Franklin Robert NosenFranklin Robert Nosen, 78, passed away peacefully Nov. 13, 2013 at Solvay Hospice House in Duluth, after a courageous battle with cancer.
Franklin Robert Nosen, 78, passed away peacefully Nov. 13, 2013 at Solvay Hospice House in Duluth, after a courageous battle with cancer.
Franklin "Bud" was born Jan. 20, 1935 to Ludwig and Rose Nosen at home in Gilbert, Minn. Bud was a huge baby with the scale stopping at its limit of 12 pounds!
Bud graduated from Gilbert High School in 1952. After graduation he worked for J & L Mines as a draftsmen, attended the University of North Dakota, and repaired television in Two Harbors and Duluth. In 1970, Bud established Bud Nosen Models where he remained employed for many years. Bud held his family and business closest to his heart, and enjoyed years of travel with his faithful companion, Shirley.
Bud was united in marriage to Shirley Cleonne Gustafson on Dec. 23, 1959 in E. Grand Forks, Minn., where they began 53 years of a wonderful life together.
Bud was preceded in death by his parents, Lud and Rose and an infant brother, John.
Bud is survived by his loving wife and best friend, Shirley; his three children Sandy (Jeff) Nordean, Laurie (Darrell) Wick, John (Jennifer) Nosen; his sister, Rosalynn (David) Liimatta ; brother-in-law, Wayne (Arlene) Gustafson; a niece and numerous nephews; four grandchildren, Mike and Chad Nordean, Logan Wick and Marcus Nosen who brought much joy and laughter to his life. Bud is also survived by many family members and friends in Minnesota, Hawaii and Florida.
In honor of Bud, please take an extra day to fly your model airplane, throw an extra cast into the lake, enjoy a long nap, take a great car trip, share your favorite beverage with friends, and be grateful for all you have.
A celebration of Bud's life will be held in a private ceremony.
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