FRANK HARPER 1930-2017

PAULDING – Frank A. Harper, age 86, died Saturday, Feb. 11.

He was born April 23, 1930 in Huntington Park, Calif., to the late Frank A. and Catalina (Amao) Harper Sr. On March 19, 1952, he married Marietta L. Zielke, who preceded him in death on Nov. 21, 2012. He was a corporal in the US Army during the Korean War and the former owner/operator of Frank’s Precision Tools Co. He was a member of St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church of Briceton, VFW Post #587, and former member of Paulding Chamber of Commerce.

He is survived by his daughters, Carol (Russell) Flint, Brenda Riggenbach and Patti (Brian) Stoller, all of Paulding; daughter-in-law, Judy Harper, Springboro; two sisters, Norma Coons, Payne, and Irma Hunter, Naples, Fla.; grandchildren, Bruce (Karen) Flint, Jennifer Flint, Kaleigh (Ryan) Mapes, Anthony Stoller, Brian Harper, Troy Harper and Morgan Harper; and three great-grandchildren, Krystal Flint, Auron Flint and Easton Mapes.

He also was preceded in death by his son, Ron Harper.

Funeral services will be conducted 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 17 at St. John Lutheran Church, Briceton, with the Rev. Karen Stetins officiating. Burial will be in Live Oak Cemetery, Paulding, with military graveside rites accorded by VFW Post #587.

Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 16 at Den Herder Funeral Home, Paulding. Visitation also will be from 10 a.m. until time of services on Friday at the church.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations made to CHP Hospice of Paulding or St. John Lutheran Church.

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