Carl L. Fransen

GERRY – Carl L. Fransen, 35, of Gerry died Sat., Aug. 17, 2013 at home after a courageous battle with cancer.

Born July 4, 1978 in Jamestown, son of Craig Fransen of Gerry and Beverly Berg (Fred) Bunce of Jamestown. A Chautauqua county resident most of his life Carl was a 1996 graduate of Cassadaga Valley Central School. He was self employed owning Fransen Fire Equipment Sales of Gerry and was previously employed as a driver for Ostrom Eterprises of Jamestown. Carl was a member and for the past 10 years served as Chief of the Gerry Volunteer Fire Department. He enjoyed fishing especially on Lake Ontario and hunting.

Loving husband of Heather Roberts Fransen whom he married Jan. 26, 2013; father of Bryanna and Kohl Fransen both of Gerry; step-father of Preston Lugo of Orlando, FL; brother of Eric (Jennifer) Fransen of Panama; step-brother of Robin (Steve) Stanko of Sugar Grove, PA; grandson of Lester Berg of Randolph. Also survived by aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and many friends.

Firemen service 7 p.m. Monday (firemen please assemble at 6:30) at Jordan Funeral Home, Sinclairville. Visitation for friends and family 5-8 p.m. Tuesday. Funeral service 11 a.m. Wednesday in the Gerry Free Methodist Church, 4500 Church St., Gerry. Burial in Lake View Cemetery, Jamestown. Memorials to: Gerry Volunteer Fire Department or Hospice Chautauqua County.