Frank L. Chapman
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WILLARD: Frank L. Chapman, age 95, of Willard, Ohio passed away on December 12, 2013 at the Willows of Willard.
He was born on January 9, 1918 to the late Richard and Pearl (Woodworth) Chapman and graduated from New Haven High School in 1936. Frank served in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II from 1942-1945.
Frank was a graduate of Boeing School of Aeronautics and served in South Pacific, New Guinea and Tokyo, Japan. He served 35 year with the Willard United Bank and Toledo Trustcorp. He started his banking career Dec. 1945 and held various positions and served as President his last eight years before retiring in 1981. He was a graduate of Wisconsin School of Banking and served on several banking boards and committees in the county, state and national level. He was an active 4H member for eight years and leader for several years and announced Saddle Club shows for 35 years. Frank was one of few Ohioans to receive the 4H State Alumni Recognition Award from 1998. He received three 4H State Awards, Huron Co. 4H, Governor Taft's State Reorganization Award for 4H and State Outstanding Fair Supporter of 2004. He was active in professional, agricultural, civic and charitable organizations throughout his adult life. January 1981 he received Citizen of the Year Award from the Willard Jaycees. His hobby was woodworking specializing in making canes and fancy bowls and growing tomatoes.
Frank was a member of Grace United Methodist Church, Willard Rotary Club (Paul Harris Recipient), 60 year membership of Masonic Lodge, Free and Accepted Masons, Golden Rule Chapter 167 and American Legion (Buchingham Dermer Post No. 514.).
Survivors include his wife, Ruth; two daughters, Sandra K. Viers of Oldsmar, FL, and Jude Chapman of Willard; son and daughter-in-law, Thomas A. and Mary Ellen Chapman of Willard; four grandchildren, Belinda Viers of Oldsmar, FL, Michael Immon of Willard, Mark (Haley) Inmon of Bullhead City, AZ; and step grandson, Paul (Valerie) Adams of Columbus and great granddaughters, Mya Dawn Inmon and Paisley Lane Adams.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Richard and Pearl (Woodworth) Chapman; six sisters, Evelyn (Walter) Buchanan, Mary (Ted) Close, Jessie (Frank) Schaen, Florence (Joe) Rosenbury, Cora (Edward) Pastema and Jeanette (Gene) Buchanan; and two brothers, Henry and Donald Chapman; and six nieces and nephews.
Friends may call at the Secor Funeral Home in Willard, Ohio on Sunday, December 15, 2013 from 3:00 to 7:00 PM. Funeral services will be held at the Grace United Methodist Church in Willard, Ohio at 11:00 AM on Monday with Reverend Doug Winner and Reverend Steve Anderson officiating. Burial will follow in Maple Grove Cemetery in New Haven, Ohio.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to 4H Camp Conger, Stein Hospice, or church of your choice will help youth forever. Online condolences can be made at www.secorfuneralhomes.com
Published in the News Journal on Dec. 13, 2013