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Frank Adam Eisenzimmer

April 12, 1936 - August 1, 2019

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Frank Adam EisenzimmerFrank Adam Eisenzimmer

Frank A. Eisenzimmer passed peacefully, surrounded by family, on August 1, 2019, at the age of 83. Frank was born in Devil's Lake, North Dakota on April 12, 1936 to Frank and Francis (Welk) Eisenzimmer. The family moved to Oregon during World War II. He graduated from Gresham Union High School in 1954 and married his high school sweetheart, Myrna (Houghton) in 1956.

Early on, Frank found a love for health and fitness. Shortly out of high school, he created a workout space in his dad's barn. He actually made his own weights out of concrete in coffee cans. He invited friends to come train with him... the start of a later career.

Frank worked for the Portland Fire Department for 17 years before chasing his passion for friends, fun and fitness. He actually left his fire department career and retirement to go all-in to pursue the creation of Gresham Court Club in 1977 with wife, Myrna. The club was later renamed Cascade Athletic Clubs as the facility grew to a multi-sport campus and additional locations opened.

Frank always possessed a wide variety of interests and chased everything with excellence... an all-in level. He was a body builder, competitive racquetball player, wildlife painter, art collector, influential political figure for a season with a passion for helping small businesses in Oregon... and an inspiring leader of his ever-expanding family.

His leadership included the ability to build up others and trust their leadership. Frank passed the fitness baton to his son, Mark, and son's wife, Debbie, which allowed Frank and Myrna to retire young and travel the world for many years.

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