Frank Grant LaPine

Resided in Escanaba, MI
Died February 18, 2019

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.

12 Tributes for “Frank Grant LaPine

    The picture with this obituary sums Frank up perfectly. He was gregarious, kind and caring. Loved HM and am saddened by his passing.

    So sorry to hear of this. What a neat guy he was, whenever he encountered a problem, especially around the links, he would figure a way out, of course with a smile and an excuse! He will be missed by many! My condolences to the family.
    Spread your wings and fly to the Lord! RIP my friend!

    Sad news–Franks was always ready to help anyone and with a smile that never left his face. Condolences to the family.

    So sad to hear this news….Frank was always such a friendly ,fun guy…Always had a joke for me when he would stop in at Sal-Mar….I’m sure he will be missed

    I remember Frank well. He was such a nice young man while I was growing up on the Island. I am so sorry to hear of his passing. My Thoughts and Prayers are with his loved ones at this time. R.I.P. dear friend. Hugs, Florence Cowell

    My condolences to Franks family! He was a super nice person that loved a good conversation!

    I worked, fished, golfed, and just plain goofed off with Frank back in the good “old days”. He was a friend and will be missed. Condolences to his entire family & God Bless you.

    My prayers of strength to Frank’s family. I swear I can still hear his laugh and see his smile even though it’s been years. Frank worked with my Dad and I was good friends with his son Steve, so I would see him often as a child. Rest in Peace Frank!!!

    Worked with Frank at GLGTC and enjoyed Frank and his humour and ideas he can up with. Had happy times on golf course and at work. Prayers for his family and may he RIP..

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