1968 Richard 2019

Richard "Ric" R. Franke

July 17, 1968 — July 7, 2019

Richard “Ric” R. Franke, 50 years, passed away July 7, 2019 at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Appleton, Wisconsin. He was born on July 17, 1968 to Richard Franke and Marcy Johansen in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Ric was a graduate of Neenah High School.

Ric started his career in welding shortly after graduation. He worked at Miller Electric and started his career as a welder. His abilities allowed him to reach the level of Master Welder.

In 2005, Ric moved to Florida, where he worked with his brother, Kevin, in the motorcycle industry and built their business. In 2009 events in his life returned Ric back to Wisconsin where he remained and stayed close to Greg and Karen.

Ric will be missed by his parents Marcy Johansen and Richard Franke, siblings Greg (Patti) Bocian, Karen Franke (Dennis), Kevin Franke (Heather), Sherryl Franke and Sharon Franke; Ric's children: Jennifer (Travis) Wautlet, Savannah Franke, Amber Berendsen, and Haley Bednarowski, as well as, girlfriend Stephanie Greene and sister-in-law Charity Franke. Further survived by six grandchildren, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends, especially his beloved canine friend, Winnie.

Preceded in death by his grandparents and step-father, Al Johansen.

A memorial service for Ric will be held on Friday, July 19, 2019 at 6:00 PM at the Wichmann-Fargo Tri-County Chapel, 1592 Oneida St., Menasha. A private inurnment will be held at a later date. Family and friends may gather at the Funeral Home from 3:00 pm until time of service.

Ric was an organ donor when he passed. Donations in Ric’s name may be made to: Brain Injury Resource Center of Wisconsin, 511 N. Grand Ave., Waukesha, WI 53186.

Special thank you to Jennifer, RN at St. Elizabeth Hospital ICU and Dr. Randall Johnson for their professional and loving care of Ric.

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Visitation

Tuesday, July 19, 2022

3:00 - 6:00pm

Wichmann Funeral Home Tri-County Chapel

1592 Oneida St, Menasha, WI 54952

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Service

Tuesday, July 19, 2022

Starts at 6:00pm

Wichmann Funeral Home Tri-County Chapel

1592 Oneida St, Menasha, WI 54952

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