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Saturday, October 21, 2017

‘Voices & Thoughts’ Archives

Obituary: Robert P. Starck

Obituary: Robert P. Starck

Robert P. Starck, 82, died October 10, 2017 among family. Robert was born October 28, 1934 in Riverton, Wyoming to Emil and Victoria (Heberlein) Starck. Robert moved to Colorado as a young child and graduated from Berthoud High School in 1954. Robert married Virginia Sauer at the Congregational Church in Loveland, Colorado in 1956, then moved to live and work on the family farm in Johnstown, Colorado where he resided with his family for the next sixty years. While farming was always ... Full Story

Obituary: Russell David Williams

Obituary: Russell David Williams

Russell David Williams, age 76, passed away peacefully at his Berthoud home on August 28, 2017. Russ was born September 17, 1940 in Brooklyn, New York to Guy and Carolyn Williams and is survived by Peggy Williams of Custer, South Dakota and four children including daughter Wendy Leifheit (Benny) of Westminster, Colorado , and grandchildren Jessica Hunziker, Nicholas Leifheit, Samuel Leifheit, Kristina Leifheit; son Michael Williams (Nancy) of Rapid City, South Dakota, grandson David ... Full Story

Obituary: Harold ‘Ed’ Hall

Obituary: Harold ‘Ed’ Hall

Harold “Ed” Hall was born June 22, 1947 in Lone Tree, Iowa and died August 6, 2017 at his home in Berthoud, Colorado. Ed grew up on a farm in Lone Tree and often helped with the family farm. He was a life-long trucker who, for ten years, jointly owned Hall and Associates with his brother Bob. He also served in the Navy during the Vietnam conflict. Ed never met a stranger and helped down and out people by providing them with work and housing. Ed is survived by his wife Liz, they were ... Full Story

Obituary: Harold Clarence Kitten 

Obituary: Harold Clarence Kitten 

There will be a graveside service on Friday, July 28 at 2:00 p. m. at the Greenlawn Cemetery East of Berthoud Harold Kitten, longtime resident of Berthoud passed away on Friday, July 21 at the age of 94. He was born in Lawrence, Nebraska to Alvin H. and Mary L. Kitten on September 14, 1922. At the age of 8, the family moved to Stratton, Colorado where they took up dryland farming. Always busy, he farmed for seven years, then started his first business venture as the owner/operator of ... Full Story

Jamboree travesty

Jamboree travesty

By Robert J. Byers I don’t blame the Boy Scouts for President Donald Trump’s bizarre speech at the National Jamboree in West Virginia on Monday. The U.S. president is, after all, the honorary president of the Scouts. If he wants to speak at the National Jamboree, it would be hard to say no. I don’t blame the boys in the audience who took the bait and booed Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama or who chanted “USA! USA!” in response to Trump’s childish cues. ... Full Story

Obituary: Robert “Bob” E. Lintz Sr.

Obituary: Robert “Bob” E. Lintz Sr.

Robert “Bob” E. Lintz Sr. 71, of Berthoud, passed away with family by his side, on June, 6, 2017, at Swedish Medical Center in Englewood, Colorado due to complications of surgery. Bob was born July 3, 1945, in Santa Monica, California to Lavon and Eileen (Houston) Lintz. He spent fifteen years in Ohio and made his way back to California where he met and married his wife of 53 years, Terri, and together started a family. After fifty- plus years in California, He and wife Terri chose ... Full Story

Cancer with political clout

Cancer with political clout

By Robert C. Koehler A suicide bomber inflicts hell at a concert hall in Manchester, England that’s full of children, as though that was the point — to murder children. The horror of war . . . well, terrorism . . . doesn’t get any worse. And the media, as they focus on the spectacle of what happened, as they cover the particulars of the tragedy — the suspect’s name and ethnicity and apparent grievances, the anguish of the survivors, the names and ages of the victims — ... Full Story

Obituary: Katherine Louise Reyelts

Obituary: Katherine Louise Reyelts

July 18, 1947 May 23, 2017 Katherine Louise Reyelts, age 69, passed away on May 23, 2017 in her home in Berthoud, surrounded by family. She was born on July 18, 1947 to Melvin and Beatrice (Eck/ Schumway) Crooks in their rural home near Summit, South Dakota. She was baby sister to three older brothers and big sister to five sisters and one brother. Kathy was a 1965 graduate of the high school in Peever, South Dakota. During her high school years, Kathy spent summers waitressing ... Full Story

Obituary: Richard Kevin Yarrow

Obituary: Richard Kevin Yarrow

  Richard was born on March 23, 1955 in Denver. He passed away at his home in Berthoud, May 18, 2017. Richard joins his parents and first wife Nancy “Rosebud” Yarrow in Heaven. He leaves behind his wife Laurie, son Zach, daughter Amy, son-in-law Trevor, daughter-in-law Cara, two grandchildren; Daelyn and Ryker, and a third grandchild to be born in September, step-children Renee and Matt, his brother Gregg, sister-in-law Hazel, and their three children: Kelly, Jeremy, and ... Full Story

Obituary: Eric Scott Koolstra

Obituary: Eric Scott Koolstra

    Eric Scott Koolstra, 44, of Berthoud, Colorado, loving son, husband, and father, died on May 13, 2017. He was born on May 9, 1973 in Boulder, Colorado to Wilbert and Marie Koolstra. He graduated from Berthoud High School in 1992. Eric enjoyed being with his family. He loved to camp, hunt, and especially fish. He liked to spend time outdoors at the lake and the mountains four wheeling or at home being outside with his animals. He was a farmer and took pride in what he did. ... Full Story

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