John B. "Jay" Franklin - 69

10/24/1949 - 4/10/2019



  • Gael Joworski Briley

    on 04/11/19

    I am so sorry for your loss.  John & I were neighbours once upon a time an remained friends throughout the years.  My deepest condolences to the Family, you all are in my thoughts and prayers.

  • Mary Margaret Krapausky Barnhart

    on 04/11/19

    I'm so sorry to hear of Jay's passing. We surprisingly met up at a campground in CO last summer after not seeing each other for over 50 years. Jay had such a great attitude, considering all he'd been through healthwise He was an inspiration to us all. Condolences to all the family.
  • Sandy Berger Strohecker

    on 04/11/19

    My sincerest condolences to the family! My dad thought so highly of all the Franklin family. Jay is now at peace and no longer suffering. Hugs and prayers to all of you. Sandy
  • Kelly Wright

    on 04/11/19

    Warmest thoughts and prayers for your loss friends m Naples, FL

  • Susan Savage Gillick

    on 04/11/19

    So sorry to hear of Jay's passing!  Sending all my love, hugs and prayers to Leslie and all the family!

  • Nancy Ferb

    on 04/11/19

    We are sending our deepest sympathy at the death of Jay. Please know you are in our thoughts.

    Most sincerely,

    Dean and Nancy (Lillie) Ferb


  • Tricia Lynn Glotfelty

    on 04/11/19

    Pat and family, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. You will all be in my prayers.
  • Donna Tobey

    on 04/11/19

    So very sorry to hear about Jay's passing. My thoughts are with his family
  • Sharon Lauer Jacklich

    on 04/11/19

    So sorry to read of Jay's passing.  May you all be comforted with the memories that you shared and rejoice that he is in a better place.  Although we miss them our memories live on in our hearts and minds forever.  May Jay Rest In Peace.

  • Carole (Medlar) James

    on 04/11/19

    Sad to see this.  So sorry.  I will have fond memories of Jay from my Oregon days.

  • Pat and Woody Mott

    on 04/11/19

    Sorry to see Jay has passed. I saw him about a year ago, in Rochelle, and we had a nice visit. Prayers for your family's comfort. May he rest in peace.

  • Chuck Stephenitch

    on 04/12/19

    So sorry to hear of Jays passing. My thoughts are with you. 


  • vicki ehmen

    on 04/12/19

    my condolences to Jay's mother Pat and his lovely children so very sad to learn this news.   Vicki Ehmen


  • cheri wright

    on 04/12/19

    Jay was a true gentleman and friend. May his children find peace and comfort in years of happy memories.

  • MaryAnne Head

    on 04/12/19

    My condolences to all of Jay’s family and loved ones. He was such a nice person who touched many lives throughout his life. I pray your memories of him comfort you now and always.

  • Patricia A Joworski

    on 04/12/19

    Leslie, my condolences to Jay's family and to your entire family with thoughts and prayers. 

  • Randy Janssen

    on 04/12/19

    Jay’s Family,

    So very sorry for loosing your son, brother and father. I lost a very dear friend. In the last few years we spent some great times together (Cub games,  going to lunch and just talking over the phone about old times). I am so grateful I was able to spend some quality time with him in March. It was good to have him as a life long friend. He will be missed by all.

  • Tom & Terry Stone Sr.

    on 04/12/19

    So sorry for your loss Pat and Family, you all are in our thoughts and prayers

  • Alan & Kris Jones

    on 04/12/19

    So sorry to hear of Jay’s passing. Prayers and hugs to all the family. 

  • Jill Gibbs Schaneberg

    on 04/13/19


    Prayers for you and your family.

  • Vicki Davis Steevensz

    on 04/16/19

    Dear family, I'm so sorry to learn of Jay's death. What a trooper he was, living with a recurring illness over the years and keeping such a great attitude. I know you will miss him forever and he will live on in your hearts and memories. We will never forget him. xoxo

  • Judy Lewis

    on 04/16/19

    Prayers and heartfelt condolences sent to family. Jay always had a kind word to speak and a gentle disposition that will never be forgotten.

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