Thomas J. (Tommy) Franke, Jr.

  • Died: January 2, 2019
  • Location: Fort Wayne, Indiana

Mungovan & Sons

2114 S. Calhoun St.
Fort Wayne, IN 46802

Tel. (260) 426-9494

Tribute & Message From The Family

THOMAS J."TOMMY" FRANKE JR, 64, passed away on January 2, 2019 at his home.
Thomas was the son of Thomas J. Franke Sr, and Margaret E. Franke, who preceded him in death. He was an avid Cincinnati Reds and Bengals fan. Thomas spent most of his working career in the printing business in Fort Wayne, most notably at Instant Copy of Fort Wayne. He was considered one of the markets finest printers. He enjoyed his trips to California to visit his loving sister, Mary Ann. They spent four wonderful months together last winter and spring enjoying the sunshine and beautiful weather as a family. He is survived by his sister Mary Ann of San Clemente, California. He is also survived by his half-brother Dan LaGrand of Las Vegas, his first cousins, William Franke Jr, Richard Franke, Mary Franke Erb, Stephen Franke, David Franke and Michael Franke, who all considered Tommy to be their brother. His quick wit and great personality will be greatly missed by everyone.
There will be no calling or service. Donations can be made in his name to the Fort Wayne Rescue Mission. Arrangements by Mungovan Simple Funerals and Cremation. To sign the online guest book go to

Condolence & Memory Journal

Mary Ann and the Franke Family, I am sorry for your loss.

I worked with Tommy at Instant Copy and have many fond memories.

Tommy always made me smile.

Posted by Bob Wahl - St. Petersburg, FL - Friend   September 05, 2019

I love Tommy. We called him The Consultant during his 4 month visit this year. He was a funny, wise, individual. I will miss him. He is still with us

Posted by Paul Lampert - Oceanside, CA - Family   January 15, 2019

Rest in peace, old friend.

Posted by A friend   January 14, 2019

So blessed you were in our life for so many years. Glad we were together at Christmas one last time you will be missed by us all.

Posted by Bill Franke - Ft Wayne, IN - Family   January 13, 2019

To all the Franke family, My sincere sympathy on your loss and the promise of prayers for you in the days ahead.

Posted by Fr. John H. Delaney - South Bend, IN   January 13, 2019

Bill, Rich and Families,
Sincere Sympathy as you remember your cousin.
God Bless you with Peace. May Tommy rest with the Angels.

Posted by Phillip Shirmeyer - Adams Lake, IN   January 13, 2019

Family Album

Brother and Best Friend. You will always be with me. I love you. Mary Ann