Franklin Delano Cerney

Franklin Delano Cerney, 85, of Staples passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on October 13, 2023.

Funeral services will be held at Faith Lutheran Church, Saturday, October 21 at 11 a.m. Visitation will be held one hour prior to services at the church. Lunch will be served following services.

Franklin was born September 1, 1938. 

Franklin was passionate about his farming work but mostly so his customers, whom he viewed as friends, had everything they needed. That excellent customer service was a driving force in everything he did. Franklin loved spending time with his family and was deeply proud of everything they did. He valued time together watching sports, playing cards and talking about life. Square dancing was a hobby he picked up and had so much fun getting his “steps in” with a fun group of people.  Florida also became a destination he loved when it got too cold in Minnesota.

Franklin was loved by many and will be missed dearly.

Franklin is survived by two sons, Del (Lisa) Cerney and Jon Cerney; two granddaughters, Alicia and Madison Cerney; customers and friends.

He is preceded in death by his parents and siblings.

 In lieu of flowers, Franklin requested that donations be made to Faith Lutheran Church, 430 12th St. NE, Staples, MN.  

Arrangements are by the Brenny Family Funeral Chapel, Staples.

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