Frank P. Lardinois

Lardinois, Frank P.

Frank P. Lardinois, 93, Howard, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, August 27, 2013. He was born in Green Bay on Feb. 22, 1920 to the late Arthur and Helena (Verheyden) Lardinois. Frank served in the U.S. Army during WWII and was honorably discharged. He married his first wife Lorraine Michaels and she preceded him in death on Sept. 21, 1998. He married his second wife Lilla Rentmaster and she preceded him in death on May 2, 1986. Frank was employed as an electric wire welder at Northwest Engineering Co. for 20 years and then at FWD Corp. for 20 years until retiring. He loved to play cards and was an avid Packer fan. Frank was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, the VFW and the American Legion.

Survivors include his children, Jim Lardinois; Janice (Allen) Dettman; Wayne (Kay) Lardinois; Gary (Faye) Lardinois; Dale (Roberta) Lardinois; 15 grandchildren; 24 great grandchildren; daughter-in-law, Joyce Lardinois; dear friend, Marcella Calewarts; one sister, Bonnie Wagner; brother and sister-in-law, Merlin (Lorraine) Lardinois. Further survived by nieces, nephews and friends.

Frank was preceded in death by his parents; his wives; son, Ron Lardinois; sisters and brothers, Eunice Roskom; Donald and Carl Lardinois; Betty Wietor; Kathryn VandeCorput; brothers and sisters-in-law.

Family and friends may call at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, 2561 Glendale Ave., Howard, on Friday, Aug. 30 from 9:30 until 11:00 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial 11:00 a.m. Friday at the church with the Rev. John Bergstadt officiating. Military Honors to follow. Online condolences welcome at


Published in Green Bay Press-Gazette on Aug. 29, 2013