Guido “Pete” Franzen

Guido “Pete” Franzen

Saint Lucas, Fayette County, Iowa, USA
Death 5 Sep 2011 (aged 91)
Ossian, Winneshiek County, Iowa, USA
Burial Ossian, Winneshiek County, Iowa, USA
Memorial ID 76236145 · View Source
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Son of Joseph Sr. & Kathrina Boyer Franzen

Guido "Pete" Franzen, 91, Ossian, Iowa, died Monday, September 5, 2011, at Ossian Senior Hospice in Ossian, Iowa.

Pete was born on December 23, 1919, in St. Lucas, Iowa, to Joseph Sr. and Kathrina (Boyer) Franzen. He was baptized and confirmed at St. Luke Catholic Church in St. Lucas, Iowa, and attended school in St. Lucas.

Pete moved from St. Lucas to Ossian in 1945 where he farmed for many years. On November 11, 1947, Pete was united in marriage to Eleanora Imoehl at Our Lady of Seven Dolors in Festina, Iowa. Thirteen children were born to this union. Then in 1998, they moved into Ossian. He was a member of St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church, Knights of Columbus, Union Produce Board, Springfield Trustee, Ossian Senior Hospice Board, Tri-Township Fire & Ambulance Board and Silver Springs Golf & Country Club.

Survivors include his wife, Eleanora Franzen, Ossian; thirteen children, Sharon Kay (Phillip) Stoddard, Rowley, Dr. Keevin (Mary) Franzen, Dubuque, Clyde (Debra) Franzen, Ossian, Dean (Joann) Franzen, Elkader, Ivan (Karen) Franzen, Ossian, Inez (Larry) Brincks, Decorah, Brian (Judy) Franzen, Decorah, Phyllis (Curt) Krambeer, Cedar Rapids, Joyce (Randy) Tietz, Cedar Rapids, Arlin (Jill) Franzen, Ossian, Lester (Cindy) Franzen, Waverly, Rodney (Lynn) Franzen, Ossian, Terry Franzen, Ossian; 28 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; six siblings, Carl Franzen, Theresa Baumler, Irvin Franzen, Lawrence Franzen, Helen (Ronald) Palmersheim, LeRoy (JoAnn) Franzen and one sister-in-law, Marion Franzen.

Pete was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph Sr. and Kathrina Franzen; six siblings, Catherine (Roy) Tierney, Marie (Lawrence) Bruening, Leonard (Mary) Franzen, Raymond Franzen, Theckla Franzen in infancy and Louis (Arlene) Franzen; two sisters-in-law, Madeline Franzen, Pat Franzen and one brother-in-law, Ray Baumler.


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  • Created by: Lynn Schneider
  • Added: 9 Sep 2011
  • Find a Grave Memorial 76236145
  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Guido “Pete” Franzen (23 Dec 1919–5 Sep 2011), Find a Grave Memorial no. 76236145, citing Saint Francis de Sales Cemetery, Ossian, Winneshiek County, Iowa, USA ; Maintained by Lynn Schneider (contributor 46492409) .