Frances K. "Fran" Martini (1937 - 2012)

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Frances K. "Fran" Martini, 75

St. Cloud

April 27, 1937~October 22, 2012

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, October 26, 2012 at St. Augustine's Catholic Church in St. Cloud for Frances K. "Fran" Martini, age 75, of St. Cloud, who passed away on Monday, October 22, 2012 at the St. Cloud Hospital with family by her side after a brief battle with cancer. Reverend Anthony Oelrich will officiate. Burial will take place in the St. Marcus Parish Cemetery in Clear Lake.

Family and friends may call from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Thursday at the Daniel Funeral Home in St. Cloud and one hour prior to services on Friday at the church. Parish prayers will be held at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday at the funeral home in St. Cloud.

Fran was born on April 27, 1937 in Rushmore, Minnesota to Bernard and Agnes (Ratermann) Schoborg. After graduating high school she pursued a career in nursing at the St. Cloud Hospital School of Nursing. She married Andy Bechtold on November 15, 1958. He passed away on February 9, 1959. Fran then married Roger Martini on February 23, 1963. Together they adopted two boys, Ted in 1972 and Kurt in 1974. Throughout her life Fran returned to school completing her Master's Degree in Health Administration. She was very active at St. Augustine's Parish, participating in the church council and bible study.

She enjoyed playing crossword puzzles, reading and giving to the Sisters of Poor Clare. Fran especially treasured the time spent with her family.

Fran is survived by her two sons; Ted (Jill) and Kurt (Fiancée Season) both of St. Cloud; grandchildren, Braden, Liliana, Karly, and Kaylee on the way; brothers, Willy (Dorothy) Schoborg of St. Cloud, and Paul (Nan) Schoborg of Delano; sister-in-law, Penny Bergstraser; and many nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her parents; two husbands; and one infant sister.

A Special Thank You to the Staff at the St. Cloud Hospital for the care given to Fran during this difficult time.

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Published in the St. Cloud Times on Oct. 24, 2012
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