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November 4, 1938 ~ February 8, 2024 (age 85) 85 Years Old
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Edward L. Schantz, of Three Oaks Senior Living in Cary, passed away peacefully at 11 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 8, 2024, at Journey Care Hospice in Barrington, surrounded by family. A special thank you to the caring and compassionate attention that the hospice nurses and staff provided Ed during his final days.
There will be a funeral service at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 13, at Blair-Owens Funeral Home (102 E. Dunbar) in Mahomet. The visitation will be held one hour prior to the service (10:00-11:00). Burial will be at Riverside Cemetery in Mahomet, with military burial rItes accorded by American Legion Post #1015.
In lieu of flowers, please make memorial donations to DementiaSociety.org.
Mr. Schantz was born on Nov. 4, 1938, in Gibson City, and is one of seven children born to Albert P. Schantz and Hazel D. Schantz. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 36 years Darlene (Kerchenfaut) Schantz, wife of four years Lorraine Eads-Schantz and siblings Delmar Schantz and Bob Schantz.
Surviving family members include his daughter Lori (Roger) Odle of Inverness; grandchildren, Ethan Odle of Sterling Heights, Mich., Emma Odle of Inverness, Norah Odle of Inverness; siblings Betty Sallee, Ruth Mettauer, Jean Williams, Wilma Streenz and many wonderful sister-in-laws, brother-in-laws, nieces and nephews.
Mr. Schantz was an alum of Gibson City High School and raised his family in Mahomet. He proudly served in the United State Marine Corps and retired from UPS after 28 years of dedicated service. After retirement from UPS, he worked part-time at Illinois State Water Survey.
Ed, or “Eddie” to his friends, enjoyed bowling, golfing, traveling, the Chicago Bears, University of Illinois athletics and his beloved LA Dodgers. He loved spending time with his family and made friends with anyone he met to share stories of past and present. His family takes comfort that he is now reunited with his loved ones and can work on that scratch golf game.