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AGE: 78


ADDRESS: N8068 Franz Drive, Rib Lake; Township of Rib Lake resident


PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 12:55 PM Wednesday, April 30 at Aspirus Wausau Hospital, where he had been a patient for the past 8 days


INTERMENT: A graveside committal service and burial of his cremated remains will take place at Lakeview Cemetery, Rib Lake at a later date


DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: September 17, 1935 at the Township of Rib Lake


EDUCATION: Mud Lake and Fawn Valley Elementary schools both in the Town of Rib Lake


MARRIAGE: Never Married


PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: After his education he was an area farmhand and did woods work. Then he farmed the family farm in the Town of Rib Lake and did woods work with his brother, George, until his retirement in 2000. He continued to make fire wood and reside on the farm. He enjoyed hunting, watching travel & cooking shows.


SURVIVING BROTHERS/SISTERS: Sister – Dorothy (Gerald) Willner of Medford
Sister-in-law: Ruth Franz of Island Lake, IL


OTHER SURVIVORS: Niece – Marlene (Greg) Kautzer of Medford
Special Cousins – Bill Vlach of Milwaukee & David (Christine) Wille of ChelseaBROTHERS/SISTERS


DECEASED: Brothers – Reuben, Marlen (Charlotte) & George Franz


DECEASED FATHER: Robert Bruno Franz


DECEASED MOTHER: Leona Maria (Vlach) Franz


OTHER INFORMATION: -For online condolences, please visit hemerfuneralservice.



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