Wednesday, January 18, 2017 6:43 pm

MARIE FRANA, 98, of Decorah, died Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2017, at Wellington Place Nursing Home in Decorah. A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial is at 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, January 24, 2017, at St. Benedict Catholic Church, 307 West Main Street, Decorah, with Rev. Daniel Knipper presiding. Burial will be in the church cemetery. THERE WILL BE NO FORMAL VISITATION. The Schluter – Balik Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials may be given to Wellington Place 2479 River Road, Decorah, IA, 52101, to acknowledge the special care that Marie received. Marie is survived by her eight children: Linda (Mel) Krewson, Cedar Rapids; Lavonne (Dan) Wasser, Austin, Colo.; Linus “Butch” (Myra) Frana, Marion; Lois (Mark) Freme, Cedar Rapids; Lorna (Jim) Hasken, Muscatine; Leon (friend, Celia Dunn) Frana, Savannah, Ga.; Lisa (Bill) Parkinson, Parker, Colo.; and Lynette Frana, Littleton, Colo.; 15 grandchildren: Steve (Kelly) Krewson, Erin Krewson, Adam (Chere) Wasser, Nathan (Amy) Wasser, Nick (Johanna) Wasser, Eric, Reid and Ian Frana, Meghan Freme, Andrew, Christ and Emily Hasken, Loredana Frana, Shelby and Jackie Parkinson. Eight great grandchildren: Abigail and Colin Krewson, Noah Brostad, Cade, Carter and Callie Wasser, MacKenzy Wasser and Aubrey Wasser; three brothers-in-law: Jerome (Lois) Frana, Ossian; Marcelline Frana, Charles City; and Julius Frana, Fort Atkinson; two sisters-in-law, Georgina Frana, Edina, Minn. and Elaine Frana, Decorah; along with many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews and great-great-nieces and nephews.

Marie was preceded in death by her parents: William and Rosina (Meinert) Ehler, her husband: George Frana in 1972, grandson: Matthew Krewson in infancy, three brothers: Norbert (Clara) Ehler, Felix (Bertha) Ehler and Edmund (Sylvia) Ehler, two sisters: Agatha Ehler in infancy and Ida (Frank) Hageman, five brothers-in-law: Art Frana, Leonard Frana, Stanley Frana, Adolph (Janice) Frana, and Ermin (Wilma) Frana, sisters-in-law: Sonja Frana, Monica Frana, Martha Frana and Vi Frana.

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