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Frank John Klassen

June 5, 1943 — March 16, 2017

Frank John Klassen, 73, of Grayling, MI, passed away on March 16, 2017/ Frank was born in Gladwin, MI on June 5, 1943, a son of the late Ella Mae (Foote) and Frank Klassen. Frank married Leah Carol Blakeslee on July 30, 1962 in Corry, PA. They were married for 51 years before she preceded him in death in 2014. Frank was a member of Houghton Lake Wesleyan Church and attended Grayling Free Methodist Church where he actively served. Frank was a pastor that walked and lived his faith on a daily basis. Over the years he and his family served in many church's, mission assignments, and he was mindful of any opportunity to serve as he walked through his day to day activities. Frank enjoyed his family and in the most recent years his great grand daughters Leah and Lily. Survived by Daughters: Carla Sue Gardner of Grayling, MI Kelly Lynne Klassen of Eaton Rapids, MI Grandson: Timothy (Christina) Gardner, Jr. and great granddaughters Leah Elizabeth and Lily Marie of Grayling. Siblings: Aaron (Kathy) Klassen; Toby (JoAnn) Klassen; Avis (Marvin) Blowers; Gary Klassen; Beth (Paul) Klassen; and Vern (Suzanne) Klassen. Many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his parents, Ella Mae and Frank Klassen; infant son Frank John Klassen, Jr.; daughter Rhonda Kay Klassen; wife Leah Klassen; brother, Fred Klassen, and sister in law Lenore Klassen. Visitation will be held at Sorenson-Lockwood Funeral Home on Monday, March 20, 2017 between 2-8 p.m. Visitation will be held beginning at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, March 21, 2017 at Grayling Free Methodist Church up until time of "Frank's Home Going Celebration" which begins at 2:00 p.m. with Pastor Robert Marshall officiating. Interment will be at Butman Township Cemetery in Gladwin. Condolences may be sent to In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Frank's memory to Grayling Free Methodist Church Building Fund. Arrangements entrusted to Sorenson-Lockwood Funeral Home. To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Frank John Klassen, please visit our flower store.


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