Frantz, Clairton "Buster"

Written by David Green.

Clairton “Buster” Frantz, 91, of Jasper Mich., died at his home Jan. 24, 2012.  

Buster was born Aug. 31, 1920, in Palmyra, Mich., to the late Clair and Ada (Meyers) Frantz. In 1940, he married Sara Juanita Stemen who preceded him in death in 2001. 

Buster served honorably during World War II. He first worked at Bohn Aluminum and then with the Lenawee Road Commission as a grader operator for more than 30 years, from where he retired. 

His is survived by two sons, Lowell (and Sue) Frantz of West Lake, La., and Richard Frantz of Sand Creek, Mich., one daughter, Marilyn (and Martin) Roth of Delta, Ohio; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and two sisters-in-law, Eileen Walton and Myrna Stemen.

In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by his son, Robert; daughter-in-law, Donna; and granddaughter, Brenda.

Visitation is scheduled from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 27, at the Weigel Funeral Home in Metamora, Ohio. Funeral services are planned at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 28. Interment, with military honors, will follow at Lyons Cemetery. 

 Memorial contributions are suggested to Disabled American Veterans in Wauseon, Ohio.

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