Alexander T. Franz

Alexander T. Franz

February 14, 1988 – February 17, 2024

Alex Franz, 36, passed away February 17, 2024, after a five-year battle with cancer.

Alex was born February 14, 1988, in Council Bluffs, Iowa. He attended school in Council Bluffs, where he was a city-wide spelling bee champion in 8th grade.

Alex was a bartender for most of his career and prided himself on his mixology skills.

Alex was intelligent, kind, and funny. For a non-dad, he could tell cringy dad jokes with the best of them. He loved cats and dogs, especially his friend, Jewel, the Japanese Chin. He enjoyed playing video games, watching pro wrestling, and was a Seinfeld aficionado, having seen the entire TV series at least 20 times.

Alex is survived by his mother, Treesa (Lyons) Franz; his father, Mark (Carolyn Nussrallah); brother, Eric (Cortney Griffith-Franz); stepsiblings: Mo Nuwwarah, Yasmine Nuwwarah, Samar Nussrallah, and Ayah Nuwwarah; aunts, uncles, and cousins.

There will be a visitation with the family, Thursday, February 22, 2024, from 5:00 – 7 :00PM, at Heafey Hoffman Dworak Cutler, West Center Chapel, 7805 West Center Road in Omaha, Nebraska.

Memorials are suggested to the family or the Nebraska Humane Society.

20 Comments

  • Mark Abel Posted February 19, 2024 3:52 pm

    I left Council Bluffs nearly two decades ago and Alex was never afraid to reach out and comment on the various food or cocktail pictures that I’d share on Instagram. It was always a pleasure chatting with him (although infrequently and briefly) even though we had not seen each other for so long. I’d like to think that if I had stuck around we would have been good friends as we seem to share very similar interests. RIP king.

  • Paige Maxwell Posted February 19, 2024 4:45 pm

    I’m so sorry for your loss. He was a great friend. It was an honor to be able to have known him

  • Andrea Poppy Posted February 19, 2024 5:23 pm

    We are so sad for all of you and will miss Alex. We will be there Thursday. Sending so much love.

  • Huston Hunter Posted February 19, 2024 6:50 pm

    Alex was friendly and funny in high school. RIP and much love to his family.

  • Elliot D. Posted February 19, 2024 6:59 pm

    Even in the short amount of time I knew him, he was an amazingly friendly and kind person. I’m sorry for your loss.

  • Maggie Sweany Posted February 19, 2024 7:41 pm

    Alex was so many wonderful things, all wrapped into one spectacularly quick-witted, cynical, slender package. We experienced so much of life together, and maintained a wonderful friendship for many years. His unwavering devotion to those he loved was his strongest attribute, next to his sense of humor. It was truly one of my deepest privileges in life to be able to call him my friend until the end.

    Rest peacefully, Alex. Thank you for always being truly, authentically, unabashedly yourself.

  • User Posted February 19, 2024 11:24 pm

    The online communities he was a part of will miss him terribly. He was such a positive force in the world. Rest in peace friend.

  • Francesca Apper Posted February 20, 2024 12:10 pm

    Such a wonderful and tender heart. May his memory be a blessing♥️

  • Jesse Booker Posted February 20, 2024 12:22 pm

    My condolences to his family. Alex was a fantastic person and will be missed by many.

  • Keshia Bradford Posted February 20, 2024 1:18 pm

    Alex always possessed a quick, clever, and amusing sense of humor, being able to make others laugh with his sharp observations. Alex, despite his health journey, offered empathy and understanding towards those he cared about which I was on the receiving end a few times. Alex provided encouragement and loyalty to those around him, offering a listening ear when needed. As a friend to Alex, I got to see how much he loved- it was so pure. In many conversations he shared about his family, even though I never met them, Alex loved them all so much- it was in how he spoke about his family.
    To Alex’s family, Alex was a good friend, a great person. He will be missed. I’m truly sorry for your loss.
    Rest in peace, my friend.

  • Bre P. Posted February 20, 2024 3:00 pm

    We will miss you very much Alex, thank you for your kindness & welcoming spirit.

  • Andrea Seamands Posted February 20, 2024 4:49 pm

    Alex was truly one of a kind. He impressed me time and again with his strength and resilience, made me laugh, and most importantly, made me feel seen and cared for as a friend and fellow human being. His charm was seriously unbeatable too, as we all know. And his comedic timing, gold.
    We stayed in touch over these 20 or so years, even though I moved away. Sharing candid and supportive catch-ups together, I always knew I could count on him. And I owe my foodie knowledge of Omaha to him too. Thanks, friend, for always scoping out the best backdrops for us to make memories together and pick up right where we left off.
    Alex will always hold a special place in my heart. What an amazing soul you brought into this world. He will be so very missed by us all.
    To Alex’s family, friends and kin, I’m so sorry for your loss—sending my deepest condolences to all of you.
    May his kind soul rest in peace. ♥️

  • Andrea Seamands Posted February 21, 2024 3:27 am

    Alex was truly one of a kind. He impressed me time and again with his strength and resilience, made me laugh, and most importantly, made me feel seen and cared for as a friend and fellow human being. His charm was seriously unbeatable too, as we all know. And his comedic timing, gold.
    We stayed in touch over these 20 or so years, even though I moved away. Sharing candid and supportive catch-ups together, I always knew I could count on him. And I owe my foodie knowledge of Omaha to him too. Thanks, friend, for always scoping out the best backdrops for us to make memories together and pick up right where we left off.
    Alex will always hold a special place in my heart. What an amazing soul you brought into this world. He will be so very missed by us all.
    To Alex’s family, friends and kin, I’m so sorry for your loss—sending my deepest condolences to all of you.
    May his kind soul rest in peace. ♥️

  • Megan Wirt Posted February 21, 2024 11:16 am

    I was lucky to know Alex for many years, through different phases of our lives. We met through friends in the car enthusiast realm and had many adventures going to car shows, traveling to KC for meet ups, go-karting and auto crossing. Alex and Eric were able to partake in my family’s favorite holiday, the 4th of July, where we blew up thousands of dollars worth of fire works. After my dad passed away, Alex offered to go to my parent’s house and get some chores done for my mom. He got on the roof and started cleaning out the gutters. He showed us true kindness during a really hard time. We shared music, memes and inside jokes throughout the years and he will be missed immensely.

  • Andrew Thompson Posted February 22, 2024 8:16 am

    Alex was a good man. Such a good heart, and cared deeply for his friends. I’ll miss are little debates on wrestling. RIH

  • Louisa Whittle Posted February 22, 2024 9:31 am

    I was lucky to have met Alex through my little sister Kendra. Alex would travel with her here to Missouri to visit my husband Drake in the hospital who was fighting his own cancer battle at the time. Prayers to your family and all your loved ones. May he forever & ever rest in love and you feel his spirit always!!

  • Louisa Whittle Posted February 22, 2024 9:44 am

    I met Alex in March of 2023 through my little sister Kendra. Alex would make the drive with her and my nephew from Nebraska to Missouri to visit my Husband Drake who was also going through his cancer battle. Thank you Alex for everything you have done for my sister and nephew. The Whittles and everyone from Kansas City are sad for your families loss. We pray that your family finds peace and comfort and knows that Alex will forever and ever be with you all.

  • Bonnie schwab Posted February 22, 2024 11:09 am

    RIP Alex I only knew you for a short time but long enough to learn what a wonderful loving man you were. Thank you for loving Kendra and Luka as you did. Until we meet again.

  • Nancy Brickley Posted February 22, 2024 1:57 pm

    Treesa and family, I am so sorry for your loss. I didn’t really know Alex but from all of the wonderful comments it sounds like he was a really nice person and will be greatly missed.

  • Debra Miller Posted February 22, 2024 6:04 pm

    My condolences to Treesa and all of Alex’s family. I graduated with Treesa and she’s the sweetest. When my daughter was in a car accident a few years ago and she was laid up with a young child, Treesa offered to go to the store for her or anything she might need help with, even though she’d never met my daughter. My daughter Laura Miller went to school with Alex and said he was such a great person, and she is very sorry for your loss.

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