James E. “Pete” Lantz, age 85 of Greenville, Ohio passed away on Saturday April 21, 2012 at 1:53 PM at Rest Haven Nursing Home, Greenville, Ohio. He was born March 19, 1927 in Greenville, Ohio the son of the late John & Bessie Lee (Curtis) Lantz. He worked for ServiceMaster overseeing building and also he worked part time for Bill Hawkey. He served in the United States Coast Guard during World War II.
He was a member of the Greenville VFW; he loved sports playing football and basketball in high school and was a junior high athletic referee.
He is preceded in death by his parents; daughter: Christy (Lantz) Uslin; sister: Helen Moore.
He is survived by his wife: Audrey (Jewell) Lantz of Greenville whom he married May 29, 1949; son & daughter in law: John & Kim Lantz of Harmony, ME; grandchildren: Michael Lantz, James Lantz, Nathan Uslin; special friends: Mary Holzapfel, John & Alma Pequignot, & Bill Huber.
Graveside services will be held on Thursday April 26, 2012 at 10:30 AM at Greenville Cemetery old section with a processional leaving Zechar Bailey Funeral Home at 10:15 AM with Pastor Peter Menke officiating. Family will receive friends from 4:00 to 7:00 PM on Wednesday April 25, 2012 at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the National Humane Society, Dept. HACEE 110501001, 2100 L. Street, NW, Washington DC 20037 or to the donor’s choice.
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