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Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Posts Tagged ‘Veteran’

Obituary: Curtis Samuel Wilson

Obituary: Curtis Samuel Wilson

Curtis Samuel Wilson of Loveland, formally of Berthoud, passed away peacefully on April 11, 2015 in Loveland, at the age of 86. Curtis was born on December 23, 1928 to Roy and Mabel Wilson in Stevens County, Kansas. He graduated from Elk City High School in 1947. He then moved on to Colorado to follow construction work. It was then that he met his soulmate, Joyce Kenagy, in Loveland. He was a veteran of the Army and served in the Korean War. After his return from Korea, Curtis married ... Full Story

Obituary: William Fagler

Obituary: William Fagler

William Fagler of Berthoud passed away on January 10, 2015. A Colorado native, he was born near Longmont to Adam and Anna Katherine Fagler in September 1930. He lived in the Longmont/Berthoud area all his life. He farmed with his dad before entering the Army during the Korean War in August 1951. Upon his honorable discharge in May 1953, he began his career as a truck driver. First working for Fred Harsch Lumber Company in Longmont. He completed his driving career by working for St. Vrain Block ... Full Story

Obituary: Jerry Joseph “Papa” Sladek

Obituary: Jerry Joseph “Papa” Sladek

  Jerry Sladek passed away in his home on the morning of Saturday, November 22, 2014. Jerry was born to Georgia and Jerry Sladek on November 20 1934. Jerry was preceded in death by his sister Margie, and survived by his brother Ralph. Jerry is survived by his wife Dorothy. Jerry and Dorothy spent 56 years together after meeting at Arvada High School. They have two children Joseph and Tina Sladek. Jerry served in the U.S. Army for 2 years. Jerry was a loyal Broncos fan and adamant ... Full Story

Obituary: Lyle Dean Ellis

Obituary: Lyle Dean Ellis

November 9, 1921 – September 1, 2014 Lyle Dean Ellis quietly passed away Monday, September 1, 2014 at the age of 92 at home surrounded by family. Lyle was born in Norton County, Kansas on November 9, 1921 to Mary Velma Higgins and John Elmer Ellis. He lived in Norton with his parents and his brother Chester “Chet” and his sister Lucille. The family moved north of Anton, Colorado in 1930. Lyle attended the Arickaree School and was raised on the family farm where he learned to farm, tend ... Full Story

Obituary: Jerry Mac Johnson

Obituary: Jerry Mac Johnson

  Jerry Mac Johnson, 76, of Berthoud, CO passed away suddenly but peacefully September 13, 2014. Jerry was born July 20, 1938 in Bells, Texas to Mearl C. and Maurine (Belew) Johnson Jerry graduated from Bells High School in 1956 where he was a stellar multi-sport athlete. He served in the U.S. Army from 1961-1963. Jerry and Billie Ruth Galyon, along with another couple, Otis Lee Bass and Morrisann Ramsey, eloped in 1959 and have enjoyed 55 years of marriage. They moved to Berthoud ... Full Story

Obituary: James Laffoon

Obituary: James Laffoon

James J. Laffoon, of Berthoud and recently of Loveland, died August 20, 2014 at McKee Medical Center in Loveland. He was 89-years-old. Jim was born November 6, 1924 in Woodrow, Colorado to Ross Morton Laffoon and Bessie Canatsey Laffoon. He grew up on a farm on the eastern plains of Colorado and later moved to Aurora where he graduated from William Smith High School. Jim served in the US Army, from 1943 until 1946, and played euphonium in the Army band. The first time he met Joyce Bleil at a ... Full Story

Obituary: George Becker Botterill

Obituary: George Becker Botterill

  George Becker Botterill of Loveland, Colorado passed away suddenly at home on August 7, 2014. George was born October 26, 1947 in Denver, Colorado to John Robert Botterill and Helen Josephine (Becker) Botterill. He lived in Denver until 1961 when the family moved to Berthoud, Colorado. After graduating from Berthoud High School in 1965, George entered the U.S. Army and served his country in the Vietnam War. He was an avid sportsman, highly respected heavy equipment operator, loving ... Full Story

Obituary: Peter Eric Van Kleek

Obituary: Peter Eric Van Kleek

Peter Eric Van Kleek, 85, of Berthoud,  died on March 18, 2014 at Broomfield Skilled Facility in Broomfield.  He was born in St. Petersburg, Florida in 1929 to John Raymond and Joan (Hill) Van Kleek. He served in the US Army during the Korean War. Peter graduated from Cornell University in Ithaca, New York with a degree in Hotel Management. He married Barbara Jane King in June of 1954. Peter worked in Hotel Management early in his career, and later became a Founding Dean of ... Full Story

Veterans Day Thoughts

  No Glory in War for this Veteran By Andrew Larkin I am a veteran – of the Vietnam era, as are my friends and my brothers. My father, uncles, and an aunt were veterans of World War II. A great uncle was stationed on a battleship during World War I.  A great-grandfather fought in the Civil War, an immigrant in an Illinois regiment who suffered the rest of his life from his bullet wound. Veterans Day on November 11 was formerly Armistice Day, celebrating the end of the Great ... Full Story

Obituary: Donald Eugene Dortch

Obituary: Donald Eugene Dortch

  Donald Eugene Dortch, 89 years old, of Glenwood Springs, Colorado, passed away on Oct. 14, 2013. Donald was born in Berthoud Colorado Oct. 3, 1924, to the late Finley and MaryAnn Dortch. Donald graduated from Berthoud High School, joined the army and served in WWII. Donald served in the US Army, receiving the Victory Medal in WWII, Good Conduct Medal, American Campaign Medal, Middle Eastern Campaign Medal, and 4 Bronze Stars for major battles. After being discharged from the ... Full Story

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