Elden Herman Frenz was born Dec. 6, 1925, in Alameda, Calif., and died peacefully Jan. 10, 2014, at the Hospice Hotel of San Joaquin, Calif. A highly decorated sailor, he served in the US Navy during WWII, maintaining a naval salvage ship in the South Pacific. He was a fireman First Class responsible for operation of the ships power plant and navigation capabilities. He is preceded in death by his two wives, daughter Georgia (Tinker) Peavie, son Eugene Webb, and sister Judy. He is survived by his sons David, Ken and Tim, as well as numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nephews and nieces.
Elden was honorably discharged from the Navy on May 23, 1946, at Camp Parks (Shoemaker) Military Separation Center, near Dublin, Calif. He worked in home construction and maintenance, while he was also a volunteer police officer in Oakland. He was highly regarded as an expert marksman on the Auxiliary Policemans Firearms Team. He retired from the Sharps Army Depot near Stockton, Calif.
Elden will be deeply missed by his family and friends.
Services will be held at 2 p.m., Wednesday Jan. 22, 2014, at the Park View Cemetary, located at 3661 E. French Camp Rd., Manteca, Calif. 95336
Manteca (Calif.) Bulletin
Tuesday, January 21, 2014