Keith Jay Franks

  • Date of Birth: November 15, 1957
  • Date of Death: May 7, 2017
  • Bio

    IMG_20170508_232038623Keith Jay Franks age 59, passed away unexpectedly at his residence in Waterford on May 7th, 2017. Keith was born November 15th, 1957 to the late Rosemary Mikis and Clyde Franks in Farrell, PA. He graduated from Farrell High School in 1976, then moving to Hermitage, PA. In 1992 he moved to Wisconsin. He married the love of his life Sonya Rabold on July 1st, 1995 and they shared many happy years together. Keith coached baseball and softball for over 30 years; he was also an avid hunter and fisherman. Although Keith was very active, his greatest love was always his family.

    Keith will be dearly missed by his loving wife Sonya and his adoring daughters Amanda Franks of Waterford, WI, Megan (fiancé Ben Fustos) Franks of Wheatland, PA, Autumn Russell of Union Grove, WI and Ashley (Alex) Campbell  of Farrell, PA. He will be further missed by his siblings Tarri Rauschenbach of Farrell, PA, Kim (Tom) Smegal of Wheatland, PA, Diane Franks of Farrell, PA, Barry (Debbie) Franks of Struthers, OH, his half-brother Scott Franks, his half-sister Dottie Rock, as well his twelve grandchildren, many nieces and nephews, and his wonderful friends.

    Keith was preceded in death by his parents Rosemary and Clyde, his sons Keith and Charles, as well as father-in-law Pops (Dan).

    A celebration of Keith’s life will be held Saturday May 13th, 2017 at Community United Methodist Church (455 S. Jefferson St. Waterford, WI 53185). Visitation will be from 10:30-11:45am followed by a 12:00pm memorial service.

    In lieu of flowers memorials to the family are appreciated.