Bob Franzmann, who joined the Wisconsin State Journal in 1963 and was its business editor from 1988 to 1994, died on Aug. 19 at the age of 86.
Molly Devore of the State Journal writes, “Franzmann was also a friendly ‘people person’ who enjoyed interviewing and connecting with sources, Kate Franzmann recalled.
“‘He was drawn to being out in the field and out in the community, listening to people,’ she said.
Franzmann was instrumental in establishing the State Journal’s business section, Sereno said, calling him ‘one of the unsung heroes of the newsroom.’ His interest in entrepreneurs and his dedication to building trust among sources and readers continued to shape the newspaper’s coverage long after he left, Sereno said.”
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