Cale Frankart Obituary, Death – Cale Thomas “Bubs” Frankart, age 10, from Leipsic, Ohio, passed away on May 20, 2023 at 8:40 p.m. at the Toledo ProMedica Children’s Hospital surrounded by his devoted family. His parents, Andrew Frankart and Connie (Rosengarten), are still alive and reside in Leipsic. He was born on January 2, 2013, in Bluffton. Cale is also survived by his two siblings, Lindsay and Cole Frankart, who are both at home; his paternal grandparents, Tom and Nancy Frankart of Leipsic; his maternal grandmother, Judy Rosengarten of Ottawa; his paternal great-grandmothers, Ruth Frankart of Leipsic and Judy Brandt of Findlay; his maternal great-grandmother, Betty Bellman of Ottawa; and his neighborhood grandmother, Kathy Martz. Cale was also loved by many aunts, uncles, and cousins.
His maternal grandfather, Kenneth Rosengarten, as well as his paternal and paternal great-grandparents, Larry Frankart and Harold and Shirley Otto, passed away before him. His maternal great-grandparents, Paul Bellman and Virgil and Lollie Gerschutz, also passed away before him. Cale was a very involved student at Leipsic Elementary School, where he was in the fourth grade. He competed in a variety of sports, including football, basketball, and baseball, and he had a lot of fun doing it.
The names C.T., Bubs, Smalls, Smalltown, and Smallville were just a few of the many nicknames that Cale’s family gave him. In addition to that, he was a passionate fan of golf, sprint car racing (his favorite driver was David Gravel), farming, and gardening, particularly the cultivation of sunflowers and watermelons. Cale enjoyed going on golfcart, 4-wheeler, and bike trips, racing RC cars, watching NASCAR (his favorite driver was Ryan Blaney), going boating at the lake, mowing the grass, participating in tractor pulls, collecting and trading sports cards, bright colors, and painting team logos.
His favorite NASCAR driver was Ryan Blaney. Cale loved to stir up trouble, loathed doing his homework yet still managed to get perfect grades, and had a golden heart since he enjoyed being of service to others. His go-to meals were sloppy joes, tacos, BLT sandwiches, and chocolate-filled stick doughnuts with chocolate filling. Above all else, Cale treasured the time he could spend with his family and close friends.