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Jacque E. Frantz, 82, of 3003 Cisco Road, Sidney, passed away at 4:40 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 10, 2011, at Dorothy Love Retirement Community.
He was born on July 25, 1929, in Piqua, the son of Roy and Helen (Edwards) Frantz, and they preceded him in death.
On Aug. 27, 1949, he was married to Lucille M. DeBrosse, and she preceded him in death on June 29, 1999.
Jacque is survived by seven children, Jacqueline (Don) Cusic of Nashville, Tenn., Christine (Scott) Arnold of Sidney, James R. (Pam) Frantz of Celina, Mary Jo (Doug) Kies of Quincy, William J. (Jane) Frantz of Taylor Mill, Ky., Daniel E. (Tricia) Frantz of Nashville, Tenn., and Jerome A. Frantz of Beavercreek; 19 grandchildren, Delaney (Scott) Blain, Jesse, Eli and Alex Cusic, Jason (Sherry) Arnold, Andy (Julie) Arnold, Joe (Julie) Arnold, Emily (Dominic) Burnside, Justin (Margo) Frantz, Laura and Claire Frantz, Theresa (Jon) Dunn, Abigail White, Jacob, Lillian and Katherine Frantz, Nathaniel “Thor” Frantz, Demi and Cameo Frantz; 15 great-grandchildren; a brother, Richard Frantz; two sisters, Damaris “Dedee” Frantz and Sally Jo “Jody” Gasson; a brother-in-law, Carl (Betty) Debrosse; five sisters-in-law, Helen LaVielle, wife to the late Charles LaVielle, Jeanette DeBrosse, Rita (Fritz) Ostdiek, Adele Cooley, wife of the late Pete Cooley, and Evie (Don) August; numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by sister-in-law, Harriet Frantz, wife of Richard Frantz.
Mr. Frantz was the president of United Steel Fabricators in Sidney. He was also the Vice President of Frantz Brothers, Inc. He was a past member of the Ohio Contractors Association and served on the board of directors. Jacque belonged to the Sidney Council Knights of Columbus and was a third-degree and fourth-degree member.
He was a graduate of Holy Angels High School and a lifelong member of the Holy Angels Catholic Church. He was loved dearly and will be missed very much by his family and his friends.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Holy Angels Catholic Church, with the Rev. Daniel Schmitmeyer officiating. Burial will be at Graceland Cemetery in Sidney.
The family will receive friends from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Cromes Funeral Home, 302 S. Main Ave., Sidney, and from 9:30 a.m. until the hour of service on Thursday, also at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Wilson Auxiliary or to Holy Angels Catholic Church. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.
Condolences may be expressed to the Frantz family at Cromesfh.com.