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Roger D. Franken

November 26, 1946 ~ November 28, 2023 (age 77) 77 Years Old
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Roger Franken Obituary

Manton - Roger Dale Franken, of Manton and Arcadia, FL passed away on Tuesday, November 28, 2023 at Sarasota Memorial Hospital at the age of 77.

Roger was born on November 26, 1946, in Jamestown, Michigan to James and Beatrice (Slagter) Franken. He grew up and attended school in Jamestown, graduating from Hudsonville High before becoming part of the National Guard; where he was called up for active duty twice in the eight years of his military career. Roger made his living as a semi driver for multiple companies and eventually retired after 17 years from Arvon Insulation

Roger entered into marriage with the former Lujana (Black) Billett on June 11, 1994, in Vreesland, MI.   Roger enjoyed fishing, wood burning, tractor shows and pulls, but most of all, spending time with his family.  He was a member of Rollins Christian Fellowship and the Manton Masonic Lodge.

Roger is survived by his wife, Lujana Franken of Manton; children, Wayne (Lisa) Franken, Kevin (Miriam) Franken, Keith (Kelly) Franken, Jill (Jason) Myers, Chris (Tim) Bridson, and Tracy (Michael) Pursley;  14 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; sisters, Carol Veenema and  Ruth (Tom) Ysseldyke; and many other loving family members and friends.  Roger was preceded in death by parents and an infant daughter, Sherry Lynn Franken.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, December 9, 2023 at 1:00 pm at Rollins Christian Fellowship in Manton, with visitation one hour prior.  In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be directed to the PVA, Paralyzed Veterans of America, P.O. Box 758589, Topeka, KS 66675-8589.   Condolences and memories may be shared with the family online at

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December 9, 2023

12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Rollins Christian Fellowship Church
10975 E. M-42
Manton, MI 49663

Funeral Ceremony
December 9, 2023

1:00 PM
Rollins Christian Fellowship Church
10975 E. M-42
Manton, MI 49663


Paralyzed Veterans of America
PO Box 758589, Topeka KS 66675-8589


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