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Richard Franks
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RICHARD E. FRANKS
Springville


Richard E. Franks, 79, of Springville, passed away Monday, Sept. 19, 2016, at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City. Per Richard's wishes, no services will be held.
Richard is survived by his wife, Beverly of Springville; children, Leonard (Stacey) Marko-Franks of Westminster, Colo., Dawn Franks of Springville, Jeffrey (Jess) Franks of Royalton, Minn., and Dennis (Elena) Franks of Anchorage, Alaska; grandchildren, Thomas, Robert and Abby Marko-Franks, Heather (Anthony) Larson and Jeremy (Nycole) Larson, Stephanie (Dalton) Potter, Kelsi, Kayla, Kellen, Kylie, Kyle and Kodi Franks, Britney Hanaman and Brooke and Katya Franks; and 11 great-grandchildren and one due in December.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and grandparents, Peter and Leah Franks, who raised him.
Richard was born May 8, 1937, in Iowa City, Iowa, the son of Harry and Irene (Wilson) Franks. On Oct. 3, 1964, he married Beverly Ann Heald. Richard worked for Harnischfeger Inc. in Cedar Rapids, Carrycraft Boats in Berlin, Wis., and Property Management in Anchorage, Alaska. He retired in 2005.
Please share a memory of Richard at www.murdochfuneralhome.com under obituaries.

Posted on Wednesday, 21 September 2016