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Dale Wilbur Franklin

April 15, 1935 — November 20, 2019

Dale Franklin passed away Wednesday, November 20, 2019 at his home in Cambridge at the age of 84.

Dale Wilbur Franklin was born April 15, 1935 to Wilbur and Ida (Lappi) Franklin in Wewoka, Oklahoma.

Dale attended Finlayson Schools through the 8th grade.  In 1957, he married Darlene Margaret Carlson and together they raised 2 sons, David and Duane.  Darlene passed away in 2001.  While driving for Medi-Van Dale and Paige Carlstrom found each other and enjoyed many years of happiness together.  

Throughout his life, Dale was employed as a milk truck driver, diesel mechanic, welder, machinist, and coffee-man and cemetery grounds-keeper at Trinity Lutheran Church of North Branch.  Dale enjoyed bowling, hunting, fishing, camping, traveling, county fairs, thrashing shows and the Renaissance Festival. Spending time with his family was most important to Dale.

Dale is survived by Paige Carlstrom of Cambridge; sons Dave (Jenny) Franklin, Duane (Virginia) Franklin all of Harris; grandchildren Amanda (Scott) Lindquist of Anchorage, Alaska, Bryan (Renee) Franklin of Prior Lake, Seth (Jen) Franklin of Baldwin, Wisconsin, Derek Franklin, Collin (Julia Lindgren) Franklin all of Harris; great-grandchildren Abel, Alexa, Sylvia, Asher, Piper; brother Phil (Bonnie) Franklin of Appleton; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Dale is preceded in death by his parents Wilbur and Ida Franklin; wife Darlene Franklin; sister Anita Collins.

Pastor Ralph Holbrook will officiate at funeral services for Dale: 11 AM; Tuesday (11/26) at the Swanson Funeral Chapel in Pine City.  A time of visitation and reviewal will be held 4-7 PM Monday evening (11/25) and also one hour prior to the service at the chapel.  The interment with military honors will take place in the Birchwood Cemetery of Pine City.

Memorials in Dale's memory may be directed to the American Diabetes Association, 8000 West 78th Street, #175, Edina, MN 55439

Funeral arrangements are entrusted to:  Funeral and Cremation Service of Pine City, Swanson Chapel.

The family wishes to thank Swanson Funeral Chapel of Pine City for the comfort provided to our family.

www.FuneralAndCremationService.com

 

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Monday, November 25, 2019

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Tuesday, November 26, 2019

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Tuesday, November 26, 2019

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