B. Serles, age 87, of Friendship, Wisconsin passed March 3,
2011 at the Moundview Memorial Hospital & Clinics in
A Mass of Christian Burial will be 1:00 p.m. on Friday,
March 11, 2011 at the St. Joseph Catholic Church in
Friendship, Wisconsin. Father James P. McNamee will
officiate. Interment will be at the Mt. Repose Cemetery,
Friendship, Wisconsin. Military Honors will be presented by
the Adams County Honor Guard.
Friends may call at the church on Friday, March 11th
from 10:00 a.m. until the time of Mass.
Frank was born March 3, 1924 in Plainfield, Wisconsin to
John and Verle Serles. He graduated from Plainfield High
School and then joined the United States Marines in 1941
where he served in the Pacific Theater. Frank married Lily
M. Kulmatycki on November 14, 1946 in Adams, Wisconsin.
He became Sheriff in 1954 and proudly served Adams County
for fourteen years along with his wife Lily. Frank worked
for Adams Marquette Electric Company in 1969 until His
retirement. Frank and Lily purchased the Friendship Hotel &
Bar in 1974 and ran it successfully until selling the
business in 1986.
Frank was a 3rd Degree Member of the Knights of
Columbus and the AdamsVFW Post # 6279.
In his younger years he enjoyed racing stock cars. He was
an avid golfer and enjoyed hunting, fishing and supported
all Wisconsin Sports Teams. Frank especially loved to spend
time with his family and friends.
He was preceded in death by his Parents, John & Verle
Serles; Son, Randy Serles & Grandson, Timothy Fuller.
Wife: Lily Serles of Friendship, Wisconsin
Daughter: Cheryl (Randy Cass) Fuller of Friendship,
Son: John (Deena) Serles of Friendship, Wisconsin
Grandson: Ronald (Cassandra) Serles of Friendship, Wisconsin
Grandson: Andrew (Lisa) Fuller of Marshfield, Wisconsin
Granddaughter: Julie (Alan) Babcock of Wisconsin Dells,
Granddaughter: Jessica (Keith) Bork of Grand Marsh,
Granddaughter: Tasha Higgins of Friendship, Wisconsin
Granddaughter: Tawny Serles of Friendship, Wisconsin
Sister: Catherine (William) Floyd of Virginia
Sister in Law: Anne Fasel of Friendship, Wisconsin
Further survived by 17 Great Grandchildren and many Nieces,
Nephews, Relatives & Friends