Jerome L. Frana
Date of Birth
February 3, 1940
Wahoo, Nebraska
Entered into Rest
January 7, 2017
Wahoo, Nebraska
Funeral Service Directions

Wednesday, January 11, 2017 ~ 2:00 p.m.
Svoboda Funeral Home ~ Wahoo, Nebraska
Interment at Sunrise North Cemetery ~ Wahoo, Nebraska

Visitation Directions

Tuesday, January 10, 2017 ~ 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Svoboda Funeral Home ~ Wahoo, Nebraska


St. Jude Children’s Hospital or in care of the family

Jerome L. Frana, 76, of Colon, NE, died Saturday, January 7, 2017 at Saunders Medical Center in Wahoo.  He was born February 3, 1940 in Wahoo, NE to Louis and Mary (Sloup) Frana.  Jerome graduated from Cedar Bluffs High School in 1957.  On August 8, 1959, Jerome married Rosalie Dauel at St. John Lutheran Church in rural Malmo, NE.

After high school Jerome worked for the Cedar Bluffs Elevator.  He spent many years with Hellstar in Wahoo and then he worked for Six-B Manufacturing until his retirement.  Jerome enjoyed woodworking and he was known as “Mr. Fix-it” to his family.

He is survived by wife of 57 years Rosalie Frana; children: Timothy J. Frana of Meriden, KS, Cynthia (Jim) Bohaty of Colon, Edward A. Frana of Yutan, and Suzanne (Norm) Lindgren of Malmo; 14 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren; brothers: Harold (Vivian) Frana of Cedar Bluffs, Victor (Jean) Frana of Grinnell, IA, and Eugene (Barb) Frana of Cedar Bluffs; sister Liz (Clair) Van Norman of Morse Bluff; brothers-in-law: Bill (Vicki) Dauel of Malmo and Eugene (Debbi) Dauel of Cedar Bluffs; sister-in-law Katherine Stanek of David City; many nieces and nephews; and special friend Jerry Wagner of Wahoo.

He was preceded in death by his parents Louis and Mary Frana.

Condolences for Jerome L. Frana
  1. Dennis & Eileen Kucera
    • January 8, 2017 - 6 years ago

    We were so shocked to hear the news Jerome’s passing on the Polka show this morning.. Hard to believe Dec. at Starlite was our last visit together. Our thoughts & prayers are with you. Deepest sympathy to you & your family.

    • January 11, 2017 - 6 years ago


  3. John and Mary Gostomski
    • January 11, 2017 - 6 years ago

    Mary and I were greatly sadden to hear of Jerome’s passing last Saturday. Jerome was a great person and did an outstanding job while working at Hellstar. Out deepest sympathy goes out to his family and loved ones. We are sorry for not learning of his death sooner.

  4. Anonymous
    • January 11, 2017 - 6 years ago

    I just found out about Jerome’s passing a few minutes ago. I remember him well from my childhood, and always admired him for his knowledge, his abilities, and his quietness and acceptance of us younger kids in the families back then.

    Tom (Mike) Hall

  5. Roma Smith
    • January 11, 2017 - 6 years ago

    Rosalie & Family, my sincerest sympathy to all of you. Jerome was a wonderful person. Lots of happy memories from Hellstar days. Love & Hugs to all of you.

  6. Shaun Mathew Kiihne
    • January 12, 2017 - 6 years ago

    Suzanne, sorry to hear about your dad.
    My thoughts and prayers are with you and your
    family at this difficult time.
    Shaun Kiihne

  7. Bob and Carol Meduna
    • January 12, 2017 - 6 years ago

    We were so sorry to hear of Jerome’s passing. Our deepest sympathies to Rosalie, Cyndy and the rest of the family. Our prayers are with all of you at this difficult time.

    • January 12, 2017 - 6 years ago

    I really enjoyed working with Jerome at Hellstar. He was always kind and smiling. Jerome could make anything. Whatever we would design, he would build, and then he would build the fixtures to manufacture it. He was a good friend to all of us. We had a lot of fun working together.

  9. terry hall
    • January 18, 2017 - 6 years ago

    Was a shock when I heard this, Rosalie. I remember your wedding well. My first encounter with a polka band. It was very festive and I really enjoyed it. I was 13.

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