Feb. 25, 1939—Dec. 31, 2012
Isaac D. Schantz, 73, of Hudson, MI, passed away Dec. 31, 2012, at his home in the loving care of his family. The Mass of Christian Burial will be held today, Jan. 4, at 11 a.m. in the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Hudson, with the Rev. Father Joseph Krupp and Deacon Anthony Nethercott officiating. Interment will be made in Calvary Cemetery in Hudson with Military Honors conducted by the Hannan-Colvin Post #180, American Legion of Hudson.
The family received friends Thursday with the Knights of Columbus Honor Guard, in the Brown-Van Hemert Funeral Home in Hudson, with a prayer service that evening.
He was born Feb. 25, 1939, in Petoskey, MI, the son of Isaac J. and Harriet B. (Burke) Schantz and married Judith L. Nethercott Aug. 22, 1959, at Petoskey, MI. She survives.
He graduated from St. Francis High School in Petoskey and served in the U.S. Army. He was a retired captain from the Michigan Department of Corrections after 28 years, and was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Hudson and of the Knights of Columbus #3221 at Hudson, and Deputy Grand Knight of Council #8152 in Crossville, TN.
Surviving besides his wife, Judith, are sons, Donulus Joseph (Yun Hee) Schantz of Watsontown, PA, Thomas Michael (KimBerly) Schantz of Wyandotte, MI, Ronald Christopher (Yolanda) Schantz of Bastrop, TX, and Richard Anthony (Kathleen) Schantz of Ellsworth Air Force Base, SD; daughters, Lucy Marie Rogers of Jerome, MI, Monica Ann (David Lee) Staley of Maryville, TN, Juanita Dolores Schantz of Browns Bay, Auckland, New Zealand, Carolyn Marie (Randy Lee) Cameron of Lawton, OK, Cynthia Ann Schantz of Bastrop, TX, Mary Elizabeth Walker of Clarksville, TN, and Rebecca Lynn (Tory) Neely of Hudson, MI; 53 grandchildren; 3 step-grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; eight step-great-grandchildren; brothers, Francis Schantz of Southgate, MI, Bernard Schantz of Rochester Hills, MI, and Peter Schantz of Hemlock, MI; and sisters, Anna Mae Ryan of Grand Rapids, MI, Bertha Dellapenta of Medford, OR, Theresa Donnelly of Traverse City, MI, and Rose Ann O’Rourke-Borors of Gainsville, VA.
He is preceeded in death by his daughter, Mary Ann; grandson, Isaac Schantz; and great-grandson, Isiah Miley; parents; brothers, John, Joseph, Louis, Fred, Alfred and Thomas; and sister, Sr. Lucretia.
View his obituary and send condolences to the family at www.brownvanhemert.com.
Feb. 25, 1939—Dec. 31, 2012
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