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Hannibal Courier - Post - Hannibal, MO
  • William J. ‘Bill’ Franz

  • William J. “Bill” Franz, 68, of New London, Missouri, died at 4:51 p.m. Wednesday, December 11, 2013.
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  • William J. “Bill” Franz, 68, of New London, Missouri, died at 4:51 p.m. Wednesday, December 11, 2013.
    Mr. Franz was born June 24, 1945, in Independence, Iowa, to William H. and Elizabeth M. Vinton Franz.
    There will be no services at this time.
    Arrangements for cremation are under the direction of the James O’Donnell Funeral Home.
    Survivors include a special friend, Debbie Lambert; three daughters, Barbara (Ron) Smith, Charles City, Iowa, Carmen (Rick) Coulter Bell Buckle, Tenn., and Betsy (Dave) Wilson, Independence, Iowa; and one son, Brent Franz; 13 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Edward Franz (Onie) of Florida and Jerry Franz (Carole) of Independence, Iowa; two sisters, Mary Schubich (Leo) of Independence, Iowa, and Carol Franz (Lynn Henkle) of Independence, Iowa. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews, and his pet dog and friend who he loved spending time with, Bailey.
    He was preceded in death by his parents; and one sister, Georgia Kemmerer.
    Mr. Franz was a United States Marine Corp. veteran, serving his country during the Vietnam War. Bill was a carpenter. He enjoyed farming and tractor pulling.
    Online condolences may be made at www.jamesodonnellfuneralhome.com.

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