Edwin P. Frantz

Edwin P. Frantz

July 26, 1931 – December 21, 2020

Funeral services for Edwin P. Frantz, 89 of Edmond will be held Thursday December 24, 2020 at 10:00 am in the Matthews Funeral Home Chapel in Edmond, Oklahoma.  Edwin P. Frantz was born July 26, 1931 the son of Ruben and Martha Frantz in their home in Balko, Oklahoma.  He died Monday December 21, 2020 in Edmond.  Edwin was raised near the small town of Balko, in the Oklahoma Panhandle.  After graduating from high school in 1949 from Corn Bible Academy, he married Johanna Reimer on March 25, 1951 in Corn, Oklahoma.  In 1952 they became parents to twins, Roger and Jeanette.

Edwin was a farmer and rancher and raised wheat and alfalfa.  He felt God called him to be a farmer and he did his very best.  Farming and ranching were not only his occupation, but also his life.  He took pride in raising his crops and cow herd, which produced many prize-winning steers.  Many of his club calves won Champion awards.  His last year to raise club calves, one of his steers won Grand Champion at the American Royal.  What an honor!  After living on their farm for 60 years, it came time for them to sell the farms.  In 2011, they retired from farming and moved from their beloved farm life to city life in Edmond, Oklahoma.  They resided at Parkview at Touchmark.  They made many new friends, but always missed the slower pace of country life.  Edwin and Johanna have three grandchildren, Chris, Erin, and Jason.  While they were growing up, many rides were given on the tractor and 4-wheeler.  They loved going to the farm and being spoiled by their grandparents.  Tractor rides and horse rides were also enjoyed by the nieces and nephews, which were a treasured part of Edwin’s (aka Uncle Bud’s) life. Edwin and his wife loved to travel and were able to visit many places around the world.  Edwin was a member of the Corn Mennonite Brethern Church.  He also was a charter member of the #2 Rural Water Association.

Edwin was preceded in death by his parents, Ruben and Martha Frantz, son Roger, sister Marge Barnett, and sister in law Theresa Frantz.

He was survived by his wife Johanna, of the home, daughter and son in law Ron and Jeanette Gordon of Edmond, grandson and spouse Chris and Toni Ferguson of Chickasha, granddaughter and spouse Richard and Erin McCauley of Piedmont, and grandson and spouse Jason and Morgan Ferguson of Blanchard, four great grandchildren Addison Ferguson, Hudson Ferguson, Gracie McCauley, and Benton Ferguson, brother Norman Frantz of Denver, Colorado, brother in law Cliff Barnett of Lubbock, Texas, half sister Patricia Frantz, and many cherished nieces, nephews, cousins, extended family and friends.

In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Alzheimer’s Association at 225 N Michigan Avenue Floor 17 Chicago, IL, 60601.

Services are under the direction of Matthews Funeral Home.

A public viewing will be held on Wednesday, December 23 from 12:00 P.M. to 6:00 P.M. at Matthews Funeral Home.

Services will be held at Matthews Funeral Home on Thursday, December 24 at 10:00 A.M. Interment will be at Mennonite Brethren Cemetery in Corn, Oklahoma.

We will be live streaming this service in an effort to accommodate those people that wish to attend but feel they should not due to health regulations.  To watch the service CLICK HERE to go to our YouTube page. Click on ‘Videos’, then ‘Live Streams’.

7 thoughts on “Edwin P. Frantz”

  1. Ramona Hines

    Edwin will be missed by all. I always enjoyed visiting with Edwin before his appointments with Lowell. He was so knowledgeable! Lowell always told me how Edwin could pick the best bulls. He helped Lowell with his cattle many times. I always use Edwin as an example when a client calls in wanting to talk to the FA but really needs to talk to me to make an appointment. I finally trained Edwin to talk to me! Hahaha. You’re in my thoughts and prayers, Ramona Hines

  2. While I now live out of state to be closer to family, I was Edwin’s dentist for many years and have fond memories of both Edwin and Johanna. What a fine gentleman and couple.
    My condolences, love and best wishes to Johanna and family.

  3. Donna and Randall Bathurst

    We are Toni Ferguson’s parents, also farmers. We live nearAbilene, Kansas. Though we have never met Chris’s grandfather or grandmother, we wanted to extend our sympathy to the whole family. He sounded like an amazing Grandpa. Chris has told us how much he loved spending time on the farm. May God give you peace during this Christmas Season.

    1. Thank you so much for such kind words Donna and Randy. Toni sang at the service and did such a wonderful job! I told Toni that on your next visit to Oklahoma, we would love to see you!

  4. Bob Ratzlaff

    Johanna and Jeanette, words are not enough when it comes to giving my condolences to you. Bud and you both are family. I have so many memories of being with you when Roger, Jeanette and I were kids. Bud is the one that gave me my love for cattle. I will always remember how he said the word calves and cattle, no one else could say it with that great southern Cordell accent. When ever I think of someone that wanted things done with excellence and pride in workmanship I always have a picture of Bud on my mind. I loved to hear him laugh and it seems that Roger and I did our share of things that made him laugh (well sometimes he laughed).
    Johanna you and Bud always treated me like family and I can not ever thank you enough for that. Jeanette you lost a dad that loved you so much and I know you always felt that love and support.
    May the Lord be near you both in the coming days and months and may the Love of our Savior heal your pain and give you assurance of Buds walking the streets of gold. I can just imagine my dad and Bud laughing as they walk together again.

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