Obit: Franzen, Fr. Frank (1883 - 1928)
----Sources: WEEKLY CLARION (Dorchester, Clark Co., WI) 12/21/1928
Franzen, Fr. Frank (25 NOV 1883 - 13 DEC 1928)
(Taylor County Leader)
The untimely death of Frank Franzen, so of Mr. and Mrs. John Franzen, this city was a distinct shock to his many friends in this vicinity. Thought he had been feeling poorly since last September when he was forced to discontinue work, people in general did not realize the seriousness of his condition.
He was operated on for goiter at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Marshfield, on Nov. 17th, and remained in the hospital for about five weeks at that time, when he returned to his home in this city. Thereafter, because of chronic Bright’s disease, he gradually failed, death coming about six o’clock Thursday morning, Dec. 13th, 1928.
Funeral services were held at the Holy Rosary Church, this city, Monday, Dec. 17th, Rev. Reuter officiating, with interment in the Catholic Cemetery.
Mr. Franzen was born Nov. 25th, 1883, at Charlesburg, Wis., and was forty-five years old at the time of this death. He came to this city with his parents in 1884 and has always lived here since that time.
Besides his parents he is survived by four sisters: Mrs. V. J. Hirsch, town of Little Black, Mrs. John Hirsch, town of Medford, Mrs. Joe Hirsch, and Mrs. Herman Brunn, this city; also four brothers: Jacob, Montana, William, Pullmann, Wash., John, International Falls, Minn., and Lawrence, Dorchester.
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