Carl Holtz Sax

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Carl Holtz Sax, passed away peacefully at his home on June 14, 2018. Born October 7, 1968 to Rosemarie (Hrvatin) and George Sax, Carl was raised in the Denver area and attended Green Mountain High School. Carl entered the US Army on October 11, 1988. He was stationed at Fort Drum, NY and was in the 10th Mountain Division. He served in many different theaters including Somalia, Haiti, Panama and Desert Storm and achieved the rank of Sergeant.  Carl's life and direction was defined by his military service. He considered it an honor to have served his country.  The strong bond he felt with his fellow soldiers helped him through some of the most difficult times of his life.

As a kennel owner and professional dog trainer, animals always came first. Carl was fiercely dedicated to his four-footed charges. In training dogs, he often said that the most valuable tool was six inches of duct tape for all the humans. He was an expert gundog trainer and NSTRA competitor with innumerable awards in field trial competitions.

It was 2004 when during League Trap Shooting at Golden Gun Club that Carl met Janis Rahn and on June 12, 2005 they were married at Kiowa Creek Gun Club.

Carl is survived by his wife, Janis; his mother, Rosemarie Kelley; his sister, Sonja Sax; a step-brother, Jeffrey; and aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews and friends. Carl was preceded in death by his father, George; his step-brothers Kenny, Larry, and Arnie; and his step-father Dr. Robert Kelley.

There will be a memorial service for Carl on Monday, June 25 at 11:00 am at Bullock Funeral Home at 1375 E. Hampden Avenue, Englewood followed by military honors at Fort Logan at 12:30pm.  A brief reception at Unity Church at 3021 South University Blvd., Denver, CO will follow the Fort Logan ceremonies and honors.

Visitation will precede the memorial service with the Chapel open for viewing at 10:15am. 

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  1. My sincere sympathy to Janis and Rosemarie……we will miss Carl and think of him during every Bronco's game

  2. Janis and family, we can't express what Carl meant to our family.  Through him, we grew our family with our four-footed babies and created a wonderful circle of friends.  Because of him and his ability to communicate with the animals, became better pet parents with a greater understanding of how our pets think and act.  There are very few men like him.  He will be missed!  Lots of love and hugs from Phil, Becky, Nick, Anastasia, and Dora Palumbo!

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