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William R. Francke

Died: Tuesday, January 01, 2013
Age: 84
William R. Francke, 84, Twin Lakes, died Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013, at Kindred Nursing and Rehab Center in Burlington. Private family services will be held. The Haase-Lockwood and Associates Funeral Homes and Crematory of Twin Lakes handled the arrangements. For online guest book, go to haaselockwoodfhs.com.

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