BRYAN -- Herbert C. "Butch" Stantz, 68, of Bryan, passed away Sunday afternoon, June 15, 2014, at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne, Indiana.
He was born on December 4, 1945, in Bryan, to Neri and Hazel I. (Severence) Stantz. Butch graduated from North Central High School in 1964, and received his bachelor's and master's degrees in education from Adams State University in Alamosa, Colorado. He served his country in the United States Army during the Vietnam War. On December 29, 1971, he married Linda E. Young in Bennett, Colorado, and she survives.
Butch attended the First Presbyterian Church in Montpelier. He was a member of the Montpelier Moose. He was a licensed barber, helping to pay for his college education. Butch started his teaching and coaching career in West Unity for 12 years. He then spent his last 16 years at the Montpelier Schools. Butch's passions were his wife, kids and grandkids, as well as talking to people, coaching, golfing, teaching and the Cleveland Indians.
He is survived by his wife, Linda; one son, Britt (Brionne) Stantz of North Olmsted, Ohio; two daughters, Kati L. Stantz and fiancé, Steve D. Mantel of Bryan, and Kirsten S. Stantz of Fairview Park, Ohio; one brother, Leroy (Charlotte) Stantz of Kunkle, Ohio; one sister-in-law, Doris Stantz of Montpelier; and two grandchildren, Brock and Aubrynn Stantz.
Butch was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Mabel Hutchinson; and two brothers, Arthur and Lewis Stantz.
Visitation for Butch will be today, June 18, from 2-8 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church in Montpelier. Services will be Thursday at 1:30 p.m. at the church with Reverend David Tilly to officiate. Interment will follow at the Kunkle Cemetery.
Donations may be made to the Montpelier Baseball program or the donor's choice. Online condolences can be left for the family at www.thethompsonfuneralhome.com.