Frances Ganahl


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Posted Online: Feb. 13, 2013, 6:50 pm
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Frances I. Ganahl, 93, of Milan, died Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013, at Trinity Rock Island.
Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Friday at Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home, 201 E. 4th Ave., Milan. Visitation will be an hour prior to services at the funeral home. Burial will be at Roselawn Cemetery, Moline. Memorials may be made in care of the Alzheimer's Association or to Trinity Methodist Church, Milan.
Frances was born in Moline on Oct. 24, 1919, the daughter of Werner and Mildred Smith Aldene. She married Richard Ganahl on April 16, 1939, in Moline. He preceded her in death on April 26, 1989.
Frances enjoyed music, fishing and traveling. She was very active with her Langman apartment community. She organized a band as well as participated in several social clubs at Langman. She volunteered her time playing music at several places around the area. Frances also loved spending time with her grandchildren
She was a member of Trinity Methodist Church, Milan, and past member of the Bethel Assembly of God, Rock Island.
Survivors include her daughter, Sharon Kiehna, Milan; son, Sherman (Sandy) Ganahl, Taylor Ridge; grandchildren, Kevin Kiehna, Connie Kiehna, Gayla (Larry) Dickerson, Lori (Steve) Mangels and Brent (Daphne) Ganahl; 12 great-grandchildren; three stepgreat-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; and son-in-law, Bernard Kiehna.
Online condolences may be left for the family at www.wheelanpressly.com.












 



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