Beloved father, son, grandson, brother, and friend to many died unexpectedly at age 32 on July 17, 2013. Survived by children, Lily and Anna Frantzen; wife, Deborah Frantzen (Weaver); parents, Scott Frantzen (Debra Pogue) and Nora Scribner (Joe Zywiec); grandparents, Lyle and Lorraine Scribner; brothers, Matt (Amy) and Ryan (Leah) Frantzen; aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, and nephews. Ben grew up in Cottage Grove and graduated from Stillwater High School (1999). Ben married and moved to Rigby, ID where he became an avid outdoorsman and frequently indulged his passions of hiking and riding horseback in the mountains of Idaho and Wyoming with his family and friends. Ben will be remembered by everyone as a wonderful father with a zest for life. He had a big heart and was loved by all. A memorial service will be held in the Sanctuary at 11:00 am, with an inurnment at the columbarium immediately following the service on Thursday, July 25, at St. Andrew's Lutheran Church, 900 Stillwater Road, Mahtomedi, MN 55115. Memorials preferred to the Family Trust of Lily and Anna Frantzen c/o Matt Frantzen at 701 Xenia Avenue South, Suite 500 Minneapolis, MN 55416.

Published in Pioneer Press on July 21, 2013