Fran was born April 20, 1936 in St. Joseph, Michigan. She grew up in the Stevensville area with her three siblings. Fran worked for VM in her adult years for a short period of time. She loved filling her time knitting, shopping, golfing and playing bingo. As much as Fran loved Michigan she also very much enjoyed spending her winters in Florida.
Fran leaves behind a loving family to cherish her memory including: her husband of 45 years Don Young; two step-children Kimberly Young (Paul Elenbaas) and Jeff (Rhonda) Young; two grandchildren Travis Schultz and Tessa Young; a great granddaughter Kelsey; two sisters Joanne (Larry) Reifschneider and Dolores “Dodie” Brunke; a nephew Mike (Jackie) Myers; two nieces Susie (Derrick) Miller and Emelee (Brian) Rajzer; great nieces and nephews Henry, Adeline, Brandon, and Logan; and her beloved cat Smokey.
Fran died Saturday, July 30, 2022, at home surrounded by her loving family. She is preceded in death by; a daughter Tina Bender, two step-daughters Lori Schultz-Colman and Suzanne Young, a great nephew Gabrielle, her mom Anna (Adolph) Falak, her dad Max Myers, and her brother Robert Myers.
Friends may visit with Fran’s family Thursday, August 4, from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at Hutchins Funeral Home in Watervliet. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday, August 5, at 11:00 AM at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Watervliet. You are invited to leave a message of comfort for Fran’s family.
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