Thursday, April 26th, 2012
Former Celina resident Laura Leona Franck, 94, died April 24, 2012, at The Gardens at St. Henry.
She was born May 9, 1917, in St. Wendelin, to Frank and Clara Pohlkamp Brunswick. On May 4, 1938, she married Leo B. Franck, who died Dec. 25, 1991.
Surviving are 10 children, Marvin (Pat) Franck, Marlene (Tom) Olding, Virgil (Margaret) Franck, Judy (Kumar) Vakkalanka, Janice Bighouse, Maurice (Annette) Franck, Wayne (Connie) Franck, Alvin (Pamela) Franck, Ruth (Fred) Wuebker and Mary Beth (William) Heckman; two sisters-in-law, Rita Franck and Luella Franck; 34 grandchildren; 60 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.
Deceased are a daughter, Mary; seven siblings and their spouses, Frances (Ray) Stachler, Hilda (Ray) Bruggeman, Clarence (Catherine) Brunswick, John Brunswick, Bernard Brunswick, Ray (Agnes) Brunswick and Ed (Helen) Brunswick; a son-in-law, Paul Bighouse; 10 brothers- and sisters-in-law and eight of their spouses.
She was a member of Immaculate Conception Church, Celina, and its Altar Rosary Sodality.
Funeral Mass is 10 a.m. Saturday at the church. Burial will follow in St. Marys Catholic Cemetery, Celina.
Calling is 2-8 p.m. Friday and 9-9:45 a.m. Saturday at W.H. Dick & Sons-Hellwarth Funeral Home, Celina.
Condolences may be left at dickandsonshellwarthfh.com.