Celebration of life services for Franklin Luetmer, 19, of Brainerd, were at Community Methodist Church in Monticello Nov. 14.

Franklin passed away Nov. 7, 2022, at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Brainerd after a long battle with mental illness.

Franklin was born May 22, 2003, in Coon Rapids to Robert and Amy (Spriggs) Luetmer. Franklin was raised in Big Lake with their four siblings whom they loved immensely. Frank went to Big Lake High School and then went on to study at Central Lakes College in the Natural Resources Technology program. Their goal was a future career in forestry or conservation. Frank loved the outdoors. Whether it was fishing, rollerblading, snowboarding or hiking in the woods, they felt most at home in nature and with animals, especially playing with their family dogs Roxy, Reggie and Booker. Frank was an extremely talented artist with a wonderful sense of creativity, humor and charm. Frank was also very musical just like their father and could play the ukulele and banjo. Most of all Frank loved hanging out with family and friends and playing board games and video games.

Franklin is survived by mother Amy of Big Lake; siblings Nicholas (Marie) of Park Rapids, Anthony of Big Lake; Vincent of Maple Grove and Isabella of Big Lake; grandparents Aloysius and Maureen of Melrose; Carol Spriggs of Big Lake and many cousins, aunts, uncles and special friends.

Franklin is preceded in death by their father, Robert; grandfather C.W. Spriggs; uncle Theodore Luetmer; aunt Mary Monroe; and uncle Steve Pawlenty.

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