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In Loving Memory

Rantz III, Harold Eugene

Harold Eugene Rantz III suddenly and unexpectedly passed away in his sleep on May 27, 2023.

Beloved husband of Marie Rantz (nee Major).  Dear brother of Eric Rantz; son of the late Harold Jr. and Linda Rantz; nephew of Cathy Meeker, H. Elizabeth Rantz and Art LaBatt Jr.  Our beloved son-in-law, brother-in-law, grandson, cousin, nephew, uncle and friend to many.


Harold was born and raised in the Dogtown neighborhood of Saint Louis, with his older brother Eric and parents Linda and Harry.  He was never one to miss a Saint Patrick’s Day celebration.

Harold attended Saint James the Greater grade school, and graduated from Bishop DuBourg High School in 1999.  In high school, he found his lifelong passion for music, including playing the drums, and bowling.  Following high school, he worked in the food service industry.  He met the love of his life, Marie, through a mutual friend, Becky White Hulsey, who was like a sister to Harold and a good friend to Marie.  Harold and Marie married on September 21, 2013, at Saint James the Greater.  A special time during their marriage was the year they spent in Bryant, Arkansas, where they enjoyed exploring the countryside and adopted their two dogs, Sookie and Ripple.  When they moved back to Saint Louis, Marie and Harold continued to embrace their love for animals by rescuing a homeless kitten, who they named Tackleberry.  Harold and Marie enjoyed camping with friends, fishing with family, and attending music festivals (especially Grateful Dead tribute bands).  He also enjoyed playing horseshoes and following WWE.  Favorite times of the year included watching The Royal Rumble and Wrestlemania.  Harold was known for his quick wit and devotion to his friends and family.  One Christmas, Harold came up with the idea to have a nerf gun battle royale with all of the nieces and nephews which has remained a favorite family memory. Harold was a friend to all, had a gentle heart, and he knew no stranger.


Visitation at KUTIS CITY CHAPEL 2906 Gravois Ave. 63118

Sunday June 4 from 1 PM till 5 PM

Eulogies shared at 4:00 PM.

Interment will occur at a later date.

In Lieu of flowers please donate to one of the following:





9 thoughts on “Rantz III, Harold Eugene”

  1. I’m so sorry for Harold family and his wife . I hoesnt didn’t know Harold beside when I was patrol the property . but ever time I was on patrol Harold would be out side drinking a beer .we would bill s**th with each other and talk about what ever .. we plans on play pool but never got around . guna miss u bro .

  2. My memories of Harold include hanging out on his porch in high school & going to steak & shake drinking coffee all night with Greg Meyer, Michelle Krause, Katie McDermott, along with others. Courtesy Diner was also a place we frequented often. Harold was always kind to everyone, joking around & had a smile constantly. These memories I will have forever. RIP Harold

  3. Oh Harold! We were just talking last Wednesday at the Dogtown Horseshoe League. You were a gentle kind soul my friend. Your early passing is a reminder to live each day like it may be your last. RIP

  4. Harold was at first my boss at Snarf’s but soon became my friend. He had his cranky days but we always were cutting up and doing our best to get through the shift. He was a professional snacker and I will never forget how he always loved the chocolate chips we had there. He is a big nerd so we always had something to talk about. RIP brother, I know you are in a better place.

  5. So kind, friendly, funny, genuine & good-hearted. Harold, you are already missed by SO many. Praying for your wife Marie, your family, friends and all that knew you.

  6. Marie, we are so very sorry for your loss. Sending our condolences and prayers to you and your family.


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