Karl B. Wantz

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Karl B. Wantz, 79, of Taneytown, died Wednesday, July 18, 2012, at Carroll Hospice's Dove House in Westminster.
Born April 19, 1933, in Frizzellburg, he was the son of the late Wilbur P. and Ruth Bixler Wantz. He was the husband of Julia A. Becker Wantz, with whom he would have celebrated 60 years of marriage on Aug. 23.
He graduated from Taneytown High School and served in the Army from 1953 to 1955. After his discharge from the military, he was a self-employed bread salesman for many years and later worked as a route salesman for 20 years with Utz Quality Food in Hanover, Pa.
After retiring, he and his wife assisted with tours at the Taneytown Museum. An accomplished wood worker, he made furniture and items for each of his children and grandchildren. He attended Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church in Taneytown and was a member of the Edwin C. Creeger Jr. Post 168 American Legion in Thurmont.
Surviving, in addition to his wife, are children Karl D. Wantz and wife Bonnie, and Laura Richards and husband Raymond, all of Taneytown, and Karen Paulsen, of Hanover; sister Shirley Unger and husband Donald, of Frizzellburg; 12 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and two step-great-grandchildren.
He was predeceased by a brother, Harold Wantz.
A memorial service will be held at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, 38 W. Baltimore St., Taneytown, with the Rev. Joshua Semovoski officiating.
Memorial contributions may be sent to Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, 38 W. Baltimore St., Taneytown, MD 21787.
Arrangements are by Wetzel Funeral Home and Crematory in Hanover.
Online condolences may be offered at www.wetzel?funeralhome.com.
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Published in Carroll County Times on July 20, 2012
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