Frank H. DeWitt, 92, of Delaware passed away peacefully early Thursday morning, July 16, 2020 at Passages at Willow Brook Christian Village in Delaware.
He was born July 28, 1927 in Delaware to the late Walter and Violet (Johnston) DeWitt. After graduating high school, Frank proudly served his country as a member of the United States Army as an instructor for mechanics and electronics on tanks. In 1950, he married the love of his life Elizabeth Allman. Together they shared 70 years of marriage.
A proud farmer and lifelong Delaware County resident, Frank was bound to the earth from the day of his birth. He loved working on farm equipment, could fix anything and was always tinkering with something, a “jack of all trades”. He was a well-known and well-respected mechanic. He worked for the telephone company, Farmer’s Exchange and alongside his brother, he worked as a well driller. He also served as an auxiliary patrolman.
Having a passion for tractors, you could always find him showing refurbished antique tractors at the fairgrounds during the Delaware County Fair, where he also volunteered, assisted and worked at the tractor display.
His mornings consisted of meeting at the South Sandusky Street McDonald’s and drinking coffee with his friends and lunch was always enjoyed at Burger King. He enjoyed spending time with his family and was a devoted and faithful member and trustee of the former Stratford St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, the Hiram Masonic Lodge #18 and Odd Fellows Lodge, all of Delaware. Frank had also worked numerous years for Bennett Brown, Bennett Brown Rodman and Rodman Neeper Funeral Homes in Delaware and Ashley, assisting in whatever capacity needed.
Left to cherish his memory is his loving wife, Elizabeth; 1 son and 1 daughter; 3 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren.
In addition to his parents, Frank was preceded in death by a brother and 2 sisters.
There will be no calling hours or funeral services at this time. Burial will be at a later date in Oak Grove Cemetery.
Contributions in Frank’s memory may be made to Willow Brook at Christian Village, 100 Willow Brook Way South, Delaware, Ohio 43015.
The Snyder-Rodman Funeral Center of Delaware is honored to serve this veteran and his family.
To share a fond memory of Frank or to offer a condolence to his family, please visit www.snyderfuneralhomes.com