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Earl Melvin Franz

Earl Melvin Franz

June 12, 1927 - Jan. 24, 2024

Earl Melvin Franz, 96, of Kennewick, Wash, formerly of Lind, passed away Jan. 24, 2024. He was the sixth of seven children born to Heinrich and Anna Ewert Franz. He married Helen Manchester in 1950 in Colfax and they had three daughters. Following her death in 1998, he married Marjorie Fast Schowalter in 2000 in North Newton, KS.

Earl attended a Country Grade School, Marlin High School, Bethel College in North Newton, Kansas, and then Whitworth College in Spokane. After attending college, he became a wheat farmer in Eastern Washington State, sout...


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