Paul A. Franzen

  • Born: April 6, 1956
  • Died: October 18, 2017
  • Location: Dowagiac, Michigan

Kurtz Memorial Chapel

65 Old Frankfort Way
P.O. Box 1031
Frankfort, IL 60423

Tel. (815) 806-2225

Tribute & Message From The Family


Age 61 of Dowagiac Michigan, formerly of Frankfort Illinois, passed away Wednesday, October 18th, 2017 at the University of Michigan Hospital in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

Paul is survived by his loving family, wife, Kelly Bahrs Franzen, children, Tony (Tami) Franzen, Jason Franzen, Brett Bahrs, siblings, Don Franzen, Linda (Richard) Kelley, Lorie (Thomas) Swiderdal, LuAnn (Patrick) Lauf, Lisa (Matthew) Irving, grandchildren, Logan Franzen, Lili Franzen and numerous nieces and nephews.

Paul was preceded in death by his parents, Paul & Laverne Franzen (Hutchinson).

Paul was a United States Navy Veteran and member of the Chicago Pipe Fitters Local Union #597 for 38 years. He retired from Oakbrook Mechanical in Elmhurst after 25 years of service and then became the Owner and Operator of Land of Lakes Campground in Sister Lakes, MI.

Family will receive friends at Kurtz Memorial Chapel, 65 Old Frankfort Way, Frankfort, IL 60423 on Thursday, November 2nd, 2017 from 4:00 PM until time of the funeral service at 7:30 PM. Interment, Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery, 20953 W. Hoff Road, Elwood, IL 60421 Friday, November 3rd, 2017 at 12:00 PM. Please arrive to the cemetery by 11:45 AM. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Lymphoma Society would be appreciated. For information, or 815-806-2225.