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Robert P. “Bob” Frantz, 79, of Iowa City, died Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013, at the Solon Nursing Care Center. Funeral services will be held 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Iowa City, followed with burial at St. Joseph Cemetery, with military honors. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday at Gay & Ciha Funeral and Cremation Service in Iowa City.
Robert Paul Frantz was born March 19, 1933, in Williamsburg, Iowa, the son of Paul A. and Alma (Druecker) Frantz. He attended schools in Iowa City, graduating with the class of 1953 from City High School. He served in the United States Army during the Korean conflict. Bob married Mazita M. Allick in February 1970. For a number of years Bob worked in the construction profession, working with Metro Pavers. Then for over 20 years Bob and Zita owned and operated the Pines Motel in Postville.
Bob was a member of St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Iowa City. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, playing cards, but most of all, his family was his world, he loved them as they loved him dearly!
His family includes his wife, Zita; children, Kelly Neuhart (Kurt) of Shueyville, John Krueger of Delaware, Roxie Steve (Vern) of Iowa City and Heidi Wehbe (Hadi) of Dallas, Texas; eight grandchildren, Holly Koboushek (Jake), Gracie, Ben and Will Steve, Sam, Zach, Molly and Ramsey Wehbe; three great-granddaughters, Charlie, Harper and Quincy Koboushek; brothers, James Frantz (Kay), Larry Frantz and Jerry Frantz, all of Iowa City; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, John “Jack” Frantz; and two sisters-in-law.
A memorial fund has been established in Bob's memory.
Online condolences may be sent for his family through the Web at .
Published March 1, 2013 in The Gazette