April 8, 1936 – February 17, 2014
Helga Franz, age 77, of New Castle, DE passed away peacefully on Monday, February 17, 2014, surrounded by her loving family.
Born in Nuremberg, Germany on April 8, 1936, she was a daughter of the late Fredrich Brückner and Gundi Gunda Vollmeir.
Mrs. Franz was an exceptional homemaker who spent her life caring for her loved ones. Those who visited her home were treated like family and were recipients of her delicious home cooking and a warm, welcoming smile. Above all else, she was a devoted and adoring wife, mother and Oma who will be dearly missed.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, Fritz Brückner, sisters, Luise Mohr and Ingrid McHenry and a grandson, Robert. She is survived by her beloved husband of 50 years, Edward M. Franz; children, Harry Brückner and wife Darlene of Middletown, DE, Darlyne Curry of Bear, DE, Diane Wingler and husband John of Sheridan, WY and Charlotte Delker and husband John of Elkton, MD; sisters, Else Roplett of Nuremberg, Germany and Charlotte Bönsch of Hof, Germany; 14 grandchildren, Tim, Brandon, Brooke, Sean, Brea, Chasity, Sabrina, Mark, Glen, Rebecca, Lillian, Mackenzie, Diane, and Jamaal; and many great grandchildren.
A funeral service will be held at 11 am on Saturday morning, February 22, 2014, at the Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE, where friends may call from 10 am until 11 am. Interment will be held privately in the Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Bear, DE.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 92 Read’s Way, Ste. 205, New Castle, DE 19720.