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Charles Fantz (1864-1958)


Posted By: Dorian Myhre (email)
Date: 11/22/2020 at 16:19:13

From Nevada Evening Journal October 14, 1958 (page 3)

Fantz Services Held Saturday

Funeral services for Charles Fantz were held from the Ryan Funeral Home Saturday, afternoon at 2:00 p. m. with the Rev. Robert Spencer officiating.

Mrs. Edith Hale, organist, played a number of selections before and after the service.

The casket bearers were Lowell Johnson, Kenneth Johnson, Don McHose, Sam McHose, William Frey and Rex Needham.

Burial was in the Ames Cemetery.


Charles Fantz, the 10th of a family of eleven children, was born in Bedford County, Pennsylvania, Jan.3, 1864. When a very small child, he, with the family, came to McLean county, Ill.

As a boy entering his teens, his home was with an older brother until he decided with some friends to try their wings farther west.

A quality of his was love of his life and sociability--he loved friends and was loved by them.

He was married to Marie Rowlands of Ames April 11, 1917, who passed away some years ago.

Always a member of the Presbyterian church, he had a faith in the authority of the Scriptures that was undaunted by reverses. To him the work of the church was both a joy and an obligation, and as long as he was physically able, he attended the services. For the past wife he was an invalid, and eventually was obliged to give up the reading of his large-type Bible. He went to his eternal rest the night of Oct. 9, 1958, having had something more than 94 years of living.

Charles Fantz was the last of eleven children. Those of the family remaining are many nieces and nephews.

All those in attendance from out of town at the funeral were nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews and some great great nieces and nephews from Des Moines, New Hampton, McCallsburg, Ames, Dallas Center, Indianola and Riceville.


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