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Susan Franklin

July 17, 1957 — January 22, 2020

Van Wert, Ohio

Susan L. (Birkholz) Franklin, 62, of Van Wert passed away on January 22, 2020 at her residence .

Born on July 17, 1957 in, Clyde, Ohio, the daughter of the late Martin Birkholz and Janet (Smith) Birkholz.

Susan was a graduate of Clyde High School.

Surviving are her children, Laura (fiance': Christopher Reed) Franklin of Findlay, Ohio and Adam Franklin, also of Findlay; grandchildren, Akio Anez, Una Anez and Eli Anez; brothers, Mark (Karen) Birkholz of Fremont, Ohio and Jamie (Laura) Birkholz of Clyde; and sisters, Karen (Dan) McBroom of Clyde and Deb (Gary) Davenport, also of Clyde.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM on Thursday, January 30, 2020 at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Clyde, Ohio with Pastor Kurt Luebkenman officiating.  There will be no visitation prior to services.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be directed to the family to help cover expenses.

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Funeral arrangements are by Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home & Crematory, 722 S Washington Street, Van Wert, OH 45891.

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Thursday, January 30, 2020

Starts at 11:00 am (Eastern time)

St. Paul Lutheran Church

, Clyde, OH 43410

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