11/14/2012 Grace Chapel, 935 Evalena St., Castle Rock, CO at 10:00am
11/14/2012 Ft Logan National Cemetery, staging area “B” at 1:30pm.
September 29, 1942 :: Detroit, Michigan
November 2, 2012 :: Centennial, Colorado
“George”, as his family and friends knew him, was born September 29, 1942, to Yvette and Walter Kranzel in Detroit, Michigan. He enlisted in the US Navy, September 1960. After Boot Camp, he was assigned to the Destroyer Tender USS Yellowstone, where he received his apprenticeship in sheet metal work. After 4 years’ service receiving an honorable discharge, he worked for various sheet metal shops. Between jobs, he drove cab and held various security officer positions.
George has said, “My life was a mess!” In April 1977, he viewed a televised Billy Graham Crusade. On the final day of the telecast, he knelt and received the greatest gift given freely to mankind. Eternal life. Through believing and deliberately receiving Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior! His life changed! He spent many hours studying God’s Word. He attended 1st year at Criswell College, studied at Marilyn Hickey Ministries, Glory to Glory Institute and at The Rock Church. This all lead to his Ordination through The Master’s Touch Ministries.
Doors opened for him to reach out to the incarcerated. He began by pastoring several men and women in the Douglas County jail system. This included class instruction and one on one ministry. As laws have changed, our religious freedoms have suffered considerably and conspicuously. And as a result, Douglas County was forced to tightened control over what could be taught in their facility. However, George unswayed in his convictions, continued with monthly teachings through emails and mailings. His ministry grew and touched lives in prisons throughout the State of Colorado. This ministry also allowed him to reach out and minister into the lives of a number of the inmate’s wives and/or their parents.
He loved to write and has copied most of these teachings to a CD that has been given to many friends. After creating this, he commented that now he was ready to leave this earth!
He was diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer on June 30, 2012. Little did he know he would continue to minister to friends, relatives, nurses, and doctors in a much different way than he had inmates. His joy at knowing he would soon be in the arms of his Father, God was contagious to everyone who visited him.
George graduated from this temporal body to his heavenly home on November 2, 2012.
George is survived by his mother, Yvette Mazzoni; brother, Thomas W. Kranzel; half-brothers Otto Jr. and Patrick Mazzoni; half-sisters, Carmela Hutto-Kirby and Debra Tate Mazzoni; nieces Ashlie, Danae, Jennifer, Noelle and April; nephews Otto 3rd, Nicholas, Paul, Joshua, Shaun, Patrick Jr., and Jason; great-nieces Aubryana, Jennifer, Jadyn and Layla; great-nephews Chase, Cody and Justin. Preceding George was his half-brothers Carmine and Perry Mazzoni.
Memorial service will be held Wednesday, November 14, 2012 at 10:00am, at Grace Chapel, 935 Evalena St., Castle Rock, CO. Reception following at Grace Chapel.
Directions: From I-25, take the Founders Pkwy/Meadows Pkwy exit and go east. Follow founders Pkwy and turn north onto Allen Way (towards Home Depot). Take the first left onto W. Allen St. Turn right onto E. Harvey St. Turn slight left onto Evalena St. 935 Evalena St.
Interment service is at Ft. Logan at 1:30pm. Meet at Staging area ‘B’ at 1:15pm.
George requested in honor of his ministry to prison inmates that the ministry be continued through Rev. Jewell Probasco and The Master’s Touch Ministries.
Please make donations to:
The Master’s Touch Ministries
P.O. Box 9422
Denver, Co. 80209