Charles E. Francisco

Charles E. Francisco, 80, longtime Iron Range Township resident, died on Sunday, Dec. 31, 2017 in the Grand Itasca Hospital, Grand Rapids.

Born Dec. 25, 1937 in Grand Rapids, he was the son of John and Dorothy (Lord) Francisco. Charlie was a member of the Lawron Presbyterian Church, was an Iron Range resident most of his life and was a custodian for ISD 316 for many years. He was a U.S. Army Veteran and served in the Army National Guard for 18 years.

His parents, John and Dorothy Francisco and siblings, Darrell, Tim, and Kerry preceded him in death.

Survivors include his children, Nick Francisco of rural Bovey, Michael Francisco of rural Effie, and Kathy Francisco of Coleraine; 8 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and siblings, Betsy, Sandy, John, Joann, Kim, Jennifer, Steve, Nick and Brian; and his step-mother, Janette Francisco.

Visitation and funeral services were Jan. 4 in the Lawron Presbyterian Church. Interment was in the Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery in Little Falls, MN on Jan. 5.