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Daniel Leroy Franzen

January 29, 1946 - October 25, 2018

Daniel Leroy Franzen, 72, while at home and surrounded by the ones who loved him most, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, October 25, 2018.


Daniel was born in Topeka, Kansas to the late Dean and Ester Franzen on January 29, 1946.


Daniel started off his military service with the Navy and served 5 years during the Vietnam War. He then went on to serve another 21 years with the U.S.M.C. before retiring as a MSGT. After his retirement, Daniel enjoyed camping, reading and listening to the music of nature. He was a devote father and the best papa.


Other than his parents, Daniel is preceded in death by his daughter Jennifer Marie Franzen and his brother Reginald Franzen.


Left to cherish his loving memory is the love of his life, Janet White; daughter Cheryl Lynne and her husband Bruce Weckworth; grandchildren Grant, Reid, Kayla, Rebecca, Teresa, Thomas and Connor; brother Douglas and wife Lisa Franzen; sisters Jane and husband John Chipola and Karen and husband Mike Kohn and many other members of his family and friends.


Daniel will be reunited with his daughter Jennifer Marie in a private burial service on a later date at Floral Gardens Cemetery in Bay City, MI.


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