank LaPine will be scheduled at the convenience of his family. The Skradski Family Funeral Homes of Delta County are assisting with arrangements.