Irvin Tschantz

Services for Irvin D. Tschantz, 79, Ohio 182, Route 2, Nevada, will be held at 11 a.m. Monday in Bringman & Co. Funeral Home, the Rev. Phil Clark officiating. Burial will be in Nevada Cemetery.

Calling hours at the funeral home are 2-5 and 7-9 p.m. Sunday. Memorials may be made to the Nevada Lutheran Church or Wyandot County Historical Society.

Following an apparent heart attack, Mr. Tschantz died in Wyandot Memorial Hospital at 8:19 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 24, 1987.

He was born in Upper Sandusky on Oct. 9, 1907, to John and Vera (Culver) Tschantz. On April 22, 1932, he married Selma Welch, who survives.

Also surviving are three children, John and Dr. Richard, both of Route 2, Nevada; and Mrs. Donald (Nancy) Hansen, Tulsa, Okla.; and three grandchildren. A brother, Tom, is deceased.

Mr. Tschantz graduated from Capital University in 1930, attended Ohio State University and later received his master's degree from Bowling Green State University. He taught science at St. John's Lutheran Academy in Columbus, then for 10 years at Upper Sandusky High School. He became principal of Eden Centralized School, where he retired in 1949.

Mr. Tschantz became co-owner of Handy Twine Knife Co. in Upper Sandusky, retiring in 1976. He was then active on Broken Sword Morgan Horse Farm, raising and showing Morgans and restoring horse-drawn carriages. He was executive director of the Wyandot County Chapter of the American Red Cross for a number of years.

A member of Nevada Lutheran Church for approximately 40 years, he was a past Sunday school superintendent and teacher and served on the church council. He was a member of the American Morgan Horse Association and was director of the Ohio Morgan Horse Association. An honorary member of the Wyandot County Historical Society Board, he was a past president of the board. He was a member and past president of the Nevada Lions Club and was a member of Nevada Lodge 343, Free and Accepted Masons.

--Daily Chief-Union, Upper Sandusky, OH, Friday, September 25, 1987