Florian Francis Franzen, 84, of Hawkeye, Iowa died Sunday, May 2, 2021 at Maple Crest Manor in Fayette, Iowa. He was born December 22, 1936 to Michael and Clara (Schmitt) Franzen in St. Lucas, Iowa. Florian proudly joined and served in the United States Air-Force. While stationed at Alconbury, London Florian met Patricia Carter. They were united in marriage and to this union five children were born.
Throughout the years Florian farmed. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, roller skating and playing euchre. Florian was a member of the Legion Auxiliary #312 in Hawkeye, Iowa and the Knights of Columbus.
Surviving Florian are his wife, Patricia Franzen; sons, Keith Franzen, Mark Franzen, John Franzen and Paul Franzen; eleven grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and one brother, Laverne (Rosemary) Franzen.
Florian was preceded in death by his son, Steven (Marlys) Franzen; parents, Michael and Clara Franzen; and siblings, Anna Laura (Tony) Leichtnam, Marci (Leonard) Blong, Leo Franzen, Al (Irene) Franzen, Duane Franzen, Lorrena (Mark) Bohr, Clarene (Tony) Humpal and Edna (Johnny) Fay .
Visitation will be held from 4-8 pm with a 7:00 pm Rosary on Thursday, May 6, 2021 at Burnham-Wood-Grau Funeral Home and Cremation Service in West Union, Iowa. There will also be a one hour visitation before mass at the church on Friday.
Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 am on Friday, May 7, 2021 at Holy Name Catholic Church in West Union, Iowa with Rev. Robert Gross as the celebrant.
Burial will follow at Mt. Calvary Cemetery in West Union, Iowa.
Burnham-Wood-Grau Funeral Home and Cremation Service in West Union, Iowa is assisting the family with arrangements.