FRANZ BIERFranz Bier, 88 formerly of Duluth, died Saturday in W St.
Franz Bier, 88 formerly of Duluth, died Saturday in W St. Paul.
He was born Sept. 3, 1924 in Backi Monostor (former state of Yugoslavia) to Albert and Anna (Schultz) Bier.
Preceded in death by his parents; his wife of 48 years Centa; his three brothers and their spouses: Anton (Mitzi), Albert, and Joseph (Maria) and his good friend Alba Facciotto.
Survived by children Sieglinde (David Jensen), and Al (Ruth); grandchildren Christopher Jensen (Kelly) and Justin Bier; great-grandchildren Andrew and Mary Frances Jensen; niece Maria Bier (Joe) Klemm and her children Joseph (Jennifer) and his children, and Kristine.
MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL: 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013 in St. Mary Star of the Sea Church, 325 E 3rd St. Duluth, with a visitation one hour prior. Memorials preferred to St. Mary Star of the Sea or the donor’s choice. Arrangements by Dougherty Funeral Home, Duluth, (218) 727-3555.