Doris Mae Franz, 89, returned to her heavenly home on May 7, 2019.
Her firm belief in God and her devotion to her family guided her throughout her life.
Doris was born Sept. 19, 1929 to the late Christian and Pauline (Bennin) Glasow. Doris married Willard J. Franz on June 12, 1948 at St. Peter Lutheran Church in Hilbert. She was a lifelong member of the parish and was involved in various organizations and roles in the church including the Finance Committee and the church choir.
Doris lived a full life as a resident of Hilbert where she enjoyed working and interacting with employees at Wispride Cheese in Hilbert. Following her retirement, she continued working at the elementary school kitchen and finally serving meals to seniors at the Village Hall.
Throughout her life, Doris was involved in many activities ranging from Scouting to the Calumet Homemaker’s Association. Doris enjoyed bowling, cooking, baking, canning, traveling and attending concerts and theatrical events featuring her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. Doris loved to get in her car and drive, often assisting friends with their errands. Doris liked going out to eat and socializing. She enjoyed watching the Packers and Brewers in addition to country music and polka shows. Doris especially valued the time she spent with her family and family gatherings.
Doris is survived by her sons, David (Linda) Franz of Hilbert, Jim Franz of Gurnee, Illinois, and Tim (Jennifer) Franz of Oshkosh; daughter-in-law Linda (Garth) Wegner; and a son-in-law, Don (Kathy) Beach. She is also survived by eight grandchildren, whom she loved dearly; 12 great-grandchildren; her beloved sister, Louann Seidl; a brother-in-law, Tom Maguire; in addition to many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband Willard; her son Willard Jr.; a daughter, Sandra Beach; a sister, Elverta (Bob) Olson; a brother, Christian “Chip” (Bev) Glasow; a brother-in-law, Bob Seidl; and a sister-in-law, Gloria Maguire.
Funeral services were held Monday, May 13 at St. Peter Lutheran Church in Hilbert with Rev. Mark Krueger officiating. Burial followed in the Parish Cemetery.