January 11, 1936 - March 29, 2019
RANDOLPH -- Funeral Service for Robert O. "Bob" Franzen, 83, of Randolph, will be held 10:30 a.m., Friday, April, 5, 2019 at Stonacek Funeral Chapel in Norfolk with Pastor Gordon Bruce and Vicar Joshua Mork officiating the service. Burial will take place at Hillcrest Memorial Park Cemetery in Norfolk. Visitation will be held from 4:00 - 7:00 p.m., Thursday, at Stonacek Funeral Chapel in Norfolk. Bob passed away on Friday, March 29, 2019 at Faith Regional Health Services in Norfolk. Stonacek Funeral Chapel in Norfolk is in charge of the arrangements. Robert O. “Bob” Franzen was born Jan. 11, 1936, in rural Wayne County, the son of Otto and Bertha Magdalena (Papstein) Franzen. He was baptized and confirmed at Zion East Lutheran Church in rural Hoskins. He attended School Districts 74 and 46 in Wayne County. Robert farmed all his life south of Randolph on the family farm. He raised cattle and hogs. He also worked for Howell Rees and Eldred Pentico farms. He retired from farming in 1996. Robert enjoyed going to dances, farm sales, threshing bees, county fairs, tractor pulls and auto races in Norfolk. He was a member of Zion Lutheran Church in Pierce. Survivors include a sister, Arlene and Darrell Polenske of Norfolk; nephews Mike (Marchele) Polenske of Bancroft, Delbert (Carol) Polenske of Bancroft, Stan (Cheri) Polenske of Waverly and Tim (Susie) Polenske of Wisner and their families. He was preceded in death by his parents: Otto died in 1964, and Bertha died in 2002. Music will be provided by organist Linda Peekenschneider, and soloist Rick Higgins. Casket bearers will be Mike Polenkse, Delbert Polenske, Stan Polenske, Tim Polenske, Ronnie Papstein and Mark Nordhues. Honorary casketbearers will be Doug Marks, Howell Rees, Francis Kurtzals, Ralph Saegebarth, Steve Pojar, Gerald Henzler and Frank Gray, as well as great-nieces and -nephews. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.stonacekfuneralchapel.com.
RANDOLPH -- Funeral Service for Robert O. "Bob" Franzen, 83, of Randolph, will be held 10:30 a.m., Friday, April, 5, 2019 at Stonacek Funeral Chapel in Norfolk with Pastor Gordon Bruce and Vicar Joshua Mork officiating the service. Burial will... View Obituary & Service Information
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