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Arnold Franta

Arnold “Arnie” Franta, 84, died Aug. 17 at his home in Springfield, Mo. He was a retired electrical engineer and Army veteran.

He was born July 31, 1929, in Lincolnville to Frank and Amelia Holub Franta.

He is survived by his wife, Margaret of the home; three daughters, Karla Wilson of Boliver, Mo., Margo Abdalla of Buffalo, Mo., and Celeste Barry of Norris, Tenn.; a sister, Violet Richmond of Marion; 10 grandchildren; and 1 great-grandchild.

His funeral was Thursday at Holy Family Parish, St. John Nepomucene Church in Pilsen. Interment with military rites was at Pilsen Cemetery.

A memorial fund has been established with Hulsten Cancer Center in Springfield, Mo.

Last modified Aug. 28, 2013