Donald L. Franz, 80, teacher, died Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012, at Newton Medical Center, Newton.
He was born June 17, 1932, at Liberal to Herman C. and Mary E. (Fast) Franz.
He taught science at Pleasant Valley Jr. High in Wichita for over 30 years. He was a member of First Mennonite Church, Halstead, Prairie Wind Daylily and Wichita Daylily Clubs.
On May 27, 1955, he married Joyce M. Loewen at Newton. She survives.
Other survivors include sons: Alan Franz and Tim Host, Dallas, TX; daughters: Kathy (Bruce) Graham, Topeka, Sharon (Paul) Parker, Elmhurst, IL; sisters: Betty Jean Bodine, Shawnee, Mary Lou (Joseph) Duerksen, Roeland Park; and five grandchildren.
A memorial service will be 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013, at First Mennonite Church, Halstead, with Rev. Randy Smith officiating. Inurnment will be in Halstead Cemetery.
Memorials may be given to the First Mennonite Church Music Fund, in care of Kaufman Funeral Home, Halstead.