Alan J. Franzen

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Alan J. Franzen, age 53 of New Hampton died Tuesday, October 9, 2012 at New Hampton Nursing and Rehab. Alan Joseph Franzen was born on March 18, 1959 to Clarence and Valeria (Berst) Franzen in New Hampton. He attended St. Joseph’s school and graduated from New Hampton High School in 1977. Alan worked in lawn care and worked with several friends on the ICE railroad. Alan was an avid Cardinal baseball fan. He enjoyed music, gardening and was a railroad buff. But Alan especially enjoyed spending time with his family and his dog, Sparky. He was a member of Holy Family Parish – St. Joseph’s Center in New Hampton. Alan is survived by his mother, Valeria Franzen of New Hampton; his sisters, Kathryn and Rebecca, both of New Hampton; his brothers, Kenneth and Steven (Jo) Franzen, also of New Hampton; one niece, Amanda Franzen of Mason City and special aunt, Theresa Berst of New Hampton. He was preceded in death by his father, Clarence. Cemetery: Burial will be at Calvary Cemetery in New Hampton. Memorials may be directed to the family. Visitation will be from 4:00-7:00pm, Friday, October 12, 2012 at St. Joseph’s gathering space in New Hampton. There will be a 4:30pm rosary and a 7:00pm Scriptural wake Service. Visitation will continue at the church one hour prior to the funeral mass on Saturday. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30am, Saturday, October 13, 2012 at Holy Family Parish – St. Joseph’s Center with Father Mark Osterhaus celebrating.

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  1. Franny, JoAnn and the Franzen Family. So sorry to hear of Al’s passing. It’s never easy losing a family member, but keep your memories of Al, close to your heart. Always enjoyed Al, driving by, and laying on the horn.. 🙂 Friends Always! Leo and Bev

  2. Franzen family,
    You are in my thoughts and prayers. Al was a good guy. Not to bring this up but Bob’s 50th birthday was the same day of his passing. I’m sure they all reunited and had a heck of a good time.. God bless

  3. To all of Al’s family. May you find peace and comfort in knowing Al is no longer suffering or in pain! Keep all your memories of him close to your heart and share them over and over again with family and friends! To you Al our good friend! R.I.P!!

  4. A huge hug of sympathy to the whole Franzen Family. We are so very sorry for your loss. Al was a great person he will be remembered by many.

  5. My sincere sympathy to you all on the death of your son and brother. *He is up in Heaven where all the rest of the neighbor men have gone to join in Gods kingdom. Sincerely Linda Stolfus

  6. Steve , JoAnn , and Family,
    Just wanted you to know your in our thoughts and prayers. Nothing is easy at a time like this ,but the help of family and friends sitting around and bringing up old memories helps a lot.
    Take care
    Dan & Karen Rosonke

  7. To the Franzen family, you have our deepest heartfelt sympathy and you are all in our thoughts and prayers at this time. Hold your memories close and they will get you through these difficult days ahead. God Bless you all.

  8. Thinking of you all at this time of the loss of Alan. Keeping you in my prayers. It is never easy when you lose someone you love.

  9. To all Alan’s family, we send our most sincere sympathy to all your family.We know he was a loving and carring son and brother. May he rest in pease.

  10. To the Franzen family. You have my most sincere sympathy for the loss of Al. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

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