Lucille Franklin, 90, of Fergus FallsPublished 10:07am Wednesday, March 13, 2013 Updated 12:08pm Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Lucille Vera Franklin was born in Mountain Lake, on June 1, 1922, the daughter of Jacob and Justina (Heier) Dick. She grew up in Mountain Lake and graduated in 1940. After graduating she went to work at Northern Pump in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
It was there she met the love of her life, Dan. They were married on May 19, 1945. The couple had four sons and one daughter.
She lived most of her married life in Wendell and summers were spent at Eagle Lake.
Lucille was involved in various activities including study club, Eastern Star, bowling on the Standardettes team in the Gutter Dusters League, Homemakers Club in Wendell.
She was formerly a member of First Presbyterian Church in Elbow Lake and currently a member of the Federated Church in Fergus Falls. She was active in both churches.
Lucille enjoyed gardening, sewing, reading and sports. She especially enjoyed boys basketball and attended the state tournament for 40 years.
Preceding her in death were her parents; her husband, Dan; daughter-in-law, Barb Franklin; a sister, Joyce Johnson; and a brother, James Dick.
Survivors include her children, Paul (Carol) Franklin of Casper, Wyo., James (Sharlea) Franklin of Elbow Lake, Mark Franklin of Whitehall, Wis., David (Beth) Franklin of Battle Lake and Connie (Pat) Prunty of Dent; 13 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; one brother, Don Dick of Edina; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Memorials are preferred to the American Diabetes Association.
Visitation: One hour prior to the service at the church.
Service: 11 a.m. Friday, at Federated Church, Fergus Falls
Clergy: Rev. Doug Dent
Burial: Oak Grove Cemetery, Fergus Falls
Funeral Home: Olson Funeral Home, Fergus Falls