Marilyn Franke

Obituary of Marilyn Franke

ADRIAN-Marilyn L. “Peachy” Franke, age 87, of Adrian, died November 25, 2017, at Charlotte Stephenson Manor. She was born September 24, 1930, in Adrian to Andrew and Mildred (Warner) Bussing.  On April 4, 1952, she married Ralph Franke in Angola, Indiana.  He preceded her in death on January 8, 1988.  Marilyn had been employed by Buckeye Products for 12, years, retiring in May 1990.  She was a member of the Music Box Society, the Aladdin Knights, and the National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors.  She was a juke box collector and loved to travel.

Marilyn survivors include a son, James (Lonnie) Franke of Adrian; a daughter, Judi Whiteman of Brooklyn; two brothers, Gordon (Blanche) Bussing and Raymond (Mary) Bussing both of Adrian; one sister, Mary Lou Jett, of Adrian; six grandchildren, Jammie Bayles, Jill Vogel (Tony), and  Devyn (Naomi), Eric (Dina) and Christina Peek (Scott) and Rick Whiteman; and eleven great-grandchildren, Brandon (Dusti) and Sarah Bayles, TJ and Jared Vogel, Ethan, Daniel, and Eric Peek, David (Heather), Michael, Nicole, and Mark Peek; and six great-great grandchildren, Jordon, Derick, and Alexander Peek, Jase Bayles, Trae and Raeleigh Vogel, and life long friend, Lois King. In addition to her husband, Ralph, she was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters, Catherine Morton and Maxine Smith; two brothers, Howard Bussing and Edward Bussing; and son-in-law, Jerry Whiteman.

Visitation for Marilyn will be held on Monday, November 27, 2017, from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at the Anderson-Marry Funeral Home, Adrian.  Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, November 28, 2017, at 11:00 a.m. at the Anderson-Marry Funeral Home, Adrian, with Rev. Geoff Koglin officiating. Burial will be in Lenawee Hills Memorial Park in Adrian. You may send condolences to the family at  Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Lenawee.  Envelopes are available at the Anderson-Marry Funeral Home, Adrian.