John Frana, 83, of Decorah, died Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014, at Wellington Place in Decorah. Memorial services are at 10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 21, at Wellington Place, by Rev. Donald Hawes from St. Aloysius Catholic Church in Calmar. Cards can be sent to Claudette Ean Lamprecht 13804 E. Wellington Crescent Burnsville, MN 55337. Memorials may be sent to Wellington Place (Activities Dept.), 2479 River Road, Decorah, IA.
John Robert was born April 29, 1930, to Louis and Rose (Korbel) Frana in Calmar. He attended grade school in Calmar and attended St. Colletta's School in Jefferson, Wis. until age 21. He returned to Calmar to live with his mother, Rose Frana, and remained with her until June 1982, when Rose passed away. John then went to live in Decorah at the Oneota River View Care Facility, now known as Wellington Place. He worked at Spectrum Industries until his retirement. John enjoyed music, parties, watching his favorite TV shows and participating in various activities offered by Wellington Place's activity department.
John's survivors include two sisters: Clotiel Kuennan of St. Lucas; Rosemary Shaber of Lewiston, Idaho; guardian and niece, Claudette Ean Lamprecht and husband, John; and many other nieces and nephews and great-nieces and -nephews.
John was preceded in death by his parents, Rose and Louis Frana; and brother, Louis Jr. Frana (1982); sister, Loretta Frana Ean, of Calmar (12/8/2006) and husband, Norbert; sister (Norma) Jeanne Meyer (12/28/2010) and husband, Arnie; brother-in-law, Herman Kuennen; brother, David Frana (08/20/2011); and sister, Genieve Rose (1923).