Richard A. Frantz, 62, of Indianapolis, formerly of Clyde, Ohio, passed away peacefully at home on November 9, 2020. Richard was born February 17, 1958 to the late Clarence and Rita (Lamb) Frantz in Fremont, Ohio.
He was a graduate of Clyde High School in Clyde, Ohio and attended Terra State Community College graduating with an Associate degree in Criminal Justice. Richard proudly served in the United States Army from 1980 to 1983 and Army Reserves until 1986. He joined The Indianapolis Police Department as a Patrolman in 1984 and retired after 28 years of service in 2012. He received many commendations during his years as a Patrolman. Richard was an avid fan of Ohio State football, Cleveland Browns, and Cleveland Indians. If it was a sport team from northern Ohio, he was fan.
Richard is survived by his loving wife, Terri; daughter, Jillian (Ken) Cooper of Santa Clarita, California; step-son Michael (Amanda) Hubenthal of Fairland; step-daughter, Kellie Berkebile of Indianapolis; grandchildren, Madison Cooper, Sasha Cooper, Ari Cooper, Nicholas Stover, Austin Stover, and Elizabeth Berkebile; sisters, Linda (Dale Steinmetz) Camden of Fremont, Ohio, Patricia (Tim) Rupright of Fostoria, Ohio, Marie (Rick Whiting) Smith of Gibsonburg, Ohio, and Cindy (Jamie Stein) Nolftz of Clyde, Ohio; several nieces and nephews; and his beloved IPD/IMPD Police family.
Services are currently pending.
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