Fire victims were retired doctor and wife, who was a nurse

Published 9:03 am Thursday, March 2, 2017

NORTHOME — Authorities said the two people killed in a house fire in north-central Minnesota were a retired doctor and his wife.

Officials on Wednesday identified the victims as 95-year-old Gordon Franklin and 92-year-old Marjorie “Midge” Franklin. Their home in the small Koochiching County community of Northome was engulfed in flames when firefighters arrived last Wednesday. Their bodies were found in the rubble.

According to a press release, Gordon Franklin was a retired family practitioner and had delivered more than 2,400 babies in the area. Midge Franklin was a registered nurse who worked with her husband.

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