Edward E. Franz, 96, of Geneseo, died Tuesday, June 6, 2017, at Geneseo Good Samaritan Society. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 10 at Vandemore Funeral Home & Crematory, in Geneseo. Brian Smith, of Wildwood Church in East Moline, will officiate. A visitation will take place one hour prior to the funeral service at Vandemore Funeral Home. Per his wishes, cremation rites will follow the service. A private family scattering will take place at a later date. Memorials may be made to the Edward E. Franz Memorial Fund.

Edward E. Franz, 96, of Geneseo, died Tuesday, June 6, 2017, at Geneseo Good Samaritan Society. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 10 at Vandemore Funeral Home & Crematory, in Geneseo. Brian Smith, of Wildwood Church in East Moline, will officiate. A visitation will take place one hour prior to the funeral service at Vandemore Funeral Home. Per his wishes, cremation rites will follow the service. A private family scattering will take place at a later date. Memorials may be made to the Edward E. Franz Memorial Fund.

Edward was born June 20, 1920, in Streator, the son of Edward and Lillian (Crane) Franz. He married Marion E. on October 18, 1944, while serving as a private first class in the United States Army during World War II. He enjoyed golfing, bowling, playing cards with his friends and playing bags. Edward especially loved to dance with his wife, Marion, to big band music. Marion passed away in 2001. He also was a member of the American Legion.

Those left to cherish his memory include his son, Martin (Carla) Franz; daughter, Susan (Paul) Andermann; grandchildren, Martin (Katy) Franz, Cheryl (Greg) Hanger, Julie (Josh) Boone, Henry (Thuy) Andermann, Rachel Langenkamp and Greg Andermann; nine great-grandchildren; his brother, Donald Knerr (Yvonne) and sister, Arlene (Bill) Gardow. He was preceded in death by his parents, Edward and Lillian.