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Frank John Zerfas

October 9, 1934 ~ January 11, 2020 (age 85)

Obituary

Frank John Zerfas, 85, hit his homerun, into the gates of heaven on Jan. 11, 2020. He was born in Winona, Kansas on Oct. 9, 1934 to Frank and Caroline (Fries) Zerfas, Sr. Both precede him in death along with his wife of 53 years Audrey J. (Chick) Zerfas on Nov. 4, 2011; his daughter, Kristine K. Zerfas, siblings Helen Gates, Ralph Zerfas, Barbara Bradford, Wilma Wickman, Marjorie Klein; sister-in-law, Jeri Minerich; brother-in-law, Robert Day, and brother-in-law, Tom Klein. Frank graduated from Central High School Class of 1952. He was proud to play in the first ever Bell Game that was played for the “Bell". He also played on the Baseball team that captured Central's 1st ever State Title in Baseball. Frank served in the United States Army. He completed his Masters Degree at the University of Missouri. Frank's career spanned for over 40 years as a teacher, counselor and retiring as an Administrator with Dist. #60. An induction into the Central Hall of Honor, as well as the Sollie Raso Award; were a few of the many awards and commendations he has received. Frank was the Board President of SunWest Educational Credit Union, Commissioner of the National Academic League, and a CU Football Sponsor. He was an avid golfer, and played with his buddies 3 days a week. In his leisure, he also enjoyed traveling. Most of all Frank was a man of great faith, an amazing father, grandfather, brother, and friend. He never missed an opportunity to support his grandchildren and was always there to encourage them in education and sports. Frank is survived by; his loving children, Kimberly Zerfas, Kelly (David) Zerfas-Roth, Laurel (Pete) Sobiesk; his 4 grandchildren, Peyton and Ryley Roth, Porter and Cooper Sobiesk; his siblings, Cleo Day, Larry (Betty) Zerfas, and Carolyn (Gary) Gray; companion, Sandra J. Holter; brother-in-law, Jack S. Chick; sister-in-law, Sugar Zerfas; several nieces, nephews, cousins, and numerous friends who loved and will miss Frank. In lieu of flowers, the family asks for memorial contributions to be made for the Frank J. Zerfas Scholarship Fund and Central High School Baseball to be received through Angelus Funeral Home. Funeral Service ‪11 a.m. Friday‬ Jan. 17, 2020. Tabor Lutheran Church, 102 E. Orman Ave., Pastor Karen Matuska, officiating. Interment at Imperial Memorial Gardens with Military Honors by Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team. Family will receive friends at the Historic Zaragoza Hall following the burial rites. Online condolences at www.angeluspueblo.com
 

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Services

Funeral Service
Friday
January 17, 2020

11:00 AM
Tabor Lutheran Church
102 E. Orman Ave.
Pueblo, CO 81004

Reception
Friday
January 17, 2020

1:00 PM
The Historic Zaragoza Hall
1339 E. Routt
Pueblo, CO 81004

Interment following funeral service
Friday
January 17, 2020

Interment Imperial Memorial Gardens

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