Donald O. Franks
Donald O. Franks, age 79, of Kearney, passed away on Sunday, January 27, 2019, at Mt. Carmel Home in Kearney. Funeral services will be 10:00 a.m. Friday, February 1, at O’Brien Straatmann Redinger Funeral Home in Kearney. Pastor Don Endicott will officiate. Interment will follow at Riverside Cemetery in Gibbon with Military Honors provided by Gibbon American Legion #316 in conjunction with Offutt Air Force Base Military Honors Team. Visitation will be 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. today (Thursday) at the O’Brien Straatmann Redinger Funeral Home in Kearney. Memorials are suggested to the family for future designation. Condolences may be shared online at www.osrfh. com. Services are entrusted to O’Brien Straatmann Redinger Funeral and Cremation Services. Donald Orville Franks was born November 14, 1939, in Kearney to Orville Ray and Helen (Buck) Franks. He was united in marriage to Beverly Dancer on December 27, 1956, in Hastings and to this union four children were born: Mike, Debbie, Steven and Rick. Don proudly served in the United States Air Force, serving from 1957 to 1963. Donald was a minister at Church of God of Prophecy, serving in Wyoming, Colorado and Nebraska. He loved his church and it was the center of his life. Donald also enjoyed horses and riding motorcycles. He was a member of Church of God of Prophecy. Left to cherish his memory are his wife, Beverly Franks, of Kearney; his children, Mike Franks and his wife, Gerri, of Gibbon, Debbie Dye and her husband, Bill, of Canon City, Colorado, and Rick Franks and his wife, Pamela, of Gibbon; nine grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; one great-great granddaughter; sister, Lois Hyde, of Kearney; along with many other relatives and friends. Donald was preceded in death by his son, Steven R. Franks; his parents; sister, Judy Heinzman; and brother, Wayne Franks.