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Franklin H. Akins

May 2, 2013

    Franklin H. Akins, 77, of Monroeville, passed away Tuesday, April 30, 2013, at Lutheran Hospital of Indiana.
    He married Ruby Lee, who preceded him in death on September 12, 1974. Franklin then married Patricia R. Wissler on December 28, 1984, in Fort Wayne; she survives.
    Franklin retired in 1983 from International Harvester.
    Among survivors are two sons, Mark A. (Steffani) Akins of Stuttgart, Germany, and Matthew  A. Akins of Muncie; a stepson, Christopher J. (Rebecca) Voirol of Kendallville; two stepdaughters, Angela A. Brockhouse-Voirol of Monroeville and Lora (Jimmy) Hewitt of Hilton Head, S.C.; two sisters, Helen C. (Jim) Boschet of Fort Wayne and Mary A. (Rick) Rhoades of Ariz.; nine grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.
    Franklin was preceded in death by a son, Michael Akins; a stepdaughter, Lisa Voirol; and two brothers.
    Visitation will be from 2-4 p.m. and 5-8 p.m. Friday, May 3, and 10:30-11:30 Saturday, May 4, at Zwick & Jahn Funeral Home Jacobs Chapel in Monroeville
    Funeral services will be held at 11:30 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home.
    Online condolences may be made at

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