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Franklin Whitmore

September 6, 1934 — September 17, 2022

Wausau

Franklin Whitmore, 88, of Wausau, Wisconsin passed away on Saturday, September 17, 2022.

Franklin was born on September 6, 1934, to the late Edward and Emma (Dehnke) Whitmore. He married Joann Will and raised their son James together. Franklin served in the Korean War for the US Army.

Franklin will be forever remembered for his kindness, caring, and sweetest personality. He enjoyed gardening, hunting, fishing, going to the cabin, and most of all spending his time with his great-grandchildren.

Franklin is survived by his son, James Whitmore, his grandchildren, Michael Whitmore, Jake Carlson, and Matt Whitmore, his three great-grandchildren, Ava, Ethan, and Sylar, and his brother Gerald Whitmore.

He is preceded in death by his wife, Joann, and his siblings, Gordon, Elaine, Irene, John, and Roger.

A funeral service will take place on Monday September 26, 2022, at 11:00 am at Helke Funeral Home, 302 Spruce Street, Wausau. A visitation will take place prior to service starting at 9:00 am. A burial will take place following the service at Restlawn Memorial Park.

Helke Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements. Condolences can be made at www.helke.com.

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Monday, September 26, 2022

9:00 - 11:00am (Central time)

Helke Funeral Home and Cremation Service

302 Spruce St, Wausau, WI 54401

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Funeral Service

Monday, September 26, 2022

Starts at 11:00am (Central time)

Helke Funeral Home and Cremation Service

302 Spruce St, Wausau, WI 54401

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