"Colorado's best-known corpse" has a new ice supplier.

"Grandpa" Bredo Morstoel has been on dry ice since 1993 in a Tuff Shed in Nederland, Colo., and since 1995 that ice had been replenished monthly by Bo Shaffer. But Shaffer quit in a dispute over compensation. Now the job has been picked up by Jane Curtis Gazit, whose usual business is recycling, composting and trash collection.

Morstoel is the namesake of the annual Frozen Dead Guy Days, at which Nederlandians and visitors participate in activities including coffin racing, ice turkey bowling, frozen salmon toss and brain freeze contests.

Morstoel died in Norway in 1989 and was initially shipped to the Trans Time cryonics facility in Oakland. After four years there, the body was moved to Colorado, where it was stored in a shed and its maintenance overseen by daughter Aud Morstoel and grandson Trygve Bauge until they moved back to Norway.

Bauge still oversees the care of Grandpa from across the Atlantic. Gazit says that in addition to replenishing the 1,600 pounds of dry ice, she takes weekly temperature readings in the freezer and sends them to Bauge.


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