Obit: Franz, Sophie (1907 - 2004)

Contact:  Kipp Kippenhan

----Source: Wednesday, January 28, 2004 edition of the Clark County Press

Sophie Franz

Sophie Franz, 97, Greenwood, died Saturday, Jan. 24, 2004, at the Clark County Health Care Center, Owen. A graveside service was held at 11 a.m., Tuesday, Jan. 27, at the Immanuel United Church of Christ Cemetery, Greenwood. The Rev. Mark Schwinn officiated.

Sophie Franz was born on Jan. 12, 1907 in rural Greenwood, to William C. and Anna (Decker) Franz. She was raised northeast of Greenwood, and educated at the Braun Settlement School. She worked in Milwaukee for a few years as a housekeeper. She had been at the Clark County Health Care Center for 75 years due to illness.

Survivors include nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Preceding her in death were her parents, two sisters, and five brothers.

Cuddie Funeral Home, Greenwood, assisted the family with arrangements.

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Wednesday, January 28, 2004 edition of the Tribune - Record - Gleaner

Sophie Franz

Sophie Franz, 97, Greenwood, died Saturday, Jan. 24, 2004, at the Clark County Health Care Center, Owen. A graveside service was held at 11 a.m., Tuesday, Jan. 27, at the Immanuel United Church of Christ Cemetery, Greenwood. The Rev. Mark Schwinn officiated.

Sophie Franz was born on Jan. 12, 1907 in rural Greenwood, to William C. and Anna (Decker) Franz. She was raised northeast of Greenwood, and educated at the Braun Settlement School. She worked in Milwaukee for a few years as a housekeeper. She had been at the Clark County Health Care Center for 75 years due to illness.

Survivors include nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Preceding her in death were her parents, two sisters, and five brothers.

Cuddie Funeral Home, Greenwood, assisted the family with arrangements.

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Notes of H.A. Kippenhan, Jr.

Sophie Franz had a twin sister Anna

She was one of ten children born to Carl Wilhelm Franz and Anna Decker. Her siblings were as follows:

Karl William Franz (birth: Nov. 7, 1899 -- death: July 25, 1987) Lydia Franz (birth: Nov. 25, 1900 -- death: Feb. 10, 1907) Albert Henry Franz (birth: March 19, 1902 -- death: Oct. 21, 1974) Clara Franz (birth: March 29, 1903 -- death: Sept. 26, 1981 -- spouse Alfred Gray) Bertha Franz (birth: May 26, 1904 -- death: April 3, 1995 -- spouse: Ernest Elmer) William A. Franz (birth: Aug. 16, 1905 -- death: June 2, 1972) Anna Franz (birth: Jan. 12, 1907 -- death: May 1, 1932) Ferdinand Frederick Franz (birth: Oct. 26, 1908 -- death: Sept. 11, 1990) August Gustave Franz (birth: Aug. 04, 1912 -- death: June 20, 1986)

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