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Rocky Mountain Obituaries 12-19-11

Theresa Madeline Ortner, 85, of Holyoke, Colo., passed away December 7, 2011 at her home surrounded by her family.

She was the daughter of Edward Joseph and Agnes Brady Milan and was born November 23, 1926, in Denver, Colo.

With her parents, three sisters and five brothers, she spent her childhood in the Denver, Colo., area. She graduated from St. Francis de Sales High School in 1945 and attended Loretta Heights College.

On February 12, 1947, Theresa was united in marriage to Joseph Ortner in Denver, Colo. To this union four daughters and four sons were born. They made their home on the family farm east of Holyoke, Colo.

Theresa’s life was centered on her faith and her family. As a devout member of St. Patrick Catholic Church, she was active in the Altar and Rosary Society and with Joe, helped sponsor the Catholic Youth Organization. Through the years, she held numerous leadership roles in the Northeast Deanery of the Altar and Rosary Society.

Theresa considered her family her greatest treasure and invested limitless love and energy in the upbringing of her children and the nurturing of her grandchildren. She was a 4-H leader and chapter parent of the Future Homemakers of America and was awarded honorary membership in the Holyoke Chapter. She and Joe received an Honorary State Farmer degree from the Colorado Association of the Future Farmers of America. She was a founding member of the Paragon Club and continued her active involvement for 64 years.

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Theresa will be remembered for her zest for life, her Irish humor, and her gift of hospitality.

She is survived by her eight children, 23 grandchildren, and 17 great-grandchildren. The children and their families include Mary (Jim Austin) of Ovid, Colo., their children Chris, Trudy, Toby, Anne, and Natalie; Diann (John Lauder) of Alliance, Neb., their children Jennifer and Greg; Dorothy (Ted Horrell) of Wheat Ridge, Colo., their daughter Meghan; Joe (Terri) of Beloit, Kan., their children Elizabeth, Mary Frances, Sarah, Joe, and Jim; Randy (Norma) of Yuma, Colo., their daughters Melissa, Lori, and Amanda; Tim (Mariane) of Holyoke, Colo., their son Nicholas; Dan (Susan) of Holyoke, Colo., their sons John, Brian, and Steven; and Linda (Tracy Smith) of Prescott, Wis., their children Ryan, Lindsey, and Julie; sister Florence Pfau of Chappell, Neb.; her brothers, John Milan of Lakewood, Colo., and Tom Milan of Greeley, Colo.; and a host of frineds and relatives.

She was preceded in death by her husband, her parents, her brothers, Edward, Joseph and Leo, and her sisters, Rita Romansik and Mary Agnes Foster.

Memorial services were held December 10, 2011 at St. Patrick Catholic Church.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Patrick Catholic Church of Holyoke or to Prairie Haven Hospice, 2409 Box Butte Ave, Alliance, Neb., 69301.

Theresa Madeline Ortner, 85, of Holyoke, Colo., passed away December 7, 2011 at her home surrounded by her family.

She was the daughter of Edward Joseph and Agnes Brady Milan and was born November 23, 1926, in Denver, Colo.

With her parents, three sisters and five brothers, she spent her childhood in the Denver, Colo., area. She graduated from St. Francis de Sales High School in 1945 and attended Loretta Heights College.

On February 12, 1947, Theresa was united in marriage to Joseph Ortner in Denver, Colo. To this union four daughters and four sons were born. They made their home on the family farm east of Holyoke, Colo.

Theresa’s life was centered on her faith and her family. As a devout member of St. Patrick Catholic Church, she was active in the Altar and Rosary Society and with Joe, helped sponsor the Catholic Youth Organization. Through the years, she held numerous leadership roles in the Northeast Deanery of the Altar and Rosary Society.

Theresa considered her family her greatest treasure and invested limitless love and energy in the upbringing of her children and the nurturing of her grandchildren. She was a 4-H leader and chapter parent of the Future Homemakers of America and was awarded honorary membership in the Holyoke Chapter. She and Joe received an Honorary State Farmer degree from the Colorado Association of the Future Farmers of America. She was a founding member of the Paragon Club and continued her active involvement for 64 years.

Theresa will be remembered for her zest for life, her Irish humor, and her gift of hospitality.

She is survived by her eight children, 23 grandchildren, and 17 great-grandchildren. The children and their families include Mary (Jim Austin) of Ovid, Colo., their children Chris, Trudy, Toby, Anne, and Natalie; Diann (John Lauder) of Alliance, Neb., their children Jennifer and Greg; Dorothy (Ted Horrell) of Wheat Ridge, Colo., their daughter Meghan; Joe (Terri) of Beloit, Kan., their children Elizabeth, Mary Frances, Sarah, Joe, and Jim; Randy (Norma) of Yuma, Colo., their daughters Melissa, Lori, and Amanda; Tim (Mariane) of Holyoke, Colo., their son Nicholas; Dan (Susan) of Holyoke, Colo., their sons John, Brian, and Steven; and Linda (Tracy Smith) of Prescott, Wis., their children Ryan, Lindsey, and Julie; sister Florence Pfau of Chappell, Neb.; her brothers, John Milan of Lakewood, Colo., and Tom Milan of Greeley, Colo.; and a host of frineds and relatives.

She was preceded in death by her husband, her parents, her brothers, Edward, Joseph and Leo, and her sisters, Rita Romansik and Mary Agnes Foster.

Memorial services were held December 10, 2011 at St. Patrick Catholic Church.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Patrick Catholic Church of Holyoke or to Prairie Haven Hospice, 2409 Box Butte Ave, Alliance, Neb., 69301.

Theresa Madeline Ortner, 85, of Holyoke, Colo., passed away December 7, 2011 at her home surrounded by her family.

She was the daughter of Edward Joseph and Agnes Brady Milan and was born November 23, 1926, in Denver, Colo.

With her parents, three sisters and five brothers, she spent her childhood in the Denver, Colo., area. She graduated from St. Francis de Sales High School in 1945 and attended Loretta Heights College.

On February 12, 1947, Theresa was united in marriage to Joseph Ortner in Denver, Colo. To this union four daughters and four sons were born. They made their home on the family farm east of Holyoke, Colo.

Theresa’s life was centered on her faith and her family. As a devout member of St. Patrick Catholic Church, she was active in the Altar and Rosary Society and with Joe, helped sponsor the Catholic Youth Organization. Through the years, she held numerous leadership roles in the Northeast Deanery of the Altar and Rosary Society.

Theresa considered her family her greatest treasure and invested limitless love and energy in the upbringing of her children and the nurturing of her grandchildren. She was a 4-H leader and chapter parent of the Future Homemakers of America and was awarded honorary membership in the Holyoke Chapter. She and Joe received an Honorary State Farmer degree from the Colorado Association of the Future Farmers of America. She was a founding member of the Paragon Club and continued her active involvement for 64 years.

Theresa will be remembered for her zest for life, her Irish humor, and her gift of hospitality.

She is survived by her eight children, 23 grandchildren, and 17 great-grandchildren. The children and their families include Mary (Jim Austin) of Ovid, Colo., their children Chris, Trudy, Toby, Anne, and Natalie; Diann (John Lauder) of Alliance, Neb., their children Jennifer and Greg; Dorothy (Ted Horrell) of Wheat Ridge, Colo., their daughter Meghan; Joe (Terri) of Beloit, Kan., their children Elizabeth, Mary Frances, Sarah, Joe, and Jim; Randy (Norma) of Yuma, Colo., their daughters Melissa, Lori, and Amanda; Tim (Mariane) of Holyoke, Colo., their son Nicholas; Dan (Susan) of Holyoke, Colo., their sons John, Brian, and Steven; and Linda (Tracy Smith) of Prescott, Wis., their children Ryan, Lindsey, and Julie; sister Florence Pfau of Chappell, Neb.; her brothers, John Milan of Lakewood, Colo., and Tom Milan of Greeley, Colo.; and a host of frineds and relatives.

She was preceded in death by her husband, her parents, her brothers, Edward, Joseph and Leo, and her sisters, Rita Romansik and Mary Agnes Foster.

Memorial services were held December 10, 2011 at St. Patrick Catholic Church.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Patrick Catholic Church of Holyoke or to Prairie Haven Hospice, 2409 Box Butte Ave, Alliance, Neb., 69301.

Theresa Madeline Ortner, 85, of Holyoke, Colo., passed away December 7, 2011 at her home surrounded by her family.

She was the daughter of Edward Joseph and Agnes Brady Milan and was born November 23, 1926, in Denver, Colo.

With her parents, three sisters and five brothers, she spent her childhood in the Denver, Colo., area. She graduated from St. Francis de Sales High School in 1945 and attended Loretta Heights College.

On February 12, 1947, Theresa was united in marriage to Joseph Ortner in Denver, Colo. To this union four daughters and four sons were born. They made their home on the family farm east of Holyoke, Colo.

Theresa’s life was centered on her faith and her family. As a devout member of St. Patrick Catholic Church, she was active in the Altar and Rosary Society and with Joe, helped sponsor the Catholic Youth Organization. Through the years, she held numerous leadership roles in the Northeast Deanery of the Altar and Rosary Society.

Theresa considered her family her greatest treasure and invested limitless love and energy in the upbringing of her children and the nurturing of her grandchildren. She was a 4-H leader and chapter parent of the Future Homemakers of America and was awarded honorary membership in the Holyoke Chapter. She and Joe received an Honorary State Farmer degree from the Colorado Association of the Future Farmers of America. She was a founding member of the Paragon Club and continued her active involvement for 64 years.

Theresa will be remembered for her zest for life, her Irish humor, and her gift of hospitality.

She is survived by her eight children, 23 grandchildren, and 17 great-grandchildren. The children and their families include Mary (Jim Austin) of Ovid, Colo., their children Chris, Trudy, Toby, Anne, and Natalie; Diann (John Lauder) of Alliance, Neb., their children Jennifer and Greg; Dorothy (Ted Horrell) of Wheat Ridge, Colo., their daughter Meghan; Joe (Terri) of Beloit, Kan., their children Elizabeth, Mary Frances, Sarah, Joe, and Jim; Randy (Norma) of Yuma, Colo., their daughters Melissa, Lori, and Amanda; Tim (Mariane) of Holyoke, Colo., their son Nicholas; Dan (Susan) of Holyoke, Colo., their sons John, Brian, and Steven; and Linda (Tracy Smith) of Prescott, Wis., their children Ryan, Lindsey, and Julie; sister Florence Pfau of Chappell, Neb.; her brothers, John Milan of Lakewood, Colo., and Tom Milan of Greeley, Colo.; and a host of frineds and relatives.

She was preceded in death by her husband, her parents, her brothers, Edward, Joseph and Leo, and her sisters, Rita Romansik and Mary Agnes Foster.

Memorial services were held December 10, 2011 at St. Patrick Catholic Church.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Patrick Catholic Church of Holyoke or to Prairie Haven Hospice, 2409 Box Butte Ave, Alliance, Neb., 69301.

Theresa Madeline Ortner, 85, of Holyoke, Colo., passed away December 7, 2011 at her home surrounded by her family.

She was the daughter of Edward Joseph and Agnes Brady Milan and was born November 23, 1926, in Denver, Colo.

With her parents, three sisters and five brothers, she spent her childhood in the Denver, Colo., area. She graduated from St. Francis de Sales High School in 1945 and attended Loretta Heights College.

On February 12, 1947, Theresa was united in marriage to Joseph Ortner in Denver, Colo. To this union four daughters and four sons were born. They made their home on the family farm east of Holyoke, Colo.

Theresa’s life was centered on her faith and her family. As a devout member of St. Patrick Catholic Church, she was active in the Altar and Rosary Society and with Joe, helped sponsor the Catholic Youth Organization. Through the years, she held numerous leadership roles in the Northeast Deanery of the Altar and Rosary Society.

Theresa considered her family her greatest treasure and invested limitless love and energy in the upbringing of her children and the nurturing of her grandchildren. She was a 4-H leader and chapter parent of the Future Homemakers of America and was awarded honorary membership in the Holyoke Chapter. She and Joe received an Honorary State Farmer degree from the Colorado Association of the Future Farmers of America. She was a founding member of the Paragon Club and continued her active involvement for 64 years.

Theresa will be remembered for her zest for life, her Irish humor, and her gift of hospitality.

She is survived by her eight children, 23 grandchildren, and 17 great-grandchildren. The children and their families include Mary (Jim Austin) of Ovid, Colo., their children Chris, Trudy, Toby, Anne, and Natalie; Diann (John Lauder) of Alliance, Neb., their children Jennifer and Greg; Dorothy (Ted Horrell) of Wheat Ridge, Colo., their daughter Meghan; Joe (Terri) of Beloit, Kan., their children Elizabeth, Mary Frances, Sarah, Joe, and Jim; Randy (Norma) of Yuma, Colo., their daughters Melissa, Lori, and Amanda; Tim (Mariane) of Holyoke, Colo., their son Nicholas; Dan (Susan) of Holyoke, Colo., their sons John, Brian, and Steven; and Linda (Tracy Smith) of Prescott, Wis., their children Ryan, Lindsey, and Julie; sister Florence Pfau of Chappell, Neb.; her brothers, John Milan of Lakewood, Colo., and Tom Milan of Greeley, Colo.; and a host of frineds and relatives.

She was preceded in death by her husband, her parents, her brothers, Edward, Joseph and Leo, and her sisters, Rita Romansik and Mary Agnes Foster.

Memorial services were held December 10, 2011 at St. Patrick Catholic Church.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Patrick Catholic Church of Holyoke or to Prairie Haven Hospice, 2409 Box Butte Ave, Alliance, Neb., 69301.

Theresa Madeline Ortner, 85, of Holyoke, Colo., passed away December 7, 2011 at her home surrounded by her family.

She was the daughter of Edward Joseph and Agnes Brady Milan and was born November 23, 1926, in Denver, Colo.

With her parents, three sisters and five brothers, she spent her childhood in the Denver, Colo., area. She graduated from St. Francis de Sales High School in 1945 and attended Loretta Heights College.

On February 12, 1947, Theresa was united in marriage to Joseph Ortner in Denver, Colo. To this union four daughters and four sons were born. They made their home on the family farm east of Holyoke, Colo.

Theresa’s life was centered on her faith and her family. As a devout member of St. Patrick Catholic Church, she was active in the Altar and Rosary Society and with Joe, helped sponsor the Catholic Youth Organization. Through the years, she held numerous leadership roles in the Northeast Deanery of the Altar and Rosary Society.

Theresa considered her family her greatest treasure and invested limitless love and energy in the upbringing of her children and the nurturing of her grandchildren. She was a 4-H leader and chapter parent of the Future Homemakers of America and was awarded honorary membership in the Holyoke Chapter. She and Joe received an Honorary State Farmer degree from the Colorado Association of the Future Farmers of America. She was a founding member of the Paragon Club and continued her active involvement for 64 years.

Theresa will be remembered for her zest for life, her Irish humor, and her gift of hospitality.

She is survived by her eight children, 23 grandchildren, and 17 great-grandchildren. The children and their families include Mary (Jim Austin) of Ovid, Colo., their children Chris, Trudy, Toby, Anne, and Natalie; Diann (John Lauder) of Alliance, Neb., their children Jennifer and Greg; Dorothy (Ted Horrell) of Wheat Ridge, Colo., their daughter Meghan; Joe (Terri) of Beloit, Kan., their children Elizabeth, Mary Frances, Sarah, Joe, and Jim; Randy (Norma) of Yuma, Colo., their daughters Melissa, Lori, and Amanda; Tim (Mariane) of Holyoke, Colo., their son Nicholas; Dan (Susan) of Holyoke, Colo., their sons John, Brian, and Steven; and Linda (Tracy Smith) of Prescott, Wis., their children Ryan, Lindsey, and Julie; sister Florence Pfau of Chappell, Neb.; her brothers, John Milan of Lakewood, Colo., and Tom Milan of Greeley, Colo.; and a host of frineds and relatives.

She was preceded in death by her husband, her parents, her brothers, Edward, Joseph and Leo, and her sisters, Rita Romansik and Mary Agnes Foster.

Memorial services were held December 10, 2011 at St. Patrick Catholic Church.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Patrick Catholic Church of Holyoke or to Prairie Haven Hospice, 2409 Box Butte Ave, Alliance, Neb., 69301.