Jerry S. Franek, 78, Fargo, ND passed away on Sunday, August 20, 2017 at Sanford Hospital. He was born on February 9, 1939 to Godfrey and Minerva (Streed) Franek in Fargo. He grew up in Fargo and graduated from Fargo Central High School in 1956. Jerry then attended Wahpeton State School of Science where he earned a degree in Printing.
Following graduation, he went to work for the Fargo Forum. Jerry held various positions over his 37 ½ years at the company. Jerry was a dedicated employee who loved his work. He retired in 1995.
On September 11, 1965 Jerry was united in marriage to Rose Marie Altringer in Wimbledon, ND. The couple made their home in West Fargo until their retirement, when they moved to Fargo.
Jerry was a beloved resident of Rosewood on Broadway. During his 18 years there, he formed many friendships with fellow residents and staff.
Jerry loved to play bingo, go bowling, dance, and listen to music. He was also an avid follower of the stock market.
His biggest joy was his four grandchildren, Jacob, Jared, and Joshua Franek, and Faith Marie Berger. He cherished the time he spent with them and enjoyed following their activities.
He is survived by his children, Shawn (Laura), Harwood, ND; Michelle (Chris) Berger, Roseau, MN; brother, Stanley (Naomi) Franek, Fargo; twin brother, Larry Franek, Fargo; sister, Diane (Merle) Wilson, IL; four grandchildren, Jacob, Jared, and Joshua Franek, and Faith Marie Berger; numerous nieces and nephews; and many other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Rose Marie; and sister-in-law, Adelle Franek.
There will be a funeral service at 2:00 PM on Wednesday, August 23, 2017 at Rosewood on Broadway Chapel, Fargo with a visitation one hour prior. Burial at Riverside Cemetery, Fargo.