Clifford Raymond LaFrenz

Funeral services for Clifford Raymond LaFrenz, 77, Lawrence, will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, September 26, 2022, at Warren-McElwain Mortuary in Lawrence.  Burial will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery. Clifford went to be with the Lord on September 21, 2022, after a brief illness. 

Cliff was born on May 22, 1945, in Hendricks, MN to Raymond Theodore & Olga (Claussen) LaFrenz. He later moved to Lawrence where he joined the Air Force.  He met and married Alice Knapp in 1966.  She preceded him in death in 2000.  Together they have four children.

Cliff worked at Hallmark Cards until his retirement.  He also did taxes for H&R Block.  Cliff was one of the founding members of the Boys Club that is now the Boys & Girls Club.  Cliff was also a life-long member of the Jaycees.  Cliff later met and married Marjorie Kellner.  Marjorie had six children which whom Cliff took in as his own.  Cliff was a person that you easily liked and wanted to be with.  He will be greatly missed.

Survivors include his wife, Marjorie Bowen Kellner Lafrenz of the home; sons, Duane (Cheryl), Lawrence, David (Hannah) and Brian, Lawrence; daughter, Laura (Allen) Kenyon; step sons, Gary (Barb) Unfred, Meriden and Dempsy Kellner of the home; step daughters, Diane Unfred, Ashley (Tim) Reed, Lawrence, and Kristan Kellner of the home; sisters, Jan (Jon) Flolid, MN and Jo (Bill) Clay, MN; sister-in-law, Kathy Lafrenz, MN; many grandchildren; great grandchildren; great-great grandchildren; and Jason Vogts.

Cliff was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Barney LaFrenz; sister, Veronica Fish; stepdaughter, Debbie Hamm, and granddaughter, Kelsey McReynolds. 

Sincere thanks to the nurses who took the best care of Cliff from VNA to Hospice Care. 

The family will greet friends from 3 – 5 p.m. on Sunday, September 25, 2022, at Warren-McElwain Mortuary in Lawrence.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in Clifford’s name to the Boys and Girls Club of Lawrence and may be sent in care of Warren-McElwain Mortuary, 120 W. 13th Street, Lawrence, KS 66044.

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15 Condolences

  1. Mary Higgins on September 23, 2022 at 4:10 pm

    My thought’s and prayer’s to Marge and family .I have known Cliff for many year’s , such a wonderful and caring man. He opened his heart to many children who needed him. RIP Cliff in pain free world.

  2. Danny & Ann Basel on September 23, 2022 at 9:50 pm

    Duane and family so sorry to hear of your dad’s passing. You all are in our prayers

  3. Barbara and Al Nash on September 24, 2022 at 10:58 am

    So sorry for your loss. Cliff was a friend from Hallmark.

  4. Doris Bell on September 25, 2022 at 12:44 am

    Remembering Cliff from Hallmark, Sorry to hear of his passing..

  5. Cindy Spreer on September 25, 2022 at 12:07 pm

    My thoughts are prayers are with Marge and entire family.

  6. Judy Talbot on September 25, 2022 at 3:56 pm

    Cliff was so kind and loving. My heart breaks to hear of his passing. Prayers and much love to Marge and all of his family and loved ones. He will be missed dearly.

  7. Dorothy Cook on September 25, 2022 at 5:39 pm

    Duane and Family:
    I am deeply sorry for your loss.

    Dorothy Cook

  8. Gary & Carol Oneslager on September 25, 2022 at 6:26 pm

    Marge, Gary and I are so sorry to learn of Cliff’s passing. He was a really sweet guy! Hugs to you and your family!!

  9. Tracy Dethloff on September 25, 2022 at 6:34 pm

    I worked with Cliff at Hallmark and he later did my taxes. He was wonderfully sweet man.

  10. Kathy Lafrenz on September 25, 2022 at 8:07 pm

    Cliff was my brother in law. A very sweet, caring and gentle man. ,” welcome good and faithful servant “..

  11. Dawn Daniel on September 25, 2022 at 8:14 pm

    My sympathies to the families

  12. Mary C Moore on September 26, 2022 at 6:50 am

    I am so sorry to hear of Cliff’s passing. I worked with Cliff at Hallmark, an he was always kind and caring. Prayers for Marge and all of the family. Cliff will be missed by many.

  13. Tracy Rose on September 26, 2022 at 9:07 am

    I am so sorry to hear that Cliff has passed. May you find peace in your memories.

  14. Gillian Melott and family on September 27, 2022 at 9:38 am

    So sorry to hear this news. Condolences to Marge and family.

  15. Trudy Gilliland on September 29, 2022 at 10:56 pm

    Marge,So sorry to hear about Cliff’s passing I have known Cliff through church, Hallmark,and doing my taxes may he rest in peace.

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