October 3, 1925 ~ December 10, 2013
R. Frank Mutz, 88, passed away peacefully in Pueblo, Colo. Survived by his wife, Patricia; sons, David (Kathy) Mutz and Richard (Mardi) Mutz; step-daughter, Cathy (Brian) Ficker; stepson, Ed Cronkhite; Tom (Bev) Hubbs are special family members; granddaughter, Mackenzie Mutz; step-grandsons, Michael and B.J. Ficker; sister-in-law, Evelyn Mutz; nieces, Theresa, Karen and Sharon; and numerous Special Friends. Preceded in death by his mother, Theresa Rose Tezak; father, Frank Louis Mutz; first wife, Virginia Kosanovich; brother, William Frank Mutz; nephew, Russell Louis Mutz; many Lessar Family Cousins; and numerous Special Friends. Frank was born in Pueblo, Colorado on October 3, 1925. His parents were Slovenian immigrants. He was very proud of his heritage. His mother was Theresa Rose Tezak. His father was Frank Louis Mutz. Frank served in the US Army from 1942 to 1945. His medals include a Purple Heart, a D Day Medal and the Bronze Star. If you want to read Franks WWII experiences the book is called Five GI's in Battle in WWII, by George Hudson Wirth . The book is at the main Pueblo Library, the Barkman Branch and the Library of Congress. Frank absolutely loved working at CF&I for 42 years. He worked in many departments, in both union jobs and in management. He was respected for his knowledge of the many facets of the steel making process. After he retired , in 1990, he kept in touch with a lot of his friends. He was so into relationships and was a great friend to have. Frank enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping and the outdoors. He deeply loved his family and friends. He was the life of any party. He was an avid reader, but read only facts. A favorite was his world WW II books. He loved making things with his lathe and shapper. He was a master builder and would tackle almost any task. He really enjoyed all the building that he did at our home. Frank was a lifetime member of the Preseren Glee Club, the BPOE #90, Disabled American Veterans and the Military Order of the Purple Heart. Frank's memorial service will be held at Montgomery & Steward Funeral Home, 1317 N. Main, on Saturday, December 14th, 2013 at 11:00 AM. Rev. David Chambers will be officiating. Family and friends are invited to stay for lunch and sharing in the Montgomery & Steward Banquet room, following the service. In lieu of flowers, please make memorial donation to Central Christian Church – Mutz Memorial Fund through Montgomery & Steward Funeral Directors, 1317 N. Main St., Pueblo, CO 81003.