Obit: Frane, David P. #2 (1928 - 2008)
Contact: R. Lipprandt

Surnames: Fischer, Frane, Giles, Golden, Hein, Hildebrand, Leonard, Meyer, Phillips, Rodas, Smith, Stoeltzel

----Source: The Tribune - Phonograph (Abbotsford, Clark Co., WI), Wednesday, October 29, 2008, Vol. 48, No. 44, page 14

Frane, David P. (December 15, 1928 - September 29, 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.

Mr. Frane was born Dec. 15, 1928, in Colby, to Louis and Laura (Phillips) 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 Leonhard on July 5, 1964, at St. Adalbert's Catholic Church 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 at 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. Theresa 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 in death by his parents; his first wife, Marjorie; two brothers, Virgil and John; and two sisters, Margaret and Betty.

The visitation was held from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. Friday at Rembs Funeral Home and from 9:30 a.m. until services time Saturday at St. John's Church. A combined St. John's Parish and Knights of Columbus Rosary Services was held at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

A Mass of Christian Burial was held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 4, at St. John's Catholic Church. The Rev. Charles Stoeltzel presided, and Suzanne Golden was the organist for St. John's Church Funeral Choir.

Burial was in St. Mary's Cemetery in Colby, where military rites were conducted by the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2227 of Colby, Wis. Serving as pallbearers were his grandsons, Shane Fischer, Ryan Fischer, David Smith, Nate Meyer, Dan Meyer, Patrick Meyer; and serving as honorary pallbearers were his grandsons, Adam Fischer, Jacob Smith and Evan Meyer.

Memorials may be designated in his name to Ministry Home Hospice Care or the American Cancer Society.

Condolences may be sent online to www/

Paid Obituary 44-88375



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