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Norbert L. Franzen

December 3, 2017

Burial Date: December 8, 2017

St. Mary’s Catholic Church Alexandria, KY Dec. 8, 10:30 a.m.

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Norbert Leo Franzen, 87, of Alexandria, KY passed away on December 3, 2017. He was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church, Alexandria, KY. He was also a member of St. Joseph Camp Springs Catholic Order of Foresters 1725, St. Mary’s and Sts. Peter and Paul Senior Citizens, American Legion, and Knights of Columbus. He was preceded in death by his wife of 59 years, Jeanette Sophie (Rust), his daughter Lois Ann Lauer, two grandsons Matthew and David Reis, his parents Nicholas and Marie Franzen, sisters Rita Sacksteder and Rosella Rief, brother Tony Franzen. Norbert is survived by his sons Ron Franzen (Judy) and Ted Franzen, his daughter Mary Lee Reis (Chris), Son-in-law Ken Lauer (Brenda), 18 grandchildren and 12-great-grandchildren; brothers, Leo (Jan) Franzen and Nick (Jean) Franzen; sisters, Mary Ann (Richard) Verst and Irene (Ray) Ashcraft. His enjoyment in life was being married to Jeanette, raising his family, and spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. His love for farming, gardening and hunting also brought out the outdoorsman part of his life. He was previously employed by the Railroad and retired from Cincinnati Gas and Electric Company after 38 years of service. Visitation will be held on Thursday, December 7 from 4:00-7:00 p.m. at Alexandria Funeral Home. Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, December 8 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Alexandria with interment at St. Joseph Cemetery, Camp Springs, Ky. following Mass. Donations are requested in the form of masses.