Carl R. Wantz


Carl R. Wantz, 80, of Littlestown, died Thursday morning Jan 5, at his home. He was the husband of Louise "Tootie" (Kerns) Wantz for 61 years. Born Nov 11, 1936 in Spring Grove, Carl was the son of the late Elwood and Leuverne (Beimiller) Wantz. He was a Littlestown High School graduate and was a construction superintendent for C.J. Miller, Hampstead retiring in 2002. Prior to retirement, Carl had been employed with Littlestown Boro, Battlefield Earth Movers and Maitland Brothers, formerly of Littlestown.

Surviving in addition to his wife, Carl is survived by his sons: Jay Wantz and wife, Debra, of Littlestown; Edward Wantz and wife, Sherry, of Holly Springs, N.C.; Douglas Wantz and wife, Kimberly, of Littlestown; his daughter, Patricia Conover, and husband, Tony, of Hanover; his seven grandchildren: Chris and Greg Conover, Kelsey Wantz, Emily Kress, Katie, Andrew and Bethany Wantz; his four great-grandchildren; his two brothers: Earl Wantz of Seattle, Wash.; Ned Wantz of Mechanicsville, Va.l and his sister, Shirley Bowen of Largo, Fla. Carl was predeceased by his three brothers: Ken, Albert and Nevin Wantz and his sister, Helen Kuhn. Carl was a life member and past president of Alpha Fire Co., Littlestown, VFW of Littlestown and Hanover Elks. Carl loved sports, hunting and watching his grandchildren in sporting events.

Funeral Service is Tuesday, Jan. 10 at 11 a.m. at Little's Funeral Home, Littlestown with The Rev. Craig Arentz officiating. There will be no viewing; however, the family will receive friends 6 - 8 p.m. Monday, Jan 9, at the funeral home. Interment is in Rest Haven Cemetery, Hanover.

Memorials in Carl's name may be made to: Alpha Fire Co., 40 E. King St., Littlestown, PA 17340. Online condolences may be shared on

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