Jesse Lynn Weitzel
Oct. 31, 1951-Jan. 29, 2011
Residence: Chandler, Ariz.
Jesse Lynn Weitzel died Jan. 29, 2011 at Hospice of the Valley, Chandler, Ariz. He was born on Oct. 31, 1951, in McLaughlin, South Dakota to John Weitzel, Sr and Claire Marie Boileau Hunt.
He moved with the family to Colorado at the age of 3, and as a child, Jesse attended Berthoud schools.
In 1974, he married Geraldine Burham and was blessed with the birth of a daughter, Rosetta Mae. Later in life, he married Janice Hays and enjoyed the role of stepfather to her children.
During his early years, Jesse was a long-haul driver but later enjoyed the luxury of spending more time at home working as a driver in the paving industry in the Boulder and Greeley areas. Jesse enjoyed fishing, camping and grilling. He especially enjoyed listening to Elvis music.
Jesse lived in Greeley until just recently. He felt fortunate to have retired to the Phoenix area, where he enjoyed the warmth and entertainment right up to the very end.
Survivors include sister, Rosetta Greninger; brothers, John Weitzel of Phoenix, Ariz.; Jerry Weitzel and wife Niki of Berthoud, Colo.; Jeff Weitzel and wife Margie of Berthoud, Colo.; grandchildren, Miranda, Makayla, Mackenzie, as well as two nephews, five nieces, and eleven great nieces and nephews. In addition, he left behind many friends, especially Evelyn Sinnett, Connie and Cynthia Ash, who were all tremendous support for him on many occasions.
He is preceded in death by both parents and son-in-law Vancil Greninger.
Services will be held at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 17 at Brookside Gardens, 619 E State Highway 56, Berthoud, CO.