Frances Louise Syrba




Born: SEPTEMBER 16, 1941
Death: August 16, 2014

Frances Louise Syrba, age 72 of Grand Rapids, passed away Saturday, August 16, 2014. She was preceded in death by her sister Rosemarie, parents Felix and Mary Prawdzik, and daughter-in-law, Susan Syrba. She is survived by her husband of 51 years, Gerald; children, Connie (Tom) Grant, Ken (Lydia) Syrba, Kerry (Natalie) Syrba, Keith (Shannon) Syrba; sisters, Dorothy Grezegorski, Patricia Cook; brother, James (Maria) Prawdzik; sister-in-law, Judith (Frank) Hoover; also nieces and nephews; her family was her source of joy, especially her ten grandchildren, Kyle, Rachel, Derek, Lauryn, Nicholas, Leanna, Brayden, Owen, Reece, and Olivia. Heaven will cherish you and we will all miss you. Fran was a longtime member of St Thomas the Apostle Parish, where she directed the religious education program in the 1970’s, she served many years as Eucharistic Minister, Lector, and coordinated the accounting of the Sunday collection. For 18 years she was a volunteer with Visiting Nurse Association assisting in transportation and visiting with countless patients. Mass of Christian Burial will be Thursday 10:30 a.m. at St. Thomas the Apostle, 1449 Wilcox Park Dr. S.E., Grand Rapids. Rev. James Chelich presiding. Interment Holy Cross Cemetery. Visitation Tuesday 7-9:00 p.m., Wednesday 2-4:00 p.m. and 7-9:00 p.m., with Vigil Service Wednesday 7:00 p.m. at O’Brien-Eggebeen-Gerst Chapel, 3980 Cascade Rd. S.E., Grand Rapids. Fran was a gracious giver, and in that giving spirit please consider contributions in lieu of flowers to Catherine’s Health Center, 1211 Lafayette Ave. N.E., Grand Rapids, MI 49505 or In the Image, 1823 Division Ave. S., Grand Rapids, MI 49507-2458

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