Donald “Don” Swets
Donald “Don” Swets, 49, of Severance, Colo., passed away on May 31, 2013.
He was born on October 19, 1963, in Fort Collins to William and Sandra (Karst) Swets. He graduated from Fort Collins High School in 1982. Don married the love of his life, Jo Dee Wyatt, in 1986 at the Timnath Presbyterian Church. Don worked in the manufacturing business for many years and started his own business, Precision Manufacturing, in 2011. He was a member of the Timnath Presbyterian Church and was very active in youth sports and coached his son’s teams. Don enjoyed working in the yard and growing flowers, a trait he got from his mother, and he could grow anything.
Don never met anyone he couldn’t find the best in. He had a great intuition about people. He was well loved and respected by his customers, suppliers and nearly everyone who met him. Don was a family man. He was a great brother, son, husband, dad and friend. Don always had a smile on his face and was always eager to help someone in need and never asked for anything in return. He was a big, kind hearted man.
He is survived by his wife of 27 years, Jo Dee; sons, Kyle of Fort Collins, Colo., and Aaron of Severance, Colo.; his father, William; brothers, Ken (Cheryl) Swets and their son Tanner of Loveland, Colo., and James (Ginger) Swets of Fort Collins, Colo.
He is preceded in death by his mother, Sandra.
Memorial services were held June 6, 2013, at Timnath Presbyterian Church.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Highland Athletic Association in care of Allnutt Funeral Service.
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Ralph John Schultz
Ralph John Schultz, 85, of Ault, Colo., passed away on June 3, 2013, in Greeley, Colo.
He was born April 9, 1928, in Fond du Lac, Wisc. to Lillian (Baragar) and Walter Schultz. Much of his life as a child was spent in the Fond du Lac area.
He served in the Army Air Corps, which later became known as the United States Air Force from 1946-49. On March 13, 1948, he married Lois Wadsworth in Tucson, Ariz. His wife preceded him in death in 2002.
He worked for the railroad, worked as a dairyman, and later became a journeyman electrician in 1955 at J-H Electric. He was a member of the IBEW Local 68 for 58 years. In his later years, he loved going and working with the cattle on the ranch and most of all he loved his family, especially his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
He is survived by his daughter, Marlene (Carl) Hale and son, Steven (Chris), both of Briggsdale, Colo.; eight grandchildren, Chad Hale and Kelly Johnston of Briggsdale, Colo., Jody Norris of Bryan, Tex., Heath Hale of Larkspur, Colo., Cody Fowler of Alexandria, Va., Dusty Hale of Gill, Colo., Corey Hale of Ault, Colo., and Stephanie Schultz of Eaton, Colo.; seven great-grandchildren, Darian, Jordan, Garrett, Dillan, Cash, Cadee and Audrey.
He is preceded in death by his wife, Lois; his parents; 12 brothers and sisters, Florence, Bernice, Delores, Ethel, Donald, Rosemary, June, Helen, Harold, Betty, Patricia and Margaret.
Services were held June 7, 2013, at the Allnutt Macy Chapel in Greeley, Colo.
Interment was in the Evans Cemetery in Evans, Colo.
Memorial contributions may be made to Northern Colorado Honor Flight in care of Allnutt Funeral Service, 702 13th St., Greeley, CO 80631.
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