Howard “Frank” Garrett

Birth Date: 
Tuesday, January 30, 1934
Date of Passing: 
Saturday, June 11, 2022

Howard “Frank” Garrett, 88, of Wooster passed away on Saturday, June 11, 2022 at Brookdale Senior Living of Wooster.

He was born January 30, 1934 in Shreve the son of Howard F. and Ella R. McCrea Garrett. On April 12, 1959 he married Donna J. Kauffman. She survives.

Frank proudly served his country in the United States Army.

He was a 1952 graduate of Shreve High School. Frank was a long-time farmer. Frank had worked for the Wayne County Auditor’s office, and as a real estate appraiser for Wayne Savings & Loan until his retirement in 1999. He was a member of the County Line Historical Society of Wayne & Holmes Counties, and the Wayne County Historical Society. Frank was an avid collector of cars and tractors, and enjoyed going to car shows. Frank also enjoyed displaying his tractors at the Wayne County Fair. He was a member of the Penn-Ohio Model A Club, the Copus Hill Model A Club, the Kaiser-Frazer Club, and the Garfield Lodge of Shreve - 32nd Degree Mason.

Frank will be remembered for his unique sense of humor. He always had a story to tell.

Surviving in addition to his wife are his children Lisa (Roger) Kamp of Wooster, Debra Wengerd of Vermillion, Beth (Paul) Murphy of Wooster, and daughter-in-law Patricia Garrett of Wooster; grandchildren Kirsten Wengerd, Corey (Brittany) Wengerd, Logan Garrett, and Stella Murphy.

Frank was preceded in death by his son Craig Garrett and son-in-law Gary Wengerd.

Private family services, with Pastor Rob Moskowitz officiating, will be held. Burial will be in Plain Lutheran Cemetery.

Arrangements are under the direction of the McIntire, Bradham & Sleek Funeral Home, 216 E. Larwill St., Wooster.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Plain Lutheran Church, c/o Marilyn Balint, 2020 Springville Rd., Wooster, OH 44691, the Wooster Twp. Fire Dept., 1917 Millersburg Rd., Wooster, OH 44691, or to the County Line Historical Society, c/o Deb Lilley, P.O. Box 614, Shreve, OH 44676.

Online condolences may be left for the family at www.mcintirebradhamsleek.com

Memorial Contributions: 

Memorial contributions may be made to the Plain Lutheran Church, c/o Marilyn Balint, 2020 Springville Rd., Wooster, OH 44691, the Wooster Twp. Fire Dept., 1917 Millersburg Rd., Wooster, OH 44691, or to the County Line Historical Society, c/o Deb Lilley, P.O. Box 614, Shreve, OH 44676.

Visitation: 

There will be no calling hours.

Service: 

Private family services will be held. Burial will be in Plain Lutheran Cemetery.

Condolences

I'm so sorry to hear of Frank's passing. My deepest sympathy to the Garrett family, I will keep you in my prayers.

We were sorry to read the sad news about Frank. Hopefully you have many good memories to help you through this sad time. Our sincere condolences to Lisa and Roger and the rest of the family.

Lisa,Roger , Beth & family
So sorry for your loss

Thank you for your service. Condolences to the family.

Thank you for the honor of getting to know Frank. He always made my day just a little brighter and alway had a smile to share. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Such a nice fellow, he will be missed.

Lifting the Garrett family in our prayers. Frank certainly had many jokes and stories to tell and he was fun to work with at Wayne Savings.

We were so sorry to hear of Frank's passing. We have many happy memories of the Garrett family over the years. He was a very special man, with a wonderful sense of humor. We will miss you, Frank.

We were so sorry to hear of Franks passing. We have many happy memories of the Garret family over the years. Frank will be so sadly missed. He was a very special man.

Lisa and family
Our sincerest sympathies to all of you.

Frank and Donna’s house was my second home growing up. I did so many things with Beth and her family over the years and adored Frank and his sense of humor. There was never a dull moment around him! He will always have a special place in my heart filled with childhood memories. He was such a great family man and always a hard worker. My thoughts and prayers are with Donna, Lisa, Beth, Deb & Patty, as well as all of the grandchildren. The world lost a great man and he will be missed.

Beth and family,
May you have peace in your hearts at this time of loss.

Beth and family,
I am very sorry for your loss. Prayers to your family.

Sorry for your loss - try to focus on all the positive memories during this tough time

Donna and family,

Met Frank in 1978 when I started my banking career at Wayne Savings. I learned so much about appraising and lending from him. We became good friends over the years. He had so much knowledge about banking and life. We loved staying in the Siesta Key condo.
I enjoyed our daily conversations. Not only in the bank, but on the phone. For years we started our day off with the phone call.

Such a good man! He will be missed and never forgotten. It was indeed my pleasure to know him and your family!

God Bless.

Donna and ALL the FAMILY!
YOU have no idea what you, DONNA & FRANKare/weretome growing up!
You were always there at Grandma Appleman's for Thanksgiving soooo many times.
Plus, Ella & Howard had us to your/their place at that many ah time!
Still funny all the great times I had helping with the hay mow, and Frank was there
to help Grandpa! You know he DID a GREAT job all HIS LIFE on this earth! (County Fair)
Now, Frank is doing a GREAT JOB with the LORD: AT PEACE/SHALOM!
He's no doubt talking with Dad about a cow that is sick, or his NEAT old cars!

God's love and Condolences!

Jimmy Appleman now in MAINE

Beth
so sorry for your loss. Prayers to you and your family

Deb, I am so sorry for your loss. My most sincere condolences to you and your family. I always enjoyed seeing pictures of your father that you would post.

My sympathy to the family. He was a great classmate. I remember attending a sled riding birthday party, and having hot chocolate.

We were so sorry to hear about Frank's passing. Ever since we moved to this area your family has been so kind to us. Frank sure was one of a kind...special guy. You all are in our thoughts and prayers

GARRETT FAMILY, SO SO SORRY TO HEAR OF FRANKS PASSING. I HAVE LOTS OF MEMORIES OF BEING ON THE FARM WITH LISA, MOM ALWAYS IN THE KITCHEN AND FRANK OUTSIDE SOMEWHERE, HE WAS LIKE A SECOND DAD TO ME. WILL NEVER FORGET THE CONVERTABLE HE LET US USE ON THE DAY OF OUR WEDDING. HE WILL BE MISSED. NOW HE IS BACK WITH CRAIG AND GARY, PRAYERS TO YOU ALL! LOVE

We are so sorry for the loss of Franks passing. He was always such a wonderful great person to talk with and helpful person at our events.

Beth & family,
I am so sorry for your loss - know that you'll be in my thoughts and prayers.

So sorry for your loss. Remember the good times and take care of each other. God bless and keep.

Frank is deeply missed by his Brookdale family. we are so sorry for your loss, will continue to keep you all in our thoughts and prayers <3

I am so sorry to hear that Frank has passed. He was a friend of my dad, Milton Pollmeier. I enjoyed hearing them talk when he visited our house. All of us did a lot of laughing when those two were together. My dad, Frank and Ford Sterling were all friends who had the same interest in Model A cars. Recently I told someone I wanted to look Frank up and visit with him. I waited too long.

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