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Alice D. Franke, 93

Dec 29, 2008

Blue Earth — Alice D. Franke, age 93, of Blue Earth, died Dec. 22, 2008, at St. Luke’s Lutheran Care Center, Blue Earth. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, Dec. 30, 2008, at 11 a.m., at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Blue Earth, with Rev. Ron Jobe officiating. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery, Blue Earth. Visitation time will be one hour prior to services at the church. Patton Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Blue Earth is assisting the family with the arrangements.

Alice was born June 3, 1915, in Blue Earth, the daughter of Fred and Lillian (Sommerfield) Oelke. She was raised and educated in Blue Earth where she graduated from high school in 1933. She attended cosmetology college and became a cosmetologist in Blue Earth. She was a longtime member of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Blue Earth where she was baptized on Aug. 6, 1916 and confirmed on June 5, 1938. She was married to Orice W. Franke on June 3, 1936, at the Little Brown Church in Nashua, Iowa. In addition to hairdressing, Alice was a homemaker for many years.

Alice is survived by her grandson Greg (Raylene) Kastner of Cathedral City, Calif., and their children Jeffrey (6) and Amanda (2).

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Orice in 1994 and a son Lee in 2005.

Web tributes may be left at www.pattonfh.com