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Obituaries

Obituaries

Lucas Allen Frantz 1983 - 2005 Tonganoxie

Memorial services for Spc. Lucas Allen Frantz, 22, Tonganoxie, will be at noon Thursday at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Park in Tonganoxie. Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery in Tonganoxie.Mr. Frantz died Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2005, in Mosul, Iraq, while supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.He was born Oct. 18, 1983, in Topeka. He graduated from Tonganoxie High School in 2002. He was a U.S. Army vehicle commander assigned to the First Battalion, 17th Infantry Regiment, 172nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team. Before being deployed to Iraq, he was based at Fort Wainwright, Alaska.He married Kelly Lee Qualls on July 16, 2003, in Leavenworth. She survives, of the home.Other survivors include his parents, Tim and Lorrie VanDruff, Rossville; a brother, Matt, Rossville; a sister, Staci VanDruff, Rossville; his grandparents, Karen Hildebrandt, Rossville, and Larry and Helen VanDruff, Tonganoxie.The family suggests memorials to the Lucas Frantz Fund for a memorial to honor him.Friends may call from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Quisenberry Funeral Home in Tonganoxie.