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Frank John Klassen, 73, of Grayling, Michigan, passed away on March 16, 2017.
Frank was born in Gladwin, Michigan, 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 churches, 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-granddaughters Leah and Lily.
He is survived by daughters: Carla Sue Gardner of Grayling, Mich., Kelly Lynne Klassen of Eaton Rapids, Mich.; 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; and many nieces and nephews.
He was 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.
Frank's Home Going Celebration was held on March 21, 2017. Interment will be at Butman Township Cemetery in Gladwin. Condolences may be sent to www.sorensonlockwood.com
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.