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Gregorio Franco

January 7, 1932 — February 19, 2024

Walton

Gregorio Franco, 92, went to his heavenly home February 19, 2024. He was born January 7, 1932, in La Plata, Puerto Rico, the son of Navaro and Isidra (Rodriquez) Franco. 

He moved to Michigan for work and soon learned of a job available at Hay and Forge in Hesston. He worked there as a crew chief in the shipping department from a year after it opened until his retirement. 

He married Edna Mae Goad April 30, 1960. They had two children and moved to Walton where Greg proudly raised his children and his huge garden, often suppling many neighbors. He was always willing to help anyone in need. He took great pride watching each grandchild and great-grandchild as they grew and even helped him in his garden. He gave his heart to the Lord last year making that one of his and his family’s happiest day.

He is survived by his children, Cheri (Patrick) Stabler and David Franco; six grandchildren, Stephanie (Dustin) Flaming, Steven (Cyndi), Matthew Nathaniel Stabler, Jacob (Natalie), and Kylee Franco; six great-grandchildren, Dakota, Alexi, Jackson, Zoey, Brooks, and Benjamin. 

Greg was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Edna; and siblings, Salvador, Angel Louis, Herminia, Flora, and Louisa. 

Funeral services will be 10am, Tuesday, February 27, at The Church of God of the Firstborn, 125 E. 10th, Newton, with Pastor Charles Brackeen presiding. Visitation will be from 5-9p.m. the evening prior, Monday, February 26, at Petersen Funeral Home in Newton, Kansas. 

Memorials may be made to the family to help offset funeral expenses.

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Service Schedule

Past Services

Visitation

Monday, February 26, 2024

5:00 - 9:00 pm (Central time)

Petersen Family Funeral Home

215 N Main St, Newton, KS 67114

Family will be at visitation from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

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Funeral Service

Tuesday, February 27, 2024

10:00 - 11:00 am (Central time)

The Church of God of The Firstborn

125 E 10th St, Newton, KS 67114

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Graveside Service

Tuesday, February 27, 2024

11:30am - 12:30 pm (Central time)

The Church of God of The Firstborn Cemetery

4716 SW 24th St, Newton, KS 67114

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