Obit: Franz, Mae L. (1921? - 2005)

Contact: Audrey Roedel


----Sources: TRIBUNE-RECORD-GLEANER (Loyal, Clark County, Wis.) 03/16/2005

Franz, Mae L. (1921? - 2 MAR 2005)

Mae L. (nee Schultze) Franz, 83, Sussex, died Wednesday, March 2, 2005, at Angels Grace Hospice, Oconomowoc. Following an 11:30 a.m. visitation, a celebration of her life will be held at 1 p.m., on June 11, 2005, at West Side Immanual United Church of Christ, Greenwood.

Mae and Edwin Franz ran Pleasant Ridge Cheese Factory and Store in Greenwood. In 1966, she joined her husband in South Dakota and continued to work in the cheese business in both North and South Dakota. In 1976 after losing her husband, she moved to Edgemont, S.D., and managed a bar and a restaurant, working in the bar business until she retired. In 2003, she moved to Sussex, to be with her family.

She was a loving mother to Lee (Ione) Franz, California, and Nancy (Gary) Jeffers, Sussex; and a cherished grandmother to Todd (Denise) Jeffers, Dennis (Claudia) Hosley, Debbie Hosley, Sandy Hosley and Steven Hosley. She is further survived by 12 siblings; other relatives and friends.

Preceding her in death were her husband Edwin; son, Lynn; and six siblings.


Contact: H.A. Kippenhan, Jr.

Mae L. (nee Schultze Franz was the daughter of Max H. Schultze (b: Aug. 13, 1895 -- d: Oct. 2, 1989) and Eleanor Beller (b: Apr. 10, 1897 -- d: Nov. 19, 1925). The couple married May 07, 1918 in Thorp.


Eleanor was buried in St. Bernard's cemetery in Withee Township. I'd be curious to know where Max might have been buried.


BTW, Edwin Franz (Mae's spouse) was the 1st cousin of Theodore J. Kippenhan (my paternal grandfather).


My thanks to Audrey for posting this article!


H.A. Kippenhan, Jr.

Contact:  Nancy Schultze

Hi, I just wanted to let you know that Max Schultze is buried in Oakland Cemetery in Stanley, Wi. Nancy




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