Funeral Service Details
Monday, October 25, 2021
Rosary at 9:45 a.m.
St. Philip Benizi Catholic Church
Frank George Haraksin, 79, of Fullerton, California, went to be with our Lord the morning of October 4, 2021. He was born May 28, 1942, in New York City to Andrew and Julia Haraksin. He met his wife, Fran, in 1957. They were still kids and were married on February 24, 1962. To them were born 4 children. He followed his brothers to California in 1963, where he worked construction. In 1975, on a wing and a prayer, he followed his dream of becoming a cowboy when the family moved to Huntley, Wyoming. The small farm and ranch community was the perfect setting to happily raise their family. Many life-long friendships were made through school activities, high school sports and 4-H. He also continued his construction expertise in the forming of H & H Construction. In the 1980’s, Fran and Frank moved back to California and then to Arizona, where he worked in customer service until his retirement. In 2018, their final move took them back to California. Frank leaves behind his wife of 59 years, Fran; his brother John (Phyllis) Haraksin and sister in-law Jonelle Haraksin. He also leaves his son Frank II (Jackie) Haraksin; his daughters Gina (David) Briggs, Denise (David) Eberhardt and Kim (Michael) Keener, as well as many nieces and nephews. He was blessed with eight grandchildren, Frank III, Simone, Gemma, Blaise, and Lance Haraksin; Tyler (Brooke) Briggs and Lindsey (Shawn) Spears; and Mikey Keener. Adding to those blessings are four great grandchildren: Frank IV, Caden Briggs, Jackson Spears and Asher Tellez. He was preceded in death by his parents,brothers Andy and Joe; Fran’s parents Joe and Ruth LaBartunek, and in-laws John LaBartunek, Helen (Tony) Ricco, Patti (John) Bisaha and Joey LaBartunek. Funeral services will be held on Monday, October 25, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. at St. Philip Benizi Catholic Church, 235 South Pine Drive, Fullerton, California 92833 with the Rosary being recited prior to the Mass at 9:45 a.m. Join us for lunch as we celebrate his life at the Highway 39 Event Center, 1563 S. State College Boulevard, Anaheim, California 92806 following the service. Please note that masks are required at both locations. Memorials are suggested to The Avalon House, where Frank was so lovingly cared for the past seventeen months and can be sent to: Prime Senior Care Homes, 1857 Sheddon Street, Fullerton, California 92833. Happy trails, Papa Frank.