In memory of
Brandon Charles Franzen
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In memory of
Brandon Charles Franzen
"Twilight is upon me, and soon night must fall. That is the way of things." SSG Brandon Charles Franzen, 34, of West Lafayette, IN, returned to the source to be with his Lord at 1600 hours on 17 July 2019 at the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center. His passing followed a long battle with illness. His last breath was taken surrounded by loved ones. Brandon is survived by his father, Craig Franzen of Lucasville, OH, mother, Cathy (James) Anderson of Waverly, OH, brother, Kevin (Brenda) Franzen of Jacksonville, FL, and sisters: Dr. Lisa Franzen of Athens, OH, Tiffany (Robert) Winebrenner of Portsmouth, OH, and Katie (Nathan) Davis of Peebles, OH. He is also survived by loved one Mellissa Madden of Switzerland, and nieces and nephews: Piper Allen, Finn Winebrenner, Claire Winebrenner, and Harper Davis. He is preceded in death by grandfather Raymond Franzen, grandfather Wayne Ireland, grandmother Mary Blevins, grandmother Lorraine Franzen, and niece/nephew Ever Jean Davis. Brandon was born 29 March 1985 in Xenia, Ohio. He graduated from Western High School in Latham, Ohio, in 2003. He developed an interest in paleontology, that followed him all his life. One of his passions included collecting fossils of various species, even finding mammoth bones. He was also an avid gamer, and conquered every game for every game system that he could. Several Nintendo tattoos joined the many others decorating his person. He was proud of his ink, and planned on many other tattoos in the future. "Believe nothing you hear, and only half of what you see." Brandon was fond of discussing conspiracy theories, at times for hours on the phone. He doubted much, though certainly not things such as the existence of Bigfoot and UFOs. His mind was open to things that others considered to be farfetched, and he was most certainly unapologetic for his beliefs. "Do or do not. There is no trying" Brandon served nearly 12 years with the United States Army, with a successful career in military intelligence and as a recruiter. He spent years being deployed overseas including tours in Iraq and Afghanistan. He received numerous commendations for his service and dedication. Friends and family will attest to his enduring bravery in all situations. Brandon was also a skilled artist and musician, who also had interest in mountain biking, and riding four wheelers and miniature motorbikes, often with his best friend Shane (Spiderman) Keaton, who accompanied him on many mischievous occasions. He was a stubborn, one-of-a-kind soul, who would fiercely defend his family and friends should the situation call for it. He was often a guiding voice: he would sugarcoat nothing, and tell you exactly what he thought of any course of action you were considering. His absence will be felt deeply by those who knew and loved him. A viewing will be held Sunday, 21 July 2019, from 1600 to 1800 hours at the Botkin-Hornback Funeral Home at 314 E. North Street in Waverly, Ohio. Military salute will follow immediately and a small reception for family will be held after funeral services.
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In memory of
Brandon Charles Franzen
"Twilight is upon me, and soon night must fall. That is the way of things." SSG Brandon Charles Franzen, 34, of West Lafayette, IN, returned to the source to be with his Lord at 1600 hours on 17 July 2019 at the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center. His passing followed a long battle with illness. His last breath was taken surrounded by loved ones. Brandon is survived by his father, Craig Franzen of Lucasville, OH, mother, Cathy (James) Anderson of Waverly, OH, brother, Kevin (Brenda) Franzen of Jacksonville, FL, and sisters: Dr. Lisa Franzen of Athens, OH, Tiffany (Robert) Winebrenner of Portsmouth, OH, and Katie (Nathan) Davis of Peebles, OH. He is also survived by loved one Mellissa Madden of Switzerland, and nieces and nephews: Piper Allen, Finn Winebrenner, Claire Winebrenner, and Harper Davis. He is preceded in death by grandfather Raymond Franzen, grandfather Wayne Ireland, grandmother Mary Blevins, grandmother Lorraine Franzen, and niece/nephew Ever Jean Davis. Brandon was born 29 March 1985 in Xenia, Ohio. He graduated from Western High School in Latham, Ohio, in 2003. He developed an interest in paleontology, that followed him all his life. One of his passions included collecting fossils of various species, even finding mammoth bones. He was also an avid gamer, and conquered every game for every game system that he could. Several Nintendo tattoos joined the many others decorating his person. He was proud of his ink, and planned on many other tattoos in the future. "Believe nothing you hear, and only half of what you see." Brandon was fond of discussing conspiracy theories, at times for hours on the phone. He doubted much, though certainly not things such as the existence of Bigfoot and UFOs. His mind was open to things that others considered to be farfetched, and he was most certainly unapologetic for his beliefs. "Do or do not. There is no trying" Brandon served nearly 12 years with the United States Army, with a successful career in military intelligence and as a recruiter. He spent years being deployed overseas including tours in Iraq and Afghanistan. He received numerous commendations for his service and dedication. Friends and family will attest to his enduring bravery in all situations. Brandon was also a skilled artist and musician, who also had interest in mountain biking, and riding four wheelers and miniature motorbikes, often with his best friend Shane (Spiderman) Keaton, who accompanied him on many mischievous occasions. He was a stubborn, one-of-a-kind soul, who would fiercely defend his family and friends should the situation call for it. He was often a guiding voice: he would sugarcoat nothing, and tell you exactly what he thought of any course of action you were considering. His absence will be felt deeply by those who knew and loved him. A viewing will be held Sunday, 21 July 2019, from 1600 to 1800 hours at the Botkin-Hornback Funeral Home at 314 E. North Street in Waverly, Ohio. Military salute will follow immediately and a small reception for family will be held after funeral services.
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The Morning Stars™ Arrangment is a brilliant expression of peace and soft serenity. White roses, carnations, gladiolus, stock and Oriental lilies are accented with the bright green stems of Bells of Ireland and a gorgeous assortment of lush greens, while seated in a designer plastic urn to create a beautiful way to honor the life of the deceased.
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Sku: ftd-S2-4438S

The Morning Stars™ Arrangment is a brilliant expression of peace and soft serenity. White roses, carnations, gladiolus, stock and Oriental lilies are accented with the bright green stems of Bells of Ireland and a gorgeous assortment of lush greens, while seated in a designer plastic urn to create a beautiful way to honor the life of the deceased.
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The Morning Stars™ Arrangment is a brilliant expression of peace and soft serenity. White roses, carnations, gladiolus, stock and Oriental lilies are accented with the bright green stems of Bells of Ireland and a gorgeous assortment of lush greens, while seated in a designer plastic urn to create a beautiful way to honor the life of the deceased.
Arrangement is Approximately 45"H x 36"W.

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