Wednesday, March 15, 2023

Obituary - Charles Franklin "Frankie" Durossette

Charles Franklin “Frankie” Durossette, age 51, resident of Fort Scott, KS, died Sunday, March 12, 2023, at the Overland Park Regional Medical Center, Overland Park, KS. 

He was surrounded by his entire family as he was welcomed into the kingdom of heaven. Frankie grew up in Fort Scott, where he met and married the love of his life, Melissa Jane Blaufuss. He met Melissa “cruising” town and fell in love with her right away. 

They married, September 9, 2000. Frankie was the manager and head mechanic, alongside his wife and parents, at 3D Auto Repair. While he was an excellent mechanic, he enjoyed many things in life. He enjoyed hunting, shooting firearms, fishing, coaching, and cheering for his boys at all sporting events. 

Frankie was proud of all three boys. At home, he was a master at all things. Frankie and Melissa just built their dream home together. At home he enjoyed cooking and grilling. He could build or fix anything. We were truly blessed with a great man.

Frankie and Melissa have three boys, Cody, Wyatt, and Caleb, their most precious possessions. Frankie was born April 6, 1971, to Frank and Mary (Michalek) Durossette. He is brother to: big brother, Billy, wife Christi Durossette, little brother Kevin, wife Autumn Durossette and Wes, wife Amber Blaufuss. Frankie is uncle to: Josh, wife Tab, Jake, Sophie, Kasen, Cash, Ellie, Kierstyn, Emersyn, Kynley, Kane, and Kaizley. Frankie was excited to add Grandpa to his title soon. Frankie was preceded in death by Paternal and Maternal grandparents, Grover William and Maxine Lavon (Gibson) Durossette, and Edward and Ethel Mary (Murphy) Michalek.

Rev. Chuck Russell will conduct funeral services at 1:00 PM Friday, March 17th, at the Cheney Witt Chapel. Burial will follow in the Memory Gardens Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 5:00 until 7:00 Thursday evening at the funeral home. 

Memorials are suggested to the Frankie Durossette Memorial Fund and may be left in care of the Cheney Witt Chapel, PO Box 347, 201 S. Main St., Fort Scott, KS 66701. Words of remembrance may be submitted to the online guestbook at

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