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Francis Standaert 05/28/2012

Francis H. “Frank” Standaert age 86 of New Richmond passed away Monday, May 28, 2012 at Westfield’s Hospital after a long 7 year battle with Parkinson’s disease.  He was born the son of Leo and Marie (Klinger) Standaert on August 6, 1925 in Chippewa Falls, WI.  In February 1945, Francis married Thelma Johanna Hansen in Hudson, WI.  For 5 years, he farmed for Ed Merkt and the next 47 years, he was employed at Cox Motors as a mechanic.  Francis loved to hunt, fish and snowmobile.  He also enjoyed playing cards.  Francis was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Leonard; step great-granddaughter, Jayme Bottolfson; infant step great-grandson, Travis Bottolfson; several nieces and nephews.  He will be missed by his wife of 67 years, Thelma; daughter Susan (Theodore) Cook; grandsons, Gregory (Colleen) Cook, Bryan (Kimberly) Cook, Kelly (Jeri) Cook; 6 great-grandchildren; 2 step great-grandchildren; 1 great great- grandson; 2 step great great-grandchildren and many other relatives and friends.  A memorial gathering was held Friday, June 1, 2012 from 4:00-7:00 pm at Bakken-Young Funeral Home Beebe Chapel in New Richmond.  A private interment was held at Immaculate Conception Catholic Cemetery.  Arrangements are with Bakken-Young Funeral & Cremation Services Beebe Chapel of New Richmond.

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