He was born and raised in Fort Scott, Kan., and is a graduate of the University of Kansas.
He served his country in the United States Army. He was retired from the Montgomery County Public Schools as a teacher at Damascus High School. After his retirement he worked in sales at Wolf's Furniture Store and also at Woodward and Lothrop's Department Store.
He enjoyed spending his free time traveling and cooking.
Surviving are his two children, Karl D. Franz, of Frederick, Md., and Keira E. Franz, of Washington, DC. He will also be remembered by his loving friend, Mary Thorn of Montgomery Village, Md.
Funeral services and interment will be private.
Arrangements are with the Keeney and Basford Funeral Home, 106 East Church Street, Frederick, Md.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in his memory to a charity of ones choice.
Online condolences may be shared with his family at www.keeneybasford.com.