Mary P. Franzen

Mary Patricia Franzen, age 51, passed away on September 3, 2018 at her home in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin after a lifelong battle with diabetes.

She was born on January 6, 1967 in Fond du Lac to Lois and Robert Holzman. Mary graduated from St Mary’s Springs in 1985 and shortly afterward married her high school sweetheart, Joseph Franzen. With him, she traveled to Germany while he served in the U.S. military until they returned state side, eventually making their way back to Wisconsin.

Mary was a caregiver and domestic violence case manager in the Fond du Lac area for many years. She enjoyed spending time and having fun with family, loved ones, friends and neighbors. She was a gentle, caring person whether it was providing transportation to neighbors in need, faithfully checking in on family members to get the latest news about their lives or doting over the love of her life, her only child, Corbet Joseph Franzen,

Mary was preceeded in death by her parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles.

She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Corbet (Kayla) Franzen of Fond du Lac and his brothers and sisters; her brothers Tom (Lori) Holzman of Fond du Lac, John (Terri) Holzman of Ripon and her sister Ann Holzman of Waupun; her nephews Aaron Holzman and Jared (Keri) Holzman, her nieces Tara (Brad) Firkus and Katherine Holzman and her five great nieces.

Visitation: Mary’s family welcomes relatives and friends for a time of visitation at Zacherl Funeral Home, 875 E. Division St., Fond du Lac, on Monday, September 10, 2018 at 3:00 PM.

Service: A Memorial Service will be celebrated on Monday at the funeral home following visitation at 4:00 PM.

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