Penwell Turner Funeral Home - Shelby, Ohio

Raymond M. Hartz

Raymond M. Hartz, age 82, of Shelby, died suddenly, Friday, November 29, 2019 at OhioHealth Shelby Hospital.

He was born October 31, 1937 in Shelby the son of the late William and Pearl (Gutshall) Hartz. Ray retired in 2000 from ArcelorMittal “The Tuby” after 30 years of service. He also farmed.

Ray enjoyed his collection of antique tractors, riding his motorcycle and woodworking. He especially liked watching all his grandchildren in all of their activities. Ray was a member of the Buckeye Iron Will Club and Most Pure Heart of Mary Catholic Church.

Surviving are his wife of 54 years: Frances “Fran” (Roesch) Hartz, whom he wed on July 31, 1965; 3 children: Marc (Beth) Hartz, Catherine Hartz (Jamie Montee) and Christine (Matt) Hoff all of Shelby; 6 grandchildren: Nathan (Ashlee) Craig, Zackary Hartz, Tanner Hartz, Conner Hartz, Tiffany Hoff, and Jeremy Hoff; 2 great grandchildren: Warner Craig and Pacen Craig; 2 sister: Margaret Ferguson and Margie (Howard) Baird; a sister-in-law: Jean Hartz; Nieces and Nephews.

He was preceded in death by 6 brothers: Eldon, Robert, Richard, Herbert, Wilbur, and Albert Hartz; 4 sisters: Dorothy Johns, Irene Hartz, Nina Hartz and Florence Hartz; 2 infant sons: Christopher and Ronald Hartz.

Family and friends are welcome on Tuesday, December 3, 2019 from 4-7 PM at the Penwell Turner Funeral Home, 168 West Main Street, Shelby where a Christian Wake Service will be conducted at 7 PM.

Funeral mass will be celebrated on Wednesday, December 4, 2019 at 11: 00 AM at Most Pure Heart of Mary Catholic Church, 29 West Street, Shelby. Father Chris Mileski will officiate. Burial will follow in the parish cemetery. Memorial expressions may be made to St. Mary School.

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Memories & Condolence

  1. Nancy and Clarence Ousley says:

    So sorry for your loss Marc and family! We are praying for you!

  2. Hayne Boock says:

    Sorry for you loss Fran and family. He loved watching the grandchildren playing sports. Hugs and prayers

  3. Edna Karnes says:

    I am so sorry to hear of Ray’s passing. You always think you have a lot of time to visit with each other, and think, I need to stop and see them sometime. So glad I saw him 2 weeks ago. I loved his laugh. Will miss seeing him as I drive by on 39. Love. Edna

  4. Mark and Holly Korbas says:

    So sorry for your loss Fran. A wonderful tribute for a life well lived.

  5. Jan C. Burton says:

    So sorry for your loss. May God’s love surround you and your family at this sad time.

  6. Nancy L Metzger says:

    So sorry to hear of Rays passing, may God bless you with his peace and love.

  7. Linda Burkett says:

    Dear Fran and Family, I am so sorry to hear the news of Ray’s passing. I will always remember him as a kind and quiet man and seeing a smile on his face. May the angels take him into paradise where he will live forever in God’s presence and may God bring peace and comfort to you and your family.

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