Franklin R. Rostorfer, 76, of rural Wapakoneta, died Wednesday morning, Nov. 30, 2011, from injuries sustained in an auto accident on Ohio 235, in Logan County.
He was born Aug. 8, 1935, in Clay Township, Auglaize County, the son of Margaret (Cook) and Clifford Rostorfer, who preceded him in death. On March 3, 1962, he married Judy A. Metz, and she survives.
Also surviving are a son, Todd (Kim) Rostorfer, of Galena; two daughters, Terri (Glenn) Bornhorst, of Wapakoneta, and Tammy (Greg) Mahoney, of Wapakoneta; eight grandchildren, Krista, RaNae and Whitney Bornhorst, Kiel and Cody Rostorfer, Josh, Jessica and Zac Mahoney; a brother, John Rostorfer, of Delphos; two sisters, Lovina (Ray) Madigan, of Wapakoneta, and Julia Minnich, of Wapakoneta; a brother-in-law, Emerson “Bub” (Janet) Metz; two sisters-in-law, Sue (Tom) Sekas and Wanda (Gary) Metz; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by a brother and spouse, Harold “Rusty” (Pat) Rostorfer; a sister-in-law, Eleanor Rostorfer; and a brother-in-law, Warren Minnich.
Frank retired from Airstream in Jackson Center after 36 years of service. He was a member of St. Jacob Lutheran Church on Pasco-Montra Rd. A U.S. Army veteran from 1958 to 1960, he was stationed in Germany. He was a 50-year member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles, Aerie 691 in Wapakoneta. His other memberships included the Buckeye Farm Antiques Inc., and the Amvets Post 39 in Lakeview. His hobbies included camping and spending time with his family and friends. He was an avid supporter of his grandchildren and their activities.
Funeral services are at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Long & Folk Chapel of Bayliff & Eley Funeral Home, 13 S. Blackhoof St., Wapakoneta, with the Rev. Shannon Vogelezang officiating. Burial will follow at Resthaven Memory Gardens near Moulton, where military rites will be conducted by the Wapakoneta VFW.
Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. An Eagles memorial service will be held at 7:30 p.m.
Contributions may be directed to the St. Johns Fire and Rescue.
Condolences may be expressed at bayliffandeleyfh.com.
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