Obit: Frane, Theodore Joseph (1906 - 1960)
Surnames: Frane, Crubel, Kniess, Knutz, Allar, Roohr, Rizzi, Michlig, Meske, Krause, Gabriel, Butler, Mech, Weber, Schuh, Beyerl, Omelian, Kuntz, Witte, Majeske, Rifleman, Gulzinski
----Source: Colby Phonograph (Colby, Clark Co., Wis.) 01/21/1960
Frane, Theodore Joseph (27 Feb. 1906 - 19 Jan. 1960)
Theodore Joseph Frane of Curtiss, a native of Colby, died Tuesday at 10:00 A.M. at the age of 53 years, a sudden heart attack being the cause of his death. A rosary will be said Friday, Jan. 22, at 8:00 P.M. at the Haefer & Kraut Funeral Home at Owen. Funeral services will be held Saturday morning at 9:30 o’clock at the Holy Rosary church at Owen, Rev. Crubel officiating, and burial will be made in the Colby Catholic cemetery.
Mr. Frane was born on February 27, 1906, in the town of Colby, Wis. He married Florence Kniess on October 20, 1931, in Colby, Wis. He was engaged in farming all his life.
Surviving are his wife; nine children, Howard Frane of Curtiss, Mrs. Wayne (Marion) Knutz of Park Falls, Charles Frane of Owen, Ruthe Anne Frane of Ripon, Marlene, Glenn, Carol Jean, Patricia and Ronald, at home; six grand children; his father, Victor Frane of Wittenberg; three sisters, Mrs. Mathias Allar of Colby, Mrs. Myron Kniess of Cyrene, Missouri, Mrs. William Roohr of Medford, Oregon; five brothers, Art Frane, Alvin Frane and Donald Frane of Colby, Vincent Frane of Owen, Edward Frane of Royal Oak, Mich.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Mrs. Katherine Frane of Colby, a daughter, Virginia, and a son, Joseph.
----Source: Colby Phonograph (Colby, Clark Co., Wis.) 01/28/1960
Funeral services for Theodore J. Frane, who died of a heart attack at the age of 53 years, were held in Holy Rosary Catholic church at Owen Saturday morning, Rev. Hubert Crubel officiating, and internment was made in the Colby (Colby, Clark Co. Wis.) Cemetery. Pall bearers were John Frane, David Frane, Peter Rizzi, John Michlig, Milton Meske and Solomon Krause.
People from out of town who attended the rites were Mr. and Mrs. Mathias Allar, Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Frane and family, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Frane, Mr. and Mrs. Donald Frane and family, Mrs. C. J. Krause, Mr. and Mrs. John Frane, Mr. and Mrs. David Frane, Mr. and Mrs. Alois Gabriel, Mr. and Mrs. Earl Butler, Mr. and Mrs. Clement Mech, Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Weber and Mr. and Mrs. Tony Schuh, all of Colby, Wis.
Mr. and Mrs. Victor Frane of Wittenberg, Dr. and Mrs. Gerald Beyerl of Marshfield, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Omelian, Jr., of Athens, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Schuh of Curtiss, Mr. and Mrs. William Roohr, Jr., of Medford, Ore., Mr. and Mrs. Myron Kniess and Mr. and Mrs. Harold Kniess and son, David, of Cyrene, Mo., Mr. and Mrs. Vincent Frane and family of Owen, Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Kuntz of Park Falls, Miss Ruth Ann Frane of Ripon, Mr. and Mrs. Richard Witte and Mrs. William Roohr, Sr., of Unity, Mrs. Charles Kniess and Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Majeske of Wausau, Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Rifleman of Edgar and Mr. and Mrs. Tony Gulzinski of Thorp.
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