Fran Dehmlow

Fran Dehmlow

Fran Dehmlow

Frances “Fran” Helen Dehmlow (nee Moore), age 82, of Adams, Wisconsin passed away Friday, October 08, 2021 at Moundview Memorial Hospital & Clinics in Friendship, Wisconsin.

Funeral services will be 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 17, 2021 at Roseberry’s Funeral Home in Friendship, Wisconsin. Rev. Sam Downey will officiate. Visitation will be at Roseberry’s Funeral Home on Sunday from 2:00 p.m. until the time of service. Cremation will follow the service with final interment at the Quincy Cemetery, Town of Quincy, Adams County, Wisconsin.

Fran was born April 17, 1939 in Carthage, Missouri to LeRoy and Marion (Mason) Moore. In 1951, she moved with her family to Sunnyside, Washington. Fran graduated from Sunnyside High School in 1957 and later attended Business School. She worked during and after high school in the asparagus fields, babysat, and at the laundry mat/dry cleaners. Fran married John Dehmlow on April 26, 1958 and moved to Adams, Wisconsin, where they raised their children Bonnie, Chuck, and Leroy in Quincy Township. Fran drove school bus for the Adams-Friendship School District for 33 years and also at Dairyland Fudge in Wisconsin Dells.

Fran was also very involved in her community. She served as the Quincy Town Chair, and the Quincy Town Board, as well as on the Adams County Board of Supervisors for many years. Fran also played a big role in starting the Quincy Fire Department.

Frances enjoyed going camping with her family and friends, traveling, especially trips to Missouri and Osseo, WI; and gatherings and cookouts with her family and friends.

Frances was preceded in death by her parents: Leroy and Marion Moore; husband, John Dehmlow; and brother-in-law, Ken Dehmlow.

Survivors include her daughter, Bonnie (Don) Kelly of Adams, WI; son, Charles (Barb) Dehmlow of Adams, WI; and son, Leroy Dehmlow of Adams, WI; grandchildren: Zeek (Danielle) Kelly of Friendship, WI; Zack Kelly of Adams, WI; Renee (Jeff) Geissler of Friendship, WI; Chuck (Shelby) Dehmlow of Friendship, WI; great-grandchildren: Aviana Kelly of Friendship, WI; Emma Geissler of Friendship, WI; Hazel Geissler of Friendship, WI; and Jace Dehmlow of Friendship, WI; sister-in-law, Betty Dehmlow of Friendship, WI; cousin, Harold Mason of Liberal, MO; and cousin, Linda Vessell of Dunedin, FL. Further survived by other relatives and many friends.

Roseberry’s Funeral Home is assisting the family. Visit for online condolences and further information.

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  1. Teresa (Kane) Veraguth says:

    I have lots of fun and fond memories of Fran, and as a fellow school bus driver (25 years) I very much appreciated her warmth, fun and smiles all those years ago. Please accept my loving condolences to all of the family. Big Hugs.

  2. Sue Ratzlaff-Klein says:

    So sorry for your loss. I have many good memories of Fran as my kindergarten bus driver. She worked hard for our community.

  3. Sue Moran says:

    To the whole Dehmlow family, so sorry for your loss. My Mom so enjoyed serving with Fran on the county board. RIP Fran!

  4. Marge says:

    Condolences to Fran’s family and friends. She was quite a lady who stood up for and by her township and county.

  5. Cheryl Cox says:

    Hold the memories close… My thoughts are with you Bonnie and family.

  6. April Roller says:

    My thoughts are with you all. I loved having her for a bus driver.

  7. Reesa Evans says:

    I knew Fran for several years when she was on the Land & Water Conservation Committee (I was staff there)–I always admired her upfront attitude that “tells it like it is”. Sorry to hear of her passing.

  8. Tim and Cindy Mickelson says:

    We are so sorry for your loss. We will remember Fran fondly.

  9. Laurel Falash says:

    Rest In Peace Fran.

  10. Jason and Cathy Hammond says:

    Our deepest condolences. Our thoughts and prayers are with all.

  11. Charles s Page says:

    RIP . She was a great lady. Loved stopping and talking with her always in a good mood. loved her laugh. She will be missed. She is in a better place Leroy sorry for your loss my friend. Hold on tight to family it this tough time.

  12. Christopher and Barbara (Klein) Drake says:

    So sorry to hear, you all are in my thoughts and prayers.

  13. Dick and Marj Colby says:

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. Fran was a very kind and caring person. She will be missed by all in her community.

  14. Larry and Becky Oleson says:

    Our sympathy is extended to the families.

  15. Julie and Bob Goodhue says:

    Our sympathy to Fran’s family at this sad time; may good memories sustain you.

  16. Sue (Davis) Anderson says:

    My sympathy to Fran’s family. She was my bus driver and a big part of growing up in the White Creek Easton area. She will be missed by all that knew her.

  17. Lori Ward says:

    Sorry to hear of Frans passing. She was an awesome lady. My thoughts and prayers to the family. May she RIP.

  18. Wanda (Boer) & Dennis Hoefle says:

    Bonnie and family,
    So sorry for your loss! May your good memories comfort you during the hard times.
    Deepest sympathy,
    Wanda ( Boer) and Dennis Hoefle

  19. Patricia Gervais and Family says:

    Our sincere condolences, thoughts and prayers go out to all of Fran’s family. Fran…..a sweetheart of a lady and a friend to everyone she met! I still remember how she took me under her wing when my hubby passed away. May God wrap his arms around your family and bring you peace and comfort….for as long as you need. Fran will be missed by many, as she touched so many lives. God Bless your family and Fran…Rest in peace. hugs to you all

  20. Kori Nawrot says:

    So very sorry for your loss. Fran was a great lady and will be missed.

  21. Tom and Terri Beversdorf says:

    We enjoyed always talking to Fran. She was good at speaking her opinion. So sorry for your loss of a family member. Tom and Terri Harvey Beversdorf.

  22. Judith Bieri says:

    So sorry to read about Fran. She was a representative for Easton also. My condolences to the Dehmlow Family and always remember the good times, God Bless.

  23. Christine Rhinehart says:

    Great Lady! I remember when she was my bus driver she quizzed me for my Temps test the whole ride to school. She always had the best advise when I was a kid. As an adult it was so hard to walk away from her because I loved to chat and catch up. REST IN PEACE FRAN! So sorry for your loss

  24. Denise Severson says:

    Condolences to her family.

  25. Don Abfall jr says:

    So sorry to hear about Fran she will be missed by all ! Lots of good memories we had with John and Fran

  26. Pete and Pam Abfall says:

    So sorry to hear this. Sincere condolences. Our thoughts and prayers are with her and the family.

  27. Billy, Lori and Macy Armstrong says:

    Our sincere condolences to the Dehmlow family. Fran was such a wonderful lady. She greeted everyone with kindness and that warm smile of hers. She loved her community and left behind such a beautiful legacy. She was a pillar of our hometown and we are all better people for knowing her!

  28. Peggy Sleeman says:

    So sorry for your families loss. My sincere condolences to the family.

  29. Linda(Chaffee) Donley and Doug says:

    Our condolences to the entire family. So sorry for your loss. Fran was a awesome person and friend. She will be missed deeply 😢

  30. Peter and Judy Hiller says:

    Sincere sympathy to the Dehmlow family, have fond memories of Fran. Prayers to all and God Bless.

  31. Teresa Marti says:

    Our sympathy for the Dehmlow and Kelly families. She was very dedicated to her community.

  32. Kristy and Joe says:

    Sorry for your loss, Thinking of you all.

  33. Patti ward says:

    Sincere sympathy to your family. She was my bus driver at castle rock grade school and my favorite one at that. May found memories heal your sorrow and Fran rest in peace.

  34. Peggy Stormoen says:

    My condolences to all the families and friends.
    Fran was the model of a dedicated person to family and community.
    She put in countless hours to our community and county. She treated everyone as if we all were her family.
    God speed Fran. Your new journey will be wonderful and free.

  35. Lavonne Scott says:

    How I enjoyed my many conversations with Fran. I so admired all the good work she did for the better of Adams Co. & Quincy. My sympathy to all her family.

  36. Jodi Helgeson says:

    I enjoyed working with Fran when she was on County Board. My sympathy to you all

  37. Mark &Peggy Williams Bond says:

    So sorry for your loss. Our sincere condolences

  38. Danielle Pollex-Rabl says:

    Prayers for comfort to my friends, the Dehmlow family. 💙

  39. Mary & Ross Moire says:

    Sending sincerest sympathy and prayers to the Dehmlow family on your loss of Fran. Gods Blessings.

  40. Sandy Herfel says:

    I am so sorry for your loss. Fran has been a dear friend for years and will be missed by many. My condolence to the entire family.

  41. Peg Lecy says:

    So sorry on your loss may God family and friends comfort you during this difficult time
    Fran soar high🦅

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  43. Dody Klaus says:

    She will be fondly remembered. Prayers to the family.

  44. Bud and Carol Ann Alford says:

    To the Dehmlow family we send our condolences. Fran was definetly a strong individual who loved her family and community. She will be missed by all she touched, God Bless.

  45. Karen C says:

    Renee and family, my thoughts and prayers are with you on the passing of your grandmother. Cherish the memories.