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Frances "Franny" Meeker


Tue, Oct 30th, 2012
Posted in Chatfield Obituaries

Frances "Franny" Meeker, 61, passed away peacefully Thursday Oct. 25, 2012, at home with family and friends at her side. She fought a tough battle with ovarian cancer with more courage than can be imagined; she kept a good attitude and a good sense of humor to her last day.

Franny was born June 9, 1951, to Boyd and Thelma McGhie Baker in Preston. They resided in rural Chatfield until her mother died of leukemia when she was 4 years old. Franny and her father then moved into Chatfield and lived with her grandparents Alice and William Baker. She was also taken in by parents of her friends and thought of as another daughter and sister. She graduated from Chatfield High School in 1969.

On Dec. 15, 1973, she married Les Meeker at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Chafield. They lived in Hamel and Eagan for 2 1/2 years but came back to Chatfield every weekend to enjoy family and friends. They moved back to Chatfield in 1976. They were blessed with three daughters Jeanette, Janelle and Jessica.

Franny enjoyed spending time with her family, her grandchildren, every kid she knew and her dog Snicker. She also enjoyed family campfires, dancing, reading and vacations.

Franny had a very special gift for connecting and working with kids. She worked with kids her entire life from her teenage years on. She was a babysitter, then daycare mom and then a paraprofessional working with special needs of children at Chatfield schools. She then started daycare again, which she did until her illness. She especially loved caring for babies. Many of her early daycare children sought her out to take care of their children. When her long week was done, she was still happy to watch kids on the weekend. She was known by many as a second mom or a second grandma.

She will be greatly missed by her family, friends and many adults and children she cared for.

Franny is survived by her husband, Les; three daughters, Jeanette Meeker, of Chatfield, Janelle (Jason) Kaytor, of Owatonna and Jessica (John) Lutzi, of Byron; and four grandchildren, Danika and Owen Kaytor and Atley and Rees Lutzi of Byron.

She was preceded in death by her parents and grandparents.

Visitation will be from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m Sunday, at Riley Funeral Home in Chatfield and at the church an hour before the service. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Monday at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Chatfield. Burial will be in St. Paul Lutheran .....
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Alpha Delta Kappa month observed

Fri, Oct 26th, 2012
Posted in Chatfield Arts & Culture

Alpha Upsilon, an area chapter of the Alpha Delta Kappa international honorary sorority for women educators, will be involved in activities during October celebrating Alpha Delta Kappa month. Members of Alpha Upsilon chapter are from Chatfield, Dove ..... 
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“Billy the Kid” spotted in Chatfield

Fri, Oct 26th, 2012
Posted in Chatfield Arts & Culture

By Barb Jeffers Performer Billy Dean arrived in Chatfield, Minn. on October 22, 2012, to give area residents a chance to “spend an evening with ‘Billy the Kid’.” The singer brought no band, no smoke, no stage full of bright lights. It was ..... 
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A disc golf course for Chatfield?

Fri, Oct 26th, 2012
Posted in Chatfield Government

Councilor Paul Novotny reported during the October 22 city council meeting that there is a proposal for a Disc Golf Course in Chatfield. Councilor Josh Thompson was absent. The proposal for the 9 hole Disc Golf Course at Mill Creek Park had been ..... 
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Wit's End Theatre tickets on sale

Thu, Oct 25th, 2012
Posted in Chatfield Arts & Culture

Tickets go on sale October 15 for Wits’ End Theatre’s 3rd Annual Medieval Feast. Show dates are November 15-16-17, 6:30 PM at Potter Auditorium, Chatfield Center for the Arts,405 Main Street S, Chatfield, Minnesota. Tickets can be purchased on ..... 
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100 Book Challenge gets positive comments in Chatfield

By Mitchell Walbridge

Fri, Oct 19th, 2012
Posted in Chatfield Education

By Mitchell Walbridge The Chatfield School Board met on Monday, October 15 for its regular monthly meeting with Jerry Chase and Kathy Schellhammer absent from the meeting. Principals Craig Ihrke, Randy Paulson, and Superintedent Ed Harris were pre ..... 
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Letter about Jeremy Miller

Fri, Oct 19th, 2012
Posted in Chatfield Letter to the Editor

For the past two years, Senator Jeremy Miller and his fellow Tea Party Republicans have focused on preserving tax cuts for their wealthy friends. Instead of asking the wealthy to pay their fair share of taxes, they have robbed funds from our local sc ..... 
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Red Ribbon Week promoted in Chatfield

Fri, Oct 12th, 2012
Posted in Chatfield Education

Chatfield students MaKayla and Mariah Pederson promoted this campaign to raise awareness of the dangers of illegal drug use and the abuse of alcohol at the council’s October 8 meeting. Red Ribbon Week is to be October 23-31 in Chatfield. The na ..... 
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JAC’s Bar and Grill opens in Chatfield

Fri, Oct 5th, 2012
Posted in Chatfield Features

JAC’s Bar & Grill has opened in Chatfield, Minn. Jeff and Candi Hare opened their new business beginning October 1, 2012. The business is located in the former TaCade’s building on Main Street in Chatfield. Jeff and Candi have been very busy, wo ..... 
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