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Published August 25, 2013, 12:00 AM

Frances "Fran" Rickers

Frances “Fran” Rickers, 74 of Moorhead, MN died August 23, 2013 at her home surrounded by her family.

She was born May 6, 1939 in Berlin, ND to Gabriel and Katherine (Gross) Aberle. After moving to Fargo, she met the love of her life at the Crystal Ball Room and married Sylvester Rickers on August 20, 1956. Fran spent her life supporting America’s Veterans with a lifelong career at the Department of Veterans Affairs and voluntary service with the Catholic War Veterans and Veterans of Foreign War Auxiliary. During her volunteering service, Fran held local, district, state, and national offices for the Catholic War Veterans and the Veterans Foreign War Auxiliaries. Fran’s outstanding service was recognized by President George W. Bush with the Volunteer Service Award in 2005. She was also a lifelong member of St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church in Moorhead.

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