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Rhonda Lynn Franson

December 4, 1953 ~ August 28, 2023 (age 69) 69 Years Old

Rhonda Franson Obituary

Rhonda Lynn Franson, 69, of Onalaska, WI died Monday, August 28, 2023 at Gundersen Health Systems in La Crosse, WI. She was born December 4, 1953 in Eau Claire, WI; daughter of Thomas and Lillian (Nelson) Franson.

She attended and graduated from Independence Special School.

Rhonda loved fishing, coloring and listening to music. She loved spending time with her family and friends. She was happy and always had a big smile on her face.

The family would like to thank ADF and Gundersen Health Systems for their tender loving care.

She is survived by her siblings, Gene (Jean Ann) Franson of Eau Claire, WI, LaVerne (Elizabeth) Franson of Eleva, WI, Gordon (Maxine) Franson of Strum, WI, Ronald (Charlotte) Franson of Eleva, WI, Merlyn Franson of Strum, WI, Dennis (Anita) Franson of Eleva, WI, Sandra Wathke of Eau Claire, WI, Mary (William) Beaudette of Lindstrom, MN, Karen Peterson of Eleva, WI, Michael Franson of Eleva, WI; many nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Thomas and Lillian Franson; sister, Alverda Jacobson; sister-in-law, Emily Franson; brothers-in-law, Reggie Peterson and Jerry Wathke.

Funeral services will be 11:00 am on Friday, September 1, 2023 at Eleva Lutheran Church with Pastor Karen Ressel officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to services at the church. A private burial will be held at a later date.

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September 1, 2023

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Eleva Lutheran Church
S. 2nd Street
Eleva, WI 54738

Funeral Service
September 1, 2023

11:00 AM
Eleva Lutheran Church
S. 2nd Street
Eleva, WI 54738


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