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Al Gantz

Services for Almus “Al” Richard Gantz, 95, Marion, will be 11 a.m. Thursday at Yazel-Megli-Zeiner Funeral Home in Marion.

Al’s life began Jan. 13, 1925, the son of Albert and Vercy (Mauck) Gantz, in Anthony, Kansas.

He served his country during WWII in the U.S. Navy from 1943 to 1946 and married Ruth Louise Peters on Aug. 9, 1947, in Oaklawn, Illinois.

Al worked for the Soil Conservation Service and enjoyed natural photography, gardening and antique clocks. He worked on and repaired clocks and was a member of the National Clock Association.

His loving family includes his daughters, Barbara Doyle of Richardson, Texas, Alice Martin (Tom Holtgrew) of Bonner Springs, Kansas; son, Howard Gantz (Donna) of Kingman, Kansas; grandchildren, Brian Doyle (Amy), Stephen Doyle (Angela Capio), David Gantz (Brittany Lagemann) Krystal Gantz Fensky (Travis Fensky), Geoffrey Martin (Angie Flax), and Andrea Martin; six great-grandchildren, Rose, Stella, Max, Bella, Benjamin, and Lois; and brother, Ralph L. Gantz of Greenville, Michigan.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Ruth; and brother, Delbert Gantz.

Al passed away peacefully on Thursday, March 5, 2020, at the age of 95.

His family will gather with friends from 10 to 11 a.m. Thursday, March 19, at Yazel-Megli-Zeiner Funeral Home, 205 Elm in Marion. The funeral service will follow. He will be laid to rest in the Marion Cemetery.

Memorial contributions in Al’s name may be directed to St. Luke’s Foundation in care of Yazel-Megli-Zeiner Funeral Home, PO Box 96, Marion, Kansas 66861.

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Last modified March 19, 2020