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Irene Franken

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Irene Franken

Sioux Falls. Irene E. Franken, 98, formerly of Canton, passed away Thursday, April 28, 2016 at Avera McKennan Hospital. Her funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, May 3, at Canton Lutheran Church in Canton. Visitation will be Monday from 2:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Heritage Funeral Home, Sioux Falls, with family present from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.

Irene E (Miller) Franken was born to Jennie (Hogstad) and Alf Miller on Feb. 18, 1918 in Fairview, SD and graduated from Fairview High School. She married Allen Franken on June 13, 1938, moved to Canton, and became the devoted mother of Myrna, Arlan, Dennis, and Daryl. Later, Al Hachigian was added as a bonus son. Allen passed away Nov. 13, 1981.

Left to cherish her memory are her sons Daryl (Turk), Harrisburg, SD & Al Hachigian, Chesterfield, NY; her good friend & favorite dancing partner Marv Barkley, Sioux Falls, SD; her brother Parnall (Curly) Miller, Alcester, SD; her grandchildren Pam Lueth, Rodney, Mark, Todd & Leanne Riddle; Mike Franken, Kim Frerichs, Michele Johnson, Angie Fick, Derek Franken, & Scott and Leon Sievers; 23 great grandchildren; 24 great, great grandchildren; and 2 great, great, great grandchildren; and all of their families.
Published in The Argus Leader on May 1, 2016
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