Franklin “Frank” Englehart, Jr.
Franklin “Frank” Englehart, Jr. age 89 of Clinton, died peacefully at his son’s home in Chelsea on Friday, March 8, 2013. He was born on November 17, 1923 in Albright, W.Va., the son of Franklin S. Sr., and Dessie (Chedister) Englehart. On July 1, 1945 he was married to Virginia L Robinson. Virginia passed away on March 6, 1995.
Frank was a member of the Merchant Marines, serving on the S.S. Michael Pupin, S.S. James Madison, S.S. Richard Stockton, S.S. Pere Marquette, S.S. Horace Mann, and S.S. Winthrop L. Marvin. He was employed at Tecumseh Products for 33 years retiring in 1987.
Frank was a member and past Master of the F&AM Lodge No. 175 in Clinton, was a member of Clinton Village Council for 10 years and was also a lifetime member of the N.R.A. Frank enjoyed bowling, playing cards (winning), fishing, hunting, camping, and RVing. He also enjoyed the time he spent at casinos, and in Florida, but his greatest joy was time he spent with his grandkids and family.
He is survived by his son with whom he made his home, James (Susan) Englehart of Chelsea; three grandchildren, Rebecca, Merrill and Laura, six great grandchildren, Justin, Christine, Morgan, Ethan, James, and Susie. In addition to his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, and three sisters.
Visitation was held at the Clinton Chapel of Handler Funeral Homes on Monday, March 11 from 5-8 p.m. A Masonic service was held at the funeral home that evening at 7 p.m. Graveside service was held on Tuesday, March 12 at 11 a.m. in Riverside Cemetery, Clinton with Pastor Susie Shaefer of St. John’s Episcopal Church officiating.
Contributions may be made to Hospice of Lenawee or to the F&AM Lodge No. 175, Clinton. Condolences may be offered to the family at www.handlerfuneralhomes.com.