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Franklin King


Franklin W. King, 86, of Cedar Rapids, formerly of Walker, passed away Friday, March 24, 2017. Visitation: 4 to 8 p.m. Monday, March 27, at Murdoch Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Center Point. Services: 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 28, at Walker United Methodist Church. Burial: Walker Cemetery.
Survivors include his wife, Iva Jean King of Cedar Rapids; daughter, Susan (Kevin) Skolos of Kaukauna, Wis.; sons, Thomas (Rose) King of Quasqueton and Wayne King of Lamont; nine grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Thomas and Mrytle King; infant daughter, Mary Jane King; and his siblings, Russell King, Evalyn Bickford and Elnora Hansen.
Franklin was born Sept. 6, 1930, in Brandon, Iowa, son of Thomas and Mrytle (Lawless) King. He attended Walker High School. Franklin served in the Army during the Korean War. On July 24, 1954, Franklin and Iva Jean (Barnes) King were united in marriage in Cedar Rapids. He worked as a machinist for Iowa Manufacturing and Cherry-Burrell Co. Franklin owned Kings Gulf Station in Center Point and Quamaco Machine Shop in Quasqueton.
He was a member of Walker United Methodist Church and American Legion Post 0376. Franklin enjoyed playing cards and horseshoes, loved his fishing, hunting and all of his family. He loved his church. He was an excellent father and husband.
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