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Robert "Bob" Ray Franker

March 24, 1929 - April 5, 2019
From: Bondurant, IA | Originally: Spencer, IA
Robert "Bob" Ray Franker

Robert "Bob" Ray Franker

Born: March 24, 1929
Died: April 5, 2019
Age: 90

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Robert Ray Franker, the son of Everette and Genevieve (Clift) Franker, was born March 24, 1929 in Royal, Iowa.  His childhood years were spent on a farm NE of Royal, where he attended country schools for 8 years.  He later graduated from Royal High School in 1947.

     Bob married Iris Wilken on November 7, 1948 at the First Lutheran Church in Sioux Rapids, Iowa.  After their marriage, they continued to live in Royal until he was drafted by the U.S. Navy.  He served during the Korean Conflict from 1951 until his honorable discharge in 1955.  They returned to Royal in 1955, where he worked as a carpenter, oil jobber, farmer and handyman until his retirement in 1993.  He also was Fire Chief, Mayor Pro Tem and Cubmaster. Bob was an active member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Royal, where he was President, Elder and secretary.  Most recently, he was a member of Christ The King Lutheran Church in Spencer.

     Bob passed away at Courtyard Estates at Hawthorne Crossing Assisted Living in Bondurant, Iowa on Friday, April 5, 2019 at the age of 90.  He was preceded in death by his parents; his son, Kevin and his daughter-in-law, Michelle.

     Those left to cherish his memory are his wife and children: Iris Franker, Michael Franker, Lisa (Kevin) Baker; 9 grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren; 1 sister, Shirley Fredericks and a host of family and friends.

SERVICES
Funeral Services will be held at 10:30 A.M., Wednesday, April 10, 2019 at Christ The King Lutheran Church in Spencer.

Memorials to Christ The King Lutheran Church in Spencer.
OFFICIATING
Rev. Christopher Nitzel
CASKET BEARERS
Nickolas Baker
Chad Baker
Trevor Baker
Joseph Franker
Anthony Franker
Steven Franker
David Franker
VISITATION
Will be held one hour prior to the Funeral Service at Christ The King Lutheran Church.
MUSIC
"Just A Closer Walk With Thee"
By Laura Carlentini

Congregational Hymns
"Amazing Grace"
"How Great Thou Art"

Organit, Lois Morris
INTERMENT
North Lawn Memorial Park
Spencer, Iowa

Military Rites will be conducted by the American Legion Glen Pedersen Post #1 and the V.F.W. Clay County Post #3159 of Spencer.

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Thursday, April 25, 2019 at 12:05 PM
“I am so sorry to hear the news of Bob's passing. Thinking of you Iris.”
- Jodie Toft
Saturday, April 13, 2019 at 12:23 PM
“I am so sorry for your loss. God promises us a wonderful hope for the future including the resurrection of our loved ones (Acts 24:15; John 5:28,29). ”
- Karina
Friday, April 12, 2019 at 1:09 PM
“Iris and family, So sorry for your loss. Your are in our prayers.”
- Mark &Alene (Brinkley) Peters and Family
Wednesday, April 10, 2019 at 2:23 PM
“Prayers for you all. I was sorry to hear hear of Bob's passing. He was a pillar in our community. Always living his life as christian and being being the person our Lord and savior would welcome in heaven one day. I am sure Kevin was eagerly waiting and now they are together again. May the Lord wrap you all in his protective cloak while you go through this hard time. ”
- Sue Phelps
Wednesday, April 10, 2019 at 12:27 PM
“Deepest sympathy on your loss Iris and family. Bob was a great guy and good friend and will be missed!”
- Norman & Dee Pixler
Wednesday, April 10, 2019 at 7:55 AM
“May the God of tender mercies provide the needed comfort for Bob's friends and family during this difficult time.
2 Corinthians 1:3,4
- Brian
Wednesday, April 10, 2019 at 7:45 AM
“ris and Family: Chuck and I want to express our sincere condolence to you and your family. We have so many great memories of years past. He is now at peace and will be missed by so many. Find comfort in all the wonderful memories. Sorry we could not make visitation or funeral as have doctor appointments. Hugs to all.
Chuck and Donna Tielbur Milford IA ”
- Chuck and Donna Tielbur
Tuesday, April 9, 2019 at 1:59 PM
“I'm so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.”
- Tami Diekmann
Tuesday, April 9, 2019 at 11:32 AM
“Bob was everything a man should be - hard-working, honest, kind, and humble. He and Iris welcomed us into their hearts and home, and I cannot think of Bob without thinking of Iris. They were always a team, and now half of the team has left us. For all those he loved, and who must now go on without him, I send my deepest sympathy. He was a dear man and a dear friend. I will miss him.”
- Ryan Moses
Tuesday, April 9, 2019 at 11:32 AM
“We are sad to hear about Bob's passing. We sure had a lot of fun going to dances with Bob and Iris! Always such a fun couple!”
- Steve and Pam Galm
Tuesday, April 9, 2019 at 9:25 AM
“Iris and family. So sorry to hear of Bob's passing have many great memories with Bob and you, and mom & dad. You are ini my prayer's.
Kevin Black”
- Kevin Black
Tuesday, April 9, 2019 at 9:25 AM
“Dear Iris and Children, it is a sad day to loose such a special person, he and Iris were best friends and I know you will savor the wonderful memories we all have. ”
- June Mattila
Tuesday, April 9, 2019 at 5:28 AM
“Iris, Lisa, Michael and Families...I was so saddened to hear of Bob’s death. There are so many special memories growing up in your home as my second home❤️❤️ Love to all of you ...He was a very Dear and special man❤️”
- Mary Venema
Monday, April 8, 2019 at 8:29 PM
“Iris, we would like to express our sincere condolence to you and your family.
Virginia (Koenck) Behrens, Karla (Koenck) Clegg and Cindy Koenck”
- karla clegg
Monday, April 8, 2019 at 8:28 PM
“Iris and family, So sorry to hear of Bob's passing. Jim and I so enjoyed dances, McDonald's and other good times with you. He was a good guy. Know you will miss him like I miss Jim. Hugs to you Iris. Sharon Anderson”
- Sharon Anderson
Monday, April 8, 2019 at 8:28 PM
“So sorry for your loss! Bob was a great Christian man. Sympathies to all...”
- Jeri Ihry Boeve
Monday, April 8, 2019 at 2:32 PM
“Iris, So sorry to hear about Bob. You have our prayers.”
- Jim *& Pat Hynes
Monday, April 8, 2019 at 11:31 AM
“I'm so sorry.”
- Lisa Kaiser (Johnson)
Monday, April 8, 2019 at 11:31 AM
“Iris, Michael, Lisa and family, Fondest of memories! Bob always had a tootsie roll for us when he delivered and time to listen to our ramblings. Lifting you up in prayer.”
- Angie Hagedorn
Monday, April 8, 2019 at 11:31 AM
“Iris, Mike, Lisa, so sorry to hear about the passing of Bob. Many great memories from years past!! Great man and family!”
- Steve Steinbeck
Monday, April 8, 2019 at 7:48 AM
“Iris and family so sorry to hear of Bob's passing. You all are in my prayers and thoughts. Shelly lorenzen ”
- Shelly lorenzen
Monday, April 8, 2019 at 7:48 AM
“Iris and family. Very sorry to hear of Bob’s passing. Know that you will be in our thoughts and prayers in the days and weeks ahead. May God grant you peace and comfort. Sharon Franker, Michael, and Kristi ”
- Sharon Franker
Monday, April 8, 2019 at 7:48 AM
“Iris we are so sorry for your loss. Bob was a great guy who will be missed by many. Our prayers are with you. ”
- Lance and Shirley Selzer
Monday, April 8, 2019 at 7:48 AM
“Our deepest sympathies on the loss of Bob, you are in our thoughts and prayers”
- Craig and Barb Woodall
Monday, April 8, 2019 at 7:48 AM
“Sorry to here of Bob's passing. Prayers to Iris, Michael, Lisa and family. I always enjoyed seeing him and was part of my early life.”
- Josh and Kris Hagedorn
Saturday, April 6, 2019 at 8:45 PM
“Our thoughts are with the extended family. Dean has many memories of happy times with Bob . I remember the wonderful laughter at Iris and Bob's home and their warm hospitality.
Kit Miller and Dean Kriens”
- Kit Miller
Saturday, April 6, 2019 at 4:14 PM
“My prayers for you are many at this tender time... May sweet memories, the love of family and friends, and the promise of Easter be of comfort to your aching hearts. Until we are reunited, let God wrap you in his loving arms and carry you.”
- Marcia Steffen
Friday, April 5, 2019 at 8:36 PM
“Iris and all. ....... we are so very sorry to hear about Bob!!! He sure will be missed!!!! Very sweet man! May God wrap his arms around you all and give you peace. ”
- Bryan and Gayle Bailey
Friday, April 5, 2019 at 3:44 PM
“Iris, Micheal, Lisa and family,
Carl and I are sending our love and prayers. We are so sorry to hear about Bob but we know that he is home with Jesus, no more pain. Your family will live forever in my heart and so will Bob's smile and gentle laugh. If you need anything let me know! Sending our love your way! Carl and Laura Carlentini”
- Laura Laura Carlentini
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