20 July 2008

Cousin Fred - R.I.P.

Fred W. Krantz, Sr., 75, Ormond Beach, passed away July 16, 2008. A memorial service is scheduled for Saturday, July 19, 2008, at 2 p.m. at Lohman Funeral Home Ormond Beach. Fred was born in Detroit, Mich., on February 2, 1933, and he and his wife moved to Florida in the 1960's and have been residents of the area for over 40 years. Fred loved his family, NASCAR and golfing and was a real "people person." He was a past officer and member of the Gold Wing Club and Newmar Country Club. Left to cherish his memory are his wife of 56 years, Patricia; three children, DeeDee (Tim) O'Brien, Fred (Tracy) W. Krantz Jr., and Cindy (Flem) Whited. Also surviving are Fred's grandchildren, Sean and Michael O'Brien, Kanan and Whitney Whited, and Sabrina and Gina Krantz. Arrangements are under the careful direction of Lohman Funeral Home Ormond Beach. Condolences may be left at www.lohmanfuneralhomes.com. Donations may be made to Hospice of Volusia and Flagler Counties. [Obituary at the website here]

Fred and Pat spent their summers in Lapeer, Michigan, and were the founders of the Circle K RV business there. After the impromptu White family reunion at Higgins Lake, we were fortunate to spend more time with Jim's maternal cousins and especially with Fred and Pat since we now spend part of our summer in Lapeer.

See post(s) for the Sias and Whitney Families for additional details regarding Fred's life.

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