2017-11-30 / Obituaries

James F. Franzen

James F. Franzen, 87, Hartland WI, formerly of Detroit and Roscommon, died Nov. 28, 2017, in Hartland, WI.

A private service and interment are tentatively planned for spring, 2018, at White Chapel Cemetery, Troy. The family expressed its appreciation to the staff of Heritage Lake Country and Seasons Hospice for their loving care shown to him.

He was born April 30, 1930, in Detroit, to Frank and Anne (Hindle) Franzen.

He worked for many years as an HVAC contractor in the Detroit area and was a retiree member of UA Pipefitters Local 636. He was a veteran of the United States Marine Corps.

Preceding him in death were his parents.

Surviving Mr. Franzen are his wife of 66 years, Shirley (St. Aubin) Franzen; children, J. Scott (Betty Lou) Franzen, Kathi (George) Daubner and Cheryl (Thomas) Maginley; grandchildren, Laura (David) Laudenslager and Ryan and Brett Maginley; great-grandchildren, Benjen and Kara Laudenslager; and many more family and friends.

Memorial donations may be made to the Marine Corps League's Toys for Tots or Interlochen Center for the Arts in Michigan (www.interlochen.org).

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