Standke, Frances Mary (nee: Flavin), "Frannie" age 67 of Minnetonka, left for greener pastures in the early morning hours of November 16, 2020. That, in itself, marked a special occasion because she would never have gotten up that early for anyone or anything unless it really was special. She was preceded in death by her parents, Joyce and Earl Flavin, and by her brother, Kevin Flavin. She is survived with loving memories by her husband, Robert, her daughter Rachel (Dan) Hansen, her grandchildren: Savannah (Kyle) Shaw, Blake (Kyla) Goodwin and Bryce Goodwin (Rachel Williams), her newest step grandson, Ansel Hansen, her beautiful great grandchildren: Soffia Shaw, Scarlett Shaw and Breck Goodwin, all of whom will hold her undying love in their hearts forever. She is also survived by her brothers Steven (Marlys) Flavin and Joseph Flavin and her sister, Patricia Johnson, as well as many nieces and nephews. Frannie was the bright ray of sunshine on a cloudy day. She made friends with the greatest of ease and once you entered that circle, you knew you had entered an uncharted, but wonderful territory. Her wide circle of friends spread from Minnetonka to Negril, Jamaica to Bass Lake in Wisconsin. There was an aura around this beautiful, mystical woman that never left until she left the room. Unfortunately, for all of us remaining here, we will have to find a way to go on without her. She also loved her cats: Rocky, Smoky and Joey like they were her children. The boys already miss their mom and her love and the steady stream of cat treats that they got from her for being such good boys. Because of the pandemic, funeral services will be limited to the immediate family, but rest assured that once the fog of this disease has cleared, there will be a most joyous public celebration of her life to which all of her friends will be welcomed. In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Park Nicollet Frauenshuh Cancer Center who helped her so very much in the past few years. When she gets where she's going, there'll be only happy tears. She will shed the sins and struggles that she's carried all these years. She'll leave her heart wide open. She will love and have no fear. When she gets where she's going, don't cry for her down here. (apologies to Brad Paisley).

Published on November 22, 2020