Anne Christine Franson
- February 25, 1953 - May 15, 2012
of Anne's Passing
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“I remember Chris's commitment to Women's Fund - she was such a thoughtful chair of the Grants Committee. She really worked to understand the mission...Read More »
1 of 48 | Posted by: julie koegel - Indianapolis, IN
“Dear Tim & Family,
Chris and I were friends at Wauwatosa East High and were very active together in the youth group and choir at the First...Read More »
2 of 48 | Posted by: John Ericsen - Brookfiled, WI
“Tim and Family,
Lisa and I would like to express our deepest sympathy to you and your family. While I was only fortunate enough to meet Chris one...Read More »
3 of 48 | Posted by: Sam and Lisa Traina - Greenwood, IN
“Tim and family,
Chris always had a big smile for everyone. So willing to help and always a caring spirit. She will be missed greatly by all who...Read More »
4 of 48 | Posted by: Mary and Mike Stack - Zionsville, IN
“Please accept our sincere sympathy at your loss.
5 of 48 | Posted by: G. Michael "Gus" and Rita Munley Gallagher - DC
We are so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.
Randy and Freda Hall
6 of 48 | Posted by: Freda and Randy Hall
We are so sorry about your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
John and Edie Purcell
7 of 48 | Posted by: John Purcell - Carmel, IN
“To the Franson Family -
My deepest sympathies on the passing of Chris, a woman clearly known for her love, devotion and care as a wife, mother,...Read More »
8 of 48 | Posted by: Jad Najjar
“I am so sad to hear of Chris' passing. She was a good friend. I enjoyed her passion for family, community and friends. She will be missed not only by...Read More »
9 of 48 | Posted by: Rae Hostetler
our deepest sympathy to you and your family in your loss of Chris.
Helen and Lars
10 of 48 | Posted by: Lars Thomander - Sweden - Friend
We send our deepest sympathy to you and your family in the loss of your dear wife. Chris was truly a sunny person, so warm and outgoing...Read More »
11 of 48 | Posted by: Newt and Susan Crenshaw - IN
“To the Franson family,
Our deepest sympathy for your loss. Her smile and her fine nature will be missed. We shared togehter great memories of our...Read More »
12 of 48 | Posted by: kameel and Rula Najjar - IN
“Tim, Scott, Becky and Melissa -
I was so sorry to hear about Chris. She was one of those people for whom the term 'sweetheart' really did apply....Read More »
13 of 48 | Posted by: Diane Claffey - Martinsville, IN
“Dear Tim and Family,
We are so saddened to just now learn the news about Chris. Our deepest sympathy to you and your family.
Love, Jim and...Read More »
14 of 48 | Posted by: James & Annetta Kotsanos - CT
“Dr. Franson and Family,
Our deepest sympathy is extended to you doing this time of profound grief and loss. I had the pleasure of meeting Chris...Read More »
15 of 48 | Posted by: Rosie and Stanley Jones - IN
“To the Franson Family:
Through the years we shared many memories as our chicldren grew up together. Please know that you are all in our thoughts...Read More »
16 of 48 | Posted by: Charles J. Stark - Zionsville, IN
“TIm - we are very sorry for your loss and will keep you and your family in our prayers.
17 of 48 | Posted by: Jim and Krista Schulz - Fishers, IN
Our hope remains in our Lord despite such losses. My prayers for you and
your family go out to God asking His blessings on you and...Read More »
18 of 48 | Posted by: Chuck Maas - Sacramento, CA
My deepest sympathy on the loss of your beloved wife, Chris. You and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers.
19 of 48 | Posted by: Glenn VanBuskirk - Basking Ridge, NJ
“Our deepest sympathy to the Franson and Hassett families. Our family lived across Wells St from the Hassetts in Wauwatosa and Chris - "Chrissee Babe,...Read More »
20 of 48 | Posted by: Sandra Giovetti - Madison, WI
“Tim and Family:
It was an honor to know Chris. While we did not see each other often, she brought life, joy, love, and fun every time we did. ...Read More »
21 of 48 | Posted by: Gayle Crick Fischer - IN
“Tim, though we did not have the pleasure to meet Chris, we know your loss is profound and that you will miss her deeply. We hope you will find peace...Read More »
22 of 48 | Posted by: Mark and Nancy Jungemann - Carmel, IN
“Tim and your family, My sincere condolences for your loss and hope that your memories live on of all the good days you had with Anne.
23 of 48 | Posted by: Don Singer - Collegeville, PA
Please accept my deepest sympathy on the loss of your wife. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your children during this...Read More »
24 of 48 | Posted by: David Taft
“Dear Tim, my thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family. May you find peace and love in the memories you cherish of Anne.
25 of 48 | Posted by: Diane Edquist Dorman - Washington, DC
“My sincerest sympathy goes out to Chris' family, as I am so saddened to know of her passing. When I was Becky's second grade teacher in Zionsville,...Read More »
26 of 48 | Posted by: Linda Arant - Carmel, IN
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
27 of 48 | Posted by: Barbara Cooper - Browns Point, WA
“Dear Tim & Family,
My heart grieves with you during this difficult time. Chris was a special person and will be truly missed. May fond and...Read More »
28 of 48 | Posted by: Sharae & Eric Arnold - IN
“I first met Chris when we moved here ten years ago. She welcomed me to the area and business community in a warm and generous manner that I learned...Read More »
29 of 48 | Posted by: Blanca Houston - Zionsville, IN
“Dear Tim, it was a shock to hear the news of Chriss passing and I can only imagine how difficult it has been for you and your family. We will keep...Read More »
30 of 48 | Posted by: Javier Garcia - Madrid. Spain
We are so sad to hear such a terrible news.
Ivana and I had the pleaseure yo know Chris, she was such a lovely person and we can not...Read More »
31 of 48 | Posted by: Lorenzo Tallarigo - Milan
“Dear Dr. Franson
My heartful sympathy to you and family. My thoughts and prayers
are with you.
...Read More »
32 of 48 | Posted by: Easter Catley - Youngstown, OH
“To Franson Family,
Our thoughts & prayers are with your family at this difficult time. We had the pleasure of meeting Chris at a few charity...Read More »
33 of 48 | Posted by: Terry & Bruce gocking - IN
“Dear Tim - I am very sorry and deeply saddened. Please know your entire family is being held close in thought and prayer during this painfully...Read More »
34 of 48 | Posted by: Debra Jo Endres-Ard - Lizton, IN
I am so sorry... From this part of the world you have my condolences for you and your children and my prayers for Chris.
Warm...Read More »
35 of 48 | Posted by: Jesus M. Hernandez - friend
“Tim and family,
I am terribly sorry for your loss. I pray that the love and support of your friends and family can provide you strength during...Read More »
36 of 48 | Posted by: Karin Tollefson - Indianapolis, IN
“Our thoughts and prayers are with your entire family.
37 of 48 | Posted by: Leo and Eve Plouffe - Totowa, NJ
I didn't have the pleasure of meeting Chris. However, judging from her beautiful picture, she must have been at least as friendly and...Read More »
38 of 48 | Posted by: Maria Rivas - New York, NY
“Dear Tim and family
We are with you in this moment of sorrow. Chris was special among the special human beings in this world. Her smile was...Read More »
39 of 48 | Posted by: Edmundo and Dolly Muniz - Naples, FL
“Tim and family,
We are so sorry to hear about Chris' passing. Words can never express our sympathy. God bless and keep you.
LeRoy and...Read More »
40 of 48 | Posted by: LeRoy and Donna LeNarz - Carmel, IN
I was very sad to read Alfonso's message that Chris had passed away. I remembered later that we met once and she was a wonderful, lively and...Read More »
41 of 48 | Posted by: Vince & Sharon Mihalik
“At such sad times it is so important to remember the beauty of a life lived. We know those memories will provide the strength to navigate through...Read More »
42 of 48 | Posted by: Greg and Lisa Larkin - IN
I'm close to you and your family in this moment. My prayers will be for your wife and all of you
43 of 48 | Posted by: Paolo Paoletti
“The smile and the eyes say it all. Chris made everyone feel like they were the only person in the world. Her grace and generosity will be missed. ...Read More »
44 of 48 | Posted by: Karen and John Voris - Scottsdale, AZ
“Dear Tim and family,
Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.
Love Dan and Kathy Hasler
45 of 48 | Posted by: Dan and Kathy Hasler - IN
“Dear Franson Family,
Please accept my heartfelt condolences for your loss. Your friends and colleagues with Faegre Baker Daniels and FaegreBD...Read More »
46 of 48 | Posted by: Dave Zook - Washington, DC
“Dear Franson Family,
There are few things more difficult than dealing with the loss of a loved one. We, along with our staff, are honored and...Read More »
48 of 48 | Posted by: Flanner and Buchanan Funeral Centers - IN
Anne Christine Franson "Chris", beloved wife, mother, sister, and friend passed away Tuesday, May 15, 2012 surrounded by her loving family.
Born February 25, 1953 in Hudson, Wisconsin, Chris graduated from Wauwatosa East High School. She then attended Drake University, receiving a degree with honors in special education, where she met and later married her husband Tim. Chris taught at schools in both Illinois and Zionsville, then worked as a real-estate agent for twelve years before changing her focus to service and volunteer organizations. An avid philanthropist, she served on the Board and chaired the Grants Committee for Women's Fund, was on the Boards for Dress for Success, the Zionsville Education Foundation, and served on United Way Committees. She was also a long-time volunteer and event chair for The Villages of Indiana. Chris was honored to have co-chaired Governor Daniels' election night event in 2004. Chris was dedicated to her faith and was a past Deacon at Zionsville Presbyterian Church. Her greatest passion was time with her family and friends whom she enriched daily with her wisdom and caring spirit. She truly enjoyed traveling, the arts, nature, and her love of warm weather was exceeded only by her genuine and sunny disposition.
Chris is survived by her husband, Dr. Tim Franson, and her children Scott and his spouse Katee, Becky and Melissa with her spouse Nick, her grandson Max, as well as her brothers Mike and Jim Hassett.
A memorial service in her honor will take place at the Zionsville Presbyterian Church, 4775 W. 116th St., Zionsville on Saturday, May 19th at 2pm.
Memorial contributions may be made to Women's Fund c/o Central Indiana Community Foundation, 615 N. Alabama St. #119, Indianapolis, IN 46204-1431 or Villages of Indiana 3833 N. Meridian St., Indianapolis, IN 46208.
You are invited to go to the Guest Book page to pass along your personal message or tell a story.
-Your friends at Flanner and Buchanan