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Donald J. Franks

July 13, 1935 ~ January 14, 2024 (age 88) 88 Years Old
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Donald Franks Obituary

Donald J. Franks age 88 passed peacefully at home surrounded by family on January 14, 2024. He was born in Ann Arbor, Michigan on July 13, 1935. He had 9 siblings who preceded him in death and one surviving sibling, Alice Hildabride. He was raised on a farm by his parents Glen and Vivien Franks. Donald had 6 children Dusty (preceded in death) Tom, Sheryl Roberts, Scott, Brian,Tracy Franks. As the family grew, he gained 8 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren.  

Donald will be remembered for his bright blue eyes and his gigantic smile, his extreme love for family and friends and coffee hour. Donald enjoyed square dancing in his younger years and as he got olde,r he enjoyed going to the casino every Tuesday. Don had dropped out of school in 8th grade to work on the farm to provide for his family. He then started working for General Motors in Lansing, Michigan at the age of 18. Don retired from General Motors after 38 years of loyal employment in 1990. 

Mostly Donald will be remembered for his never ending love for Caroline Ann Franks who preceded him in death on September 11, 2013. Don married Carol at age 37 in April of 1979. Donald gained 5 step sons Leonard,Terry, Edward, Dwayne (preceded in death on September 5, 2017) and Brent Slayden. Over the years he gained 8 step-grandchildren and 8 step-great grandchildren. 

Viewing will be held at Herrmann Funeral Home Thursday January 18, 2024, From 3 to 7pm 

Funeral to follow on Friday January 19, 2024 @11am 

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Services

Visitation
Thursday
January 18, 2024

3:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Herrmann Funeral Home
1005 E. Grand River
Fowlerville, MI 48836

Visitation
Friday
January 19, 2024

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Herrmann Funeral Home
1005 E. Grand River
Fowlerville, MI 48836

Funeral Service
Friday
January 19, 2024

11:00 AM
Herrmann Funeral Home
1005 E. Grand River
Fowlerville, MI 48836

Committal
Friday
January 19, 2024

12:45 PM
East Lawn Memory Gardens
2400 Bennett Road
Okemos, MI 48864

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