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Raechal Franson

December 30, 1949 — December 20, 2020

La Porte

Raechal Franson

Raechel Ann Franson

December 30, 1949-December 20, 2020

Raechel Franson, 70, of La Porte, Indiana, passed away Sunday December 20, 2020 at her home in La Porte, with her husband at her side.

She was born December 30, 1949 in La Porte, Indiana, the daughter of Floyd and Mary Frances (Farwell) Tuttle.

On September 29, 1984, she married Edward Charles Franson, who survives.

A graduate of La Porte High School, Raechel worked for a variety of businesses, including Lighthouse Electrical and Nielson Hyundai. She attended the Mill Creek Baptist Church where she sang in the choir.  Raechel was a gregarious, fun loving woman who loved people and always made them laugh. She loved traveling and cruising with her husband to such places as Hawaii and the Caribbean.  She was also an avid collector. Her treasures included masks, dragonflies, little witches, and bears, which she proudly displayed.   She adored her dogs, Bichon, Sugar and Cabichon, Gigi.

In addition to her husband, Raechel is also survived by her son, Ryan Seymour of Michigan City, IN; two step-sons, Allan Lewis (Staci) Franson of Mishawaka, IN, Douglas Allan (Bekki) Franson of Mishawaka, IN; daughter, Amy (Ray) Wolfenbarger of New Carlisle, IN; step-daughter, Cynthia Ann (Jeff) Sawyer of Elkhardt, IN; sister, Sandy Engbrecht of Napierville, IL; five grandchildren, Bailey Wolfenbarger, Lauren Franson, Lucas  Sawyer, Joseph Sawyer, Ray Vinton; great-grandchild, Carson; mother of her stepchildren, Eilene Marie Franson.

Raechel was preceded in death by her sister, Janet Simon and sister, Elaine Baldwin.

Arrangements are being entrusted to Haverstock Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 602 Maple Ave., La Porte, IN where the family will receive friends Wednesday December 23, 2020 from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. central time.  A life celebration will follow at 11:00 at the funeral home and will also be shown via facebook live through Haverstock Funeral Home.  The burial will be later that day at Southlawn Cemetery in South Bend at 3:00 p.m. standard time (2:00 central). Pastor Bob Vale will be officiating.  Any one attending the services will be required to wear masks and practice 6 foot distancing.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Dunes Hospice, 4711 Evans Ave, Valparaiso 46383, Riley Children’s Hospital, 705 Riley Hospital D, Indianapolis 46202 or St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, 262 S, Danny Thomas Blvd., Memphis TN 38105.

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