Nemaha Herald


Delores Caroline Franzen, age 84 of York, Nebraska, died April 30, 2015 at York. She was born on September 2, 1930 to George and Wilhelmina (Minnie Kanzmeier) Woerlen in Johnson, Nebraska. She was baptized on October 4, 1930 at Zion Lutheran Church at Johnson. Delores married Carl Franzen at Johnson on September 10, 1950. They lived in Pawnee City, Neb. until 1964, when they moved to York. She is survived by her husband of 65 years, Carl Franzen of York; four children, Diane Franzen of York, Brian (Karen) Franzen of Aurora, Colorado, Elaine (Stanley) Hoemann of Bellevue, Neb. and Donald (April) Franzen of Aurora, Neb.; her sister, Inez Gebers of Johnson, Neb.; sister-in-law, Shirley Franzen of Thornton, Colo.; eight grandchildren, Amanda (Martin) Strohsheim of Arizona, Aaron (Sara) Franzen of Holland, Mich., Adam Franzen and fiancée Erin Drescher of Aurora, Colo., Kelly (Adam) Bentley of St. Petersburg, Fla., Juliann (Lance) Meck of Omaha, Neb., Stephanie (Trevor) Bartling of Omaha, Jamie  (Eric) Dalgren of Lincoln, Katelin Franzen of York and Joshua Patterson of Grand Island, Neb. She also leaves behind nine great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Delores was preceded in death by her parents and brothers-in-law, William Franzen and Loren Gebers. Also,sisters-in-law and their spouses, Anna LaFrance and Pauline Grulke; and an infant grandson, Jeffrey Franzen. Funeral services were held Wednesday, May 6, 2015 at Faith Lutheran Church in York. Interment was in Greenwood Cemetery, York. Memorials may be directed to Mission Central, Orphan Grain Train or to the family for later designation. Condolences may be left for the family at www.metzmortuary.com. Metz Mortuary, York, was in charge of arrangements.