HERMANSVILLE - Alexander "Alex" J. Framarin, 90, Hermansville, passed away on Thursday Feb. 13, 2014, at the Oscar G. Johnson VA Medical Center in Iron Mountain.
He was born on April 22, 1923, in Vicenza, Italy, the son of the late Antonio and Rose (Comparin) Framarin. On Aug. 30, 1947, he married the former Irene Tomascik at St. Mary Catholic Church in Hermansville.
Alex served his country in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II, spending time in the Pacific Theatre. He was a member of the Floriano Stecker American Legion Post 340 for 56 continuous years. Alex was instrumental in creating the Avenue of Flags in the Meyer Township Cemetery.
When he was younger he loved playing baseball, and later enjoyed hunting, fishing, trapping, gardening and crafting fruit trees. He will be remembered by all who knew him as a great family man.
Alex is survived by his wife; three children, Steve Framarin, Nancy (Alan) Whitens and Susan Framarin; one brother, Clem Framarin; one sister, Mary Carlson; six grandchildren, Stephen, Daniel, Robert, Joseph, Amanda and Anthony; as well as nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Friends may call from 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Central time on Tuesday, Feb. 18, at the Allo Coolman Funeral Home in Spalding, with Floriano Stecker American Legion Post 340 rites at 4 p.m.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 5 p.m. Tuesday at St. John Neumann Church in Spalding. Fr. Michael Vichich will officiate. A luncheon will follow Mass in the church parish hall.
Burial will take place in the Meyer Township Cemetery in the spring.
Please visit www.allofh.com to send online condolences to his family.