Obit: Francel, Anna F. (1914 - 2008)
Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon

Surnames: Francel, Lah, Smole, Schoengarth, Goronson, Hart, Brock, Corn, Sisty, Resong, Kuchenbecker, Perushek, Spires, Kokaly, Bayuk, Janezich, Pakiz

----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI.) October 1, 2008

Francel, Anna F. (5 January 1914 - 28 September 2008)

Anna F. Francel, 94, Neillsville, died Sunday, September 28, 2008, at the Memorial Health and Rehabilitation Center in Neillsville.

Anna was born January 5, 1914, in Waukegan, IL, the daughter of Joseph and Mary (Lah) Smole. She attended school in Illinois. Anna was united in marriage to John Francel December 1, 1950. They moved to the Willard area and farmed there for 30 years. They sold the cows and retired from farming in 1978. They moved to Neillsville in 1980. Anna loved to cook and was known for making a mean apple strudel and "panny" cakes. Anna also loved going to church activities, reading and visiting.

Anna is survived by many nieces and nephews and a special godchild, Geri (Gayle) Schoengarth of Neillsville.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, John; five sisters, Mary Goronson, Josephine Hart, Antoinette Brock, Rosie Corn and Helen Sisty.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, October 2, 2008, at the Gesche Funeral Home in Neillsville. Father Woodrow H. Pace will officiate. Providing music will be Ronald Resong, organist and Rita Kuchenbecker, soloist. Inurnment will be at a later date in Holy Family Cemetery in Willard. Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., Thursday morning prior to the service at the funeral home.

Casketbearers will be Tony Perushek, Larry Spires, Billy Kokaly, Ed Bayuk, Henry Janezich and Larry Pakiz.

The Gesche Funeral Home of Neillsville is assisting Anna’s family with arrangements.

(Note: The Press heading showed middle initial C and in the write up it was shown as F.)



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