Robert "Francis" Franzen, 83, Ossian, died Friday, July 26, 2013, at Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center in La Crosse, Wis. Visitation was Wednesday, July 31, from 3-8 p.m. at St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church in Ossian, with a scripture service at 4 p.m. There also was visitation one hour before services at the church Thursday. Mass of Christian Burial was at 11 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 1, at St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church in Ossian, with Monsignor Cletus Hawes as the celebrant. Burial followed at the St. Francis de Sales Catholic Cemetery in Ossian, with military honors by the members of Brockman-Hammersland Post No. 503. Condolences may be left with graufuneralhomes.com. Schmitz-Grau Funeral Home and Cremation Service in Ossian helped the family with the arrangements.