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Sunday, October 21, 2018

‘Voices & Thoughts’ Archives

Obituary: Charles Wilfred Meining

Obituary: Charles Wilfred Meining

Feb. 19, 1920 – April 1, 2018 Funeral services for Charles Wilfred Meining, 98, will be held at 11:00 A.M. Monday, April 16, 2018 at the First Christian Church in Wheatland, Wyoming with Pastor Randy Gregory officiating.  Inurnment will be held at the Wheatland Cemetery with military honors.  Wilfred Meining passed away Sunday, April 1, 2018 at Platte County Memorial Hospital in Wheatland, Wyoming with family surrounding him. Wilfred was born February 19, 1920 in ... Full Story

Obituary: Jack Alan Smith

Obituary: Jack Alan Smith

From the Ottawa Herald, Ottawa, Kansas BERTHOUD, Colo. - Jack Alan Smith, 60, passed away on February 8, 2018, at his home near Berthoud, Colorado. Born August 19, 1957, in Nashville, Kansas, his early years were spent in Zenda, Kansas and he later moved with his family to South Hutchinson. He graduated from Nickerson High School in 1975 and moved to the Loveland, Colorado area in 1978, where he lived until his death. Jack is survived by: his mother, Joan C. Smith of Kingman, Kansas; ... Full Story

Obituary: Benjamin M. Poirier

Obituary: Benjamin M. Poirier

      March 14, 1998 - January 27, 2018 Benjamin M. Poirier of Berthoud died January 27, 2018 in Pomeroy, Washington in a helicopter accident. He was working under contract with the Washington State Division of Wildlife capturing and collaring mule deer. Benjamin was born on March 14, 1998 in Thornton, Colorado. He attended Berthoud schools where he was a multisport athlete. One of his proudest moments was receiving the Derek Good Scholarship Award for his ... Full Story

Obituary: Everdina Annamarie “Diny”

Obituary: Everdina Annamarie “Diny” Pickert

  Everdina Annamarie "Grandma Diny" Pickert passed peacefully and went to be with the Lord on the morning of January 30th while lying in the arms of her true love. Her passing ended her courageous 7-year battle with pancreatic cancer. She was surrounded and supported by her loving family during the last days of her life. Diny was born in Amsterdam on March 23, 1938 to her parents, Johann and Frances Broertjes Geerken. She and her family came to America when she was 16 and she met ... Full Story

Obituary: Joann Marie Hergenreter

Obituary: Joann Marie Hergenreter

( August 25, 1937 - January 28, 2018 ) Joann Marie Hergenreter of Berthoud passed away unexpectedly on January 28, 2018. She was born in Arvada, Colorado to Jennie and Roxy Ditolla.  Joann’s motto in life was “Live, Laugh, Love.” She will be remembered by family and friends as a “Peacemaker.” Joann loved to travel with her twin sister Josephine.  She volunteered at the Berthoud Senior Center for the past 15 years. She served as Chairman of the Board. She also ... Full Story

Colorado Caucuses Are Not to be Missed

Colorado Caucuses Are Not to be Missed

If you have never participated in a caucus, now is the time to start. The League of Women Voters of Larimer County offers this overview of the caucus process: Caucuses are local, public meetings for voters at assigned precinct locations. They are true nitty, gritty, grassroots politics where neighbors come together to begin the election season selecting precinct committee persons and electing gubernatorial candidate delegates to the county assembly.  At the county assembly, ... Full Story

The importance of Census

The importance of Census

Dear Editor, The 2018 election season is upon us and terminology related to the election can be confusing - two being apportionment and districting. Apportionment determines the number of representatives to the U.S. House of Representative allotted to each state based on population. Each state gets two senators, but population determines the number of representatives. Districting is the process of drawing the lines to establish the population each U.S. House member will represent. ... Full Story

Obituary: Edward F. Sanford

Obituary: Edward F. Sanford

Edward F. Sanford Sept. 2, 1934 - Jan. 2, 2018 Edward F. Sanford, aka Dad, Pop, Grampa and Poppa, left to see Jesus face to face on Jan. 2, 2018, escaping a short but exhausting battle with lung and liver cancer. He was born in Kingston, New York, on Sept. 2, 1934, to Edward and Julia Reidy Sanford and was a graduate of St. Mary's School and Kingston High School, 1952. He served in the U. S. Navy during the Korean Conflict and was employed by IBM for 30 years. On Sept. ... Full Story

Obituary: Harlin Dale Trupp

Obituary: Harlin Dale Trupp

Harlin Dale Trupp, 69, of Berthoud passed away December 27, 2017, surrounded by his loving family. He was born July 9, 1948 to Vernon L and Rachel (Kuxhaus) Trupp at the Larimer County Hospital in Fort Collins, Colorado. He was raised on a farm in the Masonville area and graduated from Loveland High School in 1966. Harlin attended the University of Colorado before enlisting in the Marine Corps in January of 1968. He served as a machine gunner and squad leader with the 3rd Marines, 3rd ... Full Story

Obituary: Jeri Lynn Kokes

Obituary: Jeri Lynn Kokes

  Jeri Lynn Kokes, 62, of Berthoud, passed away on December 22, 2017, after a month-long battle with pancreatic cancer. She was born on June 4, 1955 in Salt Lake City, Utah, to Harold and Edna Johnson. She married Mike O'Bryan on November 16, 1973, and they moved to Colorado. They had their only child Brandy on May 16, 1975. Jeri married her second husband, John Kokes, on February 8, 1997, and they made Berthoud their home for 18 years, until John passed away after a long battle with ... Full Story

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