Melvin Dale Wantz

Born: Fri., Jun. 11, 1943
Died: Wed., Apr. 17, 2019


4:00 PM to 6:00 PM, Mon., Apr. 22, 2019
Location: Reichard Funeral Home

Memorial Service

6:00 PM Mon., Apr. 22, 2019
Location: Reichard Funeral Home

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Melvin Dale Wantz, 75, of Union City, passed away Wednesday, April 17th at Ball Memorial Hospital with family by his side after a brief illness.

Mel was born on June 11, 1943 to the late Dale and Ina (Kochersperger) Wantz.  He was a 1961 graduate of Union City-Wayne High School.  After high school he served in the United States Air Force, stationed for the majority of the time at Offutt Air Force Base in Omaha, Nebraska.

Mel married Sue Ann Cotter on October 19, 1968.  Mel worked at the Farmers State Bank for 34 years before retiring in late 1999.

Mel is survived by his wife, Sue Ann; his daughter, Melanie Zambori; son Michael (Abby) Wantz; sister Betty Hampshire, and brother Donnie (Dotty); as well as grandchildren, Alex, Nathan, Eli, Zoey, and Piper.  Mel was preceded in death by his parents, Dale and Ina, his brother Richard, and his sister Maxine.

Funeral services will be on Monday, April 22nd at Reichard Funeral Home.  Visitation hours will be from 4-6 pm with a short service to follow, officiated by Reverend Mick Whistler and Brad Key.  In lieu of flowers and memorial gifts, the family requests that donations be made to Union City P.A.W.S.  Online condolences may be expressed at

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Renee Kramer
   Posted Fri April 19, 2019

A GARDEN PATH was sent by Renee .

Jolene Hastings
   Posted Fri April 19, 2019

FEATHERY PALM PLANT was sent by Perry .

Ps 31:24 Be of good courage, and He shall strengthen your heart, all ye that hope in the LORD. All our love, The Perry Hastings family

Renee Whistler
   Posted Fri April 19, 2019

GRANDMA'S GARDEN  TABLE BASKET was sent by The Whistlers .

Cynthia Linder
   Posted Fri April 19, 2019
So sorry for your loss. Sue, you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
Bill and Cynthia Linder

Chris Watkins
   Posted Fri April 19, 2019
A wonderful man has entered heaven. I loved the year that Mel and I worked together, each of us doing our level best to give student with special needs our love and support to be able to navigate high school. My sympathy to Mel's family and all who were touched by his life. I am blessed to have had him in my world for a few minutes.

Catherine Collins
   Posted Fri April 19, 2019
Sincerest sympathy to Mel's wife and children. During census 2000, I had the pleasure of working with Mel. He was always so upbeat and truly enjoyed making everyone around him so happy. May he rest in peace. Prayers

Rollie & Janis Young
   Posted Fri April 19, 2019
SUE, sp sorry to hear about Mel he will be missed. You and your family have our Deepest Sympathy

Amber Sterling
   Posted Fri April 19, 2019
Thoughts and prayers go out to the family in your time of sorrow. May love & peace comfort you in these times. I am so sorry for your loss.

John Hunt
   Posted Fri April 19, 2019
Mel gave me my first loan at farmers state bank, acouple of months ago, my nephew played basketball for Roncalli, which Michael coached, I introduced myself and Mel happened to be there and I got to talk to him, it was nice to see him, RIP Mel.

Terry and Melissa (Fulk) Jasenski
   Posted Sat April 20, 2019
Sue and Family,
We were so sorry to hear of Mel's passing. He was always such a nice man who did so much for the community as well as his family. Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult certainly have our sympathy.

   Posted Sun April 21, 2019
Dear Sue and Family, Scott and I were very surprised when we heard about Mel's passing. We are so very sorry for your loss. God is with you and the family. Love, Scott and Judith Stahl

Amy Smith
   Posted Sun April 21, 2019
Sue and family, You are very much in our prayers. May you be comforted to know that the LORD of all COMFORT will never leave or forsake you and grieves with you. This very day we are reminded that because He lives Melvin lives eternally.

Love in Christ,
Jay, Amy and Kevin Smith

Jim and Pat Mote
   Posted Sun April 21, 2019
We are so sorry to hear about Mel. Please accept our sincere sympathy for your family.

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