Herbert C. “Butch” Stantz, 68, of Bryan passed away Sunday afternoon 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 bachelors and master’s degree in Education from Adams State University in Alamosa, Colorado.
Herbert 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 twelve years. He then spent his last sixteen 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.
Donations may be made to the Montpelier Baseball program or Donor’s Choice. Online condolences can be left for the family at www.thethompsonfuneralhome.com.
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