Francis Belle “Fran” Ash, 75

Francis Belle “Fran” Ash, 75, of Grundy Center, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, June 12th at the Grundy County Memorial Hospital in Grundy Center. Visitation will be held on Friday, June 16th from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM at the Engelkes-Abels Funeral Home in Grundy Center. The funeral service will be held on Saturday, June 17th at 10:30 AM at the Engelkes-Abels Funeral Home. The burial will follow the funeral service at the Rosehill Cemetery in Grundy Center. Memorials may be directed to the family and you can do so by clicking on the ‘Appeals for Donations’ tab. Online messages of condolence may be left for the family at

Fran is survived by her children Randy (Karen) Thompson, of Grundy Center, Brenda (Mark) Stamp, of Iowa Falls, IA, Rhonda (Peter) Brand, of Bloomingdale, NJ, Lance Thompson, of Storm Lake, IA and Dotti Thompson, of Grundy Center; 14 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren and many siblings.