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Franci Ditz

• Oct 29, 2015 at 11:36 AM

Oct. 11, 1945 - Aug. 20, 2007

WILLARD Franci Ditz, 61, of Willard, died Monday at University Hospital, Columbus.

He was born Oct. 11, 1945 in Plattling, Yugoslavia to the late Josef and Teresa (Tacl) Ditz.

He was a graduate of Willard High School's Class of 1963 and served in the Marines. He was employed at Midwest Industries as a purchasing agent.

He was a member of St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, Willard American Legion and Moose Lodge's. He enjoyed spending time with his sons and family and loved all sports especially fishing and car races.

He is survived by his wife, Cheryl (Garrell) Ditz, whom he married Aug. 14, 1976 at Grace United Methodist Church; sons, Rick Ditz of Ft. Myers, Fla., Greg Ditz of Wilmington, N.C. and J.J. Ditz of Willard; and brothers, Joseph (Susan) Ditz and James (Susette) Ditz, both of Willard.

Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the Lindsey-Kocher Funeral Service, 323 Myrtle Ave., Willard, where a rosary service will take place at 4 p.m. A Mass of Christian burial will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church with the Rev. Stanley Szybka officiating. Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery, New Haven.

Memorial gifts may be sent to a scholarship fund for the Laney Football Touchdown Club through the funeral home. Online condolences may be made at lindseykocher.com.