Dennis Lee Fase

May 2nd, 1967March 8th, 2019

It is with great sadness that the family of Dennis Fase announces his passing on March 8, 2019 at the age of 51.

He was born Dennis Lee Fase on May 2, 1967 in Omaha, Nebraska, the son of Karen K. (McCormick) and Robert W. Fase, Sr. Dennis grew up in Papillion, Nebraska and graduated from Papillion High School in 1985. He went on to attend Kearney State University, now known as the University of Nebraska-Kearney in Kearney, Nebraska, on a football scholarship. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Finance and Economics in 1990.

After graduation, Dennis moved to Boulder to start his career in finance with Mutual of Omaha. From there he moved to Bank One and in 1997 began his 22 year career as a Wealth Management Consultant with Merrill Lynch in Boulder.

On July 1, 1995, Dennis was united in marriage to Becky Ann Krietemeyer at St Joseph Catholic Church in Ft. Jennings, Ohio. They we blessed with three beautiful children, Benjamin, Olivia, and Alexander.

Dennis was a diehard Nebraska football fan, never missing a game. He enjoyed playing golf, holding babies, watching funny movies, including his favorite, “Caddyshack” and just being an overall goofball. He was the envy of the neighborhood with his meticulous yard. He was quite the perfectionist.  By far, his favorite activity was attending and watching all of his children’s sporting events.  He was incredibly proud of their accomplishments.

Dennis was a staunch believer in giving back to the community. He was currently serving on the Boulder Community Health Foundation board and was a past member of the Imagine! Foundation board.

Preceding Dennis in death was his sister Debra Sheppard in 2017.

Surviving family members include his parents, Robert and Karen Fase, his wife Becky, and his children Benjamin, Olivia, and Alexander. He is also survived by his brother Robert W. Fase, Jr., as well as many nieces and nephews.

The family suggests memorials be made in Dennis’ name to Imagine!, the YMCA of Northern Colorado, or the Boulder Community Health Foundation.

Nebraska memorials may be made to The Papillion-LaVista School Foundation -Fase Family Fund for Teacher Excellence and Recognition.



There will be a visitation time with the family on Thursday, March 14, from 4:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. at Darrell Howe Mortuary in Lafayette, Colorado.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, March 15 at 10:00 A.M. at the First United Methodist Church of Lafayette. Burial will take place on Sunday, March 17 in Papillion, Nebraska.  There will be a gathering for family and friends from 3-5 at Kahler Dolce Mortuary in Papillion with a memorial service beginning at 5:00.




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Becky and the entire Fase family, I am so sorry for your loss. My condolences to all. Andy Finney
To Becky and family: We're so sorry for your loss, may his memory be a blessing to you all. Our thoughts are with you. The Stern Family
Becky and Family, I am so sad. You and your family are in my prayers. Peace to you all. vicki
Thinking of you during this difficult heart goes out to you and the kids, Becky. Jaana Bowers
To the entire extended Fase family, our hearts and prayers go out you in this time of loss. May God guide you in finding solace and give you strength to continue to honor his memory in the short time he was with us. The Steve Smith Family - California
My deepest condolences... Sending you and the kids much love, prayers and healing... Kristine
Becky and family, words can’t express how saddened we are to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Our deepest sympathy, Amy & Gary Menke.
Praying for you all that our LORD will comfort you as mourn the loss of your Son, Husband, Brother, and Father. Kirk Metzger---a former UNK school and football mate.
I was shocked and saddened to hear about Dennis' passing. I went to school and played football with Dennis at Kearney State College and have nothing but great memories of Dennis. A great friend and teammate. My thoughts are with all his friends and family. Wade Robinson
My deepest sympathy and condolences. My thoughts and prayers are with you for strength during this difficult time. Jean Rachubinski
Rob Fase & Family, Our hearts go out to you during this time. Continually praying for peace for you all as you celebrate Dennis's life. Marcia Reeves & The Pilgrim's Pride Family
To the family of Dennis Fase: I never met Dennis but I know his parents, Bob and Karen, who have been super considerate and kind to me while I mend from a fractured femur. Bob and Karen have visited me and supplied me with cookies. I was sorry to hear of Dennis’s passing. May his soul Rest In Peace. Ken Herman
Dear Becky and Family, We are so very sorry to hear about Dennis. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all in this difficult time. Beth and Jack Waters
Becky, I join the many who have you, Benjamin, Olivia and Alexander in our prayers. We know in our hearts that Dennis is with our Lord. Dennis is one of those men who will live on as the impact he had on all who knew him and even those who knew of him through his reputation. I wish I had gotten to know better. May God be with you.