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Edward G. Franzen, 77, Former Hoffman Estates resident

Edward G. Franzen, 77, has died. He was a resident of Adamsville, Tenn., and previously lived in Hoffman Estates.

Franzen is survived by his wife, Rosalie (Hund); seven children, Carol Sitkowski, Eileen Stephens, Patricia Harris, Ken, Mike, Tim and David Franzen; 12 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

He survived four siblings, Bernard, John and Eugene Franzen, and Rosemary Ruppert.

Visitation and funeral Mass were held Nov. 24 at St. Bernardine Church in Forest Park. Interment is at Queen of Heaven Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to St. Bernardine Church, 7246 Harrison St., are appreciated.

Arrangements were handled by Zimmerman-Harnett Funeral Home, 7319 Madison St.

Patricia M. Rusch, 70, Funeral service in December

Patricia M. Rusch (Guelsdorf), of Forest Park, died Nov. 16, 2008. She was 70 years old.

She is survived by her husband, Raymond R. Rusch; three children, Paul Rusch, Meribeth Duhem and Patti Haven; six grandchildren, Nicole, Luke, Paula, Damien, Jordan and Andrew; and her brother, Fred Guelsdorf.

She survived a son, Raymond Rusch.

Visitation will be held Wednesday, Dec. 19 from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Zimmerman Harnett Funeral Home, 7319 Madison. Funeral services will be held at the same location at 11 a.m. on Dec. 20. Interment will be at Fairview Memorial Park Cemetery.