Benjamin Lyle Frantzen, 32, of Ririe, passed away suddenly Wednesday, July 17, 2013, at his home.
He was born Oct. 3, 1980, in St. Paul, Minn., the son of Scott Henry Frantzen and Nora Jane Schriber. He grew up in Cottage Grove, Minn. In 1998, he graduated from Stillwater Area High School.
On June 27, 2002, he married Deborah Joy Weaver in Como Park Conservatory in St. Paul. They moved to Rigby to be close to Debbie's family and work in the family business.
Ben was an avid outdoorsman who loved to hike, ride ATVs and horseback in the mountains with his family.
He was a wonderful young man with a zest for life. Ben was a loving husband, father, son, brother and friend who had a big heart and was loved by everyone.
He is survived by his wife, Debbie Frantzen of Ririe; daughters, Lily and Anna Frantzen, both of Ririe; father, Scott Frantzen of San Antonio; mother, Nora Scribner of Woodbury, Minn.; stepfather, Joe Zywiec of Woodbury, Minn.; stepmother, Debbie Pogue of San Antonio; brothers, Matt (Amy) Frantzen of Minneapolis and Ryan (Leah) Frantzen of Woodbury, Minn.; and grandparents, Lyle and Lorraine Scribner of Oakdale, Minn.
Memorial services will be at noon Tuesday, July 23, at the Ririe LDS Stake Center, 14061 N. 130 East in Ririe. The family will visit with friends one hour prior to the services. Arrangements are under the direction of Coltrin Mortuary, 2100 First St. in Idaho Falls.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial donations be sent to The Family Trust of Lily and Anna Frantzen in care of Matt Frantzen, 701 Xenia Ave. South, Suite 500, Minneapolis, MN 55416.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.coltrinmortuary.com.