Franklin A. Tralle a Sequim, WA resident passed away Monday, April 22, 2002 at the Skagit Valley Hospital in Mount Vernon, WA at the age of 60 years. He was born December 20, 1941 in Northfield, Minnesota the son of Roland and Catherine Dettling Tralle. Franklin was married to Mary Larson on May 9, 1964 in Breckinridge, Minnesota. For the past 7 years he has resided in Sequim and formally resided on Whidbey Island. Franklin was a retired Chief Petty Officer serving with the US Navy from 1965 to 1985. After his military service, Franklin worked for the US Government as a payroll clerk at Whidbey Island until two years ago when he began working in the maintenance dept of the Cascade Mall in Burlington. Franklin was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Sequim and the Knights of Columbus. He was active in Boy Scouts with his children, he umpired little league softball and also enjoyed gardening and fishing. Franklin is survived by his wife Mary of the family home in Sequim. Children William and his wife Regina Tralle of Bellevue, NB, Anne and her husband David Abell of Dawsonville, GA, Franklin J. And his wife Christie Tralle of Cumming, GA, Michelle and her husband David Cole of Sequim, WA and Candyce L. Tralle of Sequim, WA. 9 Grandchildren.
2 brothers Duane and his wife Gayle Tralle of Sequim, WA and Roger and his wife Beverly Tralle of Dundas, MN. A sister Dorothy and her husband Francis Pavek Sr. Of Northfield, MN. Numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, a sister, and a son James F. Tralle.
A Rosary Service will be held Wednesday, April 24, 2002 at 7:30 PM at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Sequim with a Funeral Mass to follow on Thursday, April 25, 2002 at 11:00 AM at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Sequim with Father Francis Walsh S.J. as celebrant. A reception will follow the Mass at the church. Memorials are suggested to ST. Jude’s Childrens Hospital in Memphis, TN. Arrangements and Services under the care of Lemley Chapel, Sedro-Woolley. You may share your thoughts and memories of Franklin in the memorial guest book online at www.lemleychapel.com