Franklin T. Knerr, age 54, of Castalia, died unexpectedly Friday afternoon, March 8, 2013, in his residence.
He was born March 28, 1958, in Sandusky, and graduated from Sandusky High School in 1976. He then went to firefighter and medic school in Oklahoma, and later became the assistant fire chief for Margaretta Fire Dept. Frank was the co-owner of K.F.J. Cleaning, a franchise of Anago Cleaning System. He was a member of Zion Lutheran Church, Sandusky.
He is survived by his wife, Kim (Hinds) Knerr; daughter, Linda Knerr; son, Jeremy Knerr; step daughter, Nikki Milleson; two sisters, Linda Eckhardt and Vivian "Susie" Carpenter; two brothers, Chuck (Leona) Knerr and John "Fritz" (Beverly) Knerr Jr.; niece, Katie (John) Driscoll and great-nephew, John "J.D." Kurt.
Frank was preceded in death by his parents, John and Vivian (Wiley) Knerr; sister, Helen Irwin; and brother, Henry Knerr.
Friends may call 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, March 13, at Ransom Funeral Home, 610 S. Washington St., Castalia. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Thursday, March 14, at the funeral home, Pastor David Flack will officiate.
Burial will be in Castalia Cemetery.
Condolences may be shared with the family at ransomfuneralhome.com.