Danny Dean Franklin, 54, of Keosauqua died August 19, 2013 at Van Buren County Hospital, Keosauqua. He was born July 12, 1959 in Keosauqua to Richard “Dick” and Nancy King Franklin and married Ramona Lanman October 26, 2009 after a 31 year engagement. The family moved to Missouri in his young years, living in Luray and Wyaconda. He attended a one- room school in elementary years. The family moved back to Keosauqua and he graduated from Van Buren Community High School in 1977.
Surviving are his wife, Ramona, a daughter, Adrienne Leigh Frankling and a son, Ethan Hawke Franklin all of Keosauqua, his parents, Dick and Nancy Franklin, sister Christie Franklin and brother, Kenneth Franklin and his fiancé, Donna Lewis all of Selma, sister Teresa Bliefert of Kahoka, MO, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and friends. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Robert and Guida Franklin and Ralph and Alvastine Canaday, a brother Shand Richard Franklin and brother-in-law, Randy Bliefert.
Danny was a strong willed person, not afraid to tell you like it was. He was proud of his family and loved riding his motorcycle, boating on the river and shooting pool with his buddies. He touched a lot of lives and will be dearly missed. His body has been cremated and a celebration of life will be held at a later date. Pedrick Funeral Home, Keosauqua handled the cremation.