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Franklin "Frank" W. Schwenn

March 1, 1947 ~ July 2, 2018 (age 71)

Verona – Franklin “Frank” W. Schwenn passed away on Monday, July 2, 2018, after a valiant two year battle with ALS.  He was born in Madison on March 1, 1947, to Obert and Elizabeth (Hambrecht) Schwenn.  

Like his family, he was a farmer for most of his life, then in 1996, got a “real job”.  He worked for Harlan as a shipping clerk for 18 years, at which time, he retired.  He enjoyed bowling, playing cards, Badger football and the Packers.  He also enjoyed birthday parties (one of which he received a magical apron), planning the class reunions, motorcycle rides, being an RSVP driver and his involvement with the Badger Jim Beam Club. 

He is survived by his wife, Dorothy (Pollow); son, Chris (Teri); stepson, Brian (Mary) Hacker; step-grandchildren, Morgan and Bryant; brothers, Richard (Judy) and Marvin (Dixie); sister-in-law, Ginny (Steve) Miller; six nieces, four nephews, and many great nieces, nephews and cousins.  He was preceded in death by his parents, grandparents and sister-in-law, Betty. 

Special thanks to Agrace HospiceCare and to the staff.

A Memorial Service will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, July 9, 2018 at St. James Lutheran Church, 427 South Main Street, Verona, with Pastor Peter Narum and Pastor Trudy Stoffel officiating.  Visitation will be held from 9:30 a.m. until the time of service. 

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to ALS research.

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