Franklin Kjeldgaard



Age: 72


Summary: retired businessman and civic leader who was the sole survivor of the 1965 Big Springs, Nebraska bank robbery and shootings that claimed the lives of three employees including his elderly uncle Andreas Kjeldgaard and also left him partially paralyzed during the hold-up, but who returned to work as president of the family-owned Farmers State Bank just six months after the shooting and ran it until the Kjeldgaard family sold it in 2004.



Cause of Death: Lengthy illness


Born: September 4, 1939


Died: July 6, 2012


Location: Big Springs, Nebraska