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Francis B. Wabeke, 93, of Battle Creek, ascended into heaven on September 18, 2018 at Borgess Medical Center in Kalamazoo.

Frank was born on February 15, 1925 in Pipestone, Minnesota to parents Cornelius and Helen Wabeke. He served in the United States Army and retired after 37 years from the Federal Center's Defense Logistics Agency. Frank married Juanita (McLain) Wabeke in 1955. He is survived by his three children, Larry Wabeke and wife Mihwa, Deborah Duff and husband Bob, Valerie Flores and husband Hank. He is also survived by eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Frank was preceded in death by his wife Juanita, his parents, four brothers and one sister.

Frank enjoyed, gardening, spending time on the computer, golfing, bowling and studying his family's genealogy. He was a spiritual man and had been active in the Church of Christ.

A graveside service to celebrate his life will be at Fort Custer National Cemetery on Friday, September 28th at 12:00 p.m. Arrangements by the Farley Estes Dowdle Funeral Home & Cremation Care. Personal messages for the family may be placed at