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Wanda Kantz, 93, of Mayfield, died Thursday, March 2, 2017.
Wanda was born Nov. 4, 1923 in Cass County the daughter of Wallace and Esther Ostrom. On Nov. 29, 1942 she married Charles Kantz at the Mason Baptist Church in Cass County.
She and her husband, Charles, owned and operated Rennie Lake Resort for many years. She retired from Burwood manufacturing in 1982. Wanda had also worked at So-Fro Fabrics and Love INC.
Wanda was a member of LifePoint Church, formerly Forest Lakes Bible Church, participating in any and all church activities.
Wanda is survived by her children, Charlene (Robert) Clark, Floyd (Sally) Kantz, Karen Bennett (Bob St. John), Michael (Marsha) Kantz and Charles (Carol) Kantz; 16 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; and many great-great-grandchildren. She is also survived by many she helped raise and who have called her grandma.
Wanda was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Kantz; daughter, Andrea Tobias; son, Larry Dean Kantz; her parents, Wallace and Esther (Sensenbaugh) Ostrom; brothers, Jesse, Henry, Eugene, Phillip, Clare and John; and sisters, Ilean Becraft and Mary Haslett Olson.
A life celebration and luncheon will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 4, 2017 at LifePoint Church of Traverse City.
The family's preference is to have memorial contributions made to the LifePoint Church, Love INC or charity of choice.
Please visit www.lifestorytc.com to sign the guestbook and share your thoughts and memories with the family.
Published on March 3, 2017
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