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“Lori and family, I am so sorry for your loss. I had many high school classes with Martin and will always remember his smile. I always looked up to...Read More »
1 of 14 | Posted by: Cindy Manning - Taylorsville, UT

“I worked with Martin for many years as the company was growing and we were starting up new lines and making new products. It was always great to get...Read More »
2 of 14 | Posted by: Mike Banovetz - Ely, MN

“So sorry for your loss. My friend Martin, that's how I addressed him at work. There was always conversation, a smile always I was glad to see him....Read More »
3 of 14 | Posted by: karen Mullins - Jackson, OH

“Martin and I were very close friends during our college years We were even roommates one year at Ohio State. I have many fond memories of our...Read More »
4 of 14 | Posted by: Roger Barnhouse - Jackson, OH

“Sorry to see this ”
5 of 14 | Posted by: Tony Perkins - Bucyrus, OH

“I am so sorry for the loss of your loved one Lori and family. Keep Jesus close and he will walk you through things. Amen! ”
6 of 14 | Posted by: Tawni Davis Barlow - Columbus, OH

“My condolences to Lori and Martin's family. I am sorry I won't be able to attend the viewing as we'll be out of town. Martin was a great classmate...Read More »
7 of 14 | Posted by: Anita McManus - Wellston, OH

“To My Beloved Uncle; just know how very Special you were to me EVERY day of my life. I seriously don't know how I'm going to live in this world...Read More »
8 of 14 | Posted by: Adrienne Phillips - Wellston, OH

“I've known Martin a long time, as we went to school and graduated together. I've always known him to be kind and genuine. He will be missed at our...Read More »
9 of 14 | Posted by: Mary Ann (Hougland) Harris - OH

“I'm so glad that I got to say good bye to Martin on the phone a week or so ago. We go back to neighborhood childhood. He was always part of the kool...Read More »
10 of 14 | Posted by: Dale Wilbur - Tampa, FL - Friend

“Martin was a great friend of mine. We spent many days together at work, lunches and breaks. I am truly sorry of your loss Lori. He was a mentor and...Read More »
11 of 14 | Posted by: Joe Lewis - Wellston, OH - Friend

“Martin I am going to miss you so much I love you!!Thank you for everything you ever did for me and the girls I am honored to have been your daughter...Read More »
12 of 14 | Posted by: Tiffany Tripp - jackson, OH

“I'm sorry for your loss. Martin was a good man and will be missed by many. I wish I had known him better. ”
13 of 14 | Posted by: Ellen Sackett - Orange Park, FL

“I'm sorry for your loss. Martin was a good man and will be missed by many. I wish I had known him better. ”
14 of 14 | Posted by: Ellen Sackett - Orange Park, FL


Martin C. Mantz, age 64, of Jackson, passed away Wednesday, August 9, 2017 at his home. He was born December 27, 1952 in Gallipolis, Ohio to the late Joseph Mantz, Sr. and Alice M. Cartwright Mantz. Martin was a graduate and valedictorian of Wellston High School class of 1971. He went on to graduate with honors from The Ohio State University School of Pharmacy. For many years Martin was employed by, and ultimately retired from, Michelina's of Jackson. He was a faithful member of the First Baptist Church in Wellston. Martin enjoyed reading of all types, but his true passion was cheering on The Ohio State Buckeyes. He is survived by his wife of 38 years, Lori E. Baker Mantz; sons, Martin Christopher Mantz, Jr. of Washington CH, Bradley Scott Mantz of Jackson and Schuyler Lloyd Mantz of Wellston; 4 grandchildren, Paige Nichole Mantz, Alyssa Ann Mantz, Aubree Diane Mantz, Gabrielle Sophiagrace Mantz; former daughter-in-law, Tiffany Tripp; sisters, Nancy Oiler and Marilyn Phillips, both of Wellston; nieces and nephews, Kevin Oiler (Joy), Adrienne Phillips, Penny Phillips, Linda Luz, and Jody Mantz; sisters-in-law, Tawnie Sirback (Donald), Wendy Copas (Raymond), June Branscom (Scott), and Teresa Howell (Jeff). Along with his parents, Martin is preceded in death by his 2 brothers, Joe Mantz and Dick Mantz; niece, Colleen Oiler Vicars; and his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Lloyd and Ruth Baker. Calling hours will be Sunday from 11 A.M. to 1 P.M. at the McWilliams Funeral Home in Wellston with a celebration of life service following at 1 P.M. with Pastor David McManis officiating. In keeping with Martin's wishes, cremation will follow the service. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate contributions be given to the McWilliams Funeral Home to help with funeral expenses. Online condolences can be sent to the family at www.mcwilliams-funeralhome.com.