Kathleen C. Franzen, 88, Palisade, passed away Aug. 30, 2018, surrounded by her family.
She was born to Tom and Myrtle Christian on Dec. 27, 1929. She married Carl Franzen on Aug. 11, 1947. They lived in their beloved Palisade for most of their 66 years as husband and wife.
Kathleen is survived by four children, Susan (Don) Eddy, Staples, William "Bill" (Linda), Taylors Falls, Cynthia "Candi" (Mike) Chaffee, St. Cloud, and Laura (David) Smith, Excelsior; four grandchildren, Chris (Tim Nelson) Carlson, Tammy (Ron) Leonetti, Maia (Reis) Baynes, Alec (Kristie) Chaffee, Kayla Smith and Nick Smith; five great-grandchildren, Palmer and Ellis Baynes and Ari, Audrey and Maddox Chaffee; two sisters-in-law, Bette Phillips and Marion Johnson; and many nieces and nephews.
Kathleen was preceded in death by her husband; her parents; three sisters; two brothers; three sisters-in-law; and four brothers-in-law.
A celebration of life will take place in Palisade at the Rustic Trail Sept. 29, at 11:30 a.m.