| WMU News
Dorothy L. (Bladt) Franzen, Western Michigan University associate professor emerita of education and professional development, died Saturday, May 9, in Kalamazoo. She was 91.
Franzen joined what was then the College of Education in 1968 and retired in 1988 after 20 years of service. She received the WMU Teaching Excellence Award in 1971.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Paralyzed Veterans of America or St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 11, at Redmond Funeral Home, 4100 S. Westnedge Ave., Kalamazoo.
Condolences to the family may be left at redmondfuneralhomes.net.