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“Our family extends heartfelt condolences. All of us had such respect for Fran and the magnificent job she did as a single working parent. Her...Read More »
1 of 10 | Posted by: Cary and Kristin Beatty - IA

“We would like to offer our condolences on the loss of Ron's mother. Our prayers are with you in your time of sorrow. May Frances rest in peace. ”
2 of 10 | Posted by: Tom and Marsha Toner

“My mother and father were friends with Frances in Coralville in the 1950s, and had fond memories of the fun they had together. My thoughts are with...Read More »
3 of 10 | Posted by: Shelley Squier - North English, IA

“Bev and family, I am so sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you all. ”
4 of 10 | Posted by: Dorla Hill - Coralville

“My family lives in the home in Coralville where Fran raised her children. I did not have the opportunity to meet Fran in person but I am reminded of...Read More »
5 of 10 | Posted by: MIranda Moore - Coralville, IA

“I worked for Fran at the Carousel Restaurant in Coralville, where the China Buffet is now. I went to school with Dave. Fran was a tough cookie but a...Read More »
6 of 10 | Posted by: bobby jett - iowa city, IA

“My thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends. May you find comfort in the happy memories. Frances shared her beautiful smile with so...Read More »
7 of 10 | Posted by: Jane Wenman Coppernoll - IA

“Ron and Bev and family, Dave and Julie and family I am sorry for the loss of your mother. She will always be remembered with her beautiful smile....Read More »
8 of 10 | Posted by: Dan Hayslett - Iowa City, IA

“Dave, Julie, Chris, Tracy, Ron, Bev and family, You are all in our thoughts and prayers! May your memories be a source of comfort at this time. We...Read More »
9 of 10 | Posted by: Deb and Bob Bergstrom and family - FL

“I like to believe that when we lose someone close to us they still live through us and give us strength. The time we have spent with those we've lost...Read More »
10 of 10 | Posted by: Holly Verry Cabuay - Minneapolis, MN


Frances L. "Fran" Wenman, 75 of Coralville died Wednesday, June 20, 2012, at the Lantern Park Nursing and Rehab Center in Coralville.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Monday, June 25, 2012, at Gay & Ciha Funeral and Cremation Service in Iowa City, with burial to follow at the Oak Hill Cemetery in Coralville. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. A memorial fund has been established in Fran's memory. Online condolences may be sent for her family through the web @www.gayandciha.com.

Frances L. Kasper was born June10, 1937, in Iowa City, the daughter of Ambrose and Leona (Hebl) Kasper. She grew up in the Tiffin area, graduating from Tiffin High School. For a number of years Fran worked at the former Carousel Restaurant in Coralville, and for many years at the University of Iowa Hospital School. She raised her family in Coralville where she continued to live, she enjoyed animals, her pets, collecting all sorts of items, and dearly loved her family, especially as the grandchildren came along!

Her family includes her two sons and their wives, Ron and Bev Wenman of Coralville; and Dave and Julie Wenman of Highlands Ranch, CO; four grandchildren, Kim and her husband, Jason Vogelgesang and Kelly Wenman all of North Liberty, and Chris and Tracy Wenman of Highlands Ranch, CO; 3 sisters, Dolores Vorel (Leonard) of Tiffin; Rita Verry of Tiffin; and Mary Ann Verscha of Coal Valley, Il; 1 brother, Bill Rogers of Tiffin; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Fran was preceded in death by her parents, step-father, Ralph Rogers, and 2 brothers-in-law, Bill Verry and Richard Verscha.