Frantz, Benjamin H. (1888 - 1954)
Contact: Dolores Mohr Kenyon
Surnames: Frantz, Weisner, Bast, Quentin,
Belaire, Roethe, Hetland, Brainerd, Mularkey, Kohnhoust, Baird,
Krultz, Kutsche, Olson, Prock, Schoengarth, Dobes, Haas, Langreck,
Schield, Wavrunek, Zilk, Leketas
----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville,
Clark Co., WI.) December 2, 1954
Frantz, Benjamin H. (6 November 1888 - 27
Benjamin H. Frantz, 66, of 104 Court Street,
Neillsville, died Saturday afternoon, November 27, 1954, at St.
Joseph’s Hospital, where he had been admitted earlier. Death
was attributed to a coronary occlusion.
Mr. Frantz, son of the late Conrad G. and
Christine (Weisner) Frantz, was born November 6, 1888, in the Town
of Pine Valley. He was graduated from the Neillsville High
School in 1905. He started to work for County Judge O. W.
Schoengarth in 1908 as a court reporter and register in
probate. He served in that capacity until 1933, when he ran
for the office of Clerk of Circuit Court. He was elected and
served in that office until his death. He had just been
elected for his eleventh term of office in the last general
election. Mr. Frantz had been active in politics all of is
He served in the National Guard for three years
and was in service during World War I. His marriage to
Estelle K. Bast took place on June 30, 1913, at
Mr. Frantz was a member of St. Mary’s
Catholic Church, the Holy Name Society, and served as trustee of
the church for several years. He was also a member of the
Loyal Order of Moose.
He is survived by his wife, and the following
children: Mrs. Lawrence (Lucille) Quentin, West Palm Beach, Fla.;
Conrad J. Frantz, Fennimore; Cordula Frantz, Neillsville; Mrs.
Wilfred (Kathleen) Blaire, Marinette; Joseph E. and Gordon Frantz,
both of Neillsville; two sisters, Mrs. Bessie Roethe, Fennimore and
Mrs. Victory (Gladys) Hetland of Jefferson.
requiem high mass was held Tuesday morning at 9:00 a.m. at St.
Mary’s Catholic Church. The Rev. Fr. Peter Leketas
officiated. Interment was in the parish cemetery. A general
rosary was said Monday evening at 9:00 p.m. at the Bergemann
The Rt. Rev. Msgr. Michael A. Prock, a cousin of
Mr. Frantz, was present in the sanctuary during the mass and was in
charge of the graveside rites at the parish
The courthouse employees and the Clark County
Board attended in a group.
Honorary pallbearers were: Hastings Baird, Mike
Krultz, Jr., Ray Kutsche, Herman Olson, Linus Prock, Judge O. W.
Pallbearers were: Frank Dobes, B. H. Haas, Henry
Langreck, Joseph Schield, Joseph Wavrunek and Joseph Zilk,
Close relatives attending the services were:
Atty. and Mrs. Conrad Frantz, Fennimore; Dr. and Mrs. Wilfred
Belaire, Marinette; Judge and Mrs. George Frantz, Fennimore; Mrs.
Bessie Roethe, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Roethe, Mr. and Mrs. Donald
Roethe, Mr. and Mrs. Dick Brainerd, all of Fennimore; Edwin Bast,
West Bend; Mr. and Mrs. John Bast, John Bast, Jr., Miss Audrey
Bast, all of Eau Claire; Rt. Rev. Msgr. Michael Prock, Hurley; Miss
Ann Prock, Hurley; Mr. and Mrs. Victor Hetland, Jefferson; Mr. and
Mrs. A. R. Mularkey, Schofield; Mrs. Arthur Kohnhoust, Wausau; Mrs.
Delbert Baird and Mrs. Mabel Baird, Marshfield.
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