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Obituaries

Obituaries

Michael D. Frantz 1960 - 2009 Topeka

Services for Michael D. “Mike” Frantz, 48, Topeka, will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Penwell-Gabel Southeast Chapel, 2843 S.E. Minnesota, Topeka. Burial will follow in Mount Hope Cemetery.
Mr. Frantz died Wednesday, July 22, 2009, at his home after a battle with cancer.
He was born Oct. 24, 1960, in Topeka, the son of Gary M. and Judy Hudson Frantz. He graduated from Shawnee Heights High School in 1979 and attended Washburn University. He lived in Lawrence and Baldwin City before moving back to Topeka.
Mr. Frantz was employed at the Clinton Parkway Hy-Vee in Lawrence for the past 10 years. He was an avid Kansas State University fan and a member of the Lawrence Catbackers Club.
He married Donna J. Guinn on Sept. 11, 1999, in Lawrence. She survives.
Other survivors include his mother, Judy K. Smith; a son, Matthew; a stepson, Ryan; two brothers, Pat “Gary” and wife Barb and Scotty Smith and wife Stacy; two sisters, Donna Frantz Meyer and Billie Smith Welch and husband Rocky; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his father; his stepfather, Billy M. Smith; a nephew, Cpl. Lucas A. Frantz; and a grandmother, Mary L. Hudson.
Friends may call after 2 p.m. Friday at the funeral home, where the family will meet them from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday.
The family suggests memorials to Hospice Care Of Kansas, 2900 S.W. Oakley Ave., Topeka, KS 66614.
Online condolences may be sent at penwellgabel.com.