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Francis Lantz

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Francis B. Lantz age 66 of Charles City, died Sunday, April 22, 2018, at the Floyd County Memorial Hospital. Funeral services will be held 11:00 a.m. Friday, April 27, 2018, at Hugeback-Johnson Funeral Home – Olson Chapel in Nashua. Interment will military honors will be conducted at Greenwood Cemetery, Nashua. Friends may greet the family an hour prior to the funeral on Friday at the funeral home. Francis Burdette Lantz was born July 4, 1951, in Charles City, IA, the son of Earl and Ethel (Riggs) Lantz. He attended school in Nashua. On September 20, 1969, at Faith Bible chapel in Charles City, he married Carolyn Jean Herman. To this union six children were born. The couple lost their only daughter in infancy. Francis worked at the former White Farm Equipment company in Charles City from 1975 – 1991. He loved spending time outdoors; fishing, hunting, camping and time with his dogs. He especially loved going to coffee with the gang, spending time with his sons, all his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Survivors include his wife of 48 years, Carolyn; five sons, Frank Lantz of Charles City, Jason (Jennifer) Lantz of Mason City; Chad (Shannon) Lantz, Dan (Brandi) Lantz, Paul (Amanda) Lantz all of Charles City; one brother, Jim (Linda) Lantz of Rudd; twenty-six grandchildren; five great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and his daughter.

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  1. I remember Francis well. He always lit up the room with a smile. Even though I lost track of him after 1970, I often thought of him. I remembered him as a kind and gentle spirit. Judy Lantz Butts, daughter of Gerald and Virginia Reeves Lantz.

  2. I’m so sorry for your loss. I’d like to share some real hope with you. In Psalms 146:4 tells the condition of the dead. “His breath goes out, he returns to the earth and that very day his thoughts perish.” In Acts 24:15 the bible promises a resurrection of our loved ones back to earth. When Jesus resurrected Lazarus from the dead, he brought him back to earth. He’s going to do that on a much larger scale in the future. In Psalms 37:11+29 says man will live forever on the earth in peace. That was God’s original purpose, for Adam and Eve to live forever in the garden of eden. God’s purpose hasn’t changed. In Isaiah 45:18 says God created the earth to be inhabited. That’s why he gave his son to die for us, John 3:16, so we could have everlasting life. In Revelation 21:4 says there’ll be no more pain or death. There is no pain or death in heaven. Those are future conditions on earth under God’s kingdom arrangement. JW.org.

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