Obit: Francen, Nels #2 (1854 - 1951)

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Surnames: Francen, Smith, Darnell

----Sources: Colby Phonograph (Colby, Clark County, Wis.) 10/25/1951

Francen, Nels (20 May 1854 - 22 Oct. 1951)

Nels Francen died Monday morning at the home of his son and daughter-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Herman Francen of Unity, Wisconsin, at the age of 97 years. Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at 1:30 P.M. at the Lulloff Funeral Home in Colby, Wis., Rev. F. J. Smith officiating, and internment will be made in the Colby (Colby, Clark Co. Wis.) Cemetery. Death resulted from a skull fracture suffered in a fall down stairs Friday morning.

Mr. Francen was born on May 20, 1854, in Sweden. He came to the United States in 1890, settling in Minneapolis. In 1900, they moved onto a farm in the town of Unity. Mrs. Francen died February 25, 1925. For the past six years, he lived at the home of his son.

Besides his son, he is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Sadie Darnell of Minneapolis.



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