Leitz-Eagan Funeral Home

4747 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, LA


Frances Dauphin Blanke

October 21, 1959September 30, 2019

On September 30th, 2019, Fran heard the long awaited and much deserved words, “Well done, good and faithful servant… enter into the joy of your rest” (Matthew 25:21). Fran was born on October 21st, 1959, to her loving mother, Mary Karl Dauphin and her father, the late Derbes Dauphin. Fran is survived by her husband of almost 34 years, Tommy, as well as sons, Travis (Katie), Matt (Amy), and Andrew. She is also survived by sisters, Vickie Dewey and Patricia Dauphin (fiance’ Bill). In addition, Fran is remembered lovingly by her mother-in-law, Gerry Blanke, along with a host of aunts, uncles, cousins, brothers/sisters-in-law, nieces, and nephews. Daily Fran would strive to live out the Great Commandment, to love the Lord God with all her heart, mind, soul, and strength, and to love others as herself. And she succeeded remarkably, the Lord Jesus living in and working through her. Fran lived her life with a selfless spirit, her labors of love always established by a joyful heart. Fran’s passion in life was to know the Lord more and more, and to make Him known. Her other passion was, without question, her family. Fran was all about family – her sons and precious daughters-in-law, as well as her extended family. Fran ran the race that was set before her with unwavering faith and patient endurance. Throughout her prolonged period of intense suffering, her focus was (incredibly) always on the well-being of others. To those of you who truly knew Fran, no words are necessary. Those of you who did not know her, no words would be adequate. Fran, “many daughters have done well, but you excel them all” (Proverbs 31:29). Well done indeed, our beloved! Many thanks to those who came along side us over the past several years in prayer and support. Thanks to the doctors and staff at the Ochsner multidisciplinary clinic, especially Dr. K and Ms. Je’na’. And thanks to all the Saints at Team Gleason. A celebration of Fran’s life will be held on Friday, October 11th, 2019 at Fellowship Bible Church, 4600 Clearview Parkway. Visitation will begin at 9AM with a service to follow at 11AM. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Team Gleason.


  • Visitation Friday, October 11, 2019
  • Celebration of Life Friday, October 11, 2019


Frances Dauphin Blanke

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patricia fortier

October 11, 2019

My condolences and prayers to the Dauphin and Blanke Family.

Gene Cookmeyer

October 11, 2019

Frances, I'm glad you are no longer suffering but I will miss you dearly. The world isn't the same without you.

Chase Cunningham

October 10, 2019

Mrs. Fran was a gift from God. She and her family have visited my family’s bed and breakfast many times over many years. They are part of our family now. Whether they came to celebrate Christmas in the Country in St. Francisville or to escape the fury of numerous hurricanes, their presence touched my heart each and every time. The Dauphin and Blanke families reflect the power of love and faith that have motivated me and my mother through difficult times over the years. Butler Greenwood, me and my mother will cherish Mrs, Fran’s memory and send heartfelt condolences to the whole family, our family.

Love, Chase

Tina Capielano

October 10, 2019

I first met Fran at Memorial Baptist school where our boys went to school
Together. I remember Fran being the most genuine, caring, person I can remember meeting. It was obvious in her heart she truly and sincerely cared about you and your circumstances , always offering to pray. There was a sense of peace when you were in Fran’s presence. I remember crossing paths again at a gym where I was employed when she was first diagnosed. She never talked about her aches and pains. I felt her deepest concern was her husband and sons, in typical Fran fashion. She wanted to know her sons knew the Lord. I pray she was able to see this come to fruition, but no doubt her prayers were answered. She was a wonderful mama, wife and mostly a woman after God’s own heart. My prayers go out to the boys and Tom. Know that you all were extremely blessed with a very special lady. There is a special place for her in heaven. God bless you all. The Capielano’s.

Alana Morgan

October 5, 2019

My first memory of Fran was when she and Tommy were baptized at their Church... a mutual friend asked me to video the event for these two beautiful and humble souls. Both of my kids had one of Fran's boys in class with them at Memorial Baptist and I was privileged to co-room mother with her one year. She was a joy on so many levels, enthusiastic, patient and willing to to what it took to keep the students and parents involved. She had a wonderful, albeit soft spoken sense of humor...she named two ducks that hung out near her home Lucy and Ethel. She loved the Lord and strove to serve Him. Her peaceful and Godly spirit has continued to inspire me through the years though we lost touch once our kids grew up. My family sends our condolences and prayers Tom, Travis, Matt and Andrew.

Alana Morgan

Lisa Ballweber Muller

October 4, 2019

I am Fran’s cousin, our mothers are sisters. I remember so many fun times with Fran and her sisters growing up. Family gatherings were always a big event. I’m sad to say I haven’t been able to see her for many years because we moved across the country. I know she suffered a long time and I know she’s now in heaven at peace. Love and prayers to the family.

Kathleen Ballweber

October 3, 2019

I am Kathleen Ballweber, known to Frances as Aunt Kathy. I have such fond memories of Frances as a child. Frances was in my wedding as one of the flower girls along with her sister Vickie. She was just as cute as a button. Over the years I did not see Frances very much or attend her wedding as I lived in another state and did not get to visit home very often. I was happy to see Frances last December, 2018, when I was in New Orleans for a visit. It takes a special person to endure what Frances went through and never complain. She has done her suffering on this earth and I have no doubt that the Lord has prepared a special place in His kingdom for her. Frances, may you enjoy the love and comfort the Lord has provided for you. May you rest in peace. My love to you, Aunt Kathy.