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Franz S. 'Frankie' Holzmann

Franz S. "Frankie" Holzmann

Aug 30, 1925 - Jul 4, 2011
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Franz S. "Frankie" Holzmann died at his home in Lander on Monday morning, July 4, 2011. He was 85.

According to his wishes cremation has taken place and there will be no services.

Franz Sherlock Holzmann was born in Elizabeth, N.J., on Aug. 30, 1925, the son of Franz and MaryAnn (Kopf) Holzmann. He was graduated from high school and received an Associate's degree in college.

He served with the U.S. Army during World War II.

Mr. Holzmann was a carpenter and millwright by trade, belonging to Local 715 of the Industrial Machinists' Union in Cranford N.J. for 47 years.

He was a member of the Junior Police in Elizabeth, N.J.

He married Erma Fresinger at the St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Revere, Penn., on July 25, 1953.

Mr. Holzmann lived in several cities in New Jersey, including Elizabeth, N.J., for 25 years, Colonia, N.J., for 20 years, Milford, N.J., for 20 years, and, upon retirement, moved to Lander in 1994.

His family said he enjoyed doing projects around his yard and house, including woodwork. They described him as having a great sense of humor and enjoyed making people smile.

Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Erma Holzmann of Lander; son, a Merchant Marine, Franz Michael Holzmann and wife Sally stationed in Chesapeake, Va.; a daughter, Ellen Holzmann and husband Clark Lacy of Lander; grandsons, Ashley Holzmann, a graduate of the U.S. Army Academy at West Point, N.Y., and Andrew Holzmann of Chesapeake, Va.; sisters-in-law, Rose Gessner of Virginia, Betty Roberts and husband Fred of New Jersey, and Anne Connelly of Pennsylvania.

He was preceded in death by his father, Franz Holzmann; mother, Mary Ann Kopf Holzmann; sisters, Margaret Holzmann and Martha Meyers.

Memorials may be made to the Veterans' Administration or the Disabled Veterans, in care of the Davis Funeral Home, 2203 West Main Street, Riverton, WY 82501.

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Arrangements were under the direction of the Davis Funeral Home of Riverton.