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John H. Frenzen

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Dec. 9, 1939 - March 1, 2007

BENKELMAN -- John Henry Frenzen died Thursday (March 1, 2007) in his home at 1820 South Yank Court, Lakewood, Colo., at the age of 67.

A memorial service was at the Horan & McConaty Family Chapel in Lakewood on March 10, 2007.

John was born Dec. 9, 1939, in Benkelman to Henry C. and Leone (Vanderford) Frenzen. On March 24, 1948, he was baptized in Zion Lutheran Church. He graduated as salutatorian from Benkelman High School in 1958, from McCook Junior College and attended Kearney State College.

John was an avid sports fan having run track in high school and both colleges. His interests also included music having played trumpet in High School and in dance band in college. He always retained his love of music, especially jazz. John loved to talk about the history of Denver as well as many other places in the world.

On Feb. 2, 1963, he married Sharon Glover in Kearney. They have two daughters, Christy and Lindsay.

John lived and worked selling business forms in the Denver area, attaining President of Moore Business Forms. After his retirement at 62, he and Sharon purchased a second home in Ocean Park, Wash., and enjoyed spending time there until his illness made it impossible to travel.

He is survived by his wife, Sharon; daughters, Lindsay of Lakewood, Colo., and Christy of Ashland, Ore.; his mother, Leone Frenzen; sister, Bettye and husband, Jack Pursley of Benkelman; and nieces, nephews and many many friends.

He was preceded in death by his father, Henry in 1978.

The family suggests memorials to The American Cancer Society.