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October 17, 2018

8/14/2018 7:30:00 AM
Evelyn A. Franti

Evelyn A. Franti, age 82 of Rhinelander, a loving wife, mother, and grandmother, passed away Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018, at her home. She was born May 10, 1936, in Ontonagon, Michigan to Yalmer and Helen (Isola) Soronen.

Evelyn graduated from Ewen High School in Michigan in 1955. She married Philip George Franti on July 7, 1956, in Ewen and together they raised their family of three sons. The family would move to Rhinelander where Evelyn was employed for a time as a teacher's aide with the Rhinelander school district.

Evelyn invested much love and labor to restore her home on Lincoln Street to its original style and beauty. She also restored furniture to pristine condition as well as restored multi-generational photographs of family and friends. Additionally, Evelyn maintained a beautiful perennial flower garden and among her interests, loved to read, travel, and view classic movies. She accomplished many artistic and industrious activities with her circle of friends known as the Craft Club. Evelyn will be remembered as a woman who was very good with children, never lost her youthful spirit, and was a caregiver to all.

Evelyn is survived by her husband, Philip George Franti of Rhinelander; her three sons, Thomas (Marti nee Berndt) Franti of Lincoln, Neb., Theodore (Greta nee Peters) Franti of Rice Lake, and Terry (Kathryn nee Follett) Franti of Los Angeles, Calif.; seven grandchildren, John, Tanner, Lewis, Nolan, Amelia, Finn, and Tate; a sister, Caroline Sironen of Bruce Crossing, Mich.; and nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a sister, Gloria Nordine; and two brothers, Hugh and Roy Soronen.

The funeral service for Evelyn will take place at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2018, at the Carlson Funeral Home (715-369-1414). Visitation will be from 5 until 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018, and just prior to services on Wednesday, all at the funeral home. Burial in the Evergreen Cemetery in Ewen, Michigan will take place at 2 p.m. (CST). You may leave your private condolences for the Franti family at

The Carlson Funeral Home is serving the Franti family.

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