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Jerry Franek

August 20, 2017

Funeral Service

August 23, 2017
- 2:00 PM with a visitation one hour prior

Rosewood on Broadway


Boulger Funeral Home

Jerry Franek

August 20, 2017


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.


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5 responses to “Jerry Franek”

  1. Stephanie Wilson says:

    Michelle & Shawn,
    Our thoughts & prayers are with you and your families. We have many wonderful memories of Jerry as a bother and brother-in-law to Diane & Merle and as an uncle to Kevin, Jennifer & Stephanie. We hope the happy memories of your Dad will help you though the sadness. We wish we could be at the funeral service to celebrate Jerry’s life, but distance and unexpected events have unfortunately prevented us from being with you at this difficult time.
    Love & Sympathy,
    Diane, Merle, Kevin, Jennifer (Sykes) & Stephanie (Castiglia) Wilson

  2. Jim Ebsen says:

    Anyone who grew up in Fargo-Moorhead in the 1950s would remember Jerry Franek. Jerry was a mainstay at the Crystal Ball Room in Fargo. He was, without a doubt, the best dancer to trip the light fantastic at the Crystal, a dancer who won most if not all the dance contests there. Others would marvel at his ability, stopping their dancing just to watch Jerry and his partner bop across the floor. When Jerry danced the crowd would watch. Jerry will be surely missed. He was a true and beloved Fargonian. I hope there is huge maple dance floor and a willing partner awaiting you somewhere Jerry. Rest in peace. Jim Ebsen

  3. Karen Hagen says:

    Big hug to you Michelle. So sorry to hear of the passing of your Dad. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

  4. Kim Schock says:

    Franek Family –
    Sorry for your loss.

    The Schock’s

  5. Jim Leith says:

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you. I have fond memories of your family.
    Jim Leith, Chaplain

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