Fred Buenning

fred buenning

Fredrick “Fred” Buenning passed away on Monday, December 2, 2019 at the age of 67.

Fred was born in New Rockford, ND, May 27, 1952, the youngest of four children of Elmer and Helen Buenning. He spent his childhood in many places throughout the Midwest, including the Dakotas, Iowa, and Kansas. Fred graduated with a degree in architecture from Kansas State University, and attended graduate school at the University of Texas at Austin. He moved to Denver, Colorado in 1988 where he married his wife, Rosemary Doerner and they raised their family.

Fred lead an extensive and successful career as an architect, as a long-time associate and later partner and owner of the firm H+L Architecture (now TreanorHL) in Denver, Colorado. His primary focus was on the construction/renovation of medical and educational facilities in the greater Denver Metro Area, and throughout the state. He worked every day to ensure his local community was equipped with state-of-the-art facilities and resources to teach and care for all its residents.

Outside of work, Fred loved to golf, garden, and fish in the summers and ski in the winters. Fred had a passion for wine, and always knew the best bottle to bring to any gathering or party. He also loved jazz music.

In addition to his wife, Rosemary, Fred is survived by his daughters Ellie Buenning (Sean McCloskey) of Oxford, PA, and Hannah Buenning of Denver CO, a sister, Laura Buenning (Patrick Royer) of Knoxville, TN, many brothers and sisters-in-law, and numerous nieces and nephews.  Fred was preceded in death by his sister Jane Watson and brother Lester Buenning.

A memorial service to celebrate Fred’s life will be held at 1pm on Friday, December 13 at Three Trees Chapel at 13416 W Arbor Pl, Littleton, CO 80127.

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  1. Rosemary, Ellie and Hannah,
    We are so very sorry for your loss. Our thoughts are with you.
    Blaine and Wendy Myers

  2. I knew Fred and worked with him for many years. I always enjoyed working with him and we had many great afternoons at the golf course. Fred will be missed. Our condolences and prayers.  Larry Kemp

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