Francis Kane

Francis Kane

Francis (Frank) S. Kane 83, recently of St. Cloud, Talahi Care Center, died peacefully February 21, 2014. Francis suffered a stroke in 2004 and has resided at Talahi since 2007.
Francis was born in Stephen, Minnesota on October 18, 1930, to Patrick and Mary Kane. He was raised in central South Dakota and worked in the family ranching business until moving to Pierz, Minnesota in 1960 with his wife Jean and children. Francis continued raising cattle until the late 70s.
He served on the Pierz City Council and as mayor between 1964 and 1968. In the late 60s, Francis transitioned into residential real estate, eventually working as a broker and developer in the St. Cloud area.
Francis is survived by children, Michael, Linda (Ray Langer), Steve (Nancy), John (Marge), Theresa (John) Kornberg, Martin and Robert (Marnie); 13 grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren; longtime partner Cleo Nistler and brother Patrick Kane.
He was preceded in death by his parents and sister Kathleen.
A private memorial will be held April 26, 2014.

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