March 17, 2023

Ronald Eugene Franson

Ronald Eugene Franson, age 66, of Lincoln NE, passed away March 17, 2023. He was born June 20, 1956 in Lincoln to Richard C. and Velma L. (Perry) Franson. After Ron graduated from Lincoln Northeast High School in 1975, he worked at Husker Electric, as a salesman, for 45 years and Ace Hardware on 70th and Vine for 35 years.

In 1983, Ron met the love of his life, Jane Louise Phelps, while bowling. Ron and Jane went on to be married for 38 years and raise two wonderful children. They were faithful members at Lincoln Church of Christ and Heartlands Church.

Ron was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his wife, Jane (Phelps) Franson, Son and daughter-in-law Cole and Shayna Franson of Elkhorn and daughter Carrie Franson of Lincoln. Grandchildren KayLana, KinLeigh and KataLya Bradley, Jayvon Casteneda, and Kovey Franson. Siblings Michael Franson of Lincoln, Kenneth Franson of Iowa, Paul Franson of Lincoln, and Lorraine (Franson) Harre of Lincoln. Brother-in-law and wife Dean and Christi Phelps of Lincoln.

A memorial service will be held at 11:00 A.M Thursday, March 23, 2023 at Lincoln Church of Christ, 56th and Vine St., Lincoln, NE
Honorary Pallbearers: Michael Franson, Kenneth Franson, Paul Franson, Chris Sales, Doug Houtz, Greg Guyer and Dean Phelps.
Interment of ashes will be held at 9:45 A.M. on Thursday, March 23, 2023 at Fairview Cemetery, 84th and Adams St.

Memorials to the family for future designation.


  1. Jane & Family, I am so sorry about Ron. Sending big hugs, & prayers for healing! Just treasure all the wonderful memories! God Bless!!🙏🙏💔💔

  2. We are so very sorry for your loss. Always enjoyed Ron and being able to visit with him, especially recently when he came to Heartlands. Thoughts and prayers to the family.

    • Oh Jane I am just having a flashback of your very bubbly self when we ran into each other at Cook’s Café a few weeks back. I had no idea your sweet husband has been struggled with medical issues and you’ve been on this journey together. But the grander journey you shared for so many years…the love and commitment that is no longer commonplace for most…is what you are left with memories of! I am so very sorry, dear friend, and prayers will be ongoing for your heart and the hearts of your children!

  3. Jane and family, very sorry for your loss of Ron, We will remember our visits at Ace. Sending hugs and prayers.

  4. Peace and comfort to all at this sad time of loss. Sincerely, Carol Meyer

    • Prayers, hugs and positive energies to each family member and close friends of Ron…and reminders to look to your fondest memories of Ron ok ver your years with him…May God be with him and each of you through the coming years, weeks & months..🙏🙏🙏

  5. Jane and family, Love, hugs and prayers to all of you. I am so glad you have so many close friends to live and care for you. I wish I lived closer so I could help! Hugs💕. Love, Sandra

  6. Jane – Praying for peace and good memories of your sweet Ron for you and your family as you all move forward without him on this earth – however, knowing you will have the greatest reunion ever known one day.
    Sending love and hugs.

  7. Good man gone too soon. Knew Ron since Jr. High.

    Always sought him out at ACE hardware where we would give each other crap, all in a good hearted nature.
    My thoughts are with his family.


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