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Walker-Eastman-Heydinger Funeral Home
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Norwalk, OH 44857
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Brandon A. Mantz, 21, of Norwalk, Ohio, died Saturday, February 16, 2013 in Fisher-Titus Medical Center.

He was born February 11, 1992 in Akron, Ohio and was a lifelong area resident. Brandon graduated from Norwalk High School in 2010 and was attending Adult Education Classes at E.H.O.V.E. Joint Vocational School. Brandon was employed at Wendy's in Norwalk, Ohio. He enjoyed video games, music, watching movies and working out and exercising.

Brandon is survived by his parents, Shannon M. (Ratliff) Mantz of Norwalk, Ohio and Donald E. Mantz, also of Norwalk, Ohio, by his siblings, Russell A. Mantz of Norwalk, Ohio, Mandy and Joshua Mantz-Peterson, of Norwalk, Ohio, Jessie Ratliff of Norwalk, Ohio, Kyrsten M. Mantz of Norwalk, Ohio, and Shannon M. Mantz of Norwalk, Ohio, by his Maternal Grandfather, Don Ratliff of Norwalk, Ohio, by his Paternal Grandparents, Russell A. and Patricia L. Mantz of Norwalk, Ohio, and by several cousins who loved and cared about him very much, and by several Aunts and Uncles.

He was preceded in death by his maternal grandmother, Beverly Ratliff in 2007. There will be no calling hours. Private graveside services will be held in Woodlawn Cemetery, Norwalk, Ohio. Walker Funeral Home, 98 West Main Street, Norwalk, Ohio is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be made by going to