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Frances "Fran" Black

Thursday, May 21, 2009

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Frances "Fran" Black
Funeral services for Mrs. Frances "Fran" Black, 85 of Spencer, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, May 22, 2009, at Grace United Methodist Church of Spencer. Rev. Chuck Kellogg and Rev. Paul Hansen will officiate the service.

Visitation will begin at 2 p.m. Thursday with the family present from 6-8 p.m. at the Warner Funeral Home in Spencer.

Interment will take place at Riverside Cemetery in Spencer.

Mrs. Black passed away Tuesday, May 19, 2009, at St. Luke Lutheran Home in Spencer.

Frances Rena Black, the daughter of Edward and Sophie (Kromminga) Bleeker, was born July 6, 1923 on a farm north of Everly. She was raised on a farm north of Everly and attended the country school that was on the north end of the family farm. She then moved to Spencer in 1937 and attended Spencer High School. During high school, she worked at Carroll's Bakery.

Fran married Donald G. Black on July 26, 1944 in South Sioux City, Neb. Following their marriage, they continued to live in Spencer, where Fran worked at Montgomery Wards for seven years and later as a bookkeeper and sales associate for Redmond's Shoes in Spencer for 36 years, until her retirement in 1991. Following her retirement, she worked demonstrations at Super Valu. Fran was a Sunday school teacher for many years at Hope Reformed Church. She was most recently an active member of Grace United Methodist Church in Spencer. Fran served 100 hours for Spencer Hospital Auxiliary.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and one brother, Orville Bleeker.

Fran is survived by her husband, Donald of Spencer; a daughter, Diana Kilpatrick and her husband, Gary of Spirit Lake; one grandson; two great grandchildren; one sister, Lucille Fear of Spencer; and a brother-in-law, LaVern Bleeker of Phoenix, Ariz.

Warner Funeral Home of Spencer is in charge of arrangements.