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  • Obituary: Francine “Sonny” Francis, 64, of Nebraska City

  • Francine “Sonny” Francis, 64, of Nebraska City died at Midlands Hospital in Papillion on Aug. 16, 2012. She was born Nov. 26, 1947 at Bruchsal, Germany, to Eugene Ewald and Theresia (Schumacher) DeVos. She married Daniel Roy Francis Sept. 19, 1969 in Germany.


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  • Francine “Sonny” Francis, 64, of Nebraska City died at Midlands Hospital in Papillion on Aug. 16, 2012. She was born Nov. 26, 1947 at Bruchsal, Germany, to Eugene Ewald and Theresia (Schumacher) DeVos. She married Daniel Roy Francis Sept. 19, 1969 in Germany.
     
    She is survived by sons Dale Francis and wife Michelle of Nebraska City and Michael Francis and wife Yukiko of Okinawa, Japan; daughter Heidi Francis of Camp Pendleton, Calif.; sister Anna Theresia Eckenfels and husband Haarold of Germany; grandchildren Mark, Julia, Serina and Kento; nephews Frank Eckenfels and Daniel Eckenfels; many other relatives and friends.
    She was preceded by her husband on March 4, 2007, and brother Ewald DeVos.
     
    She moved to the United States in 1972 and formerly lived in Texas, Omaha and North Bend before moving to Nebraska City.
     
    She formerly worked as a waitress and bartender before her retirement. She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren, Bingo and going to the casinos.  Sonny was also very proud that all three of her children had served in the military.
     
    Memorial Services are at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 21, at Bethel United Church of Christ in Nebraska City with Rev. Rodger Good officiating. Burial will be at Wyuka Cemetery in Nebraska City.
    Memorials are suggested to the family’s choice.
     
    Visitation is 1-9 p.m. Monday at Marshall Funeral Chapel with the family greeting friends from 5-7 p.m. There will be no viewing.
     
    Online condolences may be expressed at www.marshallfuneral.com.Marshall Funeral Chapel of Nebraska City is in charge of arrangements.
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