Norbert N. Franzen 76, of Urbana passed away at 2:48 A.M. Saturday September 26 ,2020 at Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana.
Funeral services will be at 10:30 A.M. Wednesday September 30, 2020 at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, St. Joseph.
Pastor Dennis Meyer will officiate. Inurnment will be in Friends Cemetery, St. Joseph. Visitation will be Tuesday from 4:00 P.M. -7:00 P.M. at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church.
Freese Funeral Home 302 E. Grand Ave. is in charge of arrangements.
Norbert was born December 2, 1943 at Urbana, the son of Ehm and Anna (Bluhm) Franzen. He married Bonnie Bohlen on April 12, 1964 at Flatville. She survives. Also survived by his children, Lisa (Mike) Wallace of St. Joseph, Kelli (Randy) Marsh of Fairmount, Aaron (Karen Gresham) Franzen of St. Joseph, Corey Franzen (Anastasia) of Florida, and Shelby Franzen of St. Joseph. Ten grandchildren, Kale Wallace, Nicole Garmon, Carlie Heath, Joel Wallace, Hunter Sanford, Brody Marsh, Dakota Franzen, Savanna Franzen, Cameron Black, and Alexis Franzen. Seven great grandchildren. Siblings, Murray (Janet) Franzen of Sidney, Darren (Pam) Franzen of Urbana, Sue (Tom) Grindley of Homer, Sherrill (Brad) Mohr of Homer, Sharlyn Franzen of Arizona, and Shauna (Royce) Ideus of Gifford.
Preceeded in death by his parents.
Norbert was a founding member of Prince of Peace Lutheran Church of St. Joseph and taught Sunday School for many years.
He was a co-owner of Franzen Construction. He enjoyed working and spending time with his family. Norbert loved dressing in costumes for Halloween and telling jokes. He was a St. Louis Cardinals fan, enjoyed playing baseball, he played EI baseball. He was always willing to lend a helping hand.
Memorials can be made to Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, St. Joseph or to the donar's choice.
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