Dennis Duane Franz

December 22, 1956 - April 16, 2022



Dennis Duane Franz

Dennis Duane Franz, age 65 of East Bethel who was dearly loved by his family, passed away April 16, 2022 after a hard fought battle with cancer.

Dennis was born in Cumberland, WI and grew up in Blaine, MN and graduated from Coon Rapids High School in 1975. He met the love of his life, Mary from down the street on Radisson Rd. and they married at St. Timothy in Blaine on June 22, 1979.

Dennis worked as a plasterer for over 40 years providing for his family as it grew to include three daughters that he adored. He loved his family farm, camping with Mary and the outdoors. He was calm, kind, humble and always willing to lend a hard-working hand. Most of all he loved watching his family grow as he gained son-in-laws and was blessed with 7 grandchildren that were his pride and joy.

He was preceded in death by parents Rita and Duane Franz.

Survived by wife of 42 years, Mary; daughters Melissa “Missy” (Josh) Herbst; Jill (Joel) Doherty; Laura (Garrett) Augustine; Grandchildren Marissa, Ryan, Logan, Olivia, Julia, Owen and Jesse; Brother David, and Sisters Julie Clyma and Ginger (William) Dean and many other relatives and friends.

Prayer Service

Thursday, April 21, 2022 at 11:00 a.m.

Visitation and Rosary starting at 10:00 a.m.

Interment St. Patrick Cemetery following funeral.

Luncheon in the Social Hall after burial.


O Loving Father and Savior, send your angels to carry the soul of your servant from this earth to the heavenly place of eternal and everlasting life. Let family and friends who have passed before in faith be reunited in joy with the departed. Forgive any wrongs that have been committed and welcome this beloved spirit into the warm embrace of your unending peace. Amen.