Obit: Frane, David P. (1928 - 2008)
Surnames: Frane, Smith, Hein, Meyer, Hildebrand, Rodas, Philippi, Leonhardt, Giles, Meyer
----Source: Marshfield News Herald (Marshfield, Wood County, Wis.) Wednesday, 1 Oct. 2008
Frane, David P. (15 Dec. 1928 - 29 Sept. 2008)
David P. Frane, 79, Marshfield, Wisconsin, died surrounded by his family Monday, Sept. 29, 2008, in the town of McMillan, at the home of his stepson and his wife, Steve and Laurie Meyer.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 4, 2008, at St. John's Catholic Church. The Rev. Charles Stoetzel will officiate and Suzanne Golden will be the organist for St. John's Church Funeral Choir.
Burial will take place in St. Mary's Cemetery in Colby, where military rites will be conducted by the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2227 of Colby, Wis. Serving as pallbearers will be grandsons, Shane Fischer, Ryan Fischer, David Smith, Nate Meyer, Dan Meyer, Patrick Meyer and serving as honorary pallbearers will be grandsons Adam Fischer, Jacob Smith and Evan Meyer.
The visitation will be held from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. Friday at Rembs Funeral Home and from 9:30 a.m. until service time Saturday at St. John's Church. A combined St. John's Parish and Knights of Columbus Rosary Service will be held at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Mr. Frane was born Dec. 15, 1928, in Colby to Louis and Laura (Philippi) Frane. He attended St. Mary's Parochial School, Colby, and was a 1946 graduate of Colby High School. He served in the United States Army from 1950 until 1952. He married Marjorie Leonhardt on July 5, 1954, at St. Adalbert's Catholic Church in the town of McMillan. She died on Jan. 15, 1983. He later married Donna (Giles) Meyer on June 13, 1986, at St. John's Catholic Church, Marshfield.
David had been employed at Packaging Corporation of America in Colby, retiring in 1991. The Franes enjoyed spending summers at their home on Soo Lake in Phillips and winters in Lake Havasu, Ariz. Dave enjoyed hunting, fishing and spending time with his family.
He was a member of St. John's Catholic Church, The Holy Name Society, the Knights of Columbus John Eisen Council 1799, the American Legion Post No. 54 of Marshfield and the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2227 of Colby, Wis. He also attended St. Therese DeSoto Catholic Church in Phillips.
He is survived by his wife, Donna; and his children, Randall Frane of Loyal, Gloria Frane of Madison, Julie (Randall) Smith of Colby and Rebecca (Ken) Hein of Stratford; and his stepchildren, Larry (Terri) Meyer and Randy (Kathy) Meyer, all of Green Bay, Steve (Laurie) Meyer, Jay (Rachelle) Meyer, and Tim (Tami) Meyer, all of Marshfield. He is also survived by 26 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. He is further survived by two sisters, Mary (Lewis) Hildebrand of Apple Valley, Minn., and Kathleen Rodas of Colorado Springs, Colo. He was preceded inn death by his parents; his first wife, Marjorie; two brothers, Virgil and John; and two sisters, Margaret and Betty.
Memorials may be designated in his name to Ministry Home Hospice Care or the American Cancer Society.
I'd like the memory of me to be a happy one.
I'd like to leave an after glow of smiles when life is done.
I'd like to leave an echo whispering softly down the ways
of happy times and laughing times and bright sunny days.
I'd like the tears of those who grieve to dry before the sun
of happy memories that I leave when life is done.
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