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Francis Gansen

Francis W Gansen

Wednesday, February 25th, 1931 - Saturday, October 3rd, 2020
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Obituary

Francis W. “Franny” Gansen, 89, of Dubuque, Iowa passed away Saturday, October 3, 2020. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday, October 10, 2020 at the Church of the Resurrection where visitation will be held Saturday from 9:15 to 10:15 a.m. Live stream of the service can be viewed on the Egelhof, Siegert and Casper Facebook page. Due to the Covid 19 pandemic, masks and social distancing will be required. Burial will be in Holy Family Cemetery, Peosta, where military rites will be accorded.
Franny was born February 25, 1931 on the family farm in local Peosta, Iowa, one of nine children of William and Marie (Theisen) Gansen.
He was very proud of his service in the US Army from 1952 to 1954 during the Korean War, standing up against socialist communism and later was a proud, patriotic supporter of Donald J. Trump.
On April 7, 1956, he was united in marriage to Joyce Elaine Travis at Sacred Heart Church in Dubuque, and their marriage was blessed with six children.
Franny was employed at Caradco before becoming employed at John Deere as an inspector, from which he retired on September 30, 1987.
Upon retirement, Franny traveled to Ireland with his brother in law, John Dwane and also did extensive traveling to the western U.S. with his neighbor, Mike Hogan, where they hiked the Grand Canyon and hiked and biked 15 National Parks during their travels.
He is survived by his wife, Joyce; six children, Julie Connolly of Scottsdale, Arizona, Timothy Gansen, of Geneva, Illinois, Anita Gansen of Dubuque, Duane (Susie) Gansen of Bedford, Texas, Betsy (Ron) Gibbons of Altoona, Iowa and Sue (Bob) Emrich of Ankeny, Iowa; 16 grandchildren and many great grandchildren.
He is also survived by three siblings, Melita (Ray) LaPointe, Shirley Eppler and MaryLou McFadden and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; Tim’s wife, Roberta Gansen; a grandson, Benjamin Gibbons; and five siblings, Bernie, Cy, Eddie, Florence and Billy.
The Egelhof, Siegert and Casper Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Memorials may be made to the Francis Gansen Memorial Fund.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Saturday, October 10th, 2020 | 9:15am - 10:15am
    When
    Saturday, October 10th, 2020 9:15am - 10:15am
    Location
    Resurrection Catholic Church
    Address
    4300 Asbury Rd.
    DUBUQUE, IA
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  • Mass of Christian Burial

    Saturday, October 10th, 2020 | 10:30am
    When
    Saturday, October 10th, 2020 10:30am
    Location
    Resurrection Catholic Church
    Address
    4300 Asbury Rd.
    DUBUQUE, IA
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Interment

    Saturday, October 10th, 2020 |
    When
    Saturday, October 10th, 2020
    Location
    Holy Family Catholic Cemetery
    Address
    16500 Holy Family Lane
    New Mellary, IA
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