Wendelin R. “Wendy” Frantz, 84, died at 7:40 A.M., Thursday, March 13, 2014, at the Columbia Montour Hospice at Maria Hall, Danville, Pennsylvania, where he was a guest for 12 days. He was in failing health for the past six months. Born April 28, 1929, in Cleveland, he was a son of the late Wendelin C. and Myrtle L. (Baldi) Frantz. He resided in Bloomsburg since 1968.
Wendy was a 1947 graduate of John Marshall High School, Cleveland. He received his B.S. degree from the College of Wooster and his M.S. degree and Ph.D.. from the University of Pittsburgh . He was a professor at Bloomsburg University from 1968 until retiring in 1992 and served as chairman of the Geography and Earth Sciences Department for many years. Wendy was an active member of St. Matthew Lutheran Church, Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania, where he served on the Church council and as an usher. He enjoyed outdoor activities, hunting, fishing and spending time at his cottage in Canada. He also enjoyed watching sports and was a baseball player while enrolled in college. Wendy was always very friendly and outgoing, as well as being witty. He cherished the time spent with his family. Wendy served with the U.S. Army during the Korean War.
Surviving are his wife, the former Margret E. Dreibelbis, with whom he celebrated his 62nd wedding anniversary on February 22, 2014; three children, Scott H. Frantz, and his wife Debra, Cleveland, twins, Christopher W. Frantz, and his wife Julie, Downingtown and Suzanne E., wife of Erik Frigon, Pownal, Maine; four grandchildren, Peter, Curtis, Leah and Jared Frantz; a brother, Edward Frantz and his wife, Barbara, Cincinnati; and a sister, Miriam Hadlock, Pompano Beach, Florida.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, March 19, 2014, 11 A.M., at Waite & Son Funeral Home, 765 N. Court St., Medina, with Pastor Frank Woodrum officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service, 10 to 11 A.M., at the funeral Home. Interment will follow the service at Granger-Fairview Cemetery. The family will provide flowers.
Memorials may be sent to St. Matthew Lutheran Church, 123 N. market St., Bloomsburg, PA 17815 or the Columbia Montour Home Hospice, 410 Glenn Ave., Bloomsburg, PA 17815.
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