Pearl M. Franke

Pearl M. Franke

Pearl M. Franke age 94, died on Thursday, August 31, 2017 at The Meadows in Fall River. She was born on April 28, 1923 in Sun Prairie to Leonard and Helen (Zillig) Veith. Pearl was married to Leon Franke on November 15, 1941 in Sun Prairie. Together the couple farmed in the Town of Fountain Prairie until retirement. Pearl was a member of St. Anne’s Society and St. Jerome Church. She enjoyed playing cards, especially Sheepshead and Euchre with family and friends. Pearl was generous with her time in helping others, often giving rides to friends when needed. After retirement, she and her husband traveled to Europe several times and saw much of the U.S. in their motorhome. Survivors include eleven nieces and nephews; Ray (Debbie) Brockman, Roger Brockman, Ronald (Kim) Brockman, Randy Brockman, Marie (Dan) Wampole, Sue (Mike) Hartman, Rodney (Patty) Brockman, Roland (Leslie) Brockman, Roy (Jessica) Brockman, Ramona (Craig) Lee and Ryan Brockman; many great nieces and great nephews; other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Leon in 1997; a sister Joan Brockman and brother-in-law Richard Brockman; nephew Robert Brockman. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 A.M., with visitation beginning at 10:00 A.M., on Saturday, September 9, 2017 at ST. JEROME CATHOLIC CHURCH in Columbus. Rev. Garrett Kau will officiate. Inurnment will be in Sacred Hearts Catholic Cemetery, Sun Prairie. Memorials may be directed to the charity of one’s choice. A special thank you to Hillside Hospice and The Meadows Assisted Living nurses and staff for their compassionate care of Pearl for the past three years.