Frances "Fran" Hollingsworth

Frances “Fran” Hollingsworth, age 88, of Carrington, ND, died Friday, November 25, 2016, at her home surrounded by her family.


Frances Elizabeth Merck was born July 15, 1928, in Selfridge, SD, the daughter of John and Katie (Fiest) Merck.  She grew up in Sykeston, ND, and graduated in 1945.  Frances was united in marriage to Jim Hollingsworth on April 25, 1946, at Sykeston.  He died February 21, 1982.


Fran was an active member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, where she had served 23 years as Church Women’s Circle and Funeral Chairperson.  She was also active in the Carrington Senior Citizens club.


She is survived by two daughters, Helene Hollingsworth, Menoken, ND, and Julie (Joe) Hawks, Sykeston; four grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren; 4 sisters & 3 brothers, Connie, Shirley, John, Jim, Kathy, Mary, and Mike.


Fran was preceded in death by her husband, her parents, and two sisters, Johanna & Alice, and her in-laws, Ralph and Helen Hollingsworth.




THURSDAY (Dec 1st) with Rosary at 6:45PM and Vigil Service at 7PM,

all in Evans Funeral Home, Carrington


Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Carrington


FRIDAY, December 2, 2016 at 10:30AM


Carrington Cemetery

Posted Condolences:

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Name: Marliss  Beaudoin Shelton

Date: December 1, 2016

Message: Helene, my condolences on the loss of your mother.



Name: Kathe Kleinsasser

Date: December 1, 2016

Message: God bless the memory of Fran, always enjoyed visiting with her, got to know her when we took painting classes in the 90's. 



Name: Lanny & Arlene Leifert

Date: 11-28-2016

Message: Julie & family--

Our deepest sympathy to all of you.

Lanny & Arlene Leifert


Name: Rosemary Voglewede

Date: Nov 28, 2016

Message: My deepest sympathy to the family of Fran. She will be missed by many of us who were her friends. May she find peace and love with the Lord.

Rosemary Voglewede