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Helga Franz  

Helga Franz
“Oma”

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.

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  1. Brooke, February 18, 2014

    Oma, words can’t explain how much I miss you. I know you can be here physically to help mom and everyone get through this but we need you. I try to tell mom you’re right there looking at us but she won’t believe it. I’m trying so hard just like you would want me too. It’s just so hard. I love you so much. Please come back. Please . I’ll never forget you Omie

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  2. Mr.&Mrs.Billings (ministers), February 19, 2014

    Dear Franz Family, My wife and I are very sorry to hear of the loss of your dear love one. We know this is a difficult time for your family. We want to share something from the bible that comforts us during times like these. It is comforting to know that God never meant for us to experience the loss of a love one.(Romans5:12)(James 1:13) He has made provisions through his son Jesus to awaken our love ones asleep in the grave. (John 11:25) (John 5:28,29) God has also promised to wipe away all tears,pain,sorrow and death forever.(Revelation 21:4,5) These promises and many more will soon be a reality. (Psalms 37:10,11&29) They give us hope and comfort knowing that God will bring our love ones back to us. We pray that your family find peace and comfort from reading the bible’s promises for the future.

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    • Edward M. Franz, February 21, 2014

      Thank you for your soothing words

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  3. Charlotte, February 19, 2014

    I still can’t believe this is real. I keep crying just like I did at Kindergarten, but you don’t come back….I know in my heart if you could, you would….but it doesn’t take the pain away. I know you didn’t want to leave us, and you fought so hard to stay but your body just couldn’t take anymore. It just isn’t fair. You were my best friend, we had a lot of good times together. I don’t know who I will call everyday now. I will be lost without you.I will miss you so much and my broken heart will heal one day, but time will never change how much I love you. I just wish I could have you back……I will never forget the great mommy you were and I will try to be a great Oma just like you were to all of your grandchildren.

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  4. John Delker, February 20, 2014

    Oma had a way of making people feel like they were part of the family. The first day I met her she gave me a hug, smiled, and gave me that look like I had better watch it buddy that’s my daughter you’re with. She always laughed, she never judged me, and always had open arms no matter what the situation. When I was around her I knew my day was going to be better as she always brought me up. I think about all the times we spent with her and the family out on the deck looking out on the water. And the fact we actually got her out on the water was a miracle in its self. Even during her worst times she never complained but always worried about the other family members. I will miss Oma very much. I love you Oma!

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  5. lLOYD & Bertina Miller, February 20, 2014

    To the family of Helen, our prayers are with you as you say good bye to your Mother,GrandMother.Friend.
    May she Rest in Peace in haven,May God strengthen your hearts as you go on without her.Oma and Diane and kids just know that God is taking her now to a better place in she is looking down on you all.

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    • Edward M. Franz, February 21, 2014

      If you meant my wife Helga I thank you for your kind words and thoughts. My family is not sure who you are. If these words were sent to us by mistake my sorrow your loss

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  6. Edward Franz, February 20, 2014

    Hi sweetie,

    Yes you have left us, but only your body. Your spirit, love, and smile will always be in my heart. God saw you suffering in pain and knew there was no cure. So He wrapped His loving arms around you and said “Come home, your job is done.”

    I cherish the 50 years we shared and would trade anything on this earth to have you in my arms again.

    So long my darling wife. Until we are together again.

    Love, (in heart felt sorrow)
    Your Husband

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  7. Edward M. Franz, February 21, 2014

    Yes, my love God has taken you home. You are in His arms and there is no more pain, no more suffering. We had 50 years of love, 50 years of a wonderful life. I shall always cherish the memory of those times, your smile, gentle voice, your soft touch. Yes your earthly body is gone, but your spirit will always be in my heart and mind, guiding me as you always did. Sweetie I loved you and I will continue to love you forever. I promised to honor and obey, to love and to cherish, to have and to hold for better or worse, for rich or for poor, in sickness and in health. I now renew that vow to you. Rest in peace my wife. Until we are together again.
    A broken heart never mends.
    Love(with a heart full of sorrow)
    Your husband
    Ed

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  8. Brooke, March 10, 2014

    Not a day goes by I don’t think about you. I miss you .

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  9. Brooke, March 17, 2014

    Can’t believe it’s been a month… I miss you so much

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  10. Brooke, March 30, 2014

    Come back

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  11. Brooke, April 8, 2014

    Happy Birthday. I love you so much

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  12. Diane, August 18, 2014

    It has been six months since you went to Heaven. We all miss you. Hope you and baby Robert are enjoying your time together with all the other relatives until we see you again.

    John, Diane, Lillian, and Mackenzie

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  13. Lillian, January 16, 2016

    PopPop has passed. We know you two are together. Thinking of you both. Sending lots of love. Please watch over us all ❤️

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  14. Lillian, November 16, 2017

    Oma,

    Brooke and I have found true love like yours and PopPop’s. And we both felt you yesterday. With the holiday season coming closer, I have been thinking about you a lot lately. Your family up with you has been growing just like ours here on earth. And I just hope you are proud of us. I can’t wait to see you soon, hopefully with Ryan this time. I know you’d like him, he’s a great man. He made me your eggs yesterday. John is great for Brooke too. We have really grown since we lost you. But we miss you everyday. The snow is close, I know that means you two are close this holiday season. I’m hoping to get some of your Christmas decorations, especially the Barbie ornament with the broken arms PopPop couldn’t fix. One of my favorite memories when we lived with you. We’re trying to keep Tim in line. But I have to go to class. Shh, don’t tell Mom.

    xoxo

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