Frances Startzman, 100

Frances M. Startzman, 100, of Montpelier passed away Friday evening at the Genesis Health Care Center in Bryan.  She was born on January 29, 1913 in Mendon, Ohio to John and Lulubelle (Wagner) Selander.  Frances attended Mendon Schools.  She was the wife of LeRoy O. Startzman and he preceded her in death in December 1963.

Frances was a lifelong member of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Montpelier.  She was a house keeper; she worked for a number of years at the Smith House Hotel that was located on Empire St. in Montpelier, before it burned down.  She enjoyed crocheting, and had completed many projects over the years.

She is survived by two daughters Edna I. Burwell of Adrian, Michigan and Kathleen (Dallas) Manley of Montpelier; one son Dwain (Frances Yuvon) Startzman of Montpelier; one step daughter Donna Stork of Toledo; thirteen grandchildren, twenty six great grandchildren and nine great great grandchildren.

Frances was preceded in death by her parents, her husband LeRoy, three brothers, three sisters; step daughter Margarite; one step son Louis Startzman and two grandchildren.

Visitation for Frances will be on Wednesday January 8th from 11am-1pm at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Montpelier.  Services will be at 1pm at the church with Pastor Paul Gruetter to officiate.  Interment will follow at Riverside Cemetery in Montpelier.  Donations may be made to Williams County Humane Society or St. John’s Lutheran Church.

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