Obituary for Howard R. "Grouch" Frantz


Howard R. "Grouch" Frantz

Howard R. “Grouch” Frantz, 80 of Pierceton, Indiana passed away Monday October 5, 2015 at 2:05 a.m. in Millers Merry Manor, Columbia City, Indiana. He was born on January 31, 1935 to Arnold B. and Clarice L. Frantz in Pierceton, Indiana.

He was a lifetime resident of Kosciusko County. He graduated from Mentone High School in 1953. He served during the Korean War from 1954 – 1957. He married Shirley Shumaker. He retired from RR Donnelley, Warsaw, Indiana where he held many position. He was a member of the American Legion Post 258, Pierceton, Indiana. “Grouch” enjoyed motorcycling, gardening, Taking photos of flowers and wildlife.

Howard is survived by his wife, Shirley Frantz of Pierceton, Indiana; two sons Arnold R. Frantz of Warsaw, Indiana and Kevin Frantz of Pierceton, Indiana; a brother Roger (and spouse Joann) Frantz of Warsaw, Indiana; six grandchildren and six great grandchildren. Also surviving are half-brothers, Randy, Rex and Clarence Dickey; two step-children Cheryl Biltz and Steve Shumaker both of Warsaw, Indiana. He is preceded by his parents and a daughter Rhonda Frantz.

Visitation with family and friends will be on Thursday October 8, 2015 from 2:00 to 8:00 p.m. at McHatton-Sadler Funeral Chapel, Warsaw, Indiana. There will be no service. Burial will be at a later date in Palestine Cemetery, Palestine, Indiana.



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