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Eugene G. Franck

Monday, September 10, 2012

Eugene G. Franck, 75, of Marcus, passed away on Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2012 at St. Luke's Regional Medical Center in Sioux City.

Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. on Saturday at the Le Mars Bible Church. Fred Gums and Tom LoVan officiated. Burial followed at Marcus Amherst Cemetery. Military honors were provided by F.I. Goodburn Post #517 of the American Legion. Visitation was at 2 p.m. on Friday at the Earnest Johnson Funeral Home in Marcus. The family was present from 5-8 p.m. with a prayer service at 7 p.m. There was also a one hour of visitation at the church prior to the funeral on Saturday. Expressions of sympathy may be directed through www.mauerjohnsonfh.com.

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Eugene Gale Franck was born on Jan. 28, 1937 in Sioux City to Harry Erickson and Vivian Franck. He received his education at Marcus High School. Following school, Gene worked for his father's livestock buying company as a truck driver. On July 7, 1960, Gene was inducted into the United States Army. He served overseas in Germany. After earning his Honorable Discharge on June 21, 1962, he returned to Marcus and continued working with his father.

On April 10, 1965 Gene and Janice Dreeszen were united in marriage at the First Baptist Church in Le Mars. They made their home in Marcus. Gene was trucking for his father when he took a position with the City of Marcus and the water superintendent and the chief of police. He also served on the Marcus Fire Department. He held his position with the city for five years until accepting an offer from Wells' Dairy in Le Mars. Gene worked as a route driver in the Marcus area. That route was later transferred to the Sioux City area. Gene was currently working in the reclamation department at Wells' and had served the dairy for 38 years.

Gene was an avid sports fan and enjoyed fishing and yard work. He liked to spoil his grandchildren and follow their activities. He could also be found playing Pinochle at the Pizza Ranch on his days off.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister and her husband, Sally and Dick Kueny; sister, Deanna "Cookie" Lussier; an infant brother Jerry Franck; father-in-law, Don Stuart; and a brother-in-law Denny Stuart.

He will be lovingly remembered by his wife, Janice Franck of Marcus; a son, Rob and his wife Tonya of Merrill; a daughter, Terri McDaniel and her husband Mike of Marcus; grandchildren, Reagan, Ben and Riley McDaniel, Jessica and Cody Franck, David Lamp, Gabriel and Aisea Toki; his mother-in-law, Gladys Stuart of Remsen; brothers and sisters-in-law Tom and Marva Ruden of E. Alton, Ill., Darrel and Colleen Stuart of St. Paul, Minn. and Val Stuart of Shoreview, Minn.