Michael Joseph Franz

March 28, 1947 - March 6, 2013
Michael Joseph Franz

Michael Joseph Franz, 65, of Wilmington, passed away March 6, 2013, at Lower Cape Fear Hospice and LifeCareCenter.

Mr. Franz was born in Austria, moving to the United States at a young age. He lived in California for many years before coming to the Wilmington area.

He is preceded in death by his parents and brother, Joe Franz.

Survivors include two sons, Kristopher Joseph Franz and Michael Wayne Franz, both of Rocky Mount; two step daughters, Shelly Briggs of Hickory, NC, and Linda Hinton of Wilmington, NC, six grandchildren, Autumn Lewis, Brandon Howlett, Crystal Waldrop, Joseph Waldrop, Casey Hinton, and Adam Waldrop; and two great grandchildren, Angel Casarez and Sophie Waldrop.

Mr. Franz was a good man who was loved by many. He was a free spirit who loved to travel, but he also had a compassionate heart and spent the last four years of his life in the ministry and loved helping other people.

There will a private memorial service at a later date.

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Wilmington Funeral & Cremation, 1535 S. 41st Street, Wilmington, NC 28403 910.791.9099


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