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Longtime Grand County resident Marianne Klancke died of a kidney infection at her home in Fraser on March 4, 2011. She was 58.
Klancke was born May 21, 1952, in Kansas City, Kan., to Jick and Emil Corzine and grew up in Prairie Village. She married Kirk Klancke on Dec. 30, 1971, the same year they moved to Grand County.
Marianne immediately endeared herself to the Fraser community with her eternal zest for life and positive energy. Marianne supervised the Winter Park Resort Season Pass Department for 19 years and owned/operated The Tile Lady.
Marianne's true passion was for people and helping them achieve their dreams. In 2003 Marianne received her bachelor's degree in communication and went on to get her life coaching credentials. Life coaching was her passion.
She has two daughters, Carridy and Krista, and was a devoted, creative and loving mother.
Marianne was a pillar of the Fraser and Grand County community. Her passion for life and strong civic pride are evidenced by her numerous volunteer hours championing the Fraser ice skating rink, Fraser Halloween parties, story hours at the Fraser Library, Fourth of July picnics, teen dances and the Teen Center, Advocates Sprout House, Fraser's Old School Play Ground, Fraser Town Council and Planning Board (16-20 years), Businesses Without Boarders and serving as an Advocates board member.
She is survived by her husband Kirk Klancke; daughters Carridy Klancke of Broomfield and Krista Klancke (Bart Smith) of Tabernash; brother John Corzine of St. Joseph, Mo.; sister Caroline Cunningham of Paeonia, Kan.; and grandchildren Ellen and Mason Koski of Broomfield.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Jick and Emil Corzine.
Funeral Services will be held at 4 p.m. March 10, 2011, at the Church of Eternal Hills in Tabernash.
In lieu of flowers, please donate in Marianne's name to Advocates of Grand County, Box 155, Hot Sulphur Springs.
Arrangements are being handled by Mark H. Shearon, director, Grand County Mortuary, 970-725-9010.
Thursday, March 10th, 2011 4:00pm, Church of the Eternal Hills
The world is a little dimmer without Marianne. Her enthusiasm and bright outlook was contagious. Her dedication to the local community was amazing and fruitful.
Trude Kleess Mar 10 2011 12:00 AM
My heart goes out to the entire Klancke family. Marianne's smile, heart felt laughter and warm embrace was something you never, ever forget. We owe it to Marianne to take what she taught us, and put it to use in our own communities. Imagine what our world would be like! God bless you Marianne. You left us to soon. We will never, ever forget you. My heart is with my Fraser family. Much Love, Cara Mitchell
Cara Mitchell Mar 10 2011 12:00 AM
Our heartfelt condolences. I feel thankful and grateful I was able to spend New Year's Eve with all of you and to get one of those giant, strong hugs from Marianne. I hope we can all be together in front of the bonfire next New Year's, tipping our wine cups in memory of your grandmother, mother and wife. Big hugs, Greta & Jon.
Greta and Jon Bloomfield Mar 9 2011 12:00 AM
Dear Kirk, Carridy, Krista and Family - We know that your hearts are breaking. We are here for you now, during these woeful times, and always. All our love, Nan, Rob and Kat
Nan, Rob & Kat Klancke Mar 8 2011 12:00 AM