Franz O. Vigansky1942 - 2016Franz O. Vigansky, 74, died peacefully on Friday, June 4, 2016, at his home, surrounded by his loving family. He was a devoted husband, father, and grandfather who loved his family dearly.A lifelong resident of Kenosha, Franz was born on March 7, 1942, to Paul and Agnus (Koehler) Vigansky. He attended local schools and was a graduate of Kenosha High School. He was also a graduate from DeVry Technical Institute. Franz served our country in the U.S. Army. After his honorable discharge, he was a member of The Army National Guard of Wisconsin. On July 16, 1982, at St. Mary Lutheran Church, he was united in marriage to the love of his life, Diane Makouske. He worked with his father and brothers at Vigansky's TV and Appliances, which closed in 1991. He then started his own small business, Vigansky TelCom, Inc., where he installed voicemail and telecommunication systems for many businesses throughout southeastern Wisconsin and Northern Illinois. His business was more than a profession, but also a hobby he enjoyed immensely.Franz was always an avid outdoorsman. He enjoyed camping and canoeing up in the Boundary Waters of Canada, with his wife and all 5 of his boys at one time or another. He also enjoyed hiking and deer hunting where he enjoyed not only the hunt, but the beauty of the woods and nature where he felt closest to God. Franz loved to travel, and attained his lifelong dream of going to Alaska. He was an active member of Kenosha Rotary-West where for many years he enjoyed playing DJ at the annual Rotary Softball Tournaments and at the Tremper High School basketball games during the time his sons played ball.Franz is survived by his loving wife, Diane Vigansky; five sons, Daniel (Donna), Paul, Justin (Kori Naydihor), Erick and Alex Vigansky; his two brothers, Gerald (Helen) and Gregg (Joyce) Vigansky; and his grandchildren, Dawnielle, Isaiah and Aria Vigansky.Funeral Services honoring Franz's life will be held Monday, June 20, 2016. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 1 p.m. at St. Mary Catholic Church, 7400 Block of 39th Avenue. Private inurnment will be held in All Saints Cemetery. A visitation for Franz will be held at the church from 11 a.m. until the time of the Mass. In lieu of flowers, memorial remembrances to , 262 Danny Thomas Pl., Memphis, TN 38105 or The Shalom Center, 1713 62nd St, Kenosha, WI 53143, would be appreciated.The family wishes to thank Dr. Malik Bandealy, Michelle Huver, PA-C and staff, Dr. Mark Waples, Dr. Ikram Rashid, and the nurses and staff at Hospice Alliance, Inc. for their compassionate care.Piasecki-Althaus Funeral Home & Cremation Services 3720 39th AvenueKenosha, Wisconsin 53144262-658-4101Online Condolences at www.piasecki-althaus.com
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