Virgil P. Frantz, 93, North Manchester, Ind., passed away at 3:43 a.m. Friday, Sept. 13, 2013, in Peabody Healthcare Center.
He was born at Wabash County, Ind., on June 12, 1920, to Glen R. and Opal May (Anderson) Frantz. On Aug. 2, 1946, he married Nellie P. Barton. She died Nov. 14, 1994. On Aug. 29, 1996, he married Karen (Metzger) Bennett, who survives.
He was a member of the Old German Baptist Brethren Church, North Manchester, and was a lifelong farmer.
He is also survived by a son: Joe Frantz, Tipp City, Ohio; a daughter: Gail (Fred) Gish, Claypool, Ind.; two step sons: LaMar Bennett, North Manchester, Ind.; and LaMont Bennett, Sidney, Ind.; a step daughter: Lisa Bennett, Nappanee, Ind.; nine grandchildren; four step grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren; three sisters: Ruth (Dennis) Landes, New Carlisle, Ohio; Velma (Don) Hantelman, Silver Lake, Ind.; and Carolyn Frantz, North Manchester.
Visitation will be from noon to 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 15, at Old German Baptist Brethren Church, North Manchester. Services will follow. The Home Brethren will officiate and burial will follow in the Old German Baptist Brethren Cemetery, North Manchester.
Arrangements are entrusted to McKee Mortuary, 1401 SR 114 West, North Manchester.
Memorial contributions may be made to Peabody Caring Circle, 400 W. Seventh St., North Manchester, IN 46962.