Barr Memorial Chapel obituary – Leonard Joseph ‘Joe’ Frantz, 94, of Fort Madison


Leonard Joseph “Joe” Frantz Jr, 94 years, of Fort Madison, Iowa died at 9:00 am Friday, July 7, 2017 at the Fort Madison Community Hospital in Fort Madison.  He was born December 23, 1922 in Aurora, Illinois, a son of Leonard Joseph Sr. and Florence Edith (Wright) Frantz.

His family moved to Fort Madison in 1929, and he was a 1941 graduate of Fort Madison High School.  He attended the University of Iowa and earned his BS in Chemistry and MS in Organic Chemistry.

He is survived by one sister, Barbara Mauck of Martinsburg, West Virginia; nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother Thomas Frantz, and one sister Marjorie Jean (Senf) Overton.

His body has been cremated. Private burial will be at a later date at Oakland Cemetery, Fort Madison.  Barr Memorial Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

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