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Fred E. Fankell Jr.

1928 - 2014 | Obituary Condolences
Fred E. Fankell Jr. Obituary
Fred E. Fankell, Jr. of Broomfield passed away on July 4, 2014, he was 86. Fred was born on February 12, 1928 in Denver, Colorado to Fred and Inga Fankell. He joined the Navy in July 1946 and served in Trinidad as an Electronics Technician. Discharged in July 1948, he attended the South Dakota School of Mines and graduated with honors in 1951 as a Civil Engineer. He married Delores Mary McCormick on November 2, 1952 in Rapid City, South Dakota and they had 61 beautiful years together. He was employed by Sundstrand Aviation from 1956 to 1968 when he bought Regional Sales Company and worked as a Manufacturer's Representative and retired in 1994. He was a devoted member of the adult choir at Nativity of Our Lord Church and Immaculate Heart of Mary for 30 years and gave many hours to the Sister Carmen Center and Meals on Wheels to help others. He was also an avid fisherman, golfer, bridge player and he loved to travel with his wife and dear friends Jerry and LuWanna Russell. He is survived by his wife Delores of 61 years, and his children: Dave (Dianna) Fankell of Morrison and their 3 children Dana (Brad) Schmahl, Dustin and Derek, Deborah (Clay) Rickers of Erie and their 3 sons Cole, Ty and Zach, Don (Tricia) Fankell of Broomfield and their 6 children Doug, Jacquie, Mandi, Joel, Brenna and Vicki and Denise (Ron) Holbrook of Broomfield and their 3 children Kyle, Sarah and Abby and his three great grandchildren Taylor, Halle, and Callan Schmahl. Fred was preceded in death by both his parents and his sister, Ruth Bond. There will be a rosary on Wednesday, July 16th at 7pm at Nativity of Our Lord Church in Broomfield, CO and the services will be on Thursday, July 17th at 10am also at Nativity of Our Lord Church. In Lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Little Sisters of the Poor in Denver.
Published in Broomfield Enterprise on July 13, 2014
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