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Rocky Mountain Obituaries 12-13-10

David L. Vetter, 97, of Bennett, Colo., passed away November 28, 2010 at Denver Hospice Care Center in Aurora, Colo.

He was born September 17, 1913 to William and Estella (Wailes) Vetter in Johnstown, Colo. David was one of 10 children. They lived in the Johnstown/Milliken, Colo., area where David went to the Fairview Elementary School until 8th grade when he left to help out on the family farm. As a teenager, David walked from Milliken, Colo., to Bennett, Colo., for a baseball game, but it was later told that the real story was to see his sweetheart Helen Barr.

On February 16, 1937, he married Helen and moved north of Bennett, Colo., to start their family farm, where they have since lived and farmed for over 68 years. They were blessed with four boys, Dennis, Jerry, Bruce, and Gary.

David loved farming, raising livestock, and working on machinery. He loved hunting and fishing with his family. He liked motor biking, chasing coyotes, hunting rattlesnakes, and playing pool in his basement with his sons and grand kids. Most of all, he loved his family, and his family was the heart of his life. David never met a stranger. He was kind to all he met and always had a story or two to share.

David was an active member of his community. He played baseball with the Grange Baseball League for 30 plus years and drove the school bus for the Central Valley School during the Dust Bowl period. He served on the Central Valley School Board in 1944 and 1945, and the Bennett Board of Education in 1957 and 1958. He served on the Bennett, Colo., volunteer fire department, bowled on the Strasburg, Colo., bowling league for many years, and was a supporter of FFA by chaperoning many trips for his sons. In April of 2004, the Adams County Sherriff’s Department awarded him a special citizen award for using his property for gun training purposes.

He is survived by his loving wife of 73 years, Helen Vetter; sons Dennis (Joyce) Vetter of Lance Creek, Wyo., and Bruce (Sandi) Vetter of Strasburg, Colo.; daughter in-law Sandy Vetter of Burns, Wyo.; his grandchildren, Melinda (Terry) Lambrecht; Danny Vetter; Chrissy (Blake) Ochsner; Randy (Michelle) Vetter; Mike (Jennifer) Vetter; Allison (David) Kern; Stacy (Carl) Sondburg; Brenda Vetter; Wesley (Stephanie) Vetter; Scott (Suzie) Vetter; and Greg (Jodie) Vetter; multiple nieces, nephews, and great-grandchildren who will miss him greatly.

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He was preceded in death by his parents, and nine siblings Floyd (Ruth) Vetter, Caroline Vetter, Tommy Vetter, Nona (Bill) Hunt, Mabel (Fred) Vetter, Selma (Hank) Meyer, Robert (Violet) Vetter, Mary Vetter, Carl (Marion) Vetter; two sons: Jerry Vetter and Gary Vetter and a granddaughter Penny Vetter.

Memorial services were held December 2, 2010 at the Bennett Presbyterian Church in Bennett, Colo.

He was laid to rest at the Bennett Cemetery in Bennet, Colo.

Memorial contributions can be made to the Denver Hospice Care Center 3399 S. Eagle Aurora, Colo., 80014.

David L. Vetter, 97, of Bennett, Colo., passed away November 28, 2010 at Denver Hospice Care Center in Aurora, Colo.

He was born September 17, 1913 to William and Estella (Wailes) Vetter in Johnstown, Colo. David was one of 10 children. They lived in the Johnstown/Milliken, Colo., area where David went to the Fairview Elementary School until 8th grade when he left to help out on the family farm. As a teenager, David walked from Milliken, Colo., to Bennett, Colo., for a baseball game, but it was later told that the real story was to see his sweetheart Helen Barr.

On February 16, 1937, he married Helen and moved north of Bennett, Colo., to start their family farm, where they have since lived and farmed for over 68 years. They were blessed with four boys, Dennis, Jerry, Bruce, and Gary.

David loved farming, raising livestock, and working on machinery. He loved hunting and fishing with his family. He liked motor biking, chasing coyotes, hunting rattlesnakes, and playing pool in his basement with his sons and grand kids. Most of all, he loved his family, and his family was the heart of his life. David never met a stranger. He was kind to all he met and always had a story or two to share.

David was an active member of his community. He played baseball with the Grange Baseball League for 30 plus years and drove the school bus for the Central Valley School during the Dust Bowl period. He served on the Central Valley School Board in 1944 and 1945, and the Bennett Board of Education in 1957 and 1958. He served on the Bennett, Colo., volunteer fire department, bowled on the Strasburg, Colo., bowling league for many years, and was a supporter of FFA by chaperoning many trips for his sons. In April of 2004, the Adams County Sherriff’s Department awarded him a special citizen award for using his property for gun training purposes.

He is survived by his loving wife of 73 years, Helen Vetter; sons Dennis (Joyce) Vetter of Lance Creek, Wyo., and Bruce (Sandi) Vetter of Strasburg, Colo.; daughter in-law Sandy Vetter of Burns, Wyo.; his grandchildren, Melinda (Terry) Lambrecht; Danny Vetter; Chrissy (Blake) Ochsner; Randy (Michelle) Vetter; Mike (Jennifer) Vetter; Allison (David) Kern; Stacy (Carl) Sondburg; Brenda Vetter; Wesley (Stephanie) Vetter; Scott (Suzie) Vetter; and Greg (Jodie) Vetter; multiple nieces, nephews, and great-grandchildren who will miss him greatly.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and nine siblings Floyd (Ruth) Vetter, Caroline Vetter, Tommy Vetter, Nona (Bill) Hunt, Mabel (Fred) Vetter, Selma (Hank) Meyer, Robert (Violet) Vetter, Mary Vetter, Carl (Marion) Vetter; two sons: Jerry Vetter and Gary Vetter and a granddaughter Penny Vetter.

Memorial services were held December 2, 2010 at the Bennett Presbyterian Church in Bennett, Colo.

He was laid to rest at the Bennett Cemetery in Bennet, Colo.

Memorial contributions can be made to the Denver Hospice Care Center 3399 S. Eagle Aurora, Colo., 80014.

David L. Vetter, 97, of Bennett, Colo., passed away November 28, 2010 at Denver Hospice Care Center in Aurora, Colo.

He was born September 17, 1913 to William and Estella (Wailes) Vetter in Johnstown, Colo. David was one of 10 children. They lived in the Johnstown/Milliken, Colo., area where David went to the Fairview Elementary School until 8th grade when he left to help out on the family farm. As a teenager, David walked from Milliken, Colo., to Bennett, Colo., for a baseball game, but it was later told that the real story was to see his sweetheart Helen Barr.

On February 16, 1937, he married Helen and moved north of Bennett, Colo., to start their family farm, where they have since lived and farmed for over 68 years. They were blessed with four boys, Dennis, Jerry, Bruce, and Gary.

David loved farming, raising livestock, and working on machinery. He loved hunting and fishing with his family. He liked motor biking, chasing coyotes, hunting rattlesnakes, and playing pool in his basement with his sons and grand kids. Most of all, he loved his family, and his family was the heart of his life. David never met a stranger. He was kind to all he met and always had a story or two to share.

David was an active member of his community. He played baseball with the Grange Baseball League for 30 plus years and drove the school bus for the Central Valley School during the Dust Bowl period. He served on the Central Valley School Board in 1944 and 1945, and the Bennett Board of Education in 1957 and 1958. He served on the Bennett, Colo., volunteer fire department, bowled on the Strasburg, Colo., bowling league for many years, and was a supporter of FFA by chaperoning many trips for his sons. In April of 2004, the Adams County Sherriff’s Department awarded him a special citizen award for using his property for gun training purposes.

He is survived by his loving wife of 73 years, Helen Vetter; sons Dennis (Joyce) Vetter of Lance Creek, Wyo., and Bruce (Sandi) Vetter of Strasburg, Colo.; daughter in-law Sandy Vetter of Burns, Wyo.; his grandchildren, Melinda (Terry) Lambrecht; Danny Vetter; Chrissy (Blake) Ochsner; Randy (Michelle) Vetter; Mike (Jennifer) Vetter; Allison (David) Kern; Stacy (Carl) Sondburg; Brenda Vetter; Wesley (Stephanie) Vetter; Scott (Suzie) Vetter; and Greg (Jodie) Vetter; multiple nieces, nephews, and great-grandchildren who will miss him greatly.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and nine siblings Floyd (Ruth) Vetter, Caroline Vetter, Tommy Vetter, Nona (Bill) Hunt, Mabel (Fred) Vetter, Selma (Hank) Meyer, Robert (Violet) Vetter, Mary Vetter, Carl (Marion) Vetter; two sons: Jerry Vetter and Gary Vetter and a granddaughter Penny Vetter.

Memorial services were held December 2, 2010 at the Bennett Presbyterian Church in Bennett, Colo.

He was laid to rest at the Bennett Cemetery in Bennet, Colo.

Memorial contributions can be made to the Denver Hospice Care Center 3399 S. Eagle Aurora, Colo., 80014.

David L. Vetter, 97, of Bennett, Colo., passed away November 28, 2010 at Denver Hospice Care Center in Aurora, Colo.

He was born September 17, 1913 to William and Estella (Wailes) Vetter in Johnstown, Colo. David was one of 10 children. They lived in the Johnstown/Milliken, Colo., area where David went to the Fairview Elementary School until 8th grade when he left to help out on the family farm. As a teenager, David walked from Milliken, Colo., to Bennett, Colo., for a baseball game, but it was later told that the real story was to see his sweetheart Helen Barr.

On February 16, 1937, he married Helen and moved north of Bennett, Colo., to start their family farm, where they have since lived and farmed for over 68 years. They were blessed with four boys, Dennis, Jerry, Bruce, and Gary.

David loved farming, raising livestock, and working on machinery. He loved hunting and fishing with his family. He liked motor biking, chasing coyotes, hunting rattlesnakes, and playing pool in his basement with his sons and grand kids. Most of all, he loved his family, and his family was the heart of his life. David never met a stranger. He was kind to all he met and always had a story or two to share.

David was an active member of his community. He played baseball with the Grange Baseball League for 30 plus years and drove the school bus for the Central Valley School during the Dust Bowl period. He served on the Central Valley School Board in 1944 and 1945, and the Bennett Board of Education in 1957 and 1958. He served on the Bennett, Colo., volunteer fire department, bowled on the Strasburg, Colo., bowling league for many years, and was a supporter of FFA by chaperoning many trips for his sons. In April of 2004, the Adams County Sherriff’s Department awarded him a special citizen award for using his property for gun training purposes.

He is survived by his loving wife of 73 years, Helen Vetter; sons Dennis (Joyce) Vetter of Lance Creek, Wyo., and Bruce (Sandi) Vetter of Strasburg, Colo.; daughter in-law Sandy Vetter of Burns, Wyo.; his grandchildren, Melinda (Terry) Lambrecht; Danny Vetter; Chrissy (Blake) Ochsner; Randy (Michelle) Vetter; Mike (Jennifer) Vetter; Allison (David) Kern; Stacy (Carl) Sondburg; Brenda Vetter; Wesley (Stephanie) Vetter; Scott (Suzie) Vetter; and Greg (Jodie) Vetter; multiple nieces, nephews, and great-grandchildren who will miss him greatly.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and nine siblings Floyd (Ruth) Vetter, Caroline Vetter, Tommy Vetter, Nona (Bill) Hunt, Mabel (Fred) Vetter, Selma (Hank) Meyer, Robert (Violet) Vetter, Mary Vetter, Carl (Marion) Vetter; two sons: Jerry Vetter and Gary Vetter and a granddaughter Penny Vetter.

Memorial services were held December 2, 2010 at the Bennett Presbyterian Church in Bennett, Colo.

He was laid to rest at the Bennett Cemetery in Bennet, Colo.

Memorial contributions can be made to the Denver Hospice Care Center 3399 S. Eagle Aurora, Colo., 80014.

David L. Vetter, 97, of Bennett, Colo., passed away November 28, 2010 at Denver Hospice Care Center in Aurora, Colo.

He was born September 17, 1913 to William and Estella (Wailes) Vetter in Johnstown, Colo. David was one of 10 children. They lived in the Johnstown/Milliken, Colo., area where David went to the Fairview Elementary School until 8th grade when he left to help out on the family farm. As a teenager, David walked from Milliken, Colo., to Bennett, Colo., for a baseball game, but it was later told that the real story was to see his sweetheart Helen Barr.

On February 16, 1937, he married Helen and moved north of Bennett, Colo., to start their family farm, where they have since lived and farmed for over 68 years. They were blessed with four boys, Dennis, Jerry, Bruce, and Gary.

David loved farming, raising livestock, and working on machinery. He loved hunting and fishing with his family. He liked motor biking, chasing coyotes, hunting rattlesnakes, and playing pool in his basement with his sons and grand kids. Most of all, he loved his family, and his family was the heart of his life. David never met a stranger. He was kind to all he met and always had a story or two to share.

David was an active member of his community. He played baseball with the Grange Baseball League for 30 plus years and drove the school bus for the Central Valley School during the Dust Bowl period. He served on the Central Valley School Board in 1944 and 1945, and the Bennett Board of Education in 1957 and 1958. He served on the Bennett, Colo., volunteer fire department, bowled on the Strasburg, Colo., bowling league for many years, and was a supporter of FFA by chaperoning many trips for his sons. In April of 2004, the Adams County Sherriff’s Department awarded him a special citizen award for using his property for gun training purposes.

He is survived by his loving wife of 73 years, Helen Vetter; sons Dennis (Joyce) Vetter of Lance Creek, Wyo., and Bruce (Sandi) Vetter of Strasburg, Colo.; daughter in-law Sandy Vetter of Burns, Wyo.; his grandchildren, Melinda (Terry) Lambrecht; Danny Vetter; Chrissy (Blake) Ochsner; Randy (Michelle) Vetter; Mike (Jennifer) Vetter; Allison (David) Kern; Stacy (Carl) Sondburg; Brenda Vetter; Wesley (Stephanie) Vetter; Scott (Suzie) Vetter; and Greg (Jodie) Vetter; multiple nieces, nephews, and great-grandchildren who will miss him greatly.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and nine siblings Floyd (Ruth) Vetter, Caroline Vetter, Tommy Vetter, Nona (Bill) Hunt, Mabel (Fred) Vetter, Selma (Hank) Meyer, Robert (Violet) Vetter, Mary Vetter, Carl (Marion) Vetter; two sons: Jerry Vetter and Gary Vetter and a granddaughter Penny Vetter.

Memorial services were held December 2, 2010 at the Bennett Presbyterian Church in Bennett, Colo.

He was laid to rest at the Bennett Cemetery in Bennet, Colo.

Memorial contributions can be made to the Denver Hospice Care Center 3399 S. Eagle Aurora, Colo., 80014.

David L. Vetter, 97, of Bennett, Colo., passed away November 28, 2010 at Denver Hospice Care Center in Aurora, Colo.

He was born September 17, 1913 to William and Estella (Wailes) Vetter in Johnstown, Colo. David was one of 10 children. They lived in the Johnstown/Milliken, Colo., area where David went to the Fairview Elementary School until 8th grade when he left to help out on the family farm. As a teenager, David walked from Milliken, Colo., to Bennett, Colo., for a baseball game, but it was later told that the real story was to see his sweetheart Helen Barr.

On February 16, 1937, he married Helen and moved north of Bennett, Colo., to start their family farm, where they have since lived and farmed for over 68 years. They were blessed with four boys, Dennis, Jerry, Bruce, and Gary.

David loved farming, raising livestock, and working on machinery. He loved hunting and fishing with his family. He liked motor biking, chasing coyotes, hunting rattlesnakes, and playing pool in his basement with his sons and grand kids. Most of all, he loved his family, and his family was the heart of his life. David never met a stranger. He was kind to all he met and always had a story or two to share.

David was an active member of his community. He played baseball with the Grange Baseball League for 30 plus years and drove the school bus for the Central Valley School during the Dust Bowl period. He served on the Central Valley School Board in 1944 and 1945, and the Bennett Board of Education in 1957 and 1958. He served on the Bennett, Colo., volunteer fire department, bowled on the Strasburg, Colo., bowling league for many years, and was a supporter of FFA by chaperoning many trips for his sons. In April of 2004, the Adams County Sherriff’s Department awarded him a special citizen award for using his property for gun training purposes.

He is survived by his loving wife of 73 years, Helen Vetter; sons Dennis (Joyce) Vetter of Lance Creek, Wyo., and Bruce (Sandi) Vetter of Strasburg, Colo.; daughter in-law Sandy Vetter of Burns, Wyo.; his grandchildren, Melinda (Terry) Lambrecht; Danny Vetter; Chrissy (Blake) Ochsner; Randy (Michelle) Vetter; Mike (Jennifer) Vetter; Allison (David) Kern; Stacy (Carl) Sondburg; Brenda Vetter; Wesley (Stephanie) Vetter; Scott (Suzie) Vetter; and Greg (Jodie) Vetter; multiple nieces, nephews, and great-grandchildren who will miss him greatly.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and nine siblings Floyd (Ruth) Vetter, Caroline Vetter, Tommy Vetter, Nona (Bill) Hunt, Mabel (Fred) Vetter, Selma (Hank) Meyer, Robert (Violet) Vetter, Mary Vetter, Carl (Marion) Vetter; two sons: Jerry Vetter and Gary Vetter and a granddaughter Penny Vetter.

Memorial services were held December 2, 2010 at the Bennett Presbyterian Church in Bennett, Colo.

He was laid to rest at the Bennett Cemetery in Bennet, Colo.

Memorial contributions can be made to the Denver Hospice Care Center 3399 S. Eagle Aurora, Colo., 80014.