Obit: Frane, David P. #3 (1928 - 2008)
Contact: Audrey Roedl

Surnames: Frane, Phillippi, Leonhardt, Smith, Hein, Meyer, Hildebrand, Rodas

----Source: Loyal TRG 08 October 2008

Frane, David P. #3 (15 DEC 1928 - 29 SEP 2008)

David P. Frane, 79, Marshfield, Wisconsin, died surrounded by his family on Monday, Sept. 29, 2008, in the town of McMillan, at the home of his step-son and his wife, Steve and Laurie Meyer. A Mass of Christian Burial was held ay 10:30 a.m., on Saturday, Oct. 4, at St. John’s Catholic Church. The Rev. Charles Stoetzel officiated. Suzanne Golden was the organist for St. John’s Church Funeral Choir. Burial was in St. Mary’s Cemetery, 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 and Patrick Meyer. Serving as honorary pallbearers were his grandsons, Adam Fischer, Jacob Smith and Evan Meyer.

David P. Frane was born on Dec. 15, 1928, in Colby, to Louis and Laura (nee Phillippi) 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 1950-52. 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. He had been employed at Packaging Corporation of America in Colby, retiring in 1991. They enjoyed spending summers at their home on Soo Lake in Phillips and winters in Lake Havasu, Ariz. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and spending time with his family.

Survivors include his wife, Donna; his children, Randall Frane, Loyal, Gloria Frane, Madison, Julie (Randall) Smith, Colby, and Rebecca (Ken) Hein, Stratford; 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; 26 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mary (Lewis) Hildebrand, Apple Valley, Minn., and Kathleen Rodas, Colorado Springs, Colo.

Preceding him in death were 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.

Condolences may be sent online to

Rembs Funeral Home, Marshfield, assisted the family with arrangements.



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