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, age 65, of Lusk, Wyo., passed away peacefully Aug. 6, 2006, at his home on the Moriah Ranch.

He was born in Illinois on Oct. 25, 1940, the younger son of Myrl and Audrey Surbeck.

Jon married Nancy Castleberry in 1959. He served his country in the United States Army from 1961 until 1963, stationed in Korea.

In 1964, he began his lifelong career in utilities with the Illinois Rural Electric Association. Jon and Nancy moved to Fort Collins, Colo., in 1970, where Jon worked for Poudre Valley Rural Electric Association until his retirement in 2003. After his retirement, he and Nancy moved to their beloved Moriah Ranch.

Jon was instrumental in starting the Colorado Lineman’s Rodeo. Even when ill health prevented him from attending the event, his heart and his prayers were with those who were there. He was active in the Brotherhood of Electrical Workers 111, the Mesa Hotline School, Larimer County Search and Rescue, the Larimer County Mounted Patrol, and the Lusk Senior Pro Rodeo.

Jon’s life was dedicated to his family, and helping those around him. He was a witness for his Heavenly Father, and worked tirelessly for family, friends, and even complete strangers. He chose to spend his time on positive things. Even in ill health, he never gave up, and continued to inspire those around him.

He is survived by his beloved wife of 47 years, Nancy; son Jon, and son Joel and wife Shelly; three daughters: Tresa and husband Gordon Karney, Twyla and husband Jim Barker, and Kally Jo Surbeck; and one grandson, Boe Surbeck. He is also survived by his brother David; his sister Joyce Surbeck-Harris, and numerous nieces and nephews, cousins and a host of friends.

A memorial celebration of Jon’s life will be held in Fort Collins on Oct. 7, and friends are welcome to attend. For more information, please contact treesurbeck@hotmail.com, or ksurbeck@yahoo.com.

, age 65, of Lusk, Wyo., passed away peacefully Aug. 6, 2006, at his home on the Moriah Ranch.

He was born in Illinois on Oct. 25, 1940, the younger son of Myrl and Audrey Surbeck.

Jon married Nancy Castleberry in 1959. He served his country in the United States Army from 1961 until 1963, stationed in Korea.

In 1964, he began his lifelong career in utilities with the Illinois Rural Electric Association. Jon and Nancy moved to Fort Collins, Colo., in 1970, where Jon worked for Poudre Valley Rural Electric Association until his retirement in 2003. After his retirement, he and Nancy moved to their beloved Moriah Ranch.

Jon was instrumental in starting the Colorado Lineman’s Rodeo. Even when ill health prevented him from attending the event, his heart and his prayers were with those who were there. He was active in the Brotherhood of Electrical Workers 111, the Mesa Hotline School, Larimer County Search and Rescue, the Larimer County Mounted Patrol, and the Lusk Senior Pro Rodeo.

Jon’s life was dedicated to his family, and helping those around him. He was a witness for his Heavenly Father, and worked tirelessly for family, friends, and even complete strangers. He chose to spend his time on positive things. Even in ill health, he never gave up, and continued to inspire those around him.

He is survived by his beloved wife of 47 years, Nancy; son Jon, and son Joel and wife Shelly; three daughters: Tresa and husband Gordon Karney, Twyla and husband Jim Barker, and Kally Jo Surbeck; and one grandson, Boe Surbeck. He is also survived by his brother David; his sister Joyce Surbeck-Harris, and numerous nieces and nephews, cousins and a host of friends.

A memorial celebration of Jon’s life will be held in Fort Collins on Oct. 7, and friends are welcome to attend. For more information, please contact treesurbeck@hotmail.com, or ksurbeck@yahoo.com.

, age 65, of Lusk, Wyo., passed away peacefully Aug. 6, 2006, at his home on the Moriah Ranch.

He was born in Illinois on Oct. 25, 1940, the younger son of Myrl and Audrey Surbeck.

Jon married Nancy Castleberry in 1959. He served his country in the United States Army from 1961 until 1963, stationed in Korea.

In 1964, he began his lifelong career in utilities with the Illinois Rural Electric Association. Jon and Nancy moved to Fort Collins, Colo., in 1970, where Jon worked for Poudre Valley Rural Electric Association until his retirement in 2003. After his retirement, he and Nancy moved to their beloved Moriah Ranch.

Jon was instrumental in starting the Colorado Lineman’s Rodeo. Even when ill health prevented him from attending the event, his heart and his prayers were with those who were there. He was active in the Brotherhood of Electrical Workers 111, the Mesa Hotline School, Larimer County Search and Rescue, the Larimer County Mounted Patrol, and the Lusk Senior Pro Rodeo.

Jon’s life was dedicated to his family, and helping those around him. He was a witness for his Heavenly Father, and worked tirelessly for family, friends, and even complete strangers. He chose to spend his time on positive things. Even in ill health, he never gave up, and continued to inspire those around him.

He is survived by his beloved wife of 47 years, Nancy; son Jon, and son Joel and wife Shelly; three daughters: Tresa and husband Gordon Karney, Twyla and husband Jim Barker, and Kally Jo Surbeck; and one grandson, Boe Surbeck. He is also survived by his brother David; his sister Joyce Surbeck-Harris, and numerous nieces and nephews, cousins and a host of friends.

A memorial celebration of Jon’s life will be held in Fort Collins on Oct. 7, and friends are welcome to attend. For more information, please contact treesurbeck@hotmail.com, or ksurbeck@yahoo.com.


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