Fred R. Glahe

June 30, 1934April 19, 2022
Obituary of Fred R. Glahe
Fred Rufus Glahe, 87, of Boulder, Colorado, passed away in his sleep on April 19th, 2022. Fred was born on June 30th, 1934 to Fredrick and Evelyn Glahe in Chicago, Illinois. Fred graduated from Purdue University in 1957 with a BA in Aeronautical Engineering and worked briefly at the Allison Engines division of General Motors on jet engine design and testing. Fred went on to receive his masters and PHD in Economics at Purdue in 1964 and became a Professor of Economics at the University of Colorado in 1965. At CU Fred founded The Economic Institute for Research and Education (EIRE) as well as authoring multiple textbooks and articles. Fred retired from CU in 2006. In 1959, Fred met Nancy Behrent while he was working on his graduate degree at Purdue. They were married in 1961. Fred and Nancy went on to have one child, Charlie Dixon Glahe. Some of Fred’s interests included anything mechanical especially cars and airplanes. He loved British television, classic movies, model cars, and was active in his church. Fred was a fixture at the Village Coffee Shop, eating breakfast and reading the Wall Street Journal. Fred was predeceased by his siblings Robert “Bud” Glahe and Edith “Babe” Keyser. He is survived by his wife Nancy Suzanna Glahe, his son Charlie Dixon Glahe (Brie Daniels Glahe) and grandchildren Asher Caelan Glahe and Rowan Lucile Glahe. Services will be held (in Boulder) at Crist Mortuary at Mountain View Memorial Park on April 29th, 2022 at 1 pm. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Saint Martin de Porres Catholic church. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at for the Glahe family.

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