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Margaret Ann Franzen, 84, Richmond

Margaret Ann Franzen, 84, of Richmond, died Friday, Dec. 21, 2012, after a short stay for rehabilitation at Golden Living Center/Golden Rule, Richmond.

She was born Sept. 9, 1928, in Anderson to Omar and Mildred Cox Gustin. After graduating from Anderson High School, she attended Ball State University. Margaret married Carl Heydon Franzen in 1948 and raised their four children in Indianapolis. After his retirement, Margaret and Carl moved to Brown County, where they lived for 20 years. She moved to Richmond in 2005. Margaret was an active member of the Indianapolis Hiking Club and St. David’s Episcopal Church in Nashville. She was a volunteer at the T.C. Steele Historic Site. Margaret enjoyed gardening and hiking, including many trips to the West with Heydon.  She especially loved to talk about their hike to the summit of Wheeler Peak, N.M.

Survivors include her daughters, Ann (Bill Roha) Franzen-Roha of Richmond and Susan (Donald) Osborne of Cumming, Ga.; five grandchildren, Donell Christine (Konrad) Ziegler of Canton, Ga., Christopher Carl (Jana) Osborne of Gainesville, Ga., Leah Marie Franzen of Indiana, Stefan Karl Roha of Washington, D.C., and Carl Heydon Franzen III of Indiana; great-grandchildren, Max and Susannah Ziegler; three sisters, Eleanor Hickman of Pendleton, Mary Jane (Jim) Buxton of Fairview Glade, Tenn., and Kathryn (Charlie) Bentley of The Villages, Fla.; a brother-in-law, Richard (Edith) Franzen of Ewen, Mich.; a daughter-in-law, Susan Kay Franzen of Burkesville, Ky.; nieces; nephews; cousins; and many friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Carl Heydon Franzen; infant brother, Morris Gustin; parents; sons, Carl Heydon Franzen II and Joel Gustin Franzen.

A celebration of life is planned in Brown County early in April 2013. Arrangements are being handled by Doan & Mills Funeral Home, 790 National Road West, Richmond.

Memorial contributions can be made to Friends of T.C. Steele Historic Site, Nashville.

Condolences can be sent to the family via the guest book at www.doanmillsfuneralhome.com.

  • September 1
    Euchre
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • September 1
    Open 12-step meeting in New Bellsville area
    8 p.m. Harmony Baptist Church, 3999 Mt. Liberty Road, New Bellesville
  • September 1
    Time for inner peace set at local church
    5:30 to 7 p.m. Parkview Church of the Nazarene, 1750 State Road 46 East
  • September 2
    Woodworkers Club
    7 p.m. Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • September 3
    WRAPS
    7 to 9 p.m. Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • September 3
    Brown County Schools Board of Trustees
    6:30 p.m. BC Intermediate School, 260 Schoolhouse Lane
  • September 3
    Future of rural places subject of talk
    5:30 p.m. Brown County Inn, 51 State Road 46 East
  • September 4
    Farmers market in Bean Blossom
    4 to 7 p.m. St. David's Episcopal Church, 11 State Road 45 at 135 North, Bean Blossom
  • September 4
    Bingo
    6 p.m. Fruitdale Fire Station, 5200 State Road 135 North, Bean Blossom
  • September 5
    Euchre
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • September 5
    BCHS class of 2005 reunion slated
    3 to 6 p.m., 8 p.m. Deer Run Park; Salt Creek Golf Retreat, 2359 State Road 46 East
  • September 6
    Read to dogs at the library
    2 to 3:30 p.m. Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • September 8
    Open 12-step meeting in New Bellsville area
    8 p.m. Harmony Baptist Church, 3999 Mt. Liberty Road, New Bellesville
  • September 8
    Peaceful Valley Heritage meeting
    6:30 p.m. BCCF, 209 S. Van Buren St.
  • September 8
    Retired teachers
    noon Hotel Nashville, 245 N. Jefferson St.
  • September 9
    Nashville Town Council
    6 p.m. Town Hall, 200 Commercial St.
  • September 12
    Free community breakfast at Sprunica church
    8 to 10 a.m. Sprunica Baptist Church, 3902 Sprunica Road
  • September 12
    Bible camp planned
    8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church, 5802 Old Settlers Road behind Brownie's restaurant
  • September 17
    WRAPS
    7 to 9 p.m. Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • September 18
    BucCornEar Festival fundraiser returns
    4 to 8 p.m. JTFD, 4831 Helmsburg Road, Helmsburg
  • September 18
    'A Miracle for You' services with evangelist Jerry Holland
    7:30 p.m. The Pentecostals
  • September 19
    BucCornEar Festival fundraiser returns
    8 a.m. to 8 p.m. JTFD, 4831 Helmsburg Road, Helmsburg
  • September 19
    'A Miracle for You' services with evangelist Jerry Holland
    6 p.m. The Pentecostals
  • September 20
    'A Miracle for You' services with evangelist Jerry Holland
    2 p.m. The Pentecostals
  • September 28
    American history DVD to play at library
    1 p.m. Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • October 4
    Read to a dog at the library
    2 to 3:30 p.m. Library, 205 N. Locust Lane