VanValkenburg, Francis

Francis W. VanValkenburg, 93, of Morenci, Mich., died May 8, 2008, at Lynwood Manor in Adrian, Mich.

He was born Sept. 14, 1914, in  Fulton County, Ohio, to W. Lee and Ethel (Ratcliff) VanValkenburg.

Francis was a life-long resident of Morenci and retired from Parker Rust Proofing in Morenci.

Surviving Francis are two sisters, Dorothea O’Brien of Wauseon, Ohio, and Cynthia Allion of Morenci; one brother, John (and Joyce) VanValkenburg of Prattville, Ala.; sister-in-law, Hazel Huff of Morenci; several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Florence VanValkenburg and Doris Smith; and one brother, William VanValkenburg.

Graveside services for Francis are scheduled at 11 a.m. May 12 at Oak Grove Cemetery in Morenci. Visitation is planned from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at Eagle Funeral Home-Charles Fink Chapel in Morenci.