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David William Franzen
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Obituary for David William Franzen

David William Franzen, 82, of Hattiesburg, Mississippi, passed away on January 11, 2018 at his home with his wife and two children. Mr. Franzen is survived by his wife of 65 years, Betty Jo Stanley Franzen. He is survived by his daughters, Joanna Franzen Byrom (Donnie) and Belynda Franzen Murphy (Bo). His loving grandchildren cherished their “Popee.” They include David Austin Franzen (Natalie), Kayla Brooke Byrom, Kirsten Ariel Byrom, and Hannah Gabrielle Byrom. The step-grand Taylor Michelle Murphy, Dalton Mackenzie Murphy, and Cheyanne Michelle Murphy. He also leaves behind a number of nieces and nephews. David was preceded in death by his parents, Peter and Maebell Franzen; his brother, Peter Michael Franzen; and his sisters, Mildred (Billie) Lott and Edna Willis.
David worked 37 years with Illinois Central Railroad as a railroad engineer. When not at work, David enjoyed hunting and fishing with his friends. In David’s long, blessed life, he had several other interests that he enjoyed. From photography, playing the guitar, square dancing, to flying small airplanes, he enjoyed each moment of his life. However, his most favorite things in life revolved around his family. David traveled with his family all over the country and provided lifelong memories in the Great Smokey Mountains, his favorite place on earth. David served the ministry faithfully and loved to help others come to know Jehovah God.
Visitation will be held on Sunday, January 14, 2018, from 5-7. On Monday, January 15, 2018, Funeral services will be at 11:30 with visitation from 10-11. Burial will follow at Providence Cemetery.

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5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Moore Funeral Service - Hattiesburg

805 Hardy Street
Hattiesburg, MS 39401





11:30 AM
Moore Funeral Service - Hattiesburg

805 Hardy Street
Hattiesburg, MS 39401

Cemetery Details


Providence Baptist Church Cemetery

1180 Eatonville Rd
Hattiesburg, MS 39401


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