VAN WERT, Ohio — Larry E. Francis, 69, of Van Wert, died at 9:58 p.m. Feb. 1, 2014, at Van Wert Inpatient Hospice Center.
He was born July 31, 1944, in Decatur, Ind., to the late Goldie (Baumgartner) Francis and Bernard Wayne Francis.
include children: Kathy (Jeff) Stachler, Jason (Jessica) Francis, and
Bruce Francis, all of Van Wert; brother: James A. Francis of Van Wert;
sister: Nancy (Jeff Kantner) Roop of Van Wert, and grandchildren: First
Class Airman Kaleb Whitcraft, Taylor Whitcraft, Lydia Francis, Travis
Francis, and Hannah Krugh.
He retired from Federal Mogul of Van Wert after 40 years of service.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force who served during the Vietnam
Conflict, and a member of the Van Wert American Legion. He loved to fish
and eat lunch at Pizza Hut. He loved the Ohio State Buckeyes.
service will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014, at
Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home and Crematory, Van Wert. The Rev. Will
Haggis will officiate. Burial will be in Ridge Cemetery, Middle Point,
Ohio. Military graveside service will be conducted by the Van Wert
American Legion and the VFW Posts. Calling hours are from 2-4 and 6-8
p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014, at the funeral home.
Preferred memorial is Van Wert Inpatient Hospice Center.
Condolences may be expressed at: www.alspachgearhart.com.