Wesley Frana

Wesley Frana, 90, of rural Decorah, died Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020, at the Good Samaritan Society in Waukon.

Mass of Christian Burial was at 11 a.m., Monday, Aug. 10, at St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church in Spillville with burial in the church cemetery and visitation after 10 a.m. Monday morning at the church.

Wesley Stephen Frana was born Dec. 11, 1929, on the family farm north of Conover to James R. and Adella (Shindelar) Frana. Wesley attended Winneshiek County country school. He married Beverly Britain. To this union three children were born: Leslie, Lonnie and Kim. He farmed the family farm all of his life. He enjoyed his trips to Ridgeway and Spillville to visit friends. Wesley enjoyed the outdoors and listening to polkas, and was fluent in the Czech language. Wesley was a lifetime member of St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church.

Wesley is survived by his children: Leslie (Therese) Frana, of Holmen, Wisconsin; Lonnie, of Decorah, and Kim (Wyatt) Hovey, of Lime Springs; his grandchildren: Ashten (Andy) Lienhard, Zachariah Frana, Jackelyn (Blake) Rubendall, Lee (Jamie) Lawson, Aliesha Hovey and Nick Frana; his great-grandchildren: Brayden, Brinlee, and Bodhi; his sisters: Leona Whalen, of Cresco; Marian Nobles, of Bloomfield, New Mexico; Arlene Brazier, of Cedar Rapids; Doretta Frana, of Madison, Wisconsin, and Susan Durham, of Calmar.

Wesley was preceded in death by his parents: James R. and Adella (Shindelar) Frana; one brother, Alvin Frana; three sisters: Lorraine Lockhart, JoAnne Frana and Madonna Haddy and six brothers-in-law: Eddy Whalen, Bill Nobles, Bob Haddy, Jack Brazier, Tom Lockhart and John Durham.

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