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, age 63, of Eads, Colo., died Dec. 14, 2007, at Weisbrod memorial Nursing Home in Eads.

He was born Dec. 30, 1943, in Las Animas, Colo., to Helen and Glen McKnight. He grew up on the family farm north of Haswell, Colo. He attended his first years of school at Prairie View county school. He also attended schools in Haswell through the seventh grade, and in Eads from the eighth through 12th grades. He graduated from high school in 1961. The family operated Pioneer Cafe’, where Wayne learned how to fry hamburgers.

On March 8, 1964, Wayne married his wife, Janet. They had two children, Angela Marie and Mardell Wayne.

Wayne worked in the Eads and Haswell areas, on ranches and at filling stations, and drove a school bus. They also operated the Lariat Western Store in Eads.

He was probably happiest when at a rodeo with his kids or one of his own. Through the years, he was a calf roper, steer wrestler and team roper. He was a member of the PRCA and also the OTRA.

In 1976, he moved his family to Wamsutter, Wyo., with Colorado Interstate Gas. They later moved to Cheyenne, where he was involved with Frontier Days, having served on the committee for several years. He made his last trip to Cheyenne Frontier Days three years ago as a special guest. He also sponsored the Cheyenne High School Rodeo Team for five years, and judged rodeos after that.

In 1991, he moved back to the Rawlins station and lived in Saratoga, Wyo. He retired in 1995.

He moved back to Eads, where he ran cattle and always had his horses and a dog.

In 2003, following two strokes, Wayne sold his cattle. He was able to remain at home for 2-1/2 years, then moved into assisted living in LaJunta, Colo. He was not happy there, so Angie came and took him to an assisted living center in Casper, Wyo., where he enjoyed spending time with his grandkids and two great-grandsons.

Wayne is survived by his wife, Janet; daughter Angie; son Mardell; four grandchildren: Ty, Brandy, Mandy and Michael; three great-grandchildren, Darian, Nathan and Cadance. He is also survived by his brother, Harold; sister Betty Kay; aunt and uncle Glenn and Eunice Johnson; cousins Judy and husband Gene Vic and Charlott and Gary Sneed; his mother-in-law Marie Lang, and his brother-in-law Eddie Lang and wife Natalie; and numerous nieces and nephews.

, age 77, of Greeley, Colo., died Dec. 25, 2007, at Fairacres Manor in Greeley.

He was born in Eckley, Colo., on April 25, 1930, to Ernest M. and Lena A. (Parker) Thomas.

On June 19, 1949, he married Marietta Langmacher in Kersey, Colo. They had been married for 58-1/2 years.

Dale and Marietta lived in the Kersey area, where he farmed and worked on a dairy until moving to Greeley in 1960. He went to work for Monfort the second day they opened in 1960. In 1969, they moved to Pierce, Colo., where he started his custom hay business. From 1983 to 1992, he operated the Evans U-Pump-It. In 1988, they moved back to the Kersey area where he farmed and raised cattle, horses, donkeys and buffalo until he retired in September of 2007.

Dale loved going to farm and livestock auctions. Due to ill health, Dale and Marietta moved to Greeley in 2007.

He is survived by his wife, Marietta, of Greeley; son Dean C. Thomas and wife Kathleen of Kersey; two daughters: Cindy and husband Herb Merkt of Kersey, and Sandra and husband Barnard Geisick of Greeley; grandchildren Jennifer L. VanLandingham of Kersey, Artimus A. Geisick of Greeley, LuAnn M. Dill of Evans, Christina L. Boettcher of Greeley, Matthew Merkt of Evans, and Benjamin J. Geisick of Greeley; and seven great-grandchildren. He is also survived by two sisters, Ellorah P. Hunteman and husband Harvey, and Fern A. Libsack, all of Evans.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Neal L. Thomas.

Services were held on Dec. 29 in Greeley. Interment took place at Sunset Memorial Gardens in Greeley.

Memorial contributions may be sent to the American Heart Association or the Diabetes Association in care of Adamson Funeral and Cremation Services, 827 5th Street, Greeley, Colo., 80631. Condolences may be sent to the family at http://www.adamsonchapels.com.

, age 86, of Gilcrest, Colo., died Dec. 27, 2007, of cancer at the Hospice Inpatient Unit at North Colorado Medical Center in Greeley, Colo.

He was born to John and Katherine (Stroman) Wiedeman in Windsor, Colo., where he grew up.

Robert served in the U.S. Navy from 1942 to 1945. Upon his return, he began farming west of Greeley, where the current Centerplace Shopping Center is located.

On Nov. 24, 1946, he married Esther Schafer in Greeley. They moved to the Gilcrest area in 1959, where he continued farming the remainder of his life, passing on his love of the land to his son and grandsons. He received many awards for his farming including 30-Ton Silage, 200 Bushel Corn, and High Ten Beets. He served on the Independent Ditch Board, was a member of the Greeley Evans Moose Lodge, VFW, and a lifetime member of Our Savior’s Lutheran Church. His passion was to join friends at the local Dutch Hop.

He is survived by his wife, Esther of Gilcrest; son Terry Wiedeman and wife Jan of Platteville, Colo.; daughter Bobbi Weber and partner Evans Griego of Cedar Hills, Utah; grandchildren Jason Wiedeman and wife Amy of Selma, Texas, Kris Mascarenas of Denver, Colo., Melissa Mascarenas of Colorado Springs, Colo., Craig Wiedeman and wife Michelle of Platteville, Carla Harding and husband Ryan of Platteville; great-grandchildren Kade Harding and Addison Harding, both of Platteville, and Joshua Wiedeman and Adrianna Wiedeman, both of Selma, Texas. He is also survived by three brothers: John and friend Kathy Taylor, Albert and wife Dorothy, Ray and wife Evelyn, all of Greeley; a sister, Dorrine Buxmann of Aurora, Colo.; brothers- and sisters-in-law Venice Schafer, Jerome and Lydia Loeffler, all of LaSalle, Maria Joslyn and Paul Schafer, both of Greeley, and numerous nieces and nephews and dear friends.

Services were held on Jan. 3 in Greeley, with interment at Sunset Memorial Gardens with military honors. Memorial contributions may be sent to Hospice and Palliative Care of Northern Colorado in care of Adamson Funeral and Cremation Services, 2000 47th Avenue, Greeley, Colo., 80634.

, age 63, of Eads, Colo., died Dec. 14, 2007, at Weisbrod memorial Nursing Home in Eads.

He was born Dec. 30, 1943, in Las Animas, Colo., to Helen and Glen McKnight. He grew up on the family farm north of Haswell, Colo. He attended his first years of school at Prairie View county school. He also attended schools in Haswell through the seventh grade, and in Eads from the eighth through 12th grades. He graduated from high school in 1961. The family operated Pioneer Cafe’, where Wayne learned how to fry hamburgers.

On March 8, 1964, Wayne married his wife, Janet. They had two children, Angela Marie and Mardell Wayne.

Wayne worked in the Eads and Haswell areas, on ranches and at filling stations, and drove a school bus. They also operated the Lariat Western Store in Eads.

He was probably happiest when at a rodeo with his kids or one of his own. Through the years, he was a calf roper, steer wrestler and team roper. He was a member of the PRCA and also the OTRA.

In 1976, he moved his family to Wamsutter, Wyo., with Colorado Interstate Gas. They later moved to Cheyenne, where he was involved with Frontier Days, having served on the committee for several years. He made his last trip to Cheyenne Frontier Days three years ago as a special guest. He also sponsored the Cheyenne High School Rodeo Team for five years, and judged rodeos after that.

In 1991, he moved back to the Rawlins station and lived in Saratoga, Wyo. He retired in 1995.

He moved back to Eads, where he ran cattle and always had his horses and a dog.

In 2003, following two strokes, Wayne sold his cattle. He was able to remain at home for 2-1/2 years, then moved into assisted living in LaJunta, Colo. He was not happy there, so Angie came and took him to an assisted living center in Casper, Wyo., where he enjoyed spending time with his grandkids and two great-grandsons.

Wayne is survived by his wife, Janet; daughter Angie; son Mardell; four grandchildren: Ty, Brandy, Mandy and Michael; three great-grandchildren, Darian, Nathan and Cadance. He is also survived by his brother, Harold; sister Betty Kay; aunt and uncle Glenn and Eunice Johnson; cousins Judy and husband Gene Vic and Charlott and Gary Sneed; his mother-in-law Marie Lang, and his brother-in-law Eddie Lang and wife Natalie; and numerous nieces and nephews.

, age 77, of Greeley, Colo., died Dec. 25, 2007, at Fairacres Manor in Greeley.

He was born in Eckley, Colo., on April 25, 1930, to Ernest M. and Lena A. (Parker) Thomas.

On June 19, 1949, he married Marietta Langmacher in Kersey, Colo. They had been married for 58-1/2 years.

Dale and Marietta lived in the Kersey area, where he farmed and worked on a dairy until moving to Greeley in 1960. He went to work for Monfort the second day they opened in 1960. In 1969, they moved to Pierce, Colo., where he started his custom hay business. From 1983 to 1992, he operated the Evans U-Pump-It. In 1988, they moved back to the Kersey area where he farmed and raised cattle, horses, donkeys and buffalo until he retired in September of 2007.

Dale loved going to farm and livestock auctions. Due to ill health, Dale and Marietta moved to Greeley in 2007.

He is survived by his wife, Marietta, of Greeley; son Dean C. Thomas and wife Kathleen of Kersey; two daughters: Cindy and husband Herb Merkt of Kersey, and Sandra and husband Barnard Geisick of Greeley; grandchildren Jennifer L. VanLandingham of Kersey, Artimus A. Geisick of Greeley, LuAnn M. Dill of Evans, Christina L. Boettcher of Greeley, Matthew Merkt of Evans, and Benjamin J. Geisick of Greeley; and seven great-grandchildren. He is also survived by two sisters, Ellorah P. Hunteman and husband Harvey, and Fern A. Libsack, all of Evans.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Neal L. Thomas.

Services were held on Dec. 29 in Greeley. Interment took place at Sunset Memorial Gardens in Greeley.

Memorial contributions may be sent to the American Heart Association or the Diabetes Association in care of Adamson Funeral and Cremation Services, 827 5th Street, Greeley, Colo., 80631. Condolences may be sent to the family at http://www.adamsonchapels.com.

, age 86, of Gilcrest, Colo., died Dec. 27, 2007, of cancer at the Hospice Inpatient Unit at North Colorado Medical Center in Greeley, Colo.

He was born to John and Katherine (Stroman) Wiedeman in Windsor, Colo., where he grew up.

Robert served in the U.S. Navy from 1942 to 1945. Upon his return, he began farming west of Greeley, where the current Centerplace Shopping Center is located.

On Nov. 24, 1946, he married Esther Schafer in Greeley. They moved to the Gilcrest area in 1959, where he continued farming the remainder of his life, passing on his love of the land to his son and grandsons. He received many awards for his farming including 30-Ton Silage, 200 Bushel Corn, and High Ten Beets. He served on the Independent Ditch Board, was a member of the Greeley Evans Moose Lodge, VFW, and a lifetime member of Our Savior’s Lutheran Church. His passion was to join friends at the local Dutch Hop.

He is survived by his wife, Esther of Gilcrest; son Terry Wiedeman and wife Jan of Platteville, Colo.; daughter Bobbi Weber and partner Evans Griego of Cedar Hills, Utah; grandchildren Jason Wiedeman and wife Amy of Selma, Texas, Kris Mascarenas of Denver, Colo., Melissa Mascarenas of Colorado Springs, Colo., Craig Wiedeman and wife Michelle of Platteville, Carla Harding and husband Ryan of Platteville; great-grandchildren Kade Harding and Addison Harding, both of Platteville, and Joshua Wiedeman and Adrianna Wiedeman, both of Selma, Texas. He is also survived by three brothers: John and friend Kathy Taylor, Albert and wife Dorothy, Ray and wife Evelyn, all of Greeley; a sister, Dorrine Buxmann of Aurora, Colo.; brothers- and sisters-in-law Venice Schafer, Jerome and Lydia Loeffler, all of LaSalle, Maria Joslyn and Paul Schafer, both of Greeley, and numerous nieces and nephews and dear friends.

Services were held on Jan. 3 in Greeley, with interment at Sunset Memorial Gardens with military honors. Memorial contributions may be sent to Hospice and Palliative Care of Northern Colorado in care of Adamson Funeral and Cremation Services, 2000 47th Avenue, Greeley, Colo., 80634.

, age 63, of Eads, Colo., died Dec. 14, 2007, at Weisbrod memorial Nursing Home in Eads.

He was born Dec. 30, 1943, in Las Animas, Colo., to Helen and Glen McKnight. He grew up on the family farm north of Haswell, Colo. He attended his first years of school at Prairie View county school. He also attended schools in Haswell through the seventh grade, and in Eads from the eighth through 12th grades. He graduated from high school in 1961. The family operated Pioneer Cafe’, where Wayne learned how to fry hamburgers.

On March 8, 1964, Wayne married his wife, Janet. They had two children, Angela Marie and Mardell Wayne.

Wayne worked in the Eads and Haswell areas, on ranches and at filling stations, and drove a school bus. They also operated the Lariat Western Store in Eads.

He was probably happiest when at a rodeo with his kids or one of his own. Through the years, he was a calf roper, steer wrestler and team roper. He was a member of the PRCA and also the OTRA.

In 1976, he moved his family to Wamsutter, Wyo., with Colorado Interstate Gas. They later moved to Cheyenne, where he was involved with Frontier Days, having served on the committee for several years. He made his last trip to Cheyenne Frontier Days three years ago as a special guest. He also sponsored the Cheyenne High School Rodeo Team for five years, and judged rodeos after that.

In 1991, he moved back to the Rawlins station and lived in Saratoga, Wyo. He retired in 1995.

He moved back to Eads, where he ran cattle and always had his horses and a dog.

In 2003, following two strokes, Wayne sold his cattle. He was able to remain at home for 2-1/2 years, then moved into assisted living in LaJunta, Colo. He was not happy there, so Angie came and took him to an assisted living center in Casper, Wyo., where he enjoyed spending time with his grandkids and two great-grandsons.

Wayne is survived by his wife, Janet; daughter Angie; son Mardell; four grandchildren: Ty, Brandy, Mandy and Michael; three great-grandchildren, Darian, Nathan and Cadance. He is also survived by his brother, Harold; sister Betty Kay; aunt and uncle Glenn and Eunice Johnson; cousins Judy and husband Gene Vic and Charlott and Gary Sneed; his mother-in-law Marie Lang, and his brother-in-law Eddie Lang and wife Natalie; and numerous nieces and nephews.

, age 77, of Greeley, Colo., died Dec. 25, 2007, at Fairacres Manor in Greeley.

He was born in Eckley, Colo., on April 25, 1930, to Ernest M. and Lena A. (Parker) Thomas.

On June 19, 1949, he married Marietta Langmacher in Kersey, Colo. They had been married for 58-1/2 years.

Dale and Marietta lived in the Kersey area, where he farmed and worked on a dairy until moving to Greeley in 1960. He went to work for Monfort the second day they opened in 1960. In 1969, they moved to Pierce, Colo., where he started his custom hay business. From 1983 to 1992, he operated the Evans U-Pump-It. In 1988, they moved back to the Kersey area where he farmed and raised cattle, horses, donkeys and buffalo until he retired in September of 2007.

Dale loved going to farm and livestock auctions. Due to ill health, Dale and Marietta moved to Greeley in 2007.

He is survived by his wife, Marietta, of Greeley; son Dean C. Thomas and wife Kathleen of Kersey; two daughters: Cindy and husband Herb Merkt of Kersey, and Sandra and husband Barnard Geisick of Greeley; grandchildren Jennifer L. VanLandingham of Kersey, Artimus A. Geisick of Greeley, LuAnn M. Dill of Evans, Christina L. Boettcher of Greeley, Matthew Merkt of Evans, and Benjamin J. Geisick of Greeley; and seven great-grandchildren. He is also survived by two sisters, Ellorah P. Hunteman and husband Harvey, and Fern A. Libsack, all of Evans.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Neal L. Thomas.

Services were held on Dec. 29 in Greeley. Interment took place at Sunset Memorial Gardens in Greeley.

Memorial contributions may be sent to the American Heart Association or the Diabetes Association in care of Adamson Funeral and Cremation Services, 827 5th Street, Greeley, Colo., 80631. Condolences may be sent to the family at http://www.adamsonchapels.com.

, age 86, of Gilcrest, Colo., died Dec. 27, 2007, of cancer at the Hospice Inpatient Unit at North Colorado Medical Center in Greeley, Colo.

He was born to John and Katherine (Stroman) Wiedeman in Windsor, Colo., where he grew up.

Robert served in the U.S. Navy from 1942 to 1945. Upon his return, he began farming west of Greeley, where the current Centerplace Shopping Center is located.

On Nov. 24, 1946, he married Esther Schafer in Greeley. They moved to the Gilcrest area in 1959, where he continued farming the remainder of his life, passing on his love of the land to his son and grandsons. He received many awards for his farming including 30-Ton Silage, 200 Bushel Corn, and High Ten Beets. He served on the Independent Ditch Board, was a member of the Greeley Evans Moose Lodge, VFW, and a lifetime member of Our Savior’s Lutheran Church. His passion was to join friends at the local Dutch Hop.

He is survived by his wife, Esther of Gilcrest; son Terry Wiedeman and wife Jan of Platteville, Colo.; daughter Bobbi Weber and partner Evans Griego of Cedar Hills, Utah; grandchildren Jason Wiedeman and wife Amy of Selma, Texas, Kris Mascarenas of Denver, Colo., Melissa Mascarenas of Colorado Springs, Colo., Craig Wiedeman and wife Michelle of Platteville, Carla Harding and husband Ryan of Platteville; great-grandchildren Kade Harding and Addison Harding, both of Platteville, and Joshua Wiedeman and Adrianna Wiedeman, both of Selma, Texas. He is also survived by three brothers: John and friend Kathy Taylor, Albert and wife Dorothy, Ray and wife Evelyn, all of Greeley; a sister, Dorrine Buxmann of Aurora, Colo.; brothers- and sisters-in-law Venice Schafer, Jerome and Lydia Loeffler, all of LaSalle, Maria Joslyn and Paul Schafer, both of Greeley, and numerous nieces and nephews and dear friends.

Services were held on Jan. 3 in Greeley, with interment at Sunset Memorial Gardens with military honors. Memorial contributions may be sent to Hospice and Palliative Care of Northern Colorado in care of Adamson Funeral and Cremation Services, 2000 47th Avenue, Greeley, Colo., 80634.