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Franklin "Ozzie" Maglinger

April 2, 1934 — February 16, 2023


Franklin "Ozzie" Maglinger

Franklin Oswald “Ozzie” Maglinger, 88, of Owensboro, passed away on Thursday, February 16, 2023 at the Heartford House.  He was born April 2, 1934 in Daviess County to the late James Frederick and Bertha Long Maglinger.  Ozzie worked as an Owensboro fireman for 36 years and retired with the rank of Chief.  He was well known and loved throughout his community and will be greatly missed.


In addition to his parents, Ozzie was preceded in death by his daughter, Cheri Tranjan; 10 brothers and sisters, Odelia Maglinger, Hazel Miller, Homer Maglinger, J. W. Maglinger, Woodrow Maglinger, Calvin Maglinger, Hoover Maglinger, Bill Maglinger, and two sisters who died as infants, Lucille and Dorothy Maglinger; and a son-in-law, Michael Joseph Leone.


Ozzie is survived by his loving wife of 70 years, Shirley Blanchard Maglinger; a daughter, Terri Leone Ware (Terry) of Lexington; a son, Wes Maglinger (Michelle Ballard) of Evansville; a son-in-law, Farid Tranjan of Concord, North Carolina; three grandchildren, Mike Tranjan, Michael Leone, and Annie Maggie Leone, all of Charlotte, North Carolina, a brother, Fred Maglinger; and numerous nieces and nephews.


A Memorial service will be held at 10 AM Tuesday, February 21, followed by a celebration of Ozzie’s life  in the Heritage Room from 11 AM until 1 PM, both at Glenn Funeral Home and Crematory.  Food and refreshments will be provided.


The family would like to extend special thanks to caregiver Judy Vincent for taking care of Ozzie for the past one and a half years.


Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to the Heartford House, the American Heart Association, or the Owensboro Fire Department.  Memories and condolences to the family can be shared at

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Memorial Service

Tuesday, February 21, 2023

10:00 - 11:00 am (Central time)

Glenn Funeral Home and Crematory

900 Old Hartford Road, Owensboro, KY 42303

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