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Janet S. (Kleinoeder) Franz

April 30, 1946 ~ November 17, 2021 (age 75)



Janet S. Franz, 75, of Bellefontaine, Ohio passed away at 3:00 a.m., Wednesday, November 17, 2021, at her residence.

She was born in Trenton, Michigan April 30, 1946, the daughter of the late Edward P. and Regina (Brown) Kleinoeder.

On October 10, 1969, she married Joseph H. Franz and he preceded her in death in 1999.  She was also preceded in death by her brother, Larry Kleinoeder in 2016.

She is survived by her daughter, Lisa (Donavan) Austin of Bellefontaine; two sons, Brian (Mary) Franz of Columbus, Ohio and Mark (Shannon) Franz of Millersport, Ohio; two grandchildren: Aaron (Bridget) Austin and Abigail Austin; a great granddaughter, Camielle Austin; a sister-in-law, Lola Kleinoeder of Cridersville, Ohio and two nephews, Gregory and David Kleinoeder.

Janet worked as a RN in the OB department at Mary Rutan Hospital for more than 40 years.  She was a member of the St. Patrick Catholic Church in Bellefontaine, where she sang in the choir.  She was also the Vice President and longtime member of the Mary Rutan Hospital Guild.  She enjoyed taking bus trips with the church and friends and enjoyed traveling and shopping with her family.

Father Shawn Landenwitch will celebrate a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 a.m. Friday, November 19, 2021, at the St. Patrick Catholic Church. 

Visitation will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, November 18, 2021 at the Eichholtz Daring & Sanford Funeral Home & Cremation Center in Bellefontaine. 

Burial will be at the Calvary Cemetery in Bellefontaine.

The staff of the Eichholtz Daring & Sanford Funeral Home & Cremation Center in Bellefontaine is honored to serve the Franz family.



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November 18, 2021

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Eichholtz Daring & Sanford Funeral Home of Bellefontaine
321 N. Main St.
Bellefontaine, OH 43311

Mass of Christian Burial
November 19, 2021

11:00 AM
St. Patrick Catholic Church
316 E. Patterson Ave.
Bellefontaine, OH 43311

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