Lloyd Franck, age 95, of Norwood Young America, Minnesota, passed away on Friday, April 13, 2018, at Good Samaritan Society in Waconia, Minnesota.
Memorial Services will be held on Saturday, April 21, 2018, at 11:00 A.M. at St. John’s United Church of Christ in Bongards, Minnesota with interment at a later date.
Gathering of Family and Friends will be held on Saturday, April 21, 2018, from 9:00 – 11:00 A.M., 2 hours prior to the service at the church.
In lieu of flowers memorials are preferred.
Lloyd Peter Franck was born on October 2, 1922, at his home in Benton Township, Carver County, Minnesota. He was the son of William and Frieda (Bartels) Franck. Lloyd was baptized as an infant and later was confirmed in his faith as a youth at Evangelical Zion-Snappsburg Church near the family farm in Benton Township. He received his education thru the 8th grade at District #29 School in rural Norwood Young America, Minnesota.
On February 21, 1952, Lloyd was united in marriage to Donna Mae Kamann at St. John’s Evangelical Reform Church in Bongards. Lloyd and Donna made their home on the family farm in rural Norwood and later moved into Norwood Young America. Their marriage was blessed with six children: Kim, Sandra, Richard, Julie, Jill and Nancy. Lloyd and Donna shared over 66 years of marriage.
Lloyd was a lifelong farmer. After retirement, he enjoyed helping with field work and driving the tractor. He was an active member of St. John’s United Church of Christ in Bongards, where he served on the church board as a deacon and elder. Lloyd was also on the town board for Benton Township.
Lloyd enjoyed playing cards, especially playing Skat with his friends at Last Call. He had the perfect cribbage hand and received a first place trophy at the Skat Tournament of Champions. He also enjoyed hunting and received great joy driving around checking out the crops in the fields. He was an avid fisherman which led him to being a great fishing “guide”. He treasured the time spent with his family, friends, and especially his grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Lloyd went to his eternal home on Friday, April 13, 2018, at the Good Samaritan Society in Waconia, Minnesota, at the age of 95 years, 6 months and 11 days.
Blessed be his memory.
Lloyd is survived by his:
Wife, Donna Mae Franck of Norwood Young America, MN;
Children, Kim Franck and special friend, Debi Lentsch, of Norwood Young America, MN,
Sandra Wentzloff and husband, Gary, of Gaylord, MN,
Richard Franck and wife, Jennifer, of Norwood Young America, MN,
Julie Braun and husband, Curtis, of Chaska, MN,
Jill Buckentin of Hamburg, MN,
Nancy Kroells and fiancé, Paul Castanias, of Hamburg, MN;
Nikolas Franck and wife Andrea, Karly Franck, Kourtney Franck and special friend Bob Nichol, Kari Bartz and husband Tom,
Denver Wentzloff and special friend Melissa Jones, Andrew Franck and wife Stephanie, Emily Lofgren and husband Anthony, Katie
Franck and special friend Andrew Hoem, Christopher Braun, Daniel Braun and special friend Emily Minks, Samantha Braun,
Justin Buckentin and wife Amy, April Kamps and husband Dean, Kassie Arndt and husband Jeff, Ashley Dammann and husband
Andrew, Amanda Hunt and husband Justin, Colton Kroells and wife Madeline.
24 Great Grandchildren;
Marlie, Ava and Allison Franck, Bristol and Jackson Wolter, Alex and Quentin Bartz, Matthew and Rylan Franck, Madison and
Dylan Lofgren, Hailey, Lacey, Callie and Greta Buckentin, Audrey, Ben, Corey and Addylen Kamps, Kadence and Avery Arndt,
Elizabeth, Noah and Henry Dammann;
Brothers, Stanley Franck and wife, Glenda, of Waite Park, MN,
Roger Franck and wife, Lois, of Plymouth, MN;
Sisters-In-Law, Marilyn Franck of Norwood Young America, MN,
Bonnie Templin and husband, Harold, of Glencoe, MN;
Brothers-In-Law, Raymond Graupmann of Grand Rapids, MN,
Eugene Kamann and wife, Judy, of Norwood Young America, MN;
Nieces, Nephews, Other relatives and friends.
Lloyd is preceded in death by his Parents, William and Frieda Franck; Grandson, Matthew Franck; Son-In-Law, Kerry Buckentin; Siblings, Wilmer Franck, Esther Schrupp, Florence Roufs, Elroy Franck, Ruth ZumBerge, Donald Franck, Betty Debner, William Franck, Pearl Kloempken, Shirley Graupmann; Parents-In-Law, Henry and Magdalena Kamann; Sister-In-Law, Marlys Stockmann; and Brother-In-Law, Virgil Kamann.