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Fred Zulauf

May 7, 1935 ~ November 10, 2023 (age 88) 88 Years Old

Fred Zulauf Obituary

Fred Zulauf (Federico Andres Zulauf Retiro Buenaventura Rosario del Castillo Montanez, ex-count), was born May 7, 1935 in Buenos Aires, Argentina, to Elsie and Walter Zulauf.  Fred was the original Swiss Gaucho.  According to his memoir, There Are No Anchovies On The Moon, he was not a problem child, but trouble always found him. Because of his mischievous and high-spirited nature Fred had a happy youth with his parents and brother Walty, at the Swiss Club in the Tigre and in Buenos Aires. Fred was a talented athlete, winning tennis tournaments and at age 15 he was a South American champion in 100 meter backstroke.  Fred started playing golf in his 30’s, first with good friends in Tanglewood in Chagrin Falls, Ohio, and later with the Colorado Springs Country Club Banditos, with whom he shared many fun golfing trips.

In 1961, Fred met Katherine Ann Rasmussen, in Buenos Aires and they were married in 1962 in Uruguay. He was devoted to Ann for 61 years of marriage. The heart of his life and his true joy was his family, including 4 children (Roxana, Marina, Michael, and Heidi-Alex), 11 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. According to his memoir, the most important events of any given year were the additions to the family by marriage and the births of another Zulauf family member. Everything he did was, first and foremost, for his loved ones.

Fred was a true globe trotter and his fluency in 7 languages proved invaluable to him throughout his career developing business capabilities around the world for several international corporations.  His language talents and travel experience also made him an excellent travel companion and he and Ann circled the globe many times. In 1977 Fred first went to Treasure Cay, in Abaco, Bahamas and no matter where in the world he was, his heart was always there in Treasure Cay.  He spent the last 25 years enjoying friends and community in Treasure Cay half of the year and in Colorado half the year.

Fred was always larger than life and the life of the party. He will be remembered by his friends and family as the Most Interesting Man in the World, with Marlboro Man handsomeness and Argentine flair. He loved to give toasts of love and gratitude at every opportunity and even in his last days, surrounded by family, he charmed the room with his wit and a twinkle in his eye. Fred died peacefully on November 10, 2023 in Broomfield, Colorado, with family at his side. Fred was one of a kind and he will never be forgotten but forever remembered and missed by all who were fortunate enough to knowhim.

Also written in Fred’s memoir, There Are No Anchovies On The Moon:


When one dies, one does not disappear.

One does not just not exist.

One is around, floating on created memories.

Alive, still, to those that remember who you were, what you did, what you said, 

and the sound of your laugh…

Things like that.


When that process of recollection stops…

Only then one dies.

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