Donna R. Franzen

GRANADA – Public visitation for Donna R. Franzen, 87, of Granada, Minn., will be 4-7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 16, at the Lakeview Funeral Home in Fairmont. There will be a private family service on Tuesday, Dec. 17 at the Lakeview Funeral Home, with burial following at Center Creek Cemetery near Granada.

Donna passed away Friday morning, Dec. 13, 2013, at the Lutz Wing of the Mayo Clinic Health Systems in Fairmont.

Donna Ruth (Hiatt) Franzen was born on Nov. 27, 1926 in Granada, Minn., the daughter of Clyde and Madge (Snyder) Hiatt. She attended school in Granada. On Oct. 24, 1953, Donna was united in marriage to Gordon Franzen at the United Methodist Church in Fairmont. They made their home in Granada and raised three children, Rick, Jim and Jennifer. Over the years, Donna enjoyed gardening, birds, dogs, reading and crocheting.

Those who will cherish her memory include her husband of 60 years, Gordon Franzen of Granada, Minn.; three children, Rick Franzen and his wife, Tess, of Rapid City, S.D., Jim Franzen and his wife, Rochelle, of Fairmont, Jennifer Lourence and her husband, Anthony, of Killeen, Texas; six grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends. In addition to her parents, Clyde and Madge Hiatt, Donna was also preceded in death by one sister, Maxine Lane; three brothers, Corbett Hiatt and his wife, Joyce, William Hiatt and his wife, Ann, and Lowell Hiatt.