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Fred Korzon
(1924 - 2013)


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Name: Mr Fred Korzon
Gender: Male
Age: 89 years old
Lived: Tuesday, 1 January 1924 - Saturday, 16 February 2013

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Fred Korzon, age 89 of Bloomfield Township, passed away peacefully Saturday evening, February 16, 2013 at his home surrounded by his family.

He was born January 1, 1924 in Detroit, Michigan to Adam and Minnie (Kreeger) Korzon.  A proud veteran, he served in the US Air Force during World War II as a bombardier on the B-17 Flying Fortress.  During that time, he charmed the heart of Ruth Mathiak, and proposed before he was shipped overseas to Italy.  They were married on June 1, 1946 and shared 66 loving and devoted years together.   

After they were married, Ruth and Fred moved to rural Bloomfield Township where Fred pursued residential building and started a family.  He was instrumental in the development of Fox Croft and Shorewood Hills.  Having a need for greater intellectual involvement, at age 38 he earned his BA in philosophy while on the dean’s list of the charter class of Oakland University, working full time and raising a three children.   He then earned his MA from the University of Michigan and became a humanities and history teacher at Pontiac Central High School and  Bloomfield Hills Lahser High School, wishing to make a positive impact in the young  lives of others.

The apex of his career was serving the citizens of Bloomfield Township and maintaining its natural beauty, first as Trustee, then Treasurer and finally as Supervisor.  He was Bloomfield Township Supervisor for 18 years and retired at the age of 75 in January 2000. During that time he sat on the board and was President of the South Eastern Michigan Council of Governments, the board of Oakland County Parks and Recreation and was an avid supporter of the Lutheran City Ministries.  After his retirement he taught an honors course in Ethics and Morality at Lahser HS.  Encouraging the intellectual development of young people was one of his passions.

He lived a God centered life focused on faith, family and high moral values.  He was an active member of Our Shepherd Lutheran Church and later Cross of Christ Lutheran Church.  He was also a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Leland, MI, where he built a beach front home and enjoyed his summers with his family.

Fred cherished his beloved wife and family. He was a small plane pilot and an avid reader.  Fred was always eager to share his books with others, especially on the topics of the meaning of life and morality.  He traveled throughout the world with family and friends creating loving memories.  He is survived by his loving wife, Ruth; children Tim (Sherry) Korzon of Ann Arbor, Mark (Madelynn) Korzon of Suttons Bay and Deborah (Ron) Parker of Pagosa Springs, CO., his beloved granddaughters Kristal (Brian), Shanna (Ian),  Marina, Natalie, Hilary (Steven) and Monica and great-grand children Ryder and Sloan.

He was preceded in death by his brother Clarence Korzon.

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Fathers Name: Adam Korzon
Mothers Name: Minnie (Kreeger) Korzon
Spouse's Name: Ruth Korzon
Children's Names: Tim, Mark, Deborah
Siblings Names: Clarence
Country of Birth: USA
Country of Residence: USA
City of Residence: Bloomfield Township, MI
Occupation: Government
Marital Status: Married
Religion: Other Christian


Favourite Sport: Hockey
Favourite Team: Red Wings
Favourite Book: "The Brothers Karamazov", by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Favourite Movie: "Friendly Persuasion", by William Wyler
Favourite Artist: William Vincent
Favourite Charity: "Fred Korzon Scholarship Fund,", Concordia University, 4090 Geddes Rd. Ann Arbor, MI 48105
Other Interests:
Philosophy, reading, building, flying, conservatism, and family.


Place of Passing: Fred's home, 1367 Club Dr., Boomfield Hills, MI
Date of Passing: 16 February 2013
Cause of Passing: Alzheimer's Disease
Type of Funeral: Memorial Service: Starting Time- 1:00 p.m.
Place of Burial: Prior Visitation: Friday 3/8@ 6-8 p.m. at Cross of Christ Church
Funeral Director: Officiated by Rev. John Reusch and Rev. Lawrence Matro
Funeral Location: Cross of Christ Lutheran Church in Bloomfield Hills, MI
Funeral Date: 9 March 2013

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