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February 20, 1945 – August 8, 2020

Ft. Lupton, Colorado

Doris Lee (Schissler) Dreiling

02/20/1945 – 08/08/2020

Doris passed away peacefully at University Hospital in Denver, Colorado surrounded by immediate family.

Doris was born in Platteville, Colorado on February 20, 1945 to Phillip and Mildred (Freeling) Schissler and was seven of nine siblings. Doris grew up around the Brighton area and graduated from Brighton High School and later attended college at NJC in Sterling. She then married Michael (Mick or Mike) Dreiling on December 17, 1966 before residing in Oklahoma for a short period of time. She became a farmer’s wife and lived in the Hudson area after that.

Doris spent most of her life devoted to her family. She was a stay at home mom who was active with the Hudson PTA where her children, Ty and Kim, attended school and she eventually worked as the lunch clerk. She loved each of the holidays. Many remember the Easter egg hunts with the “golden” egg as a prize. She would cook large Thanksgiving dinners that were always at her house. Christmas was one of the favorite holidays for not only Doris, but much of the family; homemade cookies and candies, decorations, gifts, and of course, meatballs on Christmas eve are some of the things that made it so memorable. She always enjoyed life. Doris enjoyed going to Las Vegas, Cabo San Lucas and cruises in the Caribbean. Along with the travel she looked forward to summer afternoon and weekends at a nearby lake boating, water skiing and camping with family and friends. She loved mowing her yard, planting flowers, lake fishing at Lynx Pass, garage sales and clearance racks, porcelain dolls, pottery, cooking and baking to name a few. She was an awesome cook and baker. She enjoyed making a variety of foods from some traditional German dishes to ravioli and chile rellenos but was most known for her amazing homemade pies. Her pies became widely known during their next adventure at the Longhorn restaurant in Hudson and are still brought up in conversation from time to time.

After the years at the restaurant, Doris was able to spend more time with her grandkids. She attended every event she could from school programs and sporting events to 4H livestock shows which displayed her love and support. She became more involved with her church and loved the Lord. She was sweet, kind, honest, hard-working, unselfish, loving, caring and kind to all who knew her.

Doris is survived by her husband of 53 years, Mike Dreiling; son, Ty (Tara) Dreiling, daughter, Kim Spayd; five grandchildren, Taylor, Tamber and Tate Dreiling, Elizabeth and Emily Spayd; four sisters, Elsie Gashler, Carol Odenbaugh, Norma Schumacher and Margie Herndon along with numerous nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by both of her parents; three sisters, Lorene Roth, Marian Dinkel, Linda Mulligan; one brother, Marvin (Sonny) Schissler; and a son-in-law, Keith Spayd.

Visitation was held at Tabor Rice Funeral Home, Brighton, Colorado on Monday, August 17, 2020 from 4pm to 6pm.

Funeral Services were held at Grace Lutheran Church in Hudson, Colorado on Tuesday, August 18, 2020 at 10 am. Services were live streamed and are available for viewing via Doris’ online obituary at www.TaborFuneralHome.com. A luncheon followed at the South East Weld County Fairgrounds. Interment will be at Heart of the Plains Cemetery in Roggen, Colorado at a later date.

Memorial contributions can be made in Doris’ name to Grace Lutheran Church.

Obituary: Ned Little

Ned Little, 86

February 9, 1934 – September 18, 2020

Longmont, Colorado

Ned Little passed in peace in Longmont, Colorado on September 18, 2020. Born to Arthur and Lela (DeHart) Little on February 9th, 1934, on a farm outside of Benkelman, Nebraska. Married to Colleen Rickard April 15th, 1963.

Raised on a Sandhill farm in Southwest Nebraska, Ned Little was working horse and mule teams alongside his father at an early age. An ambitious young man, he sold his first horse for a profit at age ten. Ned would continue to farm, helping his father and running his own operation into his early twenties when he went onto to pursue his life’s passion of buying and selling horses. In 1963 Ned would meet his wife Colleen Little in Denver, Colorado at a horse sale. They would marry the same year, and start their business Ned Little Horse Co. They had two children, Rick Little and Monica (Little) Rhodes.

By any standard Ned was an extremely hardworking man. Through self-will and determination, he and his wife grew their business into one of the largest equine acquisition and distribution companies in the country operating throughout the United States, Canada, and Mexico. A businessman, horseman, and cowboy, Ned was able to accomplish any goal he set for himself, including owning a ranch, operating a sale barn and running a trucking company. There was not a challenge he was unwilling to take on, from gathering wild horses on the plains of Wyoming to driving a team of home-raised blue roan mares from Ft. Lupton, Colorado to Benkelman, NE in his 70th year. No matter the undertaking, Ned would go forward and succeed in doing things others thought could (and sometimes should) not be done.

Despite all his individual accomplishments, his greatest joys were enjoying his grandchildren and great grandchildren. In his later years he loved nothing more than to sit on his golf cart and watch the grandkids have fun around the arena or in the yard.

Quick witted and armed with a unique sense of humor, Ned was always up for a laugh and was a great storyteller. A steadfast husband, tough loving father, caring gentle grandfather, loyal friend, and real-world mentor, he will be missed by so many.

Go rest high on that mountain, cowboy, your work on earth is through. I know God has plenty of stock in heaven and they’re holding that in-gate until you take your place alongside the ring.

Proceeded in death by son Rick Little. Sisters June (Little) Stamm, Maxine (Little) Waters, Ernestine (Little) Smith, Geraldine (Little)Pursley. In-Laws Cloice and Hellen Rickard, and granddaughter Amy Little.

Survived by wife Colleen (Rickard) Little, daughter Monica (Little) Rhodes and husband Asa Rhodes, Sister Joyce (Little) Vincent. Grandchildren Matthew Little and wife Marie (Presidio) Little, Lacey Hardy, Erin (Little) Perusse and husband Marc Perusse, Shyla Rowe, and Jared Lage. Greatgrandchildren Hayleigh Rowe, Ava Little, Marilyn Hardy, Lyla Little, Jaci Rowe, Anita Little, and Ethan Perusse.

Memorial services for Ned will be held on Sunday, October 11, 2020 at Producers Livestock starting at 1 pm. Address: 711 O St, Greeley, CO 80631

The family asks that in lieu of flowers, donations in Ned’s memory be made to the Denver Rescue Mission online (https://secure.denverrescuemission.org/give/279209) or via mail at PO Box 5206, Denver, Colorado, 80217.




January 30, 1921 – September 13, 2020

Berthoud, Colorado

Charline (Charlin) Ann Jacobsen Reichert of Berthoud passed away Sept. 13, 2020 in Loveland, at the age of 99. She was born Jan. 30, 1921 in Longmont to Charles end Barbara Hertha Jacobsen and was married to Waldo Reichert of Johnstown for 46 years.

Charline was a descendent of the Hertha and Jacobsen families who were pioneers of the Chicago Colony settling in the Longmont area in the early 1870’s. She grew up on the

Family farm south of Longmont homesteaded by her grandparent, Fredrick and Elsine Catherine Jacobsen.

She attended Burlington school in Longmont and graduated from Longmont High School. After graduation she was employed by Mountain States Telephone Company and was at the switchboard on the memorable Pearl Harbor attack day.

After meeting her future husband at the Jitney Dances in Longmont she married Waldo Reichert and they moved to a farm west of Johnstown and were blessed with 3 daughters during this time.

During Waldo, Susan and Jolene’s illnesses she was their care giver until they passed.

She was a good and supporting wife, loving and caring mother and a great friend. Charline enjoyed playing piano, singing in the church choir and at special events, sewing, and playing cards with her dear Friends and spending time with her precious family. She loved sharing her sugar cookies and alligators milk. She will be terribly missed.

She was preceded in death by her parents husband, Waldo, daughter, Susan Eileen Reichert, Jolene Beverly Reichert, a brother, Glenn Jacobsen, a sister, Gladys Estes and a great grandson, Kenneth Charles Binder.

She is survived by her daughter, Joyce Binder and husband, Dean of Milliken. Grand children are Deana Flessner and Todd, Keith Binder and Carol, and Randy Binder and Kristin. Great grandchildren are Andrew and Marelise Flessner, Matthew Flessner and fiancé Allison Malvaney, and Daniel, Michael and Mark Binder and numerous nieces and nephews.

Viewing will be held at United Methodist Church, Tuesday, September 22, 2020 from 9:30- 10:30 a.m. Funeral services will be held at 10:30. Interment will be at Johnstown Cemetery.

Due to COVID restrictions, you are kindly asked to wear a face covering at the viewing and church services. You are asked to pre-register with First United Methodist Church by calling (970) 587-4444. Memorial contributions may be made to United Methodist Church of Johnstown.

The family would like to thank the staff at North Shore for the care of their Mother and Grandmother, during the period of covid 19.

Obituary: VENCIL WELP, SR.


SR., 80

August 17, 1940 – August 30, 2020

Strasburg, Colorado

Vencil Welp, Sr. (80) of Strasburg, CO passed away on August 30, 2020. Funeral services were September 5, 2020 with burial at Mt. View Cemetery, Bennett, CO.

Vencil was born on August 17, 1940 in Wray, Colorado to Wilbert and Elizabeth Welp. He graduated from Vernon High School and The Parks School of Business.

Vencil married Shirley Hanlon and they had six children.

Vencil worked for Deister, Ward & Witcher, Inc. for 31 years. Vencil moved the family to the farm in 1977.

Survived by his wife of 58 years Shirley, children Clela (Chuck) Eggebrecht, Dalleen Welp, Karla Stratton, LaVell (Andy) Winsor, Jilonne (Brad) Schaffer, and Vencil Jr. (Pattie) Welp. Grandchildren: Jacob, Kade, Robert, Alyssa, MaKayla, Brayden, Briley, Olivia, Vencil and Axl. Siblings Dennis Welp, Estalene Wudtke, and Linda Welp.

Memorial contributions can be mailed to: Vencil T. Welp Sr. C/O Love Funeral Home, P.O. Box 188, Limon, CO 80828. Memorials will be distributed.

Obituary: Gary Hoyt

Gary Hoyt, 76

October 1, 1943 – September 10, 2020

Mullen, Nebraska

Gary Kim Hoyt age 76 of Mullen, Nebraska, died September 10, 2020 at the Great Plains Health Center in North Platte, Nebraska.

Memorial services will be held on Wednesday September 16, 2020 at 2:00 PM mountain time at the Lariat Auditorium in Mullen with Pastors Luke Storer and Bob Teters officiating. Inurnment will be at a later date in the Whitman Cemetery. Cards of remembrance or memorials may be sent to Carolyn Hoyt, PO Box 364, Mullen, NE 69152 to be decided at a later time. A visitation will be held on Tuesday September 15, 2020 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM at the Mullen Funeral Home. Words of encouragement may be left at www.govierbrothers.com. The memorial service will also be livestreamed at www.govierbrothers.com.

Gary Kim Hoyt was born at Hyannis, Nebraska October 1, 1943 to Lawrence and Barbara (Bump) Hoyt. He grew up on the family ranch north of Whitman Nebraska attending grade school at District 151 in Cherry County. Gary attended and graduated from the University of Nebraska School of Agriculture in Curtis Nebraska.

On January 14, 1961 he married Carolyn Messersmith in Whitman Nebraska and continued to live on the family ranch until he retired and moved south of Mullen in 2011. He loved the daily routine of ranching and being a strong steward of the land. He also enjoyed coaching wrestling and shooting sports, auto body and mechanic work, competing in motocross and demolition derby’s, music, fishing, playing cards and spending time with the grandkids.

Gary loved his family, always making sure he was available to help and encourage them. He was a kind and generous man. He had a great sense of humor and a passion for kids. He was always willing to help them whether it be wrestling, shooting or just everyday life.

Gary was very active in activities and received many special awards. He was the organizer for kids wrestling for the USA Wrestling Federation, Nebraska State Kids Wrestling Director, National Kids Wrestling Director from 1986-1988 and a 6 State Regional Wrestling Director. He served as a Member at Large on the National USA Executive Wrestling Board and was inducted into the Nebraska Wrestling Coaches Hall of Fame in 1987. He was named USA Kids Wrestling Man of the Year by USA Wrestling in 1979-80. He received the Governor Kay Orr State Award for working with Nebraska Youth in 1989. Gary was inducted into the Nebraska Figure and Demolition Derby Hall of Fame in 2015. He received the Daisy Award for coaching shooting sports for 20 years in 2018.

But by far his greatest awards were found in the smile of a child or athlete. He hoped he had instilled in them strong work ethics, positive values and lifelong skills, productivity and willingness to help others.

He was proceeded in death by his parents, sister Sheri Jamison, brother in-laws George Younkin Jr., Pat McGinn, and Tom Messersmith. Sister in law Donna Messersmith and Mother/Father in-laws Jake and Violet Messersmith.

He leaves his wife Carolyn Hoyt of 59 years. 5 children; Phil and Susan Hoyt, Todd and Rhonda Hoyt, Mitzi and George Kramer, Katie and Vic Perez, Kyle and Denise Hoyt.3 sisters: Vicki Peden, Becky Younkin and Karen McGinn. Brother in-laws Joe and Pat Messersmith. He also leaves 14 grandchildren, 9 great grandchildren.




June 21, 1942 – September 13, 2020

Greeley, Colorado

Henry Michael Karre was born June 21, 1942 to September 13, 2020. Sadly, Henry passed away at Spring Creek Nursing Home in Ft. Collins, of complications from advanced alzheimer’s. Born in Ord, Nebraska to Howard and Gladys (Snell) Karre. He resided in Greeley for most of his life. He graduated in 1960 from Greeley High.

He married Carol Ann Peterson on May 26, 1962 in Greeley. They had a sheep farm and put up grass hay. They raised Registered Suffolk Sheep, Rambouillet range ewes and market goats. He knew good sheep and had many champion breeding stock as well as the market lambs he raised and sold, did very well. He loved rodeo, horses, always had a dog and barn cats.

He loved attending his grandkids’ sporting events. He enjoyed their 4H projects. He loved to travel, loved Dairy Queen loved lunching with his sister and brothers whenever he could. He enjoyed visiting his friends and traveling back to Nebraska to see his cousins.

They lost their son, Quint, in a tragic car wreck in 1995. Carol passed away from ovarian cancer in 2004.

He was a pipe fitter/welder by trade for 38 years. He proudly worked for UA Local 208, Denver. Henry was a life-member of 208. He was an expert craftsman and could build anything or fix anything, repair gates, family plumbing problems (busman’s holiday!), and enjoyed the details of building anything from scratch.

He worked at NCMC when it was still Greeley Hospital, the packing house, Kodak, all the major powerhouses in this area. He worked hard all his life. He had a tremendous work ethic.

He leaves behind two grandchildren, Preston Karre (Tana Wolfe) and Tyla (Marcus) Walker and great-granddaughter Quinn. Daughter-in-law, Kris (Tyler) Knez. His sister, Ruby Ogden-Darrington; brothers, Retd. Lt. Col. Bob (Janice) Karre, Gary Karre, Denny (Toni) Karre. Numerous nieces and nephews. Sister-in-law, Betty Hatfield; brothers-in-law, Rich (Jane) Peterson and Bill (Marsha) Peterson. Daughter, Holly King.

He was preceded in death by Pink and Larry Peterson.

We would like to thank the entire staff at Spring Creek Nursing Home in Ft. Collins, for their love, care, assistance for all they’ve attended for Henry.

Funeral Service 10:00 a.m. September 23rd, 2020 at Stoddard Funeral Home. Luncheon will be served at Z Ranch Event Center, 29251 Weld CR 53, Greeley, Colorado 80631 provided by his daughter-in-law, Kris and Tyler Knez to follow the service.

Cremation and Inurnment beside his wife, Carol and son, Quint as well as near his parents at Sunset Memorial Gardens.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Alzheimer’s Association. In addition, donations can also be made to Pathways Hospice. Both, in care of Stoddard Funeral Home 3205 W. 28th Street Greeley, Colorado 80634.

Obituary: REX E. BUGBEE



November 8, 1954 – August 25, 2020

Medicine Lodge , Kansas

Rex E. Bugbee, age 65, of Medicine Lodge, KS died Tuesday, August 25, 2020 in the University Trauma Center, Lubbock, Texas, following a rodeo accident in Guymon, OK. A western celebration was held on September 3, 2020 at the Rodeo Arena and Highland Cemetery in Medicine Lodge, KS.

Rex was born November 8, 1954, and raised in Emporia, KS. He graduated from Emporia High School in 1973 and attended Flint Hills Technical College.

He worked for Emporia Livestock, JC Rodeo, Wheelock Ranch, Chain Ranch and Frontier Rodeo.

Rex enjoyed playing cards, creating leather products, hunting coyotes, snow skiing and spending time with family and friends. He was a PRCA, WRCA, Medicine Lodge Ranch Rodeo, and Peace Treaty and Emporia’s Sardis Congregational Church member.

Rex is survived by his wife Teri of their home; son Josh (wife Kimberlie, grandchildren Ila and Tripp), Manhattan, KS and son Jay (fiancé Ashley Watt), Goddard, KS; sisters Linda Cline Burton (husband Pat), Windsor, CO, and Karen Armbrust (husband John), Manhattan, KS; brother-in-law Don Neighbors (wife Raelene), Orlando, OK.

Contributions to the Rex Bugbee Memorial fund can be sent to Billings Funeral Home, 1621 Downs Avenue, Woodward, OK 73801.



August 3, 1951 – June 15, 2020

Wellington, Colorado

Eddie Marie Lamb, 68, of Wellington passed away Monday, June 15, 2020 in Windsor. She was born August 3, 1951 in Holyoke, CO.

In 1957, her family moved to Fort Morgan and in 1963 to Greeley. Eddie graduated from College High in 1969 and later earned her Associate Degree in Accounting from AIMS Community College.

On August 9, 1974 she married Bob Lamb at Trinity Lutheran Church in Greeley.

She worked and helped Bob on the farm over the years, as well as in medical clinics, offices, hospitals, and most recently at UC Health.

Eddie loved muscle cars and owned a number of them over the years. She was a natural caretaker, always helping others. She was a proud mother and enjoyed time with her grandson, Aleric. She was an infectious, fun-loving, social, spirit-filled person and loved her antiques, especially her music boxes.

Thankful to have shared her life, are her husband, Bob; daughters, Jennifer and Jolene Lamb; grandson, Aleric Hull Lamb; sisters, Joyce Thomas and Burnita (Blake) Walters, and nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Burt and Ann Einspahr; parents-in-law, Allen and Lillian Lamb, and her brother, Vincent Shull.

The family will host a private Life Celebration at a later date. Friends may leave condolences at AdamsonCares.com.



October 16, 1949 – August 11, 2020

Wellington, Colorado

Robert Lawrence Lamb, 70, of Wellington, passed away August 11, 2020, at his home in Wellington. He was born October 16, 1949 in Greeley to Allen and Lillian (Kolin) Lamb and was raised on a farm in rural Windsor.

Bob graduated from Windsor High School in 1967 and then attended CU Boulder and Oklahoma State University. He graduated from Colorado State University in 1993 with a Bachelor of Science in Agronomy.

Bob was a member of the Bracewell 4-H; the Windsor FFA, serving as State President from 1967-68; and the Windsor High School track team. He still holds the record in the mile.

In 1974, he married Eddie Marie Shull in Greeley.

Bob helped on the family farm and dairy in his early years and then farmed with his father in Windsor before moving to Bonifay, Florida in 1980. Bob and Eddie moved back Colorado in 1985, where he worked as the crop specialist at Fort Morgan Farmland Co-Op. He was an active member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Fort Morgan and volunteered for several church and local organizations.

In 1992, the family moved to Wellington where Bob worked for Piedmont Farms, Kraft Farms, and for Poudre Valley Co-Op. Bob last worked for Matsuda Farms and retired in 2018 to take care of his wife, Eddie.

His family is thankful to have shared his life, including his daughters, Jennifer Lamb and Jolene Krebs; his grandson, Alaric Robert Hull-Lamb; his sisters, Edna (David) Donar, Ruth (Charles) Maurer, Beth (Richard) Lomkin and Jean (Larry) Croissant; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Bob was preceded in death by his wife, Eddie; his parents, Allen and Lillian Lamb; his in-laws, Burnette and Anna Nell Einspahr; and his nephew, Brian Croissant.

The family will host services to be announced at a later date. Friends may leave condolences at AdamsonCares.com. A memorial fund will soon be established to support a scholarship for a college-bound ag student in Morgan County.




November 15, 1971 – August 3, 2020

Brighton , Colorado

Andrea Hopp left this world unexpectedly and much too soon on August 3, 2020. She was a kind, selfless, loving person and she loved the Lord. She will be missed by so many, but none more than her husband of 23 years, Dan, and her two children, Joshua (15) and Megan (12).

Andrea was born November 15, 1971 in Brighton, Colorado to Ronald and Margie Haake. Andrea grew up on a farm west of Fort Lupton with her brother, Zane, and they shared a close bond and special friendship. She was preceded in death by her other brother, Eric. Andrea grew up with a love of animals and gymnastics and had great success with both. She graduated from Fort Lupton High School in 1990 and went on to study accounting at Metro State University. Andrea worked as a controller for CPS Distributors in Denver for 25 years. She had recently begun working at Longs Peak Landscaping and was excited for the new challenge.

Andrea was active in church, school, and 4-H. She never missed a game, meeting, or activity and always made her family a priority. Andrea gave so much of herself and took every opportunity to help others. She was the glue that bonded the many people in her life. In her spare time, Andrea enjoyed Saturday dinners at her parent’s house, game nights with family, caring for her animals, and traveling, but her greatest passion was her family.

Andrea will always be remembered with love by her husband, Dan Hopp; her children, Joshua and Megan; parents, Ron and Margie Haake; brother, Zane Haake; in-laws Howard and Linda Hopp; sister-in-law, Patti Tofflemire, brother-in-law, Jeff Hopp, and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nephews, and nieces.

A viewing was held at Zion Lutheran Church, 1400 Skeel Street, in Brighton, Colorado on Saturday, August 8, 2020 at 9:00 am. Funeral services followed at 10:00 am (Covid restrictions will apply) with burial to follow at Hillside Cemetery in Fort Lupton. There will be a reception to honor Andrea after the burial.

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Tabor Funeral Home, Brighton, Colorado handled arrangements; guestbook available online, www.TaborFuneralHome.com, to share memories and condolences.