Francine Emeline (Collins) Czaczkowski

1941 - 2021

North Branch, Michigan


Francine Emeline Czaczkowski, age 80, lifelong resident of North Branch, died Sunday, April 18, 2021.  Francine was born on January 12, 1941 in Kingston, Michigan, the daughter of Charles and Mary (Pelton) Collins. 

Francine grew up in North Branch and graduated in 1959 from North Branch High School.  On July 18, 1959, she married Dale Dufort; he passed away on June 2, 1964.  On January 17, 1966 she married Stanley Czaczkowski; he passed away on February 16, 2013.  Francine was a homemaker and enjoyed cooking, gardening, reading, coloring and spending time with her family.  She was a very kind and loving soul. 

Francine is survived by daughter Debbie (Terry) Stevens of North Branch; son Larry (Heidi) Dufort of North Branch; grandchildren, Vicki (Mat) VanCura, Nate (Dana) Stevens, and Jilliann Dufort; great-grandchildren, Blake, Logen, Karson and Analei VanCura; Jaime and Alissa Stevens; sister Darlene (Keith) Turner; sisters-in-law, Betty Czaczkowski and Narie (Jim) Sutphen; several nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by husbands, Dale and Stanley; her parents; two brothers, Richard and Gary Collins; and grandchild Heather Stevens. 

Memorials may be made to the Marlette United Hospice Service residence fund.  https;// 

A graveside memorial service will be held at a later date. 

Arrangements by Blackburn Chapel-Martin Funeral Home 

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Tom Stelmak

April 24, 2021 10:43 AM

Sorry to hear another classmate has gone to heaven I will always remember her for her kindness and friendly smiles
Tom Stelmak
Belgrade, Montana


April 20, 2021 10:23 AM

Debbie and Family..Extending our deepest condolences and Holding Space in our thoughts and prayers for you...
In harmony and caring, Maxine & Bob Kilbourn

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