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Monday, December 18, 2017

‘Voices & Thoughts’ Archives

Obituary: Marjorie Ann Foote Knievel

Obituary: Marjorie Ann Foote Knievel

Marjorie Ann Knievel February 12, 1927 - November 01, 2017   Marjorie Ann Foote Knievel, a longtime resident of Loveland and Berthoud died November 1, 2017 at Columbine Commons Health & Rehab Facility in Windsor, Colorado following a brief illness. She was born in Loveland, Colorado February 12, 1927 the first child of Don and Margaret (Sharpless) Foote. She enjoyed a carefree childhood with her parents and sister Donna Lou in their home on the shores of Lake Loveland. ... Full Story

Obituary: Floyd S. Sterkel

Obituary: Floyd S. Sterkel

Floyd S. Sterkel, 87, of Berthoud Colorado passed away November 22, 2017 at Pathways Hospice Care Center in Loveland Colorado, surrounded by his family he loved so much. Floyd was born May 15, 1930 in Gering Nebraska to George and Elizabeth Sterkel. Sisters Julie Hart and Ardell Bath. On January 30, 1970 he married his beautiful bride Dorothy L. Reider. She took his last name and his heart forever. Together they had four daughters Norma Lee Davis husband Dave; Pam Funke (Sterkel) husband ... Full Story

Obituary: Stephen “Steve” Wayne Payton

Obituary: Stephen “Steve” Wayne Payton

    Stephen “Steve” Wayne Peyton (58) passed away peacefully at his home in Berthoud, Colorado, October 21st, 2017 surrounded by loved ones following a courageous 7-year battle with cancer. Steve was born September 30th, 1959, in Gunnison, Colorado, to Gary and Carolyn Peyton. He grew up in Lamar, Colorado, where his accomplishments included all-state in baseball, football, and basketball. Pursuing his love of baseball, Steve attended college on baseball ... Full Story

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

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