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Robert Franz

Robert “Bob” G. Franz, Sr., 82, Stratford, went to meet his Lord and Savior on Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2018.
A funeral service was held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018, at Community Bible Church in Stratford with Pastor Bill Nesbitt presiding. Burial took place in Fenwood Cemetery. The visitation was from 9:30 a.m. until service time at the church. Sauter/Rembs Funeral Home assisted the family.
Bob was born on Oct. 2, 1936, in Milwaukee to Albert and Rose (Eckert) Franz. He graduated from high school in Downers Grove, Ill., and later continued his education in the field of telecommunications.
He was united in marriage to Margaret “Margie” E. Berthold on Aug. 1, 1955, at Temple in the Sky in Chicago, Ill. They were blessed with 58 years of marriage, before she passed away on July 28, 2014.
Bob worked his entire career in telecommunication services, and he was also a passionate farmer.
He was dedicated to Awanas and Christian education, enjoyed helping at church whenever he could, and was generous to a fault. Bob was an avid reader and collector of books. He also loved farming, technology, robotics, automation, gardening, playing the piano and listening to classical music.
Bob is survived by his children, Robert (Shirley) Franz, Jr. of Gillette, Wyo., Steven (Connie) Franz of Darlington, Mark (Theresa) Franz of Appleton, Patricia Allvin of Yuma, Ariz., Timothy (Maureen) Franz of Lebanon, Tenn., Carol Franz (LaDell Sattler) of Edgar and Daniel (Michelle) Franz of Granby, Colo.; 26 grandchildren; and 26 great-grandchildren. He is further survived by his siblings, Russell (Elaine) Franz, Rosemary Ferguson and Jan (Don) Burris.
Bob was predeceased by his parents; wife, Margaret; daughter, Barbara Stack; and granddaughter, Melissa Heim.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Bob’s name toward the youth Christian education program at Community Bible Church in Stratford.
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