Jule Francis “Frannie” Claude
Francis “Frannie” Claude, 70, of Clarion, passed away Wednesday, February 24, 2010 at Careage of Clarion.
Funeral services for Francis Claude will be held on Monday, March 1, 2010 at 10:30 a.m. at the First United Methodist Church in Clarion with Pastor Don Morrison officiating. Burial will be at Evergreen Cemetery in Clarion.
Visitation will be held on Sunday, February 28, 2010, from 5-7 p.m. at the Ewing Funeral Home, 602 North Main Street, in Clarion and will continue one hour prior to the services at the church.
Jule Francis “Frannie” Claude was born on July 29, 1939 to Jule Archie and Fern Fannie (Loux) Claude on the Loux family farm in Wall Lake Township near Woolstock, Iowa.
Frannie moved into Woolstock on his second birthday, and attended school in the Woolstock, Wall Lake #9, and Clarion schools where he graduated in 1958.
Following high school, Frannie worked for Shupe Hardware, the Iowa Department of Transportation, and Hagie’s in Clarion prior to becoming self-employed as an electrician in 1972.
Frannie was united in marriage to Beverly Jean Anderson on June 16, 1962, and to this union, one daughter, Cathy Jo Claude, was born.
Frannie enjoyed going to wrestling meets, vegetable gardening (there wasn’t room for flowers in his garden), reading, and spending time with family and friends. He was a hard worker who enjoyed the challenge of repairing or rebuilding anything that wasn’t working properly, be it as small as a flashlight, or as large as a grain dryer.
Frannie is survived by his wife, Beverly of Clarion; one daughter, Cathy of Cassville, Missouri; one granddaughter, Amber (Stan) Powell of Berryville, Arkansas; one grandson, Tracy Mikesh of Cassville, Missouri; one great-granddaughter, Alexis Powell; one brother, Gary (Edwina) Claude of Clear Lake; one niece and three nephews.
Frannie is preceded in death by his father, Jule Archie Claude, on January 31, 1995, and his mother, Fern Claude, on January 18, 2010.