Dianne Marie Franson

ESCANABA – Dianne Marie Franson, 53, of Escanaba, passed away peacefully on Sunday, Jan. 6, 2013, at her home with her family by her side.

Dianne was born Jan. 27, 1959, in North Hollywood, Calif., the daughter of James and Lorraine (Yannes) Franson. She worked as a nurse, enjoyed knitting, cooking, especially Italian food, decorating her house and loved her cats.

Dianne is survived by her son, Lawrence “L.J.” (Kili Loper) Deno of Escanaba; sisters, Donna Franson of Las Vegas, Nev., and Deborah Smith of Escanaba; father of her son, James Deno of Escanaba; and family friend, Brad Breault of Escanaba.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Memorial services celebrating Dianne’s life will be on Tuesday, Jan. 15, at 3 p.m. at the New Life Assembly of God in Escanaba with Pastor Robert Derheim officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service.

The Franson family is being assisted by the Skradski Family Funeral Home in Escanaba. For additional information or to leave the family a message of condolence, go to www.skradskifuneralhomes.com.