Surrounded by family Betty Franz passed peacefully on Sunday, December 2, 2012 at Penrose Hospital. Betty is survived by sons & daughters, Marlon Russmann, Pam & Teresa Russmann, Debbie & Karl Schloesser, Laura & Rick Nelson, Lisa & Jeremy Munoz; grandsons & granddaughters, Matt & Danielle Russmann, Jodi & Drew Barkley, Melissa Schloesser, Nicholas Schloesser, Jessica Kissane, Ashlea Nelson, Amanda Nelson, Alyx Nelson and Evan Munoz and great grandson Aeiden Harlan; sisters Vivian Toogood, Ailene Davis and Dorothy Crocker, as well as many treasured nieces and nephews and other extended family. Betty was born in Garden City, Missouri on January 9, 1936. She married Gerald Russmann on December 26, 1954 and Barry Franz on September 19, 1987. Betty loved volunteering for Greccio Housing and the American Cancer Society. The holidays were a special time for Betty; she loved searching for just the right gift. Betty was a generous person who would help anyone in need. She was extremely close to her siblings whom she loved very much. She is preceded in death by husband Gerald of 32 years; husband Barry of 8 years and son Randall Russmann. Services will be held Saturday, December 8, 2012 at 2:00 pm at Blunt Mortuary, 2229 West Colorado Ave. in Colorado Springs. In lieu of flowers donations can be to Greccio Housing.
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Published in The Gazette on Dec. 6, 2012