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Saturday, March 23, 2019

‘Voices & Thoughts’ Archives

Obituary: Edward John Nau

Obituary: Edward John Nau

Edward Nau was born on November 5, 1920, in Duluth, Minnesota, the son of Gottfried and Elizabeth (Nee: Leonhardt) Nau, immigrants from Bavaria, Germany. His family moved from Duluth to Waukesha, Wisconsin, where Edward finished school, helped his father and brothers with the family automobile repair business, and worked on the family farm, alongside his 7 brothers and 1 sister. In October of 1942 Edward enlisted at Fort Sheridan, Illinois in the U.S. Air Force and was sent to Keesler ... Full Story

Note from State Senator SD15

The 72nd Session of the Colorado State Legislature has been underway since January 3. As anewly-elected Senator representing all of Larimer County (except Fort Collins), I’m doing my best to learn the ropes at the Capitol and stay to connected to folks back home. That isn’t easy because there are meetings, presentations and receptions from sunup to well-past sundown. In fact, while most Legislators rent housing near the Capitol during the session, I commute daily just so I can spend time ... Full Story

Obituary: Richard Irvin Currier

Obituary: Richard Irvin Currier

Richard Irvin Currier passed away on January 11, 2019 at McKee Medical Center in Loveland. He was 73 years old. Richard was born on September 27, 1945 in Friend, Nebraska to Ralph and Sarah (Brown) Currier. He graduated from Seward High School in 1963 and then attended Nebraska Wesleyan University. Richard then went to work for the Burlington Northern Railroad in Lincoln. In June of 1969 he enlisted in the United States Navy, serving with the Seabees and as a Navy recruiter ... Full Story

Obituary: Jeffrey Dean Conaway

Obituary: Jeffrey Dean Conaway

Jeffrey Dean Conaway, 58 of Berthoud, passed away January 9 2019 at his home. He was born October 21, 1960 in Longmont to Dean and Norma Conaway. He was active in Little Britches and High School Rodeo and graduated from Berthoud High School in 1979. His career started young helping his father build barns. Jeff was a heavy equipment operator for many years and it was something he really enjoyed doing. Some of his hobbies included welding, wood working, collecting antique farm ... Full Story

Obituary: LuAnn Kay Ballard

Obituary: LuAnn Kay Ballard

LuAnn Kay Ballard, 54 of Berthoud, Colorado passed away, Tuesday, November 6, 2018.  LuAnn was born January 26, 1964 in Longmont, Colorado to Malachi and Frankie Lou Ballard.  LuAnn is survived by her loving, long-time friend and caregiver, Kevin Gallatin of Berthoud, her brother Jim (Karen) of Loveland, her brother Keith (Carolyn) of Eaton, her sister Sue (Steve) of Frederick and numerous nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her parents Mal and Frankie ... Full Story

Obituary: Joyce-Irene Luth

May 27, 1945 - November 29, 2018 Joyce Irene Luth of Berthoud, passed away at the age of 73 on November 29 in Loveland. She was born May 27, 1945 in Neligh, Nebraska. She is preceded in death by her parents and brothers. She leaves her surviving family to cherish her memories: her husband, Marshall Luth; four children and spouses, Michael, Melora (Bill), Matthew, and Mitchell (Tiffany); her 7 grandchildren, Austin (Crystal), Alexandria, Kiya, April, Baiely, David, and Westin. She was ... Full Story

Obituary; Hignacio “Nash” Lujan Huerta

Obituary; Hignacio “Nash” Lujan Huerta

Hignacio "Nash" Lujan Huerta was born in Berthoud, on July 31, 1930 to Gregorio and Natalia Huerta. Growing up in their home he learned to love the Lord and serve people following in his parents’ footsteps. Nash accomplished many things in his life, including enlisting in the Air Force at 17, following his love for the Lord and preaching His word as a missionary in Guatemala and Mexico. Locally Nash also found great pleasure in his Mexican heritage. He helped several folklorico dance ... Full Story

Obituary: James Stanley Edmisten

Obituary: James Stanley Edmisten

James Stanley Edmisten, loving husband, father and grandfather, passed away on January 4, 2019 at the age of 94. Stan was born on March 7, 1924 in Arnold, Nebraska to Ray and Henrietta Edmisten. He grew up as an Iowa farm boy surrounded by sisters Jean, Helen and Beverly Ann. Stan helped out on the family farm until age 20, when he volunteered for the draft. After returning home from Guam, he married Norma Jeanne Linke on December 27, 1946. Stan and Jeanne shared 68 wonderful years ... Full Story

Obituary: Elizabeth Ann ‘Jo’ Geiger

Obituary: Elizabeth Ann ‘Jo’ Geiger

  Elizabeth Ann ‘Jo’ Geiger, 78, passed away November 24, 2018 at her home in Berthoud surrounded by loving family. She was born October 20, 1940 in St. Paul, Minnesota to Frank and Rosemary (Trueman) Keller. Jo graduated from St. Joseph Academy in St. Paul and received her training as a registered nurse at St. Katherine Hospital in Minneapolis. She then moved to Colorado. On July 1, 1967 she married Gerry Geiger in Denver. Jo worked as a nurse for several years in ... Full Story

Obituary: James “Jim” Baker

Obituary: James “Jim” Baker

MAY 13, 1944 ~ OCTOBER 24, 2018 (AGE 74) James “Jim” Baker, 74, of Berthoud passed away on Oct. 24, 2018. He was born May 13, 1944 in Morrison, Illinois, to William & Katherine (Wiebenga) Baker. He is survived by his brother Les Baker of Berthoud; sister Mary Cowdin (Pete) of Berthoud; nephew Eric Baker (Laura) of Mead; and niece Michelle Powell (Phil) of Milliken. Jim was preceded in death by his parents. Cremation has been completed. Private graveside services ... Full Story

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