The death of Frank A Haitz was the first of the sixteen children of Joseph and Henrietta (Koewler) Haitz. His father had died two years earlier on Valentine's Day, 1960.
Frank, a 51 year old farmer, had been last seen late on the night of April 15, 1962. His younger brother, Albert, found his body the next morning in a ravine between his house and the house of Henrietta with whom Frank had been living. The coroner ruled the death as a result of a heart attack which occurred, it was believed, while Frank was walking through a field on his way home.
A requiem high mass was intoned at St. Michael Catholic Church in Ripley, Ohio on Wednesday, April 18, 1962 by the Reverend Father Paul Cornwell. Burial was in Maplewood Cemetery in Ripley.
The original obituary can be found in The Ripley Bee, 19 April 1962, page 1, column 2.