Frank Wszolek was the kind of man who went out of his way to help people, said Mary Ann Wszolek, his wife of 54 years.
“If you needed a favor done, he did it,” she said. “He would mow the neighbors’ grass, just to help out.”
Frank Wszolek, 81, of Valparaiso, died March 14. He worked 32 years for National Tube Works, US Steel, retiring as a supervisor. He was a member of Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church and the Holy Name Society.
After he retired, he went to work for Opportunity Enterprises, and he loved working with the clients there.
“He truly liked to work with the gifted people there,” she said. “Even five years after he retired from there, people from there would come up to him in Walmart and hug him.”
Wszolek said her husband loved working with his hands, and even crafted a fireplace for her. He made a beautiful rocking horse for his first grandchild, and it was passed down to every subsequent grandchild, she said.
He also loved to fish and to bowl, she said.
Mary Ann Wszolek said she didn’t realize until after he passed away how many lives he had touched.
“He didn’t say no to anyone,” she said.
Mary Ann Wszolek said her husband was the kind of man everyone wanted to know.
“You liked him immediately,” she said. “He was a wonderful husband. We had so many beautiful years together.”