Saturday, October 31st, 2009
Frank H "Pat" Feltz, 92, 1937 Cassella-Montezuma Road, Cassella, died at 3:13 p.m. Oct. 30, 2009, at Mercer County Community Hospital, Coldwater.
He was born March 17, 1917, in Cassella to Frank and Philomena Cron Feltz. On Nov. 12, 1949, he married Hulda "Toots" Link, who died June 18, 2001.
Survivors are two sons, Chuck (Jan) Feltz, Coldwater, and David (Ruth) Feltz, Cassella; three daughters, Trudy (Larry) Moeller, Maria Stein, Beck (Nick) Thobe, Chickasaw, and Lucy Hutchinson, Kettering; a brother, Bob (Rita) Feltz, St. Henry; a brother-in-law, Ralph (Esther) Link, Dayton; three sisters-in-law, Eileen Ranly, Cassella, Bernice (Charles) Stacy of Kentucky, and Edna Prenger, Versailles; 14 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Deceased are seven brothers, Hugo, Walter, Oscar, Richard, Raymond, Cyril and Martin Feltz; and six sisters, Esther Fox, Ruth Feltz, Edna Koenig, Laura Huelsman, Mary Kelleher-Rekeweg and Adelaide Hoyng.
He built the Starlight Drive-In in 1948 and owned it until 1966. He was a bus driver for the Marion Local Schools district, a greenskeeper at the Mercer County Elks and a janitor at St. Henry Local Schools. He retired from the former New Idea plant in Coldwater. He was a member of Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church, Cassella, and the American Legion, Maria Stein. He was a U.S. Navy veteran and served on the USS West Virginia during World War II.
Funeral Mass is 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the church, the Rev. Gene Schnipke officiating. Burial is at the church cemetery.
Calling is 2-8 p.m. Tuesday and 9-10 a.m. Wednesday at Hogenkamp Funeral Home, St. Henry.
Contributions can be made to the Cancer Association of Mercer County.
Condolences can be left at www.hogenkampfh.com.