Rocky Mountain Obits 7-22-13
Edward “Bud” W. Paul
Edward “Bud” W. Paul, 85, of Brush, Colo., passed away Wednesday, June 19, 2013, at the Eben Ezer Lutheran Care Center in Brush.
He was born December 22, 1927 in Highmore, S.D., to Edward Elias and Mary Amelia Paul.
Ed married Donna Hobert on June 19, 1955, in Harrold, S.D. In 1970, the Paul family moved to Morgan County. Prior to retirement, Ed farmed, which he loved very much.
He was a past member of the Brush Masonic Lodge AF and AM No. 123. He loved doing handyman work. His family was very important to him and he enjoyed spending time with them.
Survivors include his wife, Donna, of Brush, Colo.; two children, Nancy Heaton and her husband, Terry, of Fort Morgan, Colo., and son, Raymond and his wife, Emilia, of Greeley, Colo.; one sister, Dorothy DeAngelo and Wayne of Moffat, Colo., and one granddaughter, Megan Rosenbach and her husband, Dan, of Elko, Nev.
He was preceded in death by a son, Kenneth, a daughter, Diane, four sisters, Alice, Patricia, Mary, and Delores and his parents.
A memorial service was held June 24, 2013 at the All Saints Lutheran Church at Eben Ezer in Brush, Colo. Inurnment followed in Memory Gardens in Fort Morgan, Colo.
Friends who wish may make memorial gifts to the Alzheimer’s Association. ❖
Albert Edward Kraft
Albert Edward Kraft, 86, of Fort Collins, Colo., passed away on July 9, 2013 in Fort Collins.
He was born June 22, 1927 in Windsor, Colo., to Gottfred and Lydia Kraft.
Albert was a life-long farmer and cattle feeder in the Fort Collins and Windsor area. He was a dedicated father and a hard-worker who always had one of the best beet and corn crops in the area. He received the honor of Rotarian Farmer of the Year and for many years the High 10 Sugar Beet Award. He served on the Production Credit Association Board, Soil Conservation Board and belonged to the Colorado Cattle Feeders Association.
Albert and Lucille enjoyed Polka dances and he especially liked listening to Polka Time on the radio. He served many years as a devoted member of the Timberline Church Family.
Albert and Lucille were married August 22, 1948 and were going to celebrate their 65th Wedding Anniversary in August.
He is survived by his wife, Lucille (Roth) Kraft of Fort Collins, Colo.; two daughters, Karen (Kraft) and Bob Habel of Fort Collins, Colo.; Shelley (Kraft) and David Kooser of Colorado Springs, Colo., and one son, Robert and Ronelda Kraft of Fort Collins, Colo. He is also is survived by eight grandchildren, Zach and Michael Habel; Jennifer, Jeff and Jamie Kooser; Brian and Jason Kraft and Heidi (Kraft) Anderson and nine great-grandchildren.
Memorial services were held July 13, 2013, at Timberline Church, in Fort Collins, Colo.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Meals on Wheels in memory of Albert Kraft, PO Box 424, Fort Collins, Colo., 80522.
Friends may send condolences to the family at http://www.GoesFuneralCare.com. ❖
Lora M. Deter
Lora M. Deter, 99, of Brush, Colo., passed away July 12, 2013 in Brush.
Born January 8, 1914 in Deer Trail, Colo., to Charles and Ogie (Norris) Bishop, she graduated from high school in Deer Trail in 1933 and later married Theodore Deter in Brush, Colo., in July that same year. They celebrated 62 years of marriage.
Lora helped operate the family ranch north of Deer Trail.
She was a member of the Jockeyettes of Deer Trail and the Eastern Star of Byers. She enjoyed cooking and always kept her doors open to others. Lora was a woman who always took pride in her home and always took care of her family, especially her seven sons who suffered from Muscular Dystrophy.
Lora is survived by her children, Pam (Leroy) Whelden of Deer Trail, Colo., Boni Freeman of Briggsdale, Colo.; Maureen Johnson of Matheson, Colo., and Doug Deter of Byers, Colo.; sister, Francis Hamlin of Loveland, Colo.; seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
She is preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Ted Deter as well as her sons; Max, Theodore, Kim, Darrel, Phillip, Alva and Coy and one grandson, Wade Whelden.
Graveside services were held July 18, 2013 at Evergreen Cemetery in Deer Trail, Colo.
Contributions can be made in memory of Lora Deter to: The Muscular Dystrophy Association, The Galleria, 720 S. Colorado Blvd., Denver, Colo., 80246. ❖
Bradley Jay (Brad) Maier
Bradley Jay (Brad) Maier, 21, of Rocky Ford, Colo., passed away July 4, 2013 at his home.
Brad was born in La Junta, Colo., on August 1, 1991, the son of William “Bill” and Stacey Lynn (Turner) Maier.
He graduated from Rocky Ford High School and from Garden City Community College.
He worked as a Auctioneer/Partner at Maier’s Auction Barn in Rocky Ford, Colo. He was also a certified John Deere Mechanic.
He attended Valley Cowboy Church in La Junta, Colo.
He was a volunteer for the Rocky Ford Fire Department.
He is survived by his parents, Bill and Stacey of Rocky Ford, Colo.; Baby sister Morgan Maier of Rocky Ford, Colo.; Grandparents Jake and Dorothy Maier of Canon City, Colo.; Grandparents Don and Mary Lou Shultz of Westcliffe, Colo.; Great-Grandmother Leona Turner of Manzanola, Colo.; Great-Grandparents Jim and Elaine Bales of Rocky Ford, Colo.; Numerous Aunts, Uncles, Cousins and many friends.
Funeral Services were held July 12, 2013 at the Rocky Ford High School Football Field in Rocky Ford, Colo. Cremation took place.
Memorials may be made to First National Bank c/o Brad Maier Scholarship Fund 401 Colorado, La Junta, Colo., 81050. ❖
Henry “Hank” Richard Hogan
Hank Hogan, 75, of Boulder, Colo., passed away July 4, 2013 at TRU Hospice Care Center in Lafayette, Colo.
He was born June 24, 1938, in Boulder, Colo., to Michael and Lela Hogan and spent his life among family and friends a few miles from his birthplace.
After graduating from Boulder High School, Hank worked as a carpenter and rancher. On June 18, 1960, Hank was married to Stella Thomas. They were the proud parents of three beautiful daughters. Hank and Stella divorced in 1978 but remained friends and supported their children both financially and emotionally. In 1980 Hank met his wife, Roberta, and they were married on March 20, 1981.
Hank, being the excellent carpenter he was, built a beautiful home for his family in South Boulder where he resided for over 50 years. He also built several beautiful homes in Boulder County and worked for different construction companies before starting his own company in 1982. During this time he also raised a few cattle as a hobby.
He decided to quit construction and fulfill his life long dream of being a full-time rancher. He was still either on a horse checking cattle or on a windrower cutting and baling hay when he became ill.
He loved being outside and working with the cattle and watching his grandson and granddaughter excel with their horses.
He was a true cowboy all his life and is now in the big ranch in the sky. Hank was a hard working man of character who enjoyed being around family and friends. His smile and jokes will be missed.
He is survived by his wife, Roberta; his daughters, Kerrie Hogan of Boulder, Colo., Sherrie Sellmer (Dale) of Berthoud, Colol., and Peggie Housley (Lee) of Longmont, Colo.; his grandsons, Levi Sellmer of Berthoud, Colo., Billy Housley of Longmont, Colo.; granddaughters, Hope Housley of Longmont, Colo., Shannan Sellmer of Berthoud, Colo.; sister, Esther Albrecht of Broomfield, Colo.; brothers, Leo Hogan of Broomfield, Colo., and Albert Hogan of Boulder, Colo.
Services and internment were held July 11, 2013, at Sacred Heart of Many Church in Boulder, Colo.
Memorial contributions may be made to the St. Vrain Valley FFA at 1200 South Sunset, Longmont, Colo., 80501.
Please view the internet obit and sign the online guest registry at http://www.DarrellHoweMortuary.com. ❖
Anna Lee Corsentino
Anna Lee Corsentino, 82, of Longmont, Colo., passed away July 8, 2013 at her home.
Anna was born in Elizabeth, Colo., to Myrn and Eva Wight (nee Brewer).
Anna grew up on a ranch, attended and graduated from Elizabeth HS in 1948.
Prior to marrying, Anna worked as a telephone operator. On June 25, 1951, Anna married Leonard Sam Corsentino in Brighton, Colo. On April 7, 1953, in Brighton, Colo., Anna gave birth to a daughter, Myrna Lynn Corsentino.
The family lived and farmed in Brighton until they moved to Longmont, Colo., in 1964. Anna and Leonard purchased and developed Grand Meadow Mobile Home park in Longmont, Colo., and have continued to reside in Longmont ever since. Anna was a devoted mother and farmwife, who loved taking care of her home.
Anna enjoyed visiting casinos, especially Las Vegas. Anna was a huge Denver Broncos fan and never missed watching a game. Anna also enjoyed watching birds from her kitchen window and caring for her flowers.
Anna is survived by her husband, Leonard of Longmont, Colo., her daughter, Myrna Corsentino of Lakewood, Colo., her sister Idella Cummings of Castle Rock, Colo., and nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Funeral services were held July 15, 2013 at Ahlberg Funeral Chapel in Longmont, Colo. Internment followed at Longmont Mountain View Cemetery.
A memorial contribution can be made in Anna’s name to the National Geographic Society or American Lung Association in care of Ahlberg Funeral Chapel. ❖
Wilburn Armin Sanders
Wilburn Armin Sanders, 81, of Lochbuie, Colo., passed away June 6, 2013, in Lochbuie.
He was born April 29, 1932, in Sterling, Colo., to Wilburn Newton and Jennie Mae (Robirds) Sanders.
He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War.
He worked in the oil field business as a contract pumper.
On June 24, 1956, he married Arlene Wood in Brush.
Wilburn was a member of Elks Lodge, Moose Lodge, VFW and the American Legion.
He is survived by his wife, Arlene Sanders of Lochbuie, Colo.; daughters, Rhonda Roberts of Decatur, Ill., Willene Bondum of Fountain Hills, Ariz., Melanie Sanders of Brighton, Colo.; sisters, Jenevieve Manuello DeSoto of Sterling, Colo., Jewel Schneider of Greeley, Colo.; twin brother, Wendell Sanders of Sterling, Colo.; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and two grand-doggies.
Services were held June 10, 2013, at Chaney-Reager Funeral Home and Crematory in Sterling, Colo. Interment followed at Riverside Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Akron Ram High School Football, Akron, Colo. ❖
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