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Marie Franz, 103

Marie A. Franz, age 103, of Edgerton, Ohio, died at 7:00 A.M. on Monday, October 21, 2013, at Park View Nursing Center in Edgerton, where she was a resident. A longtime resident of Hamilton, Indiana, she was a member of Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church near Edgerton, where she taught Sunday school and was a member of the Zion Ladies Aid. She enjoyed playing cards and Bingo and was an excellent cook, known for her cookies and pies.

Marie A. Franz was born on March 25, 1910, near Napoleon, Ohio, the daughter of Fred G. and Anna (Bockelman) Meyer. She married Robert H. Franz on February 24, 1935, in Napoleon and he preceded her in death on June 23, 1997.

Survivors include one daughter, Marlene Saueressig, of Richland, Washington; two sons, LaVern (Carolyn) Franz, of Edgerton, and Kenneth (Arlos) Franz, of Hamilton; sixteen grandchildren; thirty-eight great-grandchildren; and seven great-great-grandchildren. She was also preceded in death by one sister, Lydia Gerken; four brothers, Paul, Leo, Carl and Frederick Meyer; a son-in-law, Bernard Saueressig; one great-grandchild; and one granddaughter-in-law.

Visitation will be held on Saturday, October 26, 2013, from 2:00-4:00 P.M. at the Zion Lutheran Church near Edgerton. Services will follow at 4:00 P.M. in the church with Pastor Kurt Letcher officiating. Interment will be in Eddy cemetery near Hamilton.

Memorials are requested to Zion Lutheran Church, Bethesda Lutheran Home or to a charity of the donor’s choice.

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