Frances "Fran" E. Herwehe
Frances “Fran” E. Herwehe, 94, of Springfield, IL, passed away peacefully on Sunday, October 28, 2018, at Concordia Village. She left this world as gracefully as she lived. She was born February 8, 1924 in Chicago, IL, the daughter of Benjamin T. and Emma M. Rychel. Fran met the love of her life, Donald H. Herwehe, while both were serving in the Marine Corps during World War II. They married in San Diego in 1944. Don preceded her in death in 2002.
She was an inspiration to her three daughters, Linda Truax of St. Helena Island, SC, Barbara (Jim) Nasworthy of Pine Mountain, GA, and Elaine Neal of Springfield, IL.
She was an adoring, loving Grandma who enjoyed spoiling her grandchildren, Christy Shane, Lindsay Manci, Jessica Basham, Ryan & Justin Neal, James & Jeff Nasworthy, as well as great-grandchildren Cody Shane, and Mason & Colton Manci. Additional family included Paul Truax, Betsy Briney (Rob), Lauren & Gage Briney, Isabelle Basham, and many nieces & nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents and son-in-law, Paul Truax, Sr.
After raising her three daughters, Fran became the receptionist/office manager for Curtis J. Corcoran, DDS. She retired in 2002 after 25 years of service.
Fran worshiped at the First Church of the Nazarene in Springfield. She was proud to be a Charter member of the Women in Military Service for America Memorial. Being from Chicago, Fran was an avid Cubs, Bears, and Bulls Fan!
Fran was admired for her timeless style and beauty, her limitless energy, and her enormous capacity to give and love. She will be greatly missed.
Memorial Service: 10 am, Friday, November 2, 2018, at Concordia Village Chapel, Pastor Fred Prince officiating, followed by a reception at Concordia. Burial will be held at a later date at Camp Butler National Cemetery where military honors will be conducted.
Memorial contributions may be made to Land of Lincoln Honor Flight.