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Daniel Frantom

April 11, 1949 — December 29, 2021

Van Wert


Daniel G. Frantom 72 passed away at Defiance Hospice Center on December 29, 2021. And entered the gates of heaven after almost a year long fight with cancer.
He was born April 11, 1949, in Ohio, he was adopted by Delbert Frantom and Marie (Wurst) Frantom at the age of 3. Both, who proceed him in death. He married Nancy (Thatcher) Frantom on August 24, 1968. Who survives in Van Wert, Ohio.
Family meant everything to Dan. He enjoyed spending time with his wife, children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren keeping them all on their toes with his straightforward sense of humor, being outdoors fishing or hunting for deer, shooting guns, spending time with his local friends drinking morning coffee together (liars club), being in FL socializing with all his "Sunshine Friends" play cards, fishing, and riding golfcart around visiting the neighbor's. He enjoyed watching old western movies, the History channel and was very good at Jeopardy.
He is survived by two children Tamara Frantom (Jeffery Miller) from Convoy, Ohio and Jeffery Frantom (Jamie) from Rochester, IN. Four grandchildren, Dustin Poling, Kelsie Poling, Jaycie Rickard Dunn, Shawn Frantom, and two step-grandchildren Devin Howard and Zander Howard three great-grandchildren Nathen Black, Kimber Poling and Kali Black. Five sisters Christine Youtsey, Cindy Conner (Allen), Claudine Gram (Mike), Clara Warren and Cheryl Carlisile (Dennis). One brother Charles (Chuck) Youtsey Jr.(Jackie) and many nieces and nephews.
He is proceeded in death by a sister Candy (Youtsey) Smallwood.
Dan was a graduate of Van Wert High School 1967. He worked at Chrysler, Lima Tank Plant and Braun, retiring in 2004.
He attended Trinity Friends Church of Van Wert, Ohio.
A visitation will be held at Trinity Friends Church starting at 10 a.m. Friday, January 14, 2022 with a memorial service starting at 11 a.m.; with lunch to follow for family & friends following at church. A private burial will be with family at later date at Ridge Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, preferred memorials to: Trinity Friends Church or American Cancer Society.

To share Dan's online memorial, please visit www.alspachgearhart.com
Arrangements entrusted to Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home; 722 S. Washington Street, Van Wert, Ohio 45891

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