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John Preston Franklin

September 6, 1950 April 20, 2021
John Preston Franklin
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Obituary for John Preston Franklin

Obituary for John Preston Franklin

John Preston Franklin, 70, passed away on April 20, 2021, in Cadiz, Ky.
John was born September 6, 1950, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, to John R. Franklin and Nadine (Schneider) Franklin. He graduated from Washington High School in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. He served in the U.S. Army in Germany as an M.P. and was honorably discharged.
John had many talents. He worked in customer service at Dell Computer in Nashville, Tenn. He was a stained-glass craftsman. He worked as a carpenter and cabinet maker, and also was the owner and chef of a restaurant in Cadiz, Ky.

John is survived by his loving wife of 40 years, Karen (Rusch) Franklin; daughter, Jill (Eugene) O’Neill, and grandchildren, Anya O’Neill, Connor O’Neill, and Finn O’Neill, all of Englewood, Colo.; and sisters, Michelle (Gary) Hammond, of Bettendorf, Iowa, and Lani (James) Ethridge of Evansville, Ind. John was preceded in death by his parents, John R. Franklin and Nadine Sproston, his step-father and friend, Everett (Art) Sproston, and child, Kirsten Franklin.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Tuesday April 27, 2021 at 11:00 AM EDT at St. Thomas Catholic Church with Fr. Gary Kaiser and Fr Tony Ernst officiating. He will be laid to rest in St. Thomas Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 9:30 AM EDT until the time of service at 11:00 AM. Memorial contributions can be made in his memory to Pennyroyal Hospice 220 Burley Ave, Hopkinsville, KY 42240,
Duesterberg-Fredrick Funeral Home is honored to assist the Franklin family during their time of loss.

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Visitation

Tuesday

27

Apr

9:30 AM 4/27/2021 9:30:00 AM - 11:00 AM 4/27/2021 11:00:00 AM
St. Thomas Catholic Church

R. R. 2
Vincennes, IN 47591

St. Thomas Catholic Church
R. R. 2 Vincennes 47591 IN
United States

Funeral Mass

Tuesday

27

Apr

11:00 AM 4/27/2021 11:00:00 AM
St. Thomas Catholic Church

R. R. 2
Vincennes, IN 47591

St. Thomas Catholic Church
R. R. 2 Vincennes 47591 IN
United States

Memorial Contribution

Pennyroyal Hospice 220 Burley Ave, Hopkinsville, KY 42240

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