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Charles F. Franke

November 19, 1933 — April 12, 2022


Lancaster – Charles F. Franke, 88, died Tuesday April 12, 2022 at the Pickering House.

Charlie was a member of the Lancaster Old Car Club.

He is survived by his brothers Gary, Norman (Sharron) Jr, and Rod Franke; nieces Cathy French and Kristen Franke; and nephews Doug and Dusty Franke, Jason Hines and Tim Franke.

Charlie is preceded in death by his parents Norman Franke, Sr. and Cathleen (Osborne) Franke; siblings Shirley French, Mick and Richard Franke; and niece Kimberly Franke.

A visitation for family and friends will be held Thursday, April 21, 2022 at the Frank E. Smith Funeral Home, 405 N. Columbus St., Lancaster, from 2-4 and 6-8 PM.

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Thursday, April 21, 2022

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