Theresa M. Franzen

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Theresa Marie Franzen, 56, of Garber died Tuesday, July 6, 2015, at her home surrounded by family after a five-year battle with carcinoid cancer.

Theresa was born Aug. 11, 1958, in Madrid, Spain to Robert and Anna Mae Slater.

Visitation was one hour before the funeral services.

Funeral services were at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Garnavillo on Satuday, July 11. Burial was at St Joseph's Cemetery. Family invited all to the dinner at St. Joseph's church hall afterward. 

Theresa always enjoyed catering and baking. Her true joy was cooking at Doug's for the public, meeting them and getting to know the regulars. She looked forward to and cherished the time spent with her children along with the many memories made at their annual parties.

She mothered seven wonderful children who are forever grateful for the strength and love she instilled in them. Her love for baking was appreciated by the public and expressed by the numerous friends she made over the years. Her uplifting spirit will forever be treasured by everyone lucky to have known her.

Those left to cherish her memory are her husband, Allen Franzen; her children, Jeremy (Megan) Franzen, Nathan (Bobbie Jo) Franzen, Carrie (Jayme) Honkomp, Emily (Anthony) Rust, Isaac Franzen (girlfriend Kim Nieman),  and Shawn (Kara) Franzen and Zachary Franzen; grandchildren, Derrick Franzen, Kelly Franzen, Oliver Franzen, Charles Franzen, Breanna Honkomp, Brittany Honkomp, and Jonathan Rust.

She was preceded in death by her father, MSGT Robert Slater, brother-in-law, Michael Barrer, brother-in-law, Donnie Franzen, mother-in-law, Mary Franzen  and granddaughter, Abby Franzen.

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