Franz Mogdis, age 81, of Stanton, passed away on Thursday, February 17, 2022 at his home.
Franz lived and worked in the Ann Arbor area until moving to Clifford Lake in 1991. Upon his arrival in the Stanton area, Franz became a leader and fixture in the community. He was instrumental in helping to establish the Fred Meijer Heartland Trail, was a founding member of the Central Montcalm Community Foundation, served for 17 years on the Spectrum Health United & Kelsey Hospital Board of Directors, was very active in the Clifford Lake Association, and held many other positions on various boards and committees. Franz proudly served his country in the United States Army during Vietnam as a Chinese Linguist.
Never short of an opinion and well versed on almost every subject, Franz loved to talk and socialize with everyone. One of his friends put it best when they described Franz as a builder of bridges and a connector of people. Franz definitely made the world a better place and he will be dearly missed by everyone.
Surviving Franz are his daughters, Melissa Fuller (Adam Acito) and Kim (Gary) Horton; sister, Karen (Larry) Deuel; brother, Steve Mogdis (Claudia Singleton); several nieces and nephews; and many great friends.
Franz was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph Mogdis, Frances (Maurer) Mogdis, and Virginia Metheny, and his beloved wife of 43 years, Diane, whom he is now joyfully reunited with.
A celebration of Franz’s life is being held on Saturday, June 11th from 1 to 4 pm at The Clifford Lake Inn (561 Clifford Lake Dr., Stanton) Please feel free to come and go as your schedule allows.
For those wanting to make a memorial donation in Franz’s memory the family asks you direct them to the Central Montcalm Community Foundation in his name.