Frank Charles Schiavone, 95, Michigan City, Indiana, passed away peacefully Thursday, March 17, 2022 in his home, surrounded by his loving family.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 am, Monday, March 28, 2022 at Queen of All Saints Catholic Church, 606 S. Woodland Ave., Michigan City, IN. Private burial will take place in St. Stanislaus Cemetery. Visitation will be from 9:00 am - 10:00 am, Monday at the Legacy Center of Queen of All Saints Catholic Church. The Ott/Haverstock Funeral Chapel, Michigan City, IN is handling arrangements.
Frank was born July 17, 1926 in Des Moines, IA to the late Anthony and Frances (Garreffa) Schiavone. On December 11, 1949, he married the love of his life, Bridget Rossi, in Chicago, IL. They were happily married for 72 years.
He is survived by his 5 children, Gerard (Lynn) Schiavone of Cincinnati, OH, Gary (Sue) Schiavone of Demotte, IN, Gina (Rick) Taylor of Michigan City, IN, Gail (Gary) Rusboldt of Michigan City, IN and Gidget (Earl) Griffin of Michigan City, IN; brother, Joseph (Barbara) Schiavone of Chicago, IL, sister, Darlene Schiavone of Chicago, IL, and Godson, Ambrose (Debbie) Panico of Crown Point, IN.
Also surviving are grandchildren, Greg (Robin) Schiavone, Christopher Schiavone, Alexa Schiavone, Monica Rusboldt, Jessica Griffin, Jacob Griffin, Jacqueline Moss, Ronald Moss, Adam Moss, and Nathan (Liz) Rohl. Great grandchildren, Landon, Carson, Breelyn Schiavone, Teagan Mason, and Ian Rohl.
Frank is preceded in death by his wife, parents, brother, James Schiavone, sister, Mary Angeline Panico, brother, Carmine Schiavone, son, James Schiavone, and granddaughter, Sara Rusboldt.
Frank was a dedicated family man whose lessons, stories, and traditions will live on for generations. He worked hard for his family and always showed them how to have a good time. Anyone who ever shook his hand was considered a friend and had an open invitation to his infamous parties.
Frank grew up in the city of Chicago, and as a very young man, he would shine shoes to earn enough money to go to the Cubs games. He went on to become a barber, a plant manager at Cinch Manufacturing, a carpenter at McCormick Place, and eventually went on to work with the Chicago Bears. Frank loved football, betting on horses, and hosting the annual “Schiavone Open” golf outing.
Frank will be deeply missed by his family and friends. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in memory of Frank to the Michiana Humane Society & SPCA via <https://michianapets.org/info-donate/> or please make checks out to Michiana Humane Society & SPCA, 722 Indiana Highway 212, Michigan City, IN 46360.