Obituary – Terry LaFrenz

Last Updated on November 12th, 2017

Written by Paul Bomleny

Terry LaFrenz was born on October 27, 1941 to Fred and Lois LaFrenz of Center, NE and died on November 10, 2017, in Princeton, IL. Terry would like to let you know that his work here is finally done. He lived a simple life working as a wood artisan, alongside his wife, a potter. He lived a life for others, and after battling cancer, he received a call to go home. He was surrounded by love, laughter and stories by his closest family members and friends who saw him off to his new mission. His new work is now in heaven, where he will be serving God, walking (or running) with Jesus, and continuing to thank everyone for everything. Terry would like to say Thank you to St. Marks Church, Geneva, IL; Thank you to St. Barnabas Church, Glenwood Springs, CO; Thank you to Open Door Church, Rifle, CO; Thank you to New Creation Church in Glenwood Springs, CO; Thank you to Victory Worship Church, Princeton, IL, and Thank you to Pastor Laura and all the people he and Mary love at New Hope Church in Princeton, IL.
Terry served in the US Army for three years during the Vietnam War. He was stationed at Fort Gordon, in Augusta, GA.
Left behind to carry Terry’s legacy is his loving wife, Mary of 33 years, and beloved dog, Buddy; his children, Michele (Paul) Kozlowski their two children, Finley and Zach; Krista LaFrenz, and her son Angus Krake, Mary (Jeff) D’Ambrosio and their children, Noah, Josephine, and Xander, Tammy (Brian) Krcilek, Heidi Hendrickson, Wendy (Brad) Nagy, Jamie Currie and Amy (Todd) Schrader and 16 other beloved grandchildren; his brother, Tom (Cecilia) LaFrenz and his niece, Tonya and nephew, Chad. He was preceded in death by his parents and waiting for him at the gates of heaven are his beloved dogs Gracie and Hanna.
Cremation rites have been accorded by Grant-Johnson Funeral Homes, Inc and a Celebration of Life Service was held Sunday, November 12, 2017 at 10:15 a.m. at New Hope of the Nazarene Church, Princeton. Memorials may be directed to New Hope of the Nazarene Church for an industrial dishwasher to take Terry’s place.
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