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1938 Richard 2022

Richard E. Franke

June 9, 1938 — March 27, 2022


Lancaster – Richard E. Franke, 83, died March 27, 2022 at Fairfield Medical Center.

Richard was a member of the Lancaster Old Car Club.

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

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

A visitation for family and friends will be held Friday, April 1, 2022 at the Frank E. Smith Funeral Home, 405 N. Columbus St., Lancaster, from 4-6 PM.

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Friday, April 1, 2022

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