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1934 Frank 2023

Frank Tiefenthal

October 1, 1934 — November 20, 2023



Frank Lee Tiefenthal passed away November 20, 2023 at his home, the last original resident of Seemore. Dad was born October 1, 1934, son of Leonard and Mary Alice (Roxbury) Tiefenthal. He was raised in Vicksburg, MI with his parents Mary Alice and Glen Johnson. He was an avid sports fan. Frank was especially a fan of college football, where he said ‘go blue’ AND ‘go green’! Dad served in the U.S Air Force from 1953-1955. He married the love of his life, Beverly Jean Cole on October 12, 1956 and remained married until her death in May, 1997.

He retired from Upjohn Heritage Community after 35+ years of dedicated service. Dad stood strongly by his beliefs and opinions, instilling these values in his surviving children which follow, Sandra Andrews of Florence, MS; Jean (Greg) Lang; Lee Tiefenthal and Frank (Brenda) Tiefenthal, all of Kalamazoo, MI. Surviving also are six grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, and 1 great-great grandson, three nieces, one nephew and numerous cousins. Preceding him in death is one son-in-law, Lennel Andrews and one grandson, Joshua Compton.

A graveside service will be held at 2:00 PM on Friday, December 1 at Mt. Ever-Rest Memorial Park South with military honors and VFW Post 3030 providing a gun salute. Please join the family for a repass following the graveside service at McGonigle’s Irish Pub, located at 3512 E Main St, Kalamazoo, MI 49048.

Dad will be dearly missed, but God knows best.

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Friday, December 1, 2023

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