|Birth: ||Jul. 17, 1918|
|Death: ||Jul. 11, 2008|
Ronald Gilbert Franzen, 89, of Stuttgart passed away Friday, July 11, 2009 at Chambers Nursing Center in Carlisle.
Mr. Franzen was born July 17, 1918, in Gillett to G.H. and Hilda Seimers Franzen. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his son, Ronald Mark Franzen.
Survivors are his wife of 51 years, Leonora Seidenstricker Franzen; daughter-in-law, Polly R. Franzen; grandson, Johnathan Tyler Franzen; and a brother, Wayne George Franzen and wife Lucile, all of Stuttgart.
Following graduation from Stuttgart High School where he was a member of the Ricebird football team, he received a bachelor's degree from Hendrix College where he also played football. He was a retired Army Major having served in World War II with the Quarter Master Corp.
After his return to Stuttgart, he became a businessman, owning the Rice Center Supply John Deere Dealership, among other business ventures.
He was a member of the Stuttgart Rotary Club as a Paul Harris Fellow and he and Leonora were members of the Good Sam RV Club in Stuttgart. He was also a member of the Masonic Lodge and the Ricebird Booster Club.
He enjoyed spending time with his family, especially grandson Tyler and Polly's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Raible. He and Leonora enjoyed traveling both in their RV and attending a WWII reunion in Europe.
He attended St. John's Lutheran Church with his wife.
Funeral services, officiated by Pastor Jack Gillam, will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Turpin Funeral Home chapel with burial following in Lone Tree Cemetery.
Ronald Mark Franzen (1961 - 2006)*
Lone Tree Cemetery
Created by: Patsy Steele
Record added: Jul 13, 2008
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