James A. Franz

April 16, 1950 - Jan. 2, 2009

James A. Franz passed away unexpectedly Friday, Jan. 2, 2009, at age 58.

James retired Dec. 17, 2008, from AT&T after 40 years of service.

He is the loving and devoted husband of Pami; beloved father "Pops" of Jessica, Bryan and Matthew; grandfather of Gracie and Miles; son of Betty (the late Glen) Korntved and the late Harold Franz; brother of Linda Andrekopoulos, and Tommy and Johnny Franz; son-in-law of Zelma and the late Edward Singer; brother-in-law of the late Chuck (Manette) Singer; best friend of Jeff Higbee; and is further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Visitation will take place from 3 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. today, Jan. 5, at Church and Chapel Funeral Home, 380 W. Bluemound Road, Waukesha (four blocks south of Interstate 94 on the corner of highways J and JJ). A funeral service will take place at 7 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorials to the Heart Association are appreciated.

Church and Chapel Rudolph-Larsen Bros. Funeral Home is serving the family. For more information, please call the funeral home at 549-0659, or for an online obituary, condolences or to receive directions, visit www.churchandchapel.com.