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Julia ‘Fran” Francis Wacker

Julia ‘Fran” Francis Wacker, of Brandenburg, KY, passed away Saturday, January 30, 2021 at her home in Brandenburg.

Fran was born July 2, 1946 in Joliet, IL to the late Jack and Lee McDonald. She was preceded in death by her parents; one brother, Bill McDonald; and one grandson, Andre Tafoya.

She is survived by her loving husband, Francis “Frank” Joseph Wacker of Brandenburg; her beloved children: Dean Avery of Chicago, IL and Christy Hurt of Brandenburg; grandchildren: Nikki Tafoya of KY, Mario Tafoya of FL, Chloe Miller and Alex Miller both of KY, and Adrian Avery of Chicago; brother, John McDonald; and two sisters, Lori McDonald and Ann McDonald; and several nieces and nephews.

There will be a Celebration of Fran’s life on Thursday, February 4, 2021 at the Senior Center at 1200 Old Ekron Road, Brandenburg, KY at 5 P.M. EST. There will be a small service and meal to follow. Food donations and such can be dropped off at the Senior Center any-time after 10 A.M. This would be greatly appreciated.

Bruington-Jenkins-Sturgeon Funeral Home was entrusted with the arrangements.

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