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Phillip L. Frantz

December 12, 1931 — March 6, 2019

Phillip L. Frantz, 87, of Grayling (formerly of Cheboygan) passed away on March 6, 2019. Phillip was born in Lansing, Michigan on December 12, 1931 to the late Kenneth and Elizabeth (Odette) Frantz. Phillip proudly serving in the US Navy and retired after 22 years as a Lt. Commander. Some of the awards he earned were China Service Medal, Korean Service Stars, Vietnam Service Medal/2 stars, Navy Achievement Medal, Korean PUC, United Nations, Republic of Vietnam Meritorious Unit Citation, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal. After retirement, Phillip worked for 12 years at the Indian River Golf Club, he was passionate about Golf. Phillip married Betty J. Piotrowski on June 8, 1985. Survived by his wife Betty of 33 years. Sons: Earl Frantz and Troy Frantz. Step children: Dawn (Mike) Laway, Chip (Kim) Drake, Debra (Eric) Smith, Joseph (Colleen) Drake, Thomas Drake, Charles Drake, and Sandra Meyer. Many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Sister: Lois Vulpi. And several nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his parents, brother Clyde, and sister Mary Jacopetti. A Celebration of Life with Military Honors will be held this summer. Interment will be at Chapel Hill Cemetery in Lansing. Condolences may be sent to Memorials in Phillips name may be sent to Bishop Baraga School, 623 West Lincoln Ave., Cheboygan, MI 49721. Arrangements by Sorenson-Lockwood Funeral Home of Grayling, MI. To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Phillip L. Frantz, please visit our flower store.


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