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Information for Marion Kale Franks

6 January, 1932 - 2 December, 1996

From the Idaho News Tribune

December, 1996

Contributed by Dennis McIndoo

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M. Kale Frans

    M. Kale Frans, 64, of Nampa, died Monday, Dec. 2, 1996, at a Nampa hospital.  Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 4, at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens, Caldwell.  Arrangements are under the direction of Persons-Flahiff Funeral Chapel, Nampa.
    Kale was born January 6, 1932, at Fay, Oklahoma, a son of Elvin and Mary Tomlinson Frans.  At age 7 the family moved to Idaho where he received his education.  He married Donna Brewer on June 1951 at Valdosta, Georgia.  Kale served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean Conflict.  After being discharged he returned to the Melba area where he farmed.  He trained race horses for 17 years and was on the State Racing Commission before starting his own construction company which he operated for 20 years.
    Kale enjoyed fishing and his life-long dream came true when he went to Alaska last year.
    Survivors include his wife, Donna of Nampa; three sons and their wives, Jim and Karen Frns of Caldwell, Ken and Debbie Frans of Nampa, Bruce and Tammy Frans of Caldwell; a daughter, Jill Frans of Nampa; his stepmother, Mary Frans of Great Falls, MT.; and a step-brother and his wife, Cliff and Martha Thomas of Great Falls, MT; thirteen grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
    He was preceded in death by his mother and father.
    Friends may call today until 9 p.m. and Wednesday until 12:30 p.m. at Persons-Flahiff Funeral Chapel, Nampa.
    Memorials may be given to a favorite charity of flowers may be sent.

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