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Services for Harold Carl Frantzen, 85, of Palm Harbor, Fla., a vice president of the former Western Savings Bank, will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday in St. Paul's Episcopal Cathedral, Pearl and Church streets. Interment will be in the church crypt.

A former resident of Alden, Frantzen died Dec. 7, 1999, in Helen Ellis Memorial Hospital, Tarpon Springs, Fla., after a lengthy illness.

Born in Dunkirk, he was a graduate of Dunkirk High School. He attended Allegheny College and was a graduate of the College of Business Education at the University of Oklahoma.

He was associated with International Life Insurance Co. of Buffalo, where he served as treasurer, and Prudential Insurance Co., Franklin National Bank and Western Savings Bank, where he served as vice president before retiring in 1971.

Frantzen also worked with Armstrong Associates, a consulting economists firm, and Frantzen & Gertis, an investment counseling firm.

He was a lecturer at the University at Buffalo and UB's Millard Fillmore College.

Frantzen served as a director of Calasanctius School, where he was president of the board and taught economics. He was a former member of the Alden Board of Education.

He was a member of the American Institute of Real Estate Appraisers, the American Association of University Professors, the Royal Economic Society, the National Federation of Settlement Houses and Neighborhood Centers, and the Neighborhood House of Buffalo, where he served as a director and vice president.

Frantzen was a licensed real estate broker and a principal in the National Association of Securities Dealers.

While at the University of Oklahoma, he was a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity and the university marching band, where he played the saxophone and the clarinet. He also played the organ. While in college, he played in several dance bands.

In Florida, he was a member of the Suncoast Orchestra and the Tarpon Springs Yacht Club.

His first wife, Mildred, died in the late 1960s. He married his second wife, Elizabeth, in 1973.

Surviving in addition to his wife are a daughter, Margann Dodge Green of Merry Point, Va.; four stepsons, Jerome Lohmann of Baton Rouge, La., George Lohmann of Midland, Texas, Leslie Lohmann of Tokyo and Eric Lohmann of Holiday, Fla.; two sisters, Marjorie Carlson of Phillipsburg, N.J., and Dorothy Hallborg of New York City; five grandchildren; and seven stepgrandchildren.


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