LINCOLN — Dwain William Franz, 67, of
Lincoln, died Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014, at 12:25 a.m. at Memorial
Medical Center in Springfield.
(Below is a copy of
the obituary from the funeral home.)
LINCOLN-Dwain William Franz, 67, of Lincoln died at
12:25 a.m. January 16, 2014 at Memorial Medical
Center, Springfield, Illinois.
Dwain was born February 7, 1946, in Lincoln, IL the
son of Henry W. and Gertrude Sparks Franz. He
married Linda Funk April 27, 1969 in Lincoln at
Immanuel Lutheran Church.
Surviving Dwain is his wife, Linda of Lincoln; his
mother, Gertrude Munsch, of Lincoln; one daughter
Delyn (Brian) Duggins of Bloomington and grandchild,
Bryson; one son, Tyler Franz of Osage Beach, MO; and
one sister: Janet (Marvin) Johnson of New Holland.
He was preceded in death by his father and step
Dwain was retired from Verizon, formerly, GTE. He
was a member of the Immanuel Lutheran Church, and
the American Legion Post #263. Dwain enjoyed
spending time at the Lake of the Ozarks, being with
family and his grandson, and cooking. He served in
the U.S. Army during the Viet Nam War.
Services for Dwain will be Monday, January 20 at
1:30 p.m. at Immanuel Lutheran Church of Lincoln
with Rev. Greg Busboom officiating. Burial will be
in New Union Cemetery with full military rites
accorded by American Legion Post #263. Visitation
will be Sunday, Jan. 19 from 2:00-5:00 p.m. at the
Church. Memorials may be given in his name to
American Diabetes Association or American Legion
Post #263 or Immanuel Lutheran Church. Arrangements
were entrusted to Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral