PIERZ - Roger Franke, age 71, of Pierz, died Sunday, March 1, 2009, at St. Cloud Hospital. Funeral service will be on Saturday at 11 a.m. at the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Hillman with Pastor Cathie Rhodes officiating. Military honors will be provided by the Little Falls VFW Post 1112. Burial will be in Dykman Cemetery at a later date. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Brenny Funeral Chapel in Baxter.
Roger was born on June 5, 1937, in Gaylord, son of Alfred and Medary (Wendorff) Franke. He moved to Pine Center with his parents at an early age. He graduated school at Pine Center and then entered the United States Army. On Sept. 22, 1962, he was united in marriage to Sandra Rehling at Platte Lake Lutheran Church. He worked at Dezurik's in Sartell and Center Valley Saw Mill until his retirement. Roger was a member of the VFW Post 1112 in Little Falls. He enjoyed gardening, jigsaw puzzles, dancing, woodworking and making lawn ornaments. He was a fan of the Minnesota Twins and the Vikings.
Roger is survived by his wife, Sandra. His parents preceded him in death.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the Brenny Funeral Chapel of Baxter.
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