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Charles Eugene “Chuck” Felker, 74, of Gill, Colo., passed away January 28, 2011 at the Hospice inpatient Unit at North Colorado Medical Center in Greeley, Colo.

He was born October 20, 1936 in Greeley, Colo., to Conrad and Vela (Rossen) Felker.

He attended schools in Cortez, Colo., the Pleasant Valley School (Greeley, Colo.), and graduated from Greeley High School in 1954. In high school he was involved in FFA, and Rodeo Club, riding bulls, exhibiting market beef, and was a member of the beef judging team as well as serving as the treasurer his senior year.

Chuck served his country in the United States Navy, stationed in Cuba, Virginia Beach, and Florida. While stationed in the east he spent his leave time riding bulls and broncs in rodeos up and down the coast, and was a welder on the aircraft carriers.

When he returned home, he farmed with his father in the Eaton, Colo., and Ault, Colo., areas before starting his banking career. He worked as the Farm Manager for Weld County Bank, and then later for Greeley National Bank. While at Weld County Bank, he met and married Sharron Dilka on February 16, 1961. They have three children, Julie, Blaine and Troy. He later transferred to Cheyenne National Bank before acquiring his Realtors license. He began his career in real estate at Triangle Real Estate, then Lundvall Bros. Realty as the farm and ranch agent. While at Lundvall Bros. he had an instrumental part in bringing pivot sprinkler irrigation to the northeast corner of Colorado.

In addition to real estate, he ranched with his wife and children in the Kersey, Colo., area, raising registered Charolais cattle and cutting horses. He served as the vice president of the Rocky Mountain Charolais Association, and was a member of the National Charolais Association and American Quarter Horse Association. Always a huge support to 4-H youth, he served as the Beef Superintendant for the Weld County Fair in the mid 1960s.

He later moved to Buckeye, Ariz., after his divorce, where he continued his real estate career, but also bought a cotton farm and started the Desert Rain Irrigation Company, again, bringing pivot sprinkler irrigation to the state’s up and coming cotton industry.

Chuck left Buckeye, Ariz., for Phoenix, Ariz., and sold real estate residentially with VKO Realty. While in Phoenix, Ariz., he served as his home owner’s association’s president.

In 1985 he bought the Big 10 Resort cabins in Greer, Ariz. In addition to selling real estate, he built Big 10 up to be one of the premier establishments in the White Mountains. He had a keen talent for construction and eye for design as well as an endless physical drive to take the ordinary and make it extra-ordinary. He started his business, Arapaho Land and Investment, taking mountain properties and cabins and turning them into valuable investments for sale. He was an avid lifetime fisherman and spent his off time fishing the many rivers and lakes in the area.

While in Greer, Ariz., he was a member of the Apache County Sherriff’s Posse, serving as the secretary. He and his horse, Bouncy, were on the Search and Rescue Team of the White Mountains. In addition, he served as the arena boss for the local rodeo for many years.

In 2001, Chuck’s health began to decline, so he retired and left the elevation of the White Mountains and set up a home on his daughter and son-in-law’s ranch near Gill, Colo. While living there, he was able to enjoy all of his grandchildren, riding his horse, designing metal art pieces and attending his grandkids beef and horse shows, and sporting events.

Chuck loved his country, and he loved the Lord deeply. Confirmed in the Lutheran Church, in his later years, was a member of St. Alban’s Episcopal Church.

He is survived by his children: Julie (John) Dillon of Gill, Colo., Blaine (Nam Joo) Felker currently in the U.S. Army in Naples, Italy, and Troy (Amy) Felker of Durango, Colo.; his grandchildren Will and Shea Dillon of Gill, Colo., Kassie and Leslie Felker of Las Vegas, Nev., and Keagan and Oakley of Durango, Colo.; his very special friend, Dixie Rutterford of Eaton, Colo.; his sister, Bonnie Berry of Loveland, Colo.; and nieces, Connie Gentle, Kim Kromminga, and Charla Reeve (and families) all of Greeley, Colo.; and former wife, Sharron Lacy.

Chuck was preceded in death by his parents.

A cowboy service will be held May 28, 2011 at 32869 CR 59 Gill, Colo., 80624 upon his son’s return from Italy.

After the service, Chuck has requested his ashes be scattered over his favorite place in the mountains.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at http://www.AdamsonChapels.com.

Charles Eugene “Chuck” Felker, 74, of Gill, Colo., passed away January 28, 2011 at the Hospice inpatient Unit at North Colorado Medical Center in Greeley, Colo.

He was born October 20, 1936 in Greeley, Colo., to Conrad and Vela (Rossen) Felker.

He attended schools in Cortez, Colo., the Pleasant Valley School (Greeley, Colo.), and graduated from Greeley High School in 1954. In high school he was involved in FFA, and Rodeo Club, riding bulls, exhibiting market beef, and was a member of the beef judging team as well as serving as the treasurer his senior year.

Chuck served his country in the United States Navy, stationed in Cuba, Virginia Beach, and Florida. While stationed in the east he spent his leave time riding bulls and broncs in rodeos up and down the coast, and was a welder on the aircraft carriers.

When he returned home, he farmed with his father in the Eaton, Colo., and Ault, Colo., areas before starting his banking career. He worked as the Farm Manager for Weld County Bank, and then later for Greeley National Bank. While at Weld County Bank, he met and married Sharron Dilka on February 16, 1961. They have three children, Julie, Blaine and Troy. He later transferred to Cheyenne National Bank before acquiring his Realtors license. He began his career in real estate at Triangle Real Estate, then Lundvall Bros. Realty as the farm and ranch agent. While at Lundvall Bros. he had an instrumental part in bringing pivot sprinkler irrigation to the northeast corner of Colorado.

In addition to real estate, he ranched with his wife and children in the Kersey, Colo., area, raising registered Charolais cattle and cutting horses. He served as the vice president of the Rocky Mountain Charolais Association, and was a member of the National Charolais Association and American Quarter Horse Association. Always a huge support to 4-H youth, he served as the Beef Superintendant for the Weld County Fair in the mid 1960s.

He later moved to Buckeye, Ariz., after his divorce, where he continued his real estate career, but also bought a cotton farm and started the Desert Rain Irrigation Company, again, bringing pivot sprinkler irrigation to the state’s up and coming cotton industry.

Chuck left Buckeye, Ariz., for Phoenix, Ariz., and sold real estate residentially with VKO Realty. While in Phoenix, Ariz., he served as his home owner’s association’s president.

In 1985 he bought the Big 10 Resort cabins in Greer, Ariz. In addition to selling real estate, he built Big 10 up to be one of the premier establishments in the White Mountains. He had a keen talent for construction and eye for design as well as an endless physical drive to take the ordinary and make it extra-ordinary. He started his business, Arapaho Land and Investment, taking mountain properties and cabins and turning them into valuable investments for sale. He was an avid lifetime fisherman and spent his off time fishing the many rivers and lakes in the area.

While in Greer, Ariz., he was a member of the Apache County Sherriff’s Posse, serving as the secretary. He and his horse, Bouncy, were on the Search and Rescue Team of the White Mountains. In addition, he served as the arena boss for the local rodeo for many years.

In 2001, Chuck’s health began to decline, so he retired and left the elevation of the White Mountains and set up a home on his daughter and son-in-law’s ranch near Gill, Colo. While living there, he was able to enjoy all of his grandchildren, riding his horse, designing metal art pieces and attending his grandkids beef and horse shows, and sporting events.

Chuck loved his country, and he loved the Lord deeply. Confirmed in the Lutheran Church, in his later years, was a member of St. Alban’s Episcopal Church.

He is survived by his children: Julie (John) Dillon of Gill, Colo., Blaine (Nam Joo) Felker currently in the U.S. Army in Naples, Italy, and Troy (Amy) Felker of Durango, Colo.; his grandchildren Will and Shea Dillon of Gill, Colo., Kassie and Leslie Felker of Las Vegas, Nev., and Keagan and Oakley of Durango, Colo.; his very special friend, Dixie Rutterford of Eaton, Colo.; his sister, Bonnie Berry of Loveland, Colo.; and nieces, Connie Gentle, Kim Kromminga, and Charla Reeve (and families) all of Greeley, Colo.; and former wife, Sharron Lacy.

Chuck was preceded in death by his parents.

A cowboy service will be held May 28, 2011 at 32869 CR 59 Gill, Colo., 80624 upon his son’s return from Italy.

After the service, Chuck has requested his ashes be scattered over his favorite place in the mountains.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at http://www.AdamsonChapels.com.

Charles Eugene “Chuck” Felker, 74, of Gill, Colo., passed away January 28, 2011 at the Hospice inpatient Unit at North Colorado Medical Center in Greeley, Colo.

He was born October 20, 1936 in Greeley, Colo., to Conrad and Vela (Rossen) Felker.

He attended schools in Cortez, Colo., the Pleasant Valley School (Greeley, Colo.), and graduated from Greeley High School in 1954. In high school he was involved in FFA, and Rodeo Club, riding bulls, exhibiting market beef, and was a member of the beef judging team as well as serving as the treasurer his senior year.

Chuck served his country in the United States Navy, stationed in Cuba, Virginia Beach, and Florida. While stationed in the east he spent his leave time riding bulls and broncs in rodeos up and down the coast, and was a welder on the aircraft carriers.

When he returned home, he farmed with his father in the Eaton, Colo., and Ault, Colo., areas before starting his banking career. He worked as the Farm Manager for Weld County Bank, and then later for Greeley National Bank. While at Weld County Bank, he met and married Sharron Dilka on February 16, 1961. They have three children, Julie, Blaine and Troy. He later transferred to Cheyenne National Bank before acquiring his Realtors license. He began his career in real estate at Triangle Real Estate, then Lundvall Bros. Realty as the farm and ranch agent. While at Lundvall Bros. he had an instrumental part in bringing pivot sprinkler irrigation to the northeast corner of Colorado.

In addition to real estate, he ranched with his wife and children in the Kersey, Colo., area, raising registered Charolais cattle and cutting horses. He served as the vice president of the Rocky Mountain Charolais Association, and was a member of the National Charolais Association and American Quarter Horse Association. Always a huge support to 4-H youth, he served as the Beef Superintendant for the Weld County Fair in the mid 1960s.

He later moved to Buckeye, Ariz., after his divorce, where he continued his real estate career, but also bought a cotton farm and started the Desert Rain Irrigation Company, again, bringing pivot sprinkler irrigation to the state’s up and coming cotton industry.

Chuck left Buckeye, Ariz., for Phoenix, Ariz., and sold real estate residentially with VKO Realty. While in Phoenix, Ariz., he served as his home owner’s association’s president.

In 1985 he bought the Big 10 Resort cabins in Greer, Ariz. In addition to selling real estate, he built Big 10 up to be one of the premier establishments in the White Mountains. He had a keen talent for construction and eye for design as well as an endless physical drive to take the ordinary and make it extra-ordinary. He started his business, Arapaho Land and Investment, taking mountain properties and cabins and turning them into valuable investments for sale. He was an avid lifetime fisherman and spent his off time fishing the many rivers and lakes in the area.

While in Greer, Ariz., he was a member of the Apache County Sherriff’s Posse, serving as the secretary. He and his horse, Bouncy, were on the Search and Rescue Team of the White Mountains. In addition, he served as the arena boss for the local rodeo for many years.

In 2001, Chuck’s health began to decline, so he retired and left the elevation of the White Mountains and set up a home on his daughter and son-in-law’s ranch near Gill, Colo. While living there, he was able to enjoy all of his grandchildren, riding his horse, designing metal art pieces and attending his grandkids beef and horse shows, and sporting events.

Chuck loved his country, and he loved the Lord deeply. Confirmed in the Lutheran Church, in his later years, was a member of St. Alban’s Episcopal Church.

He is survived by his children: Julie (John) Dillon of Gill, Colo., Blaine (Nam Joo) Felker currently in the U.S. Army in Naples, Italy, and Troy (Amy) Felker of Durango, Colo.; his grandchildren Will and Shea Dillon of Gill, Colo., Kassie and Leslie Felker of Las Vegas, Nev., and Keagan and Oakley of Durango, Colo.; his very special friend, Dixie Rutterford of Eaton, Colo.; his sister, Bonnie Berry of Loveland, Colo.; and nieces, Connie Gentle, Kim Kromminga, and Charla Reeve (and families) all of Greeley, Colo.; and former wife, Sharron Lacy.

Chuck was preceded in death by his parents.

A cowboy service will be held May 28, 2011 at 32869 CR 59 Gill, Colo., 80624 upon his son’s return from Italy.

After the service, Chuck has requested his ashes be scattered over his favorite place in the mountains.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at http://www.AdamsonChapels.com.

Charles Eugene “Chuck” Felker, 74, of Gill, Colo., passed away January 28, 2011 at the Hospice inpatient Unit at North Colorado Medical Center in Greeley, Colo.

He was born October 20, 1936 in Greeley, Colo., to Conrad and Vela (Rossen) Felker.

He attended schools in Cortez, Colo., the Pleasant Valley School (Greeley, Colo.), and graduated from Greeley High School in 1954. In high school he was involved in FFA, and Rodeo Club, riding bulls, exhibiting market beef, and was a member of the beef judging team as well as serving as the treasurer his senior year.

Chuck served his country in the United States Navy, stationed in Cuba, Virginia Beach, and Florida. While stationed in the east he spent his leave time riding bulls and broncs in rodeos up and down the coast, and was a welder on the aircraft carriers.

When he returned home, he farmed with his father in the Eaton, Colo., and Ault, Colo., areas before starting his banking career. He worked as the Farm Manager for Weld County Bank, and then later for Greeley National Bank. While at Weld County Bank, he met and married Sharron Dilka on February 16, 1961. They have three children, Julie, Blaine and Troy. He later transferred to Cheyenne National Bank before acquiring his Realtors license. He began his career in real estate at Triangle Real Estate, then Lundvall Bros. Realty as the farm and ranch agent. While at Lundvall Bros. he had an instrumental part in bringing pivot sprinkler irrigation to the northeast corner of Colorado.

In addition to real estate, he ranched with his wife and children in the Kersey, Colo., area, raising registered Charolais cattle and cutting horses. He served as the vice president of the Rocky Mountain Charolais Association, and was a member of the National Charolais Association and American Quarter Horse Association. Always a huge support to 4-H youth, he served as the Beef Superintendant for the Weld County Fair in the mid 1960s.

He later moved to Buckeye, Ariz., after his divorce, where he continued his real estate career, but also bought a cotton farm and started the Desert Rain Irrigation Company, again, bringing pivot sprinkler irrigation to the state’s up and coming cotton industry.

Chuck left Buckeye, Ariz., for Phoenix, Ariz., and sold real estate residentially with VKO Realty. While in Phoenix, Ariz., he served as his home owner’s association’s president.

In 1985 he bought the Big 10 Resort cabins in Greer, Ariz. In addition to selling real estate, he built Big 10 up to be one of the premier establishments in the White Mountains. He had a keen talent for construction and eye for design as well as an endless physical drive to take the ordinary and make it extra-ordinary. He started his business, Arapaho Land and Investment, taking mountain properties and cabins and turning them into valuable investments for sale. He was an avid lifetime fisherman and spent his off time fishing the many rivers and lakes in the area.

While in Greer, Ariz., he was a member of the Apache County Sherriff’s Posse, serving as the secretary. He and his horse, Bouncy, were on the Search and Rescue Team of the White Mountains. In addition, he served as the arena boss for the local rodeo for many years.

In 2001, Chuck’s health began to decline, so he retired and left the elevation of the White Mountains and set up a home on his daughter and son-in-law’s ranch near Gill, Colo. While living there, he was able to enjoy all of his grandchildren, riding his horse, designing metal art pieces and attending his grandkids beef and horse shows, and sporting events.

Chuck loved his country, and he loved the Lord deeply. Confirmed in the Lutheran Church, in his later years, was a member of St. Alban’s Episcopal Church.

He is survived by his children: Julie (John) Dillon of Gill, Colo., Blaine (Nam Joo) Felker currently in the U.S. Army in Naples, Italy, and Troy (Amy) Felker of Durango, Colo.; his grandchildren Will and Shea Dillon of Gill, Colo., Kassie and Leslie Felker of Las Vegas, Nev., and Keagan and Oakley of Durango, Colo.; his very special friend, Dixie Rutterford of Eaton, Colo.; his sister, Bonnie Berry of Loveland, Colo.; and nieces, Connie Gentle, Kim Kromminga, and Charla Reeve (and families) all of Greeley, Colo.; and former wife, Sharron Lacy.

Chuck was preceded in death by his parents.

A cowboy service will be held May 28, 2011 at 32869 CR 59 Gill, Colo., 80624 upon his son’s return from Italy.

After the service, Chuck has requested his ashes be scattered over his favorite place in the mountains.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at http://www.AdamsonChapels.com.

Charles Eugene “Chuck” Felker, 74, of Gill, Colo., passed away January 28, 2011 at the Hospice inpatient Unit at North Colorado Medical Center in Greeley, Colo.

He was born October 20, 1936 in Greeley, Colo., to Conrad and Vela (Rossen) Felker.

He attended schools in Cortez, Colo., the Pleasant Valley School (Greeley, Colo.), and graduated from Greeley High School in 1954. In high school he was involved in FFA, and Rodeo Club, riding bulls, exhibiting market beef, and was a member of the beef judging team as well as serving as the treasurer his senior year.

Chuck served his country in the United States Navy, stationed in Cuba, Virginia Beach, and Florida. While stationed in the east he spent his leave time riding bulls and broncs in rodeos up and down the coast, and was a welder on the aircraft carriers.

When he returned home, he farmed with his father in the Eaton, Colo., and Ault, Colo., areas before starting his banking career. He worked as the Farm Manager for Weld County Bank, and then later for Greeley National Bank. While at Weld County Bank, he met and married Sharron Dilka on February 16, 1961. They have three children, Julie, Blaine and Troy. He later transferred to Cheyenne National Bank before acquiring his Realtors license. He began his career in real estate at Triangle Real Estate, then Lundvall Bros. Realty as the farm and ranch agent. While at Lundvall Bros. he had an instrumental part in bringing pivot sprinkler irrigation to the northeast corner of Colorado.

In addition to real estate, he ranched with his wife and children in the Kersey, Colo., area, raising registered Charolais cattle and cutting horses. He served as the vice president of the Rocky Mountain Charolais Association, and was a member of the National Charolais Association and American Quarter Horse Association. Always a huge support to 4-H youth, he served as the Beef Superintendant for the Weld County Fair in the mid 1960s.

He later moved to Buckeye, Ariz., after his divorce, where he continued his real estate career, but also bought a cotton farm and started the Desert Rain Irrigation Company, again, bringing pivot sprinkler irrigation to the state’s up and coming cotton industry.

Chuck left Buckeye, Ariz., for Phoenix, Ariz., and sold real estate residentially with VKO Realty. While in Phoenix, Ariz., he served as his home owner’s association’s president.

In 1985 he bought the Big 10 Resort cabins in Greer, Ariz. In addition to selling real estate, he built Big 10 up to be one of the premier establishments in the White Mountains. He had a keen talent for construction and eye for design as well as an endless physical drive to take the ordinary and make it extra-ordinary. He started his business, Arapaho Land and Investment, taking mountain properties and cabins and turning them into valuable investments for sale. He was an avid lifetime fisherman and spent his off time fishing the many rivers and lakes in the area.

While in Greer, Ariz., he was a member of the Apache County Sherriff’s Posse, serving as the secretary. He and his horse, Bouncy, were on the Search and Rescue Team of the White Mountains. In addition, he served as the arena boss for the local rodeo for many years.

In 2001, Chuck’s health began to decline, so he retired and left the elevation of the White Mountains and set up a home on his daughter and son-in-law’s ranch near Gill, Colo. While living there, he was able to enjoy all of his grandchildren, riding his horse, designing metal art pieces and attending his grandkids beef and horse shows, and sporting events.

Chuck loved his country, and he loved the Lord deeply. Confirmed in the Lutheran Church, in his later years, was a member of St. Alban’s Episcopal Church.

He is survived by his children: Julie (John) Dillon of Gill, Colo., Blaine (Nam Joo) Felker currently in the U.S. Army in Naples, Italy, and Troy (Amy) Felker of Durango, Colo.; his grandchildren Will and Shea Dillon of Gill, Colo., Kassie and Leslie Felker of Las Vegas, Nev., and Keagan and Oakley of Durango, Colo.; his very special friend, Dixie Rutterford of Eaton, Colo.; his sister, Bonnie Berry of Loveland, Colo.; and nieces, Connie Gentle, Kim Kromminga, and Charla Reeve (and families) all of Greeley, Colo.; and former wife, Sharron Lacy.

Chuck was preceded in death by his parents.

A cowboy service will be held May 28, 2011 at 32869 CR 59 Gill, Colo., 80624 upon his son’s return from Italy.

After the service, Chuck has requested his ashes be scattered over his favorite place in the mountains.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at http://www.AdamsonChapels.com.


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