Francis 'Frank' Asenbrenner
Asenbrenner, Francis "Frank" Passed away peacefully on December 31, 2014, surrounded by his children. Preceded in death and now reunited in the Kingdom of Heaven with Margaret, his loving wife of 52 years. Devoted father to Jim Asenbrenner, Mary Zimmer, Jean Liss, Kathy Aziz, Tom Asenbrenner, Sue Eichten, Barb Atkinson and Peg Sutherland, and their spouses and 16 grandchildren. Born in Leopolis, WI, Frank came to Minnesota to attend the College of St. Thomas where he graduated with a music education degree. Frank's life was driven by 3 central themes to which he selflessly dedicated his life: God, his family and his role as the principal and band director of Hill-Murray High School. An ordained deacon in the Catholic Church, Frank lived each day guided by his values and unwavering faith in God. He led by example and touched and inspired many. Known simply as 'Mr. A' within the Hill-Murray community, Frank served as principal and superintendent of the school for 30 years from the time of its founding in 1972. Music being his ultimate passion, he was widely known as the highly energetic and enthusiastic band director. He was instantly recognizable by his iconic green jacket and beloved for his dedicated and contagious school spirit. For so many, 'Mr. A' was the very personification of Hill-Murray that motivated, influenced and positively impacted countless students over the years. He was genuinely admired, respected and loved, and will be greatly missed. Memorials to the Hill-Murray Frank & Margaret Asenbrenner Education Fund. 2625 Larpenteur Ave. E., Maplewood, MN 55109. Mass of Christian Burial 10:00 AM Monday, January 5 at the CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION, 51 W. Seventh St., St. Paul. Interment Roselawn Cemetery. Visitation from 2-6 PM Sunday at MUELLER-BIES FUNERAL HOME-ROSEVILLE, 2130 N. Dale St. @ County Rd. B and also at church on Monday from 9-10 AM. MUELLER-BIES 651-487-2550 muellerbies.com
Published on January 4, 2015
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