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Fran "Frani" White

September 29, 2011
Toledo Chronicle, Tama News-Herald
Fran “Frani” White, 74, of Marshalltown, passed away on Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2011,at Covenant Hospital in Waterloo.

Funeral services will be held 10:30 a.m. Monday, Oct. 3rd, at the Mitchell Family Funeral Home in Marshalltown. Visitation will be held on Sunday, Oct. 2 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorials may be directed to Harmony House, 2950 W. Shaulis Rd., Waterloo, IA 50701. For condolences or questions, please visit <> or call (641) 844-1234. Mitchell Family Funeral Home is caring for Fran and her family.

Frances Jane Boriskey was born on Oct. 29, 1936, the seventh child of Lester and Sarah (Wolcott) Boriskey. She attended school in the Tama School District and later graduated with the Tama High School class of 1955.

On Sept. 13, 1958, she was united in marriage with Jerry Kopel. Fran later married Darroll White on July 1, 1989. Fran worked in the secretarial field for many years, including at Willett and Willet Attorneys in Tama, the Mankato, Minn. school system, and the Marshalltown school system, spending 18 years at Rogers School. There she was known to the students as “Miss Fran.” She retired in 2003. Fran enjoyed gardening, holiday get togethers, cooking, watching college basketball, and helping plan her class reunions. Most important to her was her family.

Left to cherish her memory is her husband of 22 years, Darroll White, Marshalltown. She is also survived by her daughter Jill (Steve) Simons of Marshalltown, her son Jack Kopel, Cedar Rapids, her step-sons Aaron (Mary), Des Moines and Geoff of Illinois. Her grandchildren are Sarah and Beth Simons, Chicago, Ill., Courtney Simons, Cedar Falls, Anna and Ashley Kopel, Cedar Rapids, and Alex White. Des Moines. Her surviving siblings are Dorothy (Dodee) Denbow, Torrance, Calif., Helen (Rudy) Brezina, rural Montour, Carole (Leonard) Dvorak, Toledo, and Jerry (Sylvia) Boriskey, rural Montour.Fran was preceded in death by her parents, Lester and Sarah, her sisters Jean Geiger and Margaret Brezina, and her brothers Joe and Frank Boriskey.

Fran was loved by many and will be greatly missed.*

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