Maurice L. Franz, 84, of Greenfield, died Thursday, December 29, 2022, at Carlinville Area Hospital. He was born July 28, 1938, in Grafton, to Leo P. and Lucille I. (Wallace) Franz. He married Judith Anne Cole, February 16, 1980, and she preceded him in death on November 26, 2022.
Surviving is a nephew, Mark Franz, three nieces, Debbie Hill, Martha Infuentes, and Elizabeth Sidwell, his step-sons, Jeff Coker and Brian (Janet) Coker, step-granddaughter Chrissy (Reis) Prevost, step-grandson, Cayden Coker, and step-great-granddaughters, Jaley Marie Prevost, and Piper Rose Prevost.
He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, and a brother, Kenneth Franz.
Maurice attended weekly services at the Greenfield United Methodist Church. He served his country in the United States Army and was engaged in farming his entire life. He enjoyed spending winters in Texas with Judi.
A funeral service will be held at 11 am Friday, at the Shields-Bishop Funeral Home in Greenfield. Visitation will be from 9:30 until time of service. Burial will follow at the Valhalla Memorial Park Cemetery in Godfrey. Memorials are suggested to the Greenfield United Methodist Church. Please leave a memory or condolence at shields-bishopfh.com
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Greenfield United Methodist Church
400 Prairie Street, Greenfield IL 62044