NEW LONDON, Mo. – William J. "Bill" Franz, 68, of New London, Missouri, died at 4:51 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 11.
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Mr. Franz was born June 24, 1945, in Independence 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, Hannibal, Mo.
Survivors include a special friend, Debbie Lambert; three daughters: Barbara Smith, Carmen Coulter and Betsy Wilson and one son, Brent Franz; two brothers: Edward Franz (Onie) of Florida and Jerry Franz (Carole) of Independence, Iowa: two sisters: Mary Schubich (Leo) and Carol Franz (Lynn Henkle), both 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 is preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Georgia Kemmerer.
Mr. Franz was a United States Marine Corps 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
James O'Donnell Funeral Home, Inc. - Hannibal
302 S 5th Street Hannibal, MO 63401
Published in Independence Bulletin-Journal from Dec. 18, 2013 to Jan. 11, 2014