Grenert, Frank A.
WOOSTER - Frank A. Grenert, 86, of Wooster, died Friday, April 28, 2006, in Hospice House South, Fort Myers, Fla.
Memorial services will be Thursday at 1 p.m. at the United Methodist Church of Wooster, with the Rev. Hoyte Wilhelm officiating. Private burial will be at Apple Creek Cemetery.
Friends may call Wednesday from 6-9 p.m. at McIntire, Davis & Greene Funeral Home, Wooster.
Those who wish may make contributions to Alzheimer’s Association, 4815 Munson St. NW, Canton 44718 or Hope Hospice, 9470 Health Park Circle, Fort Myers, Fla. 33508 or the Wooster United Methodist Church, 243 N. Market St., Wooster 44691.
He was born Sept. 4, 1919, in Butler, Pa., to Edward and Mary (Browser) Grenert.
He graduated from Apple Creek High School in 1937 and from the College of Wooster in 1941 with a bachelor of arts degree in history. He attended Ashland College and received his master’s from Kent State University in 1952.
He served his country with the U.S. Army Air Force during World War II as a cryptographer, spending 36 months overseas.
He taught and coached at Killbuck and Apple Creek and became principal at Northwestern High School in 1952. He became superintendent in 1964 and retired in 1979.
He was a member of the Wooster United Methodist Church.
Frank was considered one of the best basketball players in the late 1930s and early 1940s, playing for Apple Creek High School and the College of Wooster and was also a member of the college baseball team. He was inducted into the Wayne County Sports Hall of Fame in 1982 and the College of Wooster’s Alumni “W” Association Hall of Fame in 1975.
Surviving are his wife, Shirley Howell Grenert, whom he married Oct. 21, 1945; sons, Stephen (Barbara) Grenert of Wooster and Michael (Susan) Grenert of Ridgefield, Conn.; and a daughter, Rebecca (Keith) Snoddy of South Portland, Maine; seven grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; a brother, Harry Grenert of Berlin; and sisters, Eleanor Jones of Florida and Shirley Kittle of Wooster.
His brothers, Lloyd, Howard, Fred and Richard, and sisters, Ruth and Pauline, died previously.
[Source: The Daily Record (Wooster) Obituaries, May 1, 2006]