Blanche (Franz) Satre

Service

Date: Mon, January 29, 2018
Start time: 10:00 am
Location:
Merle Hay Funeral Home
Address:
4400 Merle Hay Rd, Des Moines
Arrangements By:
Merle Hay Funeral Home

Visitation

Date: Sun, January 28, 2018
Time: 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location:
Merle Hay Funeral Home
Address:
4400 Merle Hay Rd, Des Moines

Blanche (Franz) Satre

Blanche (Franz) Satre, 79, passed peacefully surrounded by her family on January 25, 2018 at Mercy Hospice in Johnston. She was born in Des Moines to George Schane and Victoria (Schane) Fitpold on January 15, 1939. She moved to Chicago with her family for some time before moving back to Des Moines in 1964. She was employed by the State of Iowa Liquor Commission, and then worked for the Department of Natural Resources. Blanche was a devout Christian and lived by the ways of St. Francis of Assisi. She loved animals, and fed wildlife around her home. She had a big heart- and showed this through her caring, generous and charitable demeanor. She always looked out for the ‘underdog’ and had a soft spot for those who have disabilities; like her granddaughter Briana. She had a special bond with both of her grandchildren and loved her family dearly. She never met a stranger and was a free-spirit.
Left to cherish her memory include her husband: Sonny Satre; children: Georgiana (Franz) Droffner, Joe (Julie) Franz; and granddaughters: Tiffany and Briana Franz. She was preceded in death by both of her parents.
A Celebration of Life service will be held at 10AM, January 29, 2018 at Merle Hay Funeral Home: 4400 Merle Hay Rd., Des Moines. Visitation will take place the day prior, Sunday, January 28, 2018 from 2-4PM, also at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorials can be directed to Mercy Hospice in Johnston or the Des Moines Animal Rescue League.

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