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  • Pat Lyon
    Waco Tribune Herald March 20, 2007 Frank C. Tusa, 84, passed away at this Elm Mott residence on March 17 2007. Visitation with the family will be from 6 to 8
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      Waco Tribune Herald
      March 20, 2007

      Frank C. Tusa, 84, passed away at this Elm Mott residence on March 17 2007.
      Visitation with the family will be from 6 to 8 pm with Rosary recited at
      6:15 pm, Wednesday, March 21. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 am
      Thursday at St. Mary's Catholic Church of the Assumption, 1401 Washington
      Street, with Father Iruayaraj Nelapatti-Thomas as officiant. Burial will
      follow in Waco Memorial Park.

      Frank was born May 21, 1922 in Highbank, Texas to Vicenzo Charles and Louise
      Loera Tusa. He attended schools in both Higbank and Reagan. He was drafted
      into the US Army during WWII and was awarded the Bronze Star while serving
      in the Philippines. He also served with occupational forces in Japan where
      he supervised Japanese prisoners in Yokohama Bay. O n Nov 4, 1951, Frank
      married Minnie Clarice Brown in McLennan County. He was always an achiever,
      extremely independent and a family man. He was a member of St. Mary's
      Catholic Church of the Assumption. He owned and operated Tusa's Grocery
      and Market in Waco for more than 30 years and enjoyed raising and selling
      cattle and gardening.

      He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 46 years, Clarice, who passed
      away on Sept 17 1998; and his eight siblings.

      Survivors include his son, Michael Tusa and wife Rebecca of Waco;
      grandchildren, Bradley Tusa, Sarah Witt, Angel Tusa, Fred Tusa, Frank Tusa
      II and April Tusa, all of Waco; devoted nieces, Dorothy Driscell and
      Charlene Myer, both of Houston; his beloved dog, Peanut; and numerous other
      family members and friends.

      Pallbearers will be Bradley Tusa, Angel Tusa, Horace Crow, Dr. Mark Tusa,
      Johnny Tusa and Tommy Kalina. Honorary Pallbearers will be Pat Tusa, Fred
      Tusa, Frank Tusa II, Charles Tusa, Butch Pavelka, Kenneth Kunkel and Michael
      Keunske.

      Frank dearly loved his family and will be greatly missed by his family and
      friends.
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