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Saturday, December 3, 2016

Posts Tagged ‘Veteran’

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 Hotel Education ... 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 War. But it ... 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 military, he ... Full Story

Obituary: Leah M. Moore

Obituary: Leah M. Moore

  Leah M. Moore, 97, of Loveland died peacefully at her daughter’s home October 8, 2013. She was born March 30, 1916 in Severance, Colorado, to Fred and Katherine Brunner. Leah graduated from Eaton High School in 1934 and graduated with a Nursing degree at Presbyterian School of Nursing in 1937. She was surgical nurse at Loveland Memorial Hospital for over many years, retiring in 1975. She has lived in Loveland for 51 years before moving to Berthoud 7 years ago. Leah married Paul Moore ... Full Story

Obituary: Donald G. Soeby

Obituary: Donald G. Soeby

Donald G. Soeby 9/1/1931 – 9/9/2013 Donald George Soeby; died September 9, 2013.  Donald was a former Army man who served in the Korean War.  He also worked for Mountain Bell as a technician until retiring.  He enjoyed hunting and fishing as well as competition archery.  He enjoyed reading and traveling with his good friend Myrna Gardner.  He is survived by his children Curtis Soeby and Dawn Brock.  Many thanks are to be passed on to the staff at Viegut Funeral Home and Sterling ... Full Story

Obituary: Phillip Hart, Jr.

Obituary: Phillip Hart, Jr.

Phillip Hart, Jr. January 9, 1918 ~ September 23, 2013 Phillip Hart, Jr. died September 23, 2013 at the age of 95. Phillip was born January 9, 1918 in Berthoud, Colorado to Phillip and Katrina (Burback) Hart. He was baptized and confirmed in the German Congregational Church of Berthoud. Phillip grew up on a farm and worked for an implement dealer before being drafted into the Army in 1942. He was in the first amphibious Engineering Commando that was formed. His unit invaded North Africa on ... Full Story

Obituary: Wally Gene Birkley

Obituary: Wally Gene Birkley

Wally Gene Birkley, 71, passed away at his home in Berthoud on August 29, 2013. Wally was born October 30, 1941 in New Castle, Neb. to Orville and Lyla Anfinson Birkley. Wally moved with his family to Loveland in 1948. He graduated from Loveland High School in 1960. On March 14, 1964 Ruby Dreith and Wally Birkley were married in Astoria, Ore. Wally enlisted in the U. S. Coast Guard in February 1963. Wally was stationed aboard the USCGC Mallow in Astoria, Ore. and Honolulu, Hawaii. Wally was ... Full Story

Obituary: Harry Orville Ayars

Obituary: Harry Orville Ayars

Harry O. Ayars, 69, lifetime resident of Weld and Larimer County Colorado, died Saturday, August 10, 2013, at Northern Colorado Long Term Acute Hospital, Johnstown, Colorado, after battling COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) for over 12 years. Born January 19, 1944, in Greeley to Loren Orville and Beulah Lillian (Wickstrom) Ayars, he grew up on the family farm and ranch 18 miles northwest of Grover.  He graduated from Grover High School May 17, 1962 in a graduating class of 16.  In ... Full Story

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