Rebecca Franzeen

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Rebecca Ann Franzeen, 91, of Coon Rapids, passed away on Tuesday, June 9, 2020, at Thomas Rest Haven in Coon Rapids.

A private family graveside service will be held at Willow Township Cemetery near Bayard. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Dahn and Woodhouse Funeral Home in Coon Rapids, and online condolences may be left for the family at

In lieu of flowers, those who wish may send memorials to The Family of Rebecca Franzeen, c/o Dahn and Woodhouse Funeral Home, 518 Main St., Coon Rapids, Iowa 50058.

Rebecca was born on June 3, 1929, in Des Moines, Iowa. She was later adopted by Mabel and Ray Jackson. On Nov. 28, 1948, Rebecca married her high school sweetheart, Weldon Curtis Franzeen. After high school graduation, the couple started farming in the Scranton area. They moved in 1956 to the Bayard area where they raised their family and farmed for 50 years.

Rebecca was involved in Eastern Star, she accompanied students on the piano for school music contests, and also played the organ at church. Rebecca was a woman of faith and was actively involved with church activities and home Bible study groups. In her later years, Rebecca’s life was centered on her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, attending their sporting events and activities. Rebecca cherished her time spent with her family.

Rebecca is survived by her two sons: Sidney Franzeen (Cindy) of Bayard and Craig Franzeen (Nancy) of Guthrie Center; eight grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; three sisters-in-law: Eleanor MacDonald of Cummings, Georgia, Karen Fant (Jim) of Heathrow, Florida, and June Jackson of Irving, Texas; and two nieces: Renee Jackson and Chris Bergene, both of Irving.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Weldon Curtis Franzeen.

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