Franz William Staugler, 94, of Port Charlotte Florida, died January 1, 2023, at his son’s home in Punta Gorda, Florida.
Born in Zanesville, Ohio in 1928 to the late Kathleen and Elmer W. Staugler. Franz grew up in Cincinnati, Ohio and then joined the Unites States Marines in 1946. Serving first in the Aleutian Islands and then in several Stateside locations. After serving 4 years Franz started college and then was called back to serve again during the Korean Conflict. Franz then joined the United States Air Force and became a Pilot and commissioned Officer. He was stationed in England, France, Vietnam, and several U.S. Bases. Franz flew as a fighter pilot and was a flight instructor to new students. In 1969 Franz retired from the U.S. Air Force as a Major. He was a veteran of the Korean War and Vietnam War. He then went into the insurance industry and became Regional Vice President for development for 11 western states operating from San Diego, California.
Franz is survived by sons; James (Elizabeth) Staugler of Punta Gorda, Garrett Staugler of Marysville, Washington; Daughter Sarah Staugler, of Port Charlotte, Florida, a brother Steven Staugler of Colorado, sister, Vicki Rasmussen of Clearwater, Florida; grandchildren, Mason Staugler, Jamie Staugler, Joe Gilpin, Sara Ann Gilpin and Kailye Collier; great grandchildren, Malcolm Staugler, and Katherine Gilpin
Private interment with military honors by a U.S. Air Force Honor Guard will be held Tuesday, January 10, 2023, at Sarasota National Cemetery, Sarasota, Florida.
Friends may visit online at www.robersonfh.com to extend condolences to the family. Arrangements by Roberson Funeral Home Port Charlotte Chapel