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Monday, April 21, 2014

Posts Tagged ‘WWII veteran’

Obituary: Kenneth L. Fox

Obituary: Kenneth L. Fox

   Kenneth L. Fox   June 25, 1926 – April 23, 2013   Kenneth Lee Fox was born in Zenith, Kansas as the last child in a family of 7 children to Gertrude and Fred Fox. He loved to tell that he was born on the birthday of his oldest brother, June 25, 1926. Ken was well respected and very active in his small farm community as an Eagle Scout, and as an athlete in basketball, football and track. When Ken was in 9th grade his parents had to move to find work so he continued to ... Full Story

Obituary: Wendell Wayne Krause

Obituary: Wendell Wayne Krause

  BERTHOUD – Wendell Krause, 89, died Sun. Mar. 18, 2012 at the Pomeroy Care Center in Pomeroy, Iowa. Funeral services were held on Wed. Mar. 21 at Larson Weishaar Funeral Home in Manson, Iowa, with Rev. Mark Galbraith officiating. Wendell’s burial service will be held on Mon. May 14, at 10:00 a.m. at Foothills Memory Gardens north of Longmont. Wendell Wayne Krause was born on May 25, 1922, at Garwin, Iowa. The son of Floyd and Mabel (Ankrum) Krause, graduating from Garwin High ... Full Story

Obituary: Edward J. Lempka

Obituary: Edward J. Lempka

Edward J. Lempka, 89, of Berthoud, CO passed away on August 28, 2010.  He was born July 1, 1921 near St. Mary, Nebr. to Lawrence and Anna Kontny Lempka. Following his graduation from Sterling High School in 1941, he trained as an aircraft electrician in Omaha and Baltimore.  In Omaha, just prior to his entry into the Army Air Force in 1944, he met Irene Iwan.  Ed was first stationed in Norfolk, VA where he and Irene were married on February 13, 1945.  Following WWII they ... Full Story

Obituary: Orlando Franklin Platzek

Obituary: Orlando Franklin Platzek

Orlando Franklin Platzek March 3, 1914 – June 14, 2010 Orlando F. Platzek of Berthoud died Monday, 14 June 2010. He was 96. He was born in Crested Butte on 3 March 1914. He was a World War II combat veteran in the United States Navy. He was preceded in death by his wife Jean and his son Ronald. He is survived by his sister Lena James of Claremont, California; his son Roger (Sue) Platzek of Berthoud; and his daughter Rita (Mark) Larsen of Thornton. He also has nine grandchildren and ... Full Story

Obituary: Melvin Brown

Melvin “Mel” Walter Brown of Johnstown died on April 24 at Hospice and Palliative Care of Northern Colorado in Greeley. He was 83. He was born July 3, 1925 to Robert and Cora (Niven) Brown, on the family farm southwest of Johnstown. His father died in August 1941 of injuries sustained from a runaway team of horses, and his family moved into town after that. Brown graduated from Johnstown High School in 1943 and joined the Marine Corps several months later.  His mother, along with ... Full Story

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