Obituary of Carl Fredrick Bank
Carl Fredrick Bank, 80, of Saginaw, our hardworking, quiet, and supportive husband, father, grandpa, uncle, and friend passed away on the morning of Tuesday, June 4, 2019 at HealthSource – Saginaw. Carl was born in Buena Vista Twp. on July 3, 1938, the son of the late Carl W. and Wilhelmina (Seibel) Bank. While at Pete’s Grill, he happened to meet the former Sally Sawatzke. They dated, fell in love, and were united in marriage on August 23, 1958. Carl worked for his family’s business, Beckert Construction, for his entire life. He was a lifetime member of The Wolga Club and loved spending time with his family, especially his children and grandchildren. Always one to stay active, Carl enjoyed gardening, playing shuffleboard, watching his grandkids’ sporting events, playing Euchre with his close friend Frank at The Pulaski Club, and frequenting the neighborhood 7-11 for his cup of coffee and scratch offs. Right up to the end, Carl remained a faithful Detroit Tigers fan, always wanting an update on their demise. He also enjoyed the Detroit Red Wings. Carl leaves to cherish his memory, his wife of 60 years, “his Sal” and their children: Scott (Gala) Bank, Marcy (Randy) Robertson, and Julie Bank; grandchildren, Courtney (Chris) Warner, Ryan (Jill) Bank; great-grandchildren, Lilly, Reese, and Kendall Warner, Maguire Bank, and Mia Gonzales; fur baby and lap buddy, Oliver; brother-in-law, Cecil Sawatzke, along with many nieces, nephews, and very dear friends. In addition to his parents, Carl was welcomed home to heaven by is in-laws, Wilbur Sawatzke, Marilyn Sawatzke, and Delores Sawatzke. Carl’s family will be present to receive visitors on Friday, June 7, 2019 from 4:00 PM until Carl’s 7:00 PM Life Celebration at Skorupski Family Funeral Home & Cremation Services (formerly Reitz-Herzberg), 1550 Midland Rd., between State & Gratiot. Interment will be held privately in Roselawn Memorial Gardens. Then entire family wishes to extend a heartfelt thanks to Lowell Gisel and Lisa K., RN at Heartland Hospice, along with the staff of Covenant - Cooper 6 North and Covenant - Harrison 3rd Floor for their comfort, care, and spiritual guidance at this very difficult time. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to the family or Angels Among Us, Inc. Expressions of sympathy may be shared with the family online at www.skorupskis.com.