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Leah S. (Zaugg) Franck

Leah S. (Zaugg) Franck, 98, went to her heavenly home on July 22, 2013 where she passed away peacefully surrounded by her family at Calhoun County Medical Care Facility. She was born November 29, 1914 in West Bend, IA the daughter of William and Rosa (Christen) Zaugg.  She graduated in 1932 from West Bend High School, attended Mercy School of Nursing in Mason City, IA and received her registered nursing degree.

She was Post Cereal's first Industrial Nurse and later a Charge Nurse at Leila Hospital. She married the late Kenneth H. Franck on June 7, 1941 in Battle Creek, MI. Leah was a faithful member with her family of St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church where she was active in numerous organizations. She enjoyed vegetable and flower gardening, needle work, and was an avid reader.

Leah is survived by a daughter, Judith (Michael) Paulsen of Battle Creek and two sons, Richard (Suzie) Franck of Battle Creek and Dennis Franck of Bellevue; 9 grandchildren; 17 great grandchildren; 2 great great grandchildren; sisters, Elma Mogler of West Bend, IA and Ruby (Bob) Besch of Rodman, IA; sisters-in-law, Helen, Frances, and Dorothy Zaugg; and brother-in-law, Albert Banwart all of West Bend, IA.

Leah was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Kenneth of 63 years; brothers, Walter, Edward, Oscar, Richard, Clarence and Donald; sisters, Louisa, Mabel, Eva and Betty; and great granddaughter, Alysse Cushman.

Visitation will be held Friday from 10:00-11:00 AM at the Bachman Hebble Funeral Service with funeral services to follow at 11:00 AM with the Rt. Rev. David Hustwick.

A private family burial will be held at the Fort Custer National Cemetery in Augusta, MI.

Memorial tributes may be made to the . Arrangements by the Bachman Hebble Funeral Service, a member by invitation Selected Independent Funeral Homes. (269)965-5145 Please leave a personal condolence or remembrance of Mrs. Leah Franck on her web site at www.bachmanhebble.com

Published in Battle Creek Enquirer on July 25, 2013
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