Francine Kruzitski-1

Francine Adele Kruzitski

April 28, 1947 - May 10, 2019

Francine Adele (Martin) Kruzitski, age 72, of Little Elm, Texas passed away on May 10, 2019. She was born April 28, 1947 in San Angelo, Texas to Alma Alice (Albert) and Wilburn Walter Martin. On June 29, 1968, Francine married the love of her life, Kenneth Kruzitski, in Abilene, Texas.

Francine was a talented artist who enjoyed traveling, gardening, reading, music and attending concerts. Her laugh was infectious, her home was always open, and a rock and roll record was always spinning. She loved nothing more than spending time with her daughters, grandsons, and especially her beloved husband of almost 51 years.  She worked as a secretary at Notre Dame School of Dallas until her retirement in 2014, and she loved those students and their families with all her heart.

She was a pioneer and founding member of Keep Little Elm Beautiful and was recognized by the Keep Texas Beautiful program as the 2012 and 2015 winner of the OP Schnabel Senior Citizen Award. She was also named Greater DFW Volunteer of the Year in 2012. In 2019, she was recognized for her contributions to the town for all of her works including her service as the Chairwoman of KLEB.

She is survived by her husband, Kenneth Kruzitski, of Little Elm, Texas; daughters, Michelle O’Rear and husband, Kenny, of Flower Mound, Texas, and Sharla Hibberd and husband, Jerry, of Aubrey, Texas; grandsons, Brooks O’Rear, Brice O’Rear, and Hayden O’Rear; sister, Janice Martin of San Diego, California; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Wilburn and Alma Martin; and her sister, Linda Beasley.

Francine’s family will forever miss her free spirit and loving words of wisdom. There was never any doubt that she loved her family completely and unconditionally. She had a compassionate heart and would do anything for anyone. Francine took great pride in her grandsons and was very proud of her close relationship with each of them, and she enjoyed spoiling all of her granddogs.

A remembrance gathering celebrating Francine's life will be held on June 8, 2019, from noon to 2:30 p.m. at Hula Hut, 210 E. Eldorado Pkwy., Little Elm, Texas 75068.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations to be made to Notre Dame School of Dallas and/or Keep Little Elm Beautiful (P.O. Box 357, Little Elm, Texas 75068).

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Francine (and Ken) was my "port in the storm" as a teenager -when I really needed a friendly, caring and helpful adult - so many years ago! They gave me a place to land in the event that I got lonely when I moved to Texas for school. She was the person I could always depend on to listen, get good advice from and knew she was there if I needed her to be. Michelle and Sharla - I know that you are the lovely women that you are today because of the influence that this gentle woman had on your upbringing. May you continue to bless others with her kindness and caring demeanor. I am so sorry for your loss. She played a huge part in my life as a young girl - when I needed it most! Prayers and hugs, "Annabelle"
Ann Orpina, June 5, 2019 Thinking of each of the family members and praying for peace and comfort In the days ahead. Love y’all. Tom and Laura Cegelski, May 16, 2019 Sorry for your loss. I never knew her, but heard many kind things about her!
Emma Sandol Johnson, May 14, 2019 Garnett, Barbara and Cheryl send their love and sympathy! Francine will be remembered as a loving and cheerful Lady whose presence brought sunshine into our hearts. Garnett Joe Boyd and Barbara Boyd, and Cheryl Sarfas!, May 14, 2019 I'm so very sorry to hear the news. Francine will be very missed. Her smile and energy always made the world a better place to be. Daniel Kruzitski, May 14, 2019 Our most sincere condolences to the Francine Kruzitski family. Our prayers and thoughts are with you Kenny and your family during this difficult time.
Brian Britz from Stevens Point, Wisconsin , May 14, 2019 This is lovely. A remarkable woman she was indeed. I had the joy of meeting her on several occasions, and her spirit was always warm, inviting, and full of joy. My condolences and love to her family and all who knew her. I will spin a few rock n' roll records in her honor. She is a Free Bird now. Francine was Alright.
Claire Springfield, May 14, 2019
I will definitely miss your mom, she made everyone feel like a member of her family. Jill Northington , May 14, 2019 To my dear sweet Sisterfriend, Janice, I pray peace and love over the loss of your sister. I know how deeply you loved her. You always were so excited to visit Texas and spend time with her and your family. May you cling to the Master's hand as you mourn Francine. May His blessings cover you all in this sorrowful time. All my love, Kimmie
Kim Batiste, May 14, 2019 Very sorry to read of Ms. Kruzitski's passing. My sincere condolences to Mr. Kruzitski, the Hibberd and O'Rear families. May God bring peace and comfort to you all. Mark Holmes, May 14, 2019 What a wonderful tribute to an incredible woman! I loved her so much. She was a huge part of my life from the time I was 15. Always laughing and smiling. She had a welcoming spirit and a warm hug for all. I will miss you, Francine....you were one in million!
Melinda Warner, May 14, 2019