Gerald D. WantzChief Operations Officer
Gerald D. Wantz, Vice President of Operations and Chief Operations Officer, joined the Spring Grove organization in October 2012. Prior to joining the Spring Grove Family, Mr. Wantz held the position of President and CEO at The Lake View Cemetery in Cleveland, OH. Mr. Wantz began his long career in the cemetery industry in 1974 as a summer laborer at Hill Grove Cemetery in his hometown of Miamisburg, Ohio.
Mr. Wantz has attended Wright State University and Ohio State University. He is Past President of the Greater Cleveland Association of Cemetery Superintendents and Officials and the Ohio Association of Cemetery Superintendents and Officials. He holds the International Cemetery, Cremation, and Funeral Association (ICCFA) industry designation of Certified Cemetery Executive (CCE).
Mr. Wantz and his wife of 36 years, Cheryl, are proud parents to two children, and they are delighted to be first-time grandparents to a beautiful granddaughter born July 4, 2012.