Francis O "Frank" Distelrath

October 26th, 1949 to March 8th, 2021

Francis Orville “Frank” Distelrath, 71, of Port Huron Township, died Monday, March 8, 2021.

He was born October 26, 1949 in St. Clair to the late Ina Distelrath.

Frank worked as a machine operator with Mueller Brass for many years and played on their softball team. He was a handyman who liked making projects out of wood and working in his garage on cars of all types, especially hot rods. Frank enjoyed camping and hanging with his friends and family. He was always willing to help anyone who needed it.

He is survived by his daughters, Tammie Distelrath (Dave Schnieder) and Jeni (Ron) Gurnsey; grandchildren, Nicole Sterling, Falicia Gurnsey, Maranda Sterling, Kayley Gurnsey, Cassie Sterling and Lacey Gurnsey; great grandchildren, Tory, Adam, Carly, Kyleigh, Brooklynn, Macy, Keigan and Aubree; special friend who was like a grandson, John Buchko; brother, Bob Distelrath; and sister, Ina Distelrath.

Graveside services will be held at 12 noon on Friday, March 12, 2021 at the Woodland Cemetery Columbarium. Dr. Joseph Baunoch will officiate.

Arrangements are by Pollock-Randall Funeral Home. To send condolences, visit


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