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Dennis Ray Franzen

March 12, 1949 August 5, 2019
Dennis Ray Franzen
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Dennis Ray Franzen, age 70, of Aurora, Missouri, passed away at 9:51 p.m. on Monday, August 5, 2019, at the St. Louis University Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri. He was born March 12, 1949, in Algona, Iowa, the son of Louis H. and Dolores M. (Black) Franzen.

Dennis was a 1967 graduate of Titonka High School in Titonka, Iowa and attended college in Fort Dodge, Iowa where he received his Biochemical Engineering Degree. He worked as an assembler and supervisor for 29 years at Miracle Recreation Equipment Company, in Monett, Missouri. He enjoyed going to swap meets and was a breeder of Flemish Giant Rabbits. He was a member of the Harvest Fellowship Church in Aurora.

On May 30, 2008, he married Jackie Alberding in Aurora, Missouri.

Dennis is survived by his wife, Jackie; his mother, Dolores Franzen, of Algona, Iowa; five daughters, Michelle Stewart, of Iowa, Kristina Franzen of Springfield, Missouri, Kelly Franzen of Aurora, Kim Hurst and her husband, Justin, of Neosho, Missouri and Trisha Setters of Aurora; one son, Justin Setters and his wife, Jenny, of Aurora; nine grandchildren; two great-grandchildren and one sister, Emma Jean Kurtzleben, of Titonka, Iowa

Dennis was preceded in death by his father, Louis, son, Jeff Franzen and brother, Larry Franzen.

A celebration of Dennis’s life will be held at 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, August 13, 2019, at the Harvest Fellowship Church in Aurora under the direction of the Crafton-Cantrell Funeral Home in Aurora. Burial will be held at a later date at the Spring River Cemetery in Verona, Missouri.

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Celebration of Life




6:00 PM 8/13/2019 6:00:00 PM
Harvest Fellowship Church

21172 Wolf Road
Aurora, MO 65605

Harvest Fellowship Church
21172 Wolf Road Aurora 65605 MO
United States

Cemetery Details


Spring River Cemetery Final Resting Place

Spring River Cemetery, Lawrence 1150, Verona, MO
Verona, MO 65769

Spring River Cemetery, Lawrence 1150, Verona, MO Verona 65769 MO
United States

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