Passed away Monday morning, May 21, 2012. Frances was born May 1, 1923 in Kalamazoo the daughter of the late Joseph and Jennie (Mulder) Bekken. Prior to her retirement she was employed for 46 years with Allen Electric. Frances was a member of the Martin Reformed Church, enjoyed going to the Barn Theatre and shopping with friends. On December 5, 1950 she was united in marriage to Henry Pieratt who preceded her in death in 1988. She was also preceded in death by a sister, Clara Zuidema. Surviving is her brother, Clarence (Marilyn) Bekken; and nephews, David (Diana) Zuidema, Dennis (Nancy) Bekken, and Charles (Terri) Bekken. There will be no visitation. A graveside service will be held at Mt. Ever-Rest Cemetery at 1:00pm Friday, May 25, with Rev. James VanderRoest officiating. Memorials may be directed to the Martin Reformed Church. Arrangements by Langeland Family Funeral Homes, Memorial Chapel, 622 S. Burdick.