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Rocky Mountain Obituaries 2-8-10

William R. “Bill” Koeller, 88, of Vona, Colo., passed away Jan. 16, 2010.

He was born on August 27, 1921 in Sheridan Lake, Colo., to William J. and Margaret Koeller. He was the second of three children. He attended school in Sheridan Lake, Colo., and graduated from high school there. He was baptized and confirmed as a teenager.

Bill was in the Air Force for a short time and was given a medical discharge. He returned to Colorado and farmed south of Cheyenne Wells, Colo. He met, fell in love with and married Katherine Steinike on June 6, 1948. He and Katie lived in a small trailer house in Cheyenne Wells for three years and then bought a farm and ranch northeast of Vona, where he lived until his death. To this union five children were born.

Bill raised a herd of registered Angus Cattle, and showed and sold bulls throughout the area. He was a member of and served as president of the Eastern Plains Angus Association. He was a member of the Immanuel Lutheran Church of Bethune, Colo., and served on the church board and several committees throughout the years. Bill enjoyed farming. It was only in the last year that he had to finally give up farming completely because of his declining health. He was a good farmer. He also enjoyed driving his pickup and going to see Katie at Grace Manor in the last few weeks. He also enjoyed spending time with his family and he especially enjoyed watching his three little great grandsons play.

He is survived by his wife Katie of 61 years, his children Evelyn and Allan Weiss of Bethune, Kenneth Koeller of Kermit, Texas, Karl and Katrina Koeller of Grand Island, Neb., grandchildren Kendra and Robert Fickes of Everett, Wash.; Alice and Kevin Magrino of Colorado Springs, Colo.; Bruce and Nichol Weiss of Burlington, Colo.; Sarah and Bryan Erker of Burlington, Colo., and Austin and Delainey Koeller of Grand Island, Neb.; and three great grandsons Caleb Weiss and Prestin and Brayden Erker all of Burlington, Colo.; one brother and one sister, several nieces, nephews and cousins, and many many friends.

He was preceded in death by two sons Keith and Kelvin Koeller and his parents.

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Dad you will live forever in our hearts and we look forward to our reunion with you in Heaven.

Services were held January 21, 2010 at the Immanuel Lutheran Church.

Interment was in the Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery.

Memorials may be made in Bill’s name to the Church and may be left at or sent to the Bank of Burlington or to the Equitable Savings and Loan in Burlington.

William R. “Bill” Koeller, 88, of Vona, Colo., passed away Jan. 16, 2010.

He was born on August 27, 1921 in Sheridan Lake, Colo., to William J. and Margaret Koeller. He was the second of three children. He attended school in Sheridan Lake, Colo., and graduated from high school there. He was baptized and confirmed as a teenager.

Bill was in the Air Force for a short time and was given a medical discharge. He returned to Colorado and farmed south of Cheyenne Wells, Colo. He met, fell in love with and married Katherine Steinike on June 6, 1948. He and Katie lived in a small trailer house in Cheyenne Wells for three years and then bought a farm and ranch northeast of Vona, where he lived until his death. To this union five children were born.

Bill raised a herd of registered Angus Cattle, and showed and sold bulls throughout the area. He was a member of and served as president of the Eastern Plains Angus Association. He was a member of the Immanuel Lutheran Church of Bethune, Colo., and served on the church board and several committees throughout the years. Bill enjoyed farming. It was only in the last year that he had to finally give up farming completely because of his declining health. He was a good farmer. He also enjoyed driving his pickup and going to see Katie at Grace Manor in the last few weeks. He also enjoyed spending time with his family and he especially enjoyed watching his three little great grandsons play.

He is survived by his wife Katie of 61 years, his children Evelyn and Allan Weiss of Bethune, Kenneth Koeller of Kermit, Texas, Karl and Katrina Koeller of Grand Island, Neb., grandchildren Kendra and Robert Fickes of Everett, Wash.; Alice and Kevin Magrino of Colorado Springs, Colo.; Bruce and Nichol Weiss of Burlington, Colo.; Sarah and Bryan Erker of Burlington, Colo., and Austin and Delainey Koeller of Grand Island, Neb.; and three great grandsons Caleb Weiss and Prestin and Brayden Erker all of Burlington, Colo.; one brother and one sister, several nieces, nephews and cousins, and many many friends.

He was preceded in death by two sons Keith and Kelvin Koeller and his parents.

Dad you will live forever in our hearts and we look forward to our reunion with you in Heaven.

Services were held January 21, 2010 at the Immanuel Lutheran Church.

Interment was in the Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery.

Memorials may be made in Bill’s name to the Church and may be left at or sent to the Bank of Burlington or to the Equitable Savings and Loan in Burlington.

William R. “Bill” Koeller, 88, of Vona, Colo., passed away Jan. 16, 2010.

He was born on August 27, 1921 in Sheridan Lake, Colo., to William J. and Margaret Koeller. He was the second of three children. He attended school in Sheridan Lake, Colo., and graduated from high school there. He was baptized and confirmed as a teenager.

Bill was in the Air Force for a short time and was given a medical discharge. He returned to Colorado and farmed south of Cheyenne Wells, Colo. He met, fell in love with and married Katherine Steinike on June 6, 1948. He and Katie lived in a small trailer house in Cheyenne Wells for three years and then bought a farm and ranch northeast of Vona, where he lived until his death. To this union five children were born.

Bill raised a herd of registered Angus Cattle, and showed and sold bulls throughout the area. He was a member of and served as president of the Eastern Plains Angus Association. He was a member of the Immanuel Lutheran Church of Bethune, Colo., and served on the church board and several committees throughout the years. Bill enjoyed farming. It was only in the last year that he had to finally give up farming completely because of his declining health. He was a good farmer. He also enjoyed driving his pickup and going to see Katie at Grace Manor in the last few weeks. He also enjoyed spending time with his family and he especially enjoyed watching his three little great grandsons play.

He is survived by his wife Katie of 61 years, his children Evelyn and Allan Weiss of Bethune, Kenneth Koeller of Kermit, Texas, Karl and Katrina Koeller of Grand Island, Neb., grandchildren Kendra and Robert Fickes of Everett, Wash.; Alice and Kevin Magrino of Colorado Springs, Colo.; Bruce and Nichol Weiss of Burlington, Colo.; Sarah and Bryan Erker of Burlington, Colo., and Austin and Delainey Koeller of Grand Island, Neb.; and three great grandsons Caleb Weiss and Prestin and Brayden Erker all of Burlington, Colo.; one brother and one sister, several nieces, nephews and cousins, and many many friends.

He was preceded in death by two sons Keith and Kelvin Koeller and his parents.

Dad you will live forever in our hearts and we look forward to our reunion with you in Heaven.

Services were held January 21, 2010 at the Immanuel Lutheran Church.

Interment was in the Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery.

Memorials may be made in Bill’s name to the Church and may be left at or sent to the Bank of Burlington or to the Equitable Savings and Loan in Burlington.

William R. “Bill” Koeller, 88, of Vona, Colo., passed away Jan. 16, 2010.

He was born on August 27, 1921 in Sheridan Lake, Colo., to William J. and Margaret Koeller. He was the second of three children. He attended school in Sheridan Lake, Colo., and graduated from high school there. He was baptized and confirmed as a teenager.

Bill was in the Air Force for a short time and was given a medical discharge. He returned to Colorado and farmed south of Cheyenne Wells, Colo. He met, fell in love with and married Katherine Steinike on June 6, 1948. He and Katie lived in a small trailer house in Cheyenne Wells for three years and then bought a farm and ranch northeast of Vona, where he lived until his death. To this union five children were born.

Bill raised a herd of registered Angus Cattle, and showed and sold bulls throughout the area. He was a member of and served as president of the Eastern Plains Angus Association. He was a member of the Immanuel Lutheran Church of Bethune, Colo., and served on the church board and several committees throughout the years. Bill enjoyed farming. It was only in the last year that he had to finally give up farming completely because of his declining health. He was a good farmer. He also enjoyed driving his pickup and going to see Katie at Grace Manor in the last few weeks. He also enjoyed spending time with his family and he especially enjoyed watching his three little great grandsons play.

He is survived by his wife Katie of 61 years, his children Evelyn and Allan Weiss of Bethune, Kenneth Koeller of Kermit, Texas, Karl and Katrina Koeller of Grand Island, Neb., grandchildren Kendra and Robert Fickes of Everett, Wash.; Alice and Kevin Magrino of Colorado Springs, Colo.; Bruce and Nichol Weiss of Burlington, Colo.; Sarah and Bryan Erker of Burlington, Colo., and Austin and Delainey Koeller of Grand Island, Neb.; and three great grandsons Caleb Weiss and Prestin and Brayden Erker all of Burlington, Colo.; one brother and one sister, several nieces, nephews and cousins, and many many friends.

He was preceded in death by two sons Keith and Kelvin Koeller and his parents.

Dad you will live forever in our hearts and we look forward to our reunion with you in Heaven.

Services were held January 21, 2010 at the Immanuel Lutheran Church.

Interment was in the Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery.

Memorials may be made in Bill’s name to the Church and may be left at or sent to the Bank of Burlington or to the Equitable Savings and Loan in Burlington.

William R. “Bill” Koeller, 88, of Vona, Colo., passed away Jan. 16, 2010.

He was born on August 27, 1921 in Sheridan Lake, Colo., to William J. and Margaret Koeller. He was the second of three children. He attended school in Sheridan Lake, Colo., and graduated from high school there. He was baptized and confirmed as a teenager.

Bill was in the Air Force for a short time and was given a medical discharge. He returned to Colorado and farmed south of Cheyenne Wells, Colo. He met, fell in love with and married Katherine Steinike on June 6, 1948. He and Katie lived in a small trailer house in Cheyenne Wells for three years and then bought a farm and ranch northeast of Vona, where he lived until his death. To this union five children were born.

Bill raised a herd of registered Angus Cattle, and showed and sold bulls throughout the area. He was a member of and served as president of the Eastern Plains Angus Association. He was a member of the Immanuel Lutheran Church of Bethune, Colo., and served on the church board and several committees throughout the years. Bill enjoyed farming. It was only in the last year that he had to finally give up farming completely because of his declining health. He was a good farmer. He also enjoyed driving his pickup and going to see Katie at Grace Manor in the last few weeks. He also enjoyed spending time with his family and he especially enjoyed watching his three little great grandsons play.

He is survived by his wife Katie of 61 years, his children Evelyn and Allan Weiss of Bethune, Kenneth Koeller of Kermit, Texas, Karl and Katrina Koeller of Grand Island, Neb., grandchildren Kendra and Robert Fickes of Everett, Wash.; Alice and Kevin Magrino of Colorado Springs, Colo.; Bruce and Nichol Weiss of Burlington, Colo.; Sarah and Bryan Erker of Burlington, Colo., and Austin and Delainey Koeller of Grand Island, Neb.; and three great grandsons Caleb Weiss and Prestin and Brayden Erker all of Burlington, Colo.; one brother and one sister, several nieces, nephews and cousins, and many many friends.

He was preceded in death by two sons Keith and Kelvin Koeller and his parents.

Dad you will live forever in our hearts and we look forward to our reunion with you in Heaven.

Services were held January 21, 2010 at the Immanuel Lutheran Church.

Interment was in the Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery.

Memorials may be made in Bill’s name to the Church and may be left at or sent to the Bank of Burlington or to the Equitable Savings and Loan in Burlington.

William R. “Bill” Koeller, 88, of Vona, Colo., passed away Jan. 16, 2010.

He was born on August 27, 1921 in Sheridan Lake, Colo., to William J. and Margaret Koeller. He was the second of three children. He attended school in Sheridan Lake, Colo., and graduated from high school there. He was baptized and confirmed as a teenager.

Bill was in the Air Force for a short time and was given a medical discharge. He returned to Colorado and farmed south of Cheyenne Wells, Colo. He met, fell in love with and married Katherine Steinike on June 6, 1948. He and Katie lived in a small trailer house in Cheyenne Wells for three years and then bought a farm and ranch northeast of Vona, where he lived until his death. To this union five children were born.

Bill raised a herd of registered Angus Cattle, and showed and sold bulls throughout the area. He was a member of and served as president of the Eastern Plains Angus Association. He was a member of the Immanuel Lutheran Church of Bethune, Colo., and served on the church board and several committees throughout the years. Bill enjoyed farming. It was only in the last year that he had to finally give up farming completely because of his declining health. He was a good farmer. He also enjoyed driving his pickup and going to see Katie at Grace Manor in the last few weeks. He also enjoyed spending time with his family and he especially enjoyed watching his three little great grandsons play.

He is survived by his wife Katie of 61 years, his children Evelyn and Allan Weiss of Bethune, Kenneth Koeller of Kermit, Texas, Karl and Katrina Koeller of Grand Island, Neb., grandchildren Kendra and Robert Fickes of Everett, Wash.; Alice and Kevin Magrino of Colorado Springs, Colo.; Bruce and Nichol Weiss of Burlington, Colo.; Sarah and Bryan Erker of Burlington, Colo., and Austin and Delainey Koeller of Grand Island, Neb.; and three great grandsons Caleb Weiss and Prestin and Brayden Erker all of Burlington, Colo.; one brother and one sister, several nieces, nephews and cousins, and many many friends.

He was preceded in death by two sons Keith and Kelvin Koeller and his parents.

Dad you will live forever in our hearts and we look forward to our reunion with you in Heaven.

Services were held January 21, 2010 at the Immanuel Lutheran Church.

Interment was in the Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery.

Memorials may be made in Bill’s name to the Church and may be left at or sent to the Bank of Burlington or to the Equitable Savings and Loan in Burlington.

William R. “Bill” Koeller, 88, of Vona, Colo., passed away Jan. 16, 2010.

He was born on August 27, 1921 in Sheridan Lake, Colo., to William J. and Margaret Koeller. He was the second of three children. He attended school in Sheridan Lake, Colo., and graduated from high school there. He was baptized and confirmed as a teenager.

Bill was in the Air Force for a short time and was given a medical discharge. He returned to Colorado and farmed south of Cheyenne Wells, Colo. He met, fell in love with and married Katherine Steinike on June 6, 1948. He and Katie lived in a small trailer house in Cheyenne Wells for three years and then bought a farm and ranch northeast of Vona, where he lived until his death. To this union five children were born.

Bill raised a herd of registered Angus Cattle, and showed and sold bulls throughout the area. He was a member of and served as president of the Eastern Plains Angus Association. He was a member of the Immanuel Lutheran Church of Bethune, Colo., and served on the church board and several committees throughout the years. Bill enjoyed farming. It was only in the last year that he had to finally give up farming completely because of his declining health. He was a good farmer. He also enjoyed driving his pickup and going to see Katie at Grace Manor in the last few weeks. He also enjoyed spending time with his family and he especially enjoyed watching his three little great grandsons play.

He is survived by his wife Katie of 61 years, his children Evelyn and Allan Weiss of Bethune, Kenneth Koeller of Kermit, Texas, Karl and Katrina Koeller of Grand Island, Neb., grandchildren Kendra and Robert Fickes of Everett, Wash.; Alice and Kevin Magrino of Colorado Springs, Colo.; Bruce and Nichol Weiss of Burlington, Colo.; Sarah and Bryan Erker of Burlington, Colo., and Austin and Delainey Koeller of Grand Island, Neb.; and three great grandsons Caleb Weiss and Prestin and Brayden Erker all of Burlington, Colo.; one brother and one sister, several nieces, nephews and cousins, and many many friends.

He was preceded in death by two sons Keith and Kelvin Koeller and his parents.

Dad you will live forever in our hearts and we look forward to our reunion with you in Heaven.

Services were held January 21, 2010 at the Immanuel Lutheran Church.

Interment was in the Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery.

Memorials may be made in Bill’s name to the Church and may be left at or sent to the Bank of Burlington or to the Equitable Savings and Loan in Burlington.