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Rocky Mountain Obituaries 6-14-10

Roy A. Koberstein, 93, of Holyoke, Colo., passed away June 3, 2010.

Roy, who was known by many as Bud, was born near Hastings, Neb., on August 5, 1916 to Frank William Koberstein and Clara Elenor Foy Koberstein. In 1918, Bud moved with his family to the home place northwest of Holyoke, Colo. He attended Silverbeam #16 country school through the 8th grade and one year at Phillips County High School. At that time he quit school to help on the farm. Through Operation Recognition, Roy received his high school diploma from Holyoke High School with the Class of 2003.

Bud worked at various jobs for neighbors, which included picking corn by hand, with a team and wagon. If you picked a 100 bushel a day, you were a heck of a hand. During his life he saw everything from working with horses to farming with GPS. He was simply amazed at how GPS works.

From January 1941 to June 1945, Roy served in the U.S. Army during World War II, in the 45th division, 157th infantry, G Company and service company. He drove a duce and a half hauling supplies to the front lines. He was overseas for 2-1/2 years and traveled through many areas, including North Africa, Sicily, Italy, Southern France, Rhineland, Dachau, and Munich.

On June, 12, 1946, he married Pauline McConnell, from Haxtun, Colo. Bud and Pauline resided and continued the farming of the Koberstein homestead up until his death. He also worked as a mechanic in Paoli at Thompson’s Repair Shop for 11 years during the winter months in the 60s and early 70s.

Bud was a member of the United Methodist Church of Holyoke, Colo., in which he assisted with the construction of the church when it was originally built. He was a lifetime member of the VFW Post 6482 and a member of the American Legion Post 90. He also served on the Holyoke Co-op Board for 14 years. His hobbies included working on motors, vehicles and machinery. Bud enjoyed watching the Colorado Rockies, gardening, and reading Louis L’Amour and other western books.

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Thanks for the memories Bud.

He is survived by his wife Pauline of 63 years; son, Robert (Bob) Koberstein of Holyoke, Colo.; daughter Marsha O’Connell and husband Daniel of Silt, Colo.; sister Emily Haynes and husband Delbert of Holyoke, Colo.; granddaughter Kimberlee O’Connell of Meeker, Colo.; grandson Kelly O’Connell and wife Julia, and great-granddaughter Eden of Grand Junction, Colo.; sister-in-law Berdine Koberstein of Holyoke, Colo.; sister-in-law Vernelle Koberstein of Pullman, Wash.; brother-in-law Harold McConnell and wife Dorothy of Haxtun, Colo.; sister-in-law Betty McConnell of Mesa, Ariz.; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, brother Floyd and his wife Mary, sister Faye and husband Art Dulgar and their son Jim, brother Lee Frank Koberstein, brother Ray (Swede) Koberstein, sister Winona Rouze, an infant brother in Hastings, and brother-in-law Everett McConnell.

Memorial services were held June 7, 2010 at the United Methodist Church in Holyoke, Colo.

Interment will be in the Holyoke Cemetery in Holyoke, Colo.

Roy A. Koberstein, 93, of Holyoke, Colo., passed away June 3, 2010.

Roy, who was known by many as Bud, was born near Hastings, Neb., on August 5, 1916 to Frank William Koberstein and Clara Elenor Foy Koberstein. In 1918, Bud moved with his family to the home place northwest of Holyoke, Colo. He attended Silverbeam #16 country school through the 8th grade and one year at Phillips County High School. At that time he quit school to help on the farm. Through Operation Recognition, Roy received his high school diploma from Holyoke High School with the Class of 2003.

Bud worked at various jobs for neighbors, which included picking corn by hand, with a team and wagon. If you picked a 100 bushel a day, you were a heck of a hand. During his life he saw everything from working with horses to farming with GPS. He was simply amazed at how GPS works.

From January 1941 to June 1945, Roy served in the U.S. Army during World War II, in the 45th division, 157th infantry, G Company and service company. He drove a duce and a half hauling supplies to the front lines. He was overseas for 2-1/2 years and traveled through many areas, including North Africa, Sicily, Italy, Southern France, Rhineland, Dachau, and Munich.

On June, 12, 1946, he married Pauline McConnell, from Haxtun, Colo. Bud and Pauline resided and continued the farming of the Koberstein homestead up until his death. He also worked as a mechanic in Paoli at Thompson’s Repair Shop for 11 years during the winter months in the 60s and early 70s.

Bud was a member of the United Methodist Church of Holyoke, Colo., in which he assisted with the construction of the church when it was originally built. He was a lifetime member of the VFW Post 6482 and a member of the American Legion Post 90. He also served on the Holyoke Co-op Board for 14 years. His hobbies included working on motors, vehicles and machinery. Bud enjoyed watching the Colorado Rockies, gardening, and reading Louis L’Amour and other western books.

Thanks for the memories Bud.

He is survived by his wife Pauline of 63 years; son, Robert (Bob) Koberstein of Holyoke, Colo.; daughter Marsha O’Connell and husband Daniel of Silt, Colo.; sister Emily Haynes and husband Delbert of Holyoke, Colo.; granddaughter Kimberlee O’Connell of Meeker, Colo.; grandson Kelly O’Connell and wife Julia, and great-granddaughter Eden of Grand Junction, Colo.; sister-in-law Berdine Koberstein of Holyoke, Colo.; sister-in-law Vernelle Koberstein of Pullman, Wash.; brother-in-law Harold McConnell and wife Dorothy of Haxtun, Colo.; sister-in-law Betty McConnell of Mesa, Ariz.; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, brother Floyd and his wife Mary, sister Faye and husband Art Dulgar and their son Jim, brother Lee Frank Koberstein, brother Ray (Swede) Koberstein, sister Winona Rouze, an infant brother in Hastings, and brother-in-law Everett McConnell.

Memorial services were held June 7, 2010 at the United Methodist Church in Holyoke, Colo.

Interment will be in the Holyoke Cemetery in Holyoke, Colo.

Roy A. Koberstein, 93, of Holyoke, Colo., passed away June 3, 2010.

Roy, who was known by many as Bud, was born near Hastings, Neb., on August 5, 1916 to Frank William Koberstein and Clara Elenor Foy Koberstein. In 1918, Bud moved with his family to the home place northwest of Holyoke, Colo. He attended Silverbeam #16 country school through the 8th grade and one year at Phillips County High School. At that time he quit school to help on the farm. Through Operation Recognition, Roy received his high school diploma from Holyoke High School with the Class of 2003.

Bud worked at various jobs for neighbors, which included picking corn by hand, with a team and wagon. If you picked a 100 bushel a day, you were a heck of a hand. During his life he saw everything from working with horses to farming with GPS. He was simply amazed at how GPS works.

From January 1941 to June 1945, Roy served in the U.S. Army during World War II, in the 45th division, 157th infantry, G Company and service company. He drove a duce and a half hauling supplies to the front lines. He was overseas for 2-1/2 years and traveled through many areas, including North Africa, Sicily, Italy, Southern France, Rhineland, Dachau, and Munich.

On June, 12, 1946, he married Pauline McConnell, from Haxtun, Colo. Bud and Pauline resided and continued the farming of the Koberstein homestead up until his death. He also worked as a mechanic in Paoli at Thompson’s Repair Shop for 11 years during the winter months in the 60s and early 70s.

Bud was a member of the United Methodist Church of Holyoke, Colo., in which he assisted with the construction of the church when it was originally built. He was a lifetime member of the VFW Post 6482 and a member of the American Legion Post 90. He also served on the Holyoke Co-op Board for 14 years. His hobbies included working on motors, vehicles and machinery. Bud enjoyed watching the Colorado Rockies, gardening, and reading Louis L’Amour and other western books.

Thanks for the memories Bud.

He is survived by his wife Pauline of 63 years; son, Robert (Bob) Koberstein of Holyoke, Colo.; daughter Marsha O’Connell and husband Daniel of Silt, Colo.; sister Emily Haynes and husband Delbert of Holyoke, Colo.; granddaughter Kimberlee O’Connell of Meeker, Colo.; grandson Kelly O’Connell and wife Julia, and great-granddaughter Eden of Grand Junction, Colo.; sister-in-law Berdine Koberstein of Holyoke, Colo.; sister-in-law Vernelle Koberstein of Pullman, Wash.; brother-in-law Harold McConnell and wife Dorothy of Haxtun, Colo.; sister-in-law Betty McConnell of Mesa, Ariz.; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, brother Floyd and his wife Mary, sister Faye and husband Art Dulgar and their son Jim, brother Lee Frank Koberstein, brother Ray (Swede) Koberstein, sister Winona Rouze, an infant brother in Hastings, and brother-in-law Everett McConnell.

Memorial services were held June 7, 2010 at the United Methodist Church in Holyoke, Colo.

Interment will be in the Holyoke Cemetery in Holyoke, Colo.

Roy A. Koberstein, 93, of Holyoke, Colo., passed away June 3, 2010.

Roy, who was known by many as Bud, was born near Hastings, Neb., on August 5, 1916 to Frank William Koberstein and Clara Elenor Foy Koberstein. In 1918, Bud moved with his family to the home place northwest of Holyoke, Colo. He attended Silverbeam #16 country school through the 8th grade and one year at Phillips County High School. At that time he quit school to help on the farm. Through Operation Recognition, Roy received his high school diploma from Holyoke High School with the Class of 2003.

Bud worked at various jobs for neighbors, which included picking corn by hand, with a team and wagon. If you picked a 100 bushel a day, you were a heck of a hand. During his life he saw everything from working with horses to farming with GPS. He was simply amazed at how GPS works.

From January 1941 to June 1945, Roy served in the U.S. Army during World War II, in the 45th division, 157th infantry, G Company and service company. He drove a duce and a half hauling supplies to the front lines. He was overseas for 2-1/2 years and traveled through many areas, including North Africa, Sicily, Italy, Southern France, Rhineland, Dachau, and Munich.

On June, 12, 1946, he married Pauline McConnell, from Haxtun, Colo. Bud and Pauline resided and continued the farming of the Koberstein homestead up until his death. He also worked as a mechanic in Paoli at Thompson’s Repair Shop for 11 years during the winter months in the 60s and early 70s.

Bud was a member of the United Methodist Church of Holyoke, Colo., in which he assisted with the construction of the church when it was originally built. He was a lifetime member of the VFW Post 6482 and a member of the American Legion Post 90. He also served on the Holyoke Co-op Board for 14 years. His hobbies included working on motors, vehicles and machinery. Bud enjoyed watching the Colorado Rockies, gardening, and reading Louis L’Amour and other western books.

Thanks for the memories Bud.

He is survived by his wife Pauline of 63 years; son, Robert (Bob) Koberstein of Holyoke, Colo.; daughter Marsha O’Connell and husband Daniel of Silt, Colo.; sister Emily Haynes and husband Delbert of Holyoke, Colo.; granddaughter Kimberlee O’Connell of Meeker, Colo.; grandson Kelly O’Connell and wife Julia, and great-granddaughter Eden of Grand Junction, Colo.; sister-in-law Berdine Koberstein of Holyoke, Colo.; sister-in-law Vernelle Koberstein of Pullman, Wash.; brother-in-law Harold McConnell and wife Dorothy of Haxtun, Colo.; sister-in-law Betty McConnell of Mesa, Ariz.; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, brother Floyd and his wife Mary, sister Faye and husband Art Dulgar and their son Jim, brother Lee Frank Koberstein, brother Ray (Swede) Koberstein, sister Winona Rouze, an infant brother in Hastings, and brother-in-law Everett McConnell.

Memorial services were held June 7, 2010 at the United Methodist Church in Holyoke, Colo.

Interment will be in the Holyoke Cemetery in Holyoke, Colo.

Roy A. Koberstein, 93, of Holyoke, Colo., passed away June 3, 2010.

Roy, who was known by many as Bud, was born near Hastings, Neb., on August 5, 1916 to Frank William Koberstein and Clara Elenor Foy Koberstein. In 1918, Bud moved with his family to the home place northwest of Holyoke, Colo. He attended Silverbeam #16 country school through the 8th grade and one year at Phillips County High School. At that time he quit school to help on the farm. Through Operation Recognition, Roy received his high school diploma from Holyoke High School with the Class of 2003.

Bud worked at various jobs for neighbors, which included picking corn by hand, with a team and wagon. If you picked a 100 bushel a day, you were a heck of a hand. During his life he saw everything from working with horses to farming with GPS. He was simply amazed at how GPS works.

From January 1941 to June 1945, Roy served in the U.S. Army during World War II, in the 45th division, 157th infantry, G Company and service company. He drove a duce and a half hauling supplies to the front lines. He was overseas for 2-1/2 years and traveled through many areas, including North Africa, Sicily, Italy, Southern France, Rhineland, Dachau, and Munich.

On June, 12, 1946, he married Pauline McConnell, from Haxtun, Colo. Bud and Pauline resided and continued the farming of the Koberstein homestead up until his death. He also worked as a mechanic in Paoli at Thompson’s Repair Shop for 11 years during the winter months in the 60s and early 70s.

Bud was a member of the United Methodist Church of Holyoke, Colo., in which he assisted with the construction of the church when it was originally built. He was a lifetime member of the VFW Post 6482 and a member of the American Legion Post 90. He also served on the Holyoke Co-op Board for 14 years. His hobbies included working on motors, vehicles and machinery. Bud enjoyed watching the Colorado Rockies, gardening, and reading Louis L’Amour and other western books.

Thanks for the memories Bud.

He is survived by his wife Pauline of 63 years; son, Robert (Bob) Koberstein of Holyoke, Colo.; daughter Marsha O’Connell and husband Daniel of Silt, Colo.; sister Emily Haynes and husband Delbert of Holyoke, Colo.; granddaughter Kimberlee O’Connell of Meeker, Colo.; grandson Kelly O’Connell and wife Julia, and great-granddaughter Eden of Grand Junction, Colo.; sister-in-law Berdine Koberstein of Holyoke, Colo.; sister-in-law Vernelle Koberstein of Pullman, Wash.; brother-in-law Harold McConnell and wife Dorothy of Haxtun, Colo.; sister-in-law Betty McConnell of Mesa, Ariz.; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, brother Floyd and his wife Mary, sister Faye and husband Art Dulgar and their son Jim, brother Lee Frank Koberstein, brother Ray (Swede) Koberstein, sister Winona Rouze, an infant brother in Hastings, and brother-in-law Everett McConnell.

Memorial services were held June 7, 2010 at the United Methodist Church in Holyoke, Colo.

Interment will be in the Holyoke Cemetery in Holyoke, Colo.

Roy A. Koberstein, 93, of Holyoke, Colo., passed away June 3, 2010.

Roy, who was known by many as Bud, was born near Hastings, Neb., on August 5, 1916 to Frank William Koberstein and Clara Elenor Foy Koberstein. In 1918, Bud moved with his family to the home place northwest of Holyoke, Colo. He attended Silverbeam #16 country school through the 8th grade and one year at Phillips County High School. At that time he quit school to help on the farm. Through Operation Recognition, Roy received his high school diploma from Holyoke High School with the Class of 2003.

Bud worked at various jobs for neighbors, which included picking corn by hand, with a team and wagon. If you picked a 100 bushel a day, you were a heck of a hand. During his life he saw everything from working with horses to farming with GPS. He was simply amazed at how GPS works.

From January 1941 to June 1945, Roy served in the U.S. Army during World War II, in the 45th division, 157th infantry, G Company and service company. He drove a duce and a half hauling supplies to the front lines. He was overseas for 2-1/2 years and traveled through many areas, including North Africa, Sicily, Italy, Southern France, Rhineland, Dachau, and Munich.

On June, 12, 1946, he married Pauline McConnell, from Haxtun, Colo. Bud and Pauline resided and continued the farming of the Koberstein homestead up until his death. He also worked as a mechanic in Paoli at Thompson’s Repair Shop for 11 years during the winter months in the 60s and early 70s.

Bud was a member of the United Methodist Church of Holyoke, Colo., in which he assisted with the construction of the church when it was originally built. He was a lifetime member of the VFW Post 6482 and a member of the American Legion Post 90. He also served on the Holyoke Co-op Board for 14 years. His hobbies included working on motors, vehicles and machinery. Bud enjoyed watching the Colorado Rockies, gardening, and reading Louis L’Amour and other western books.

Thanks for the memories Bud.

He is survived by his wife Pauline of 63 years; son, Robert (Bob) Koberstein of Holyoke, Colo.; daughter Marsha O’Connell and husband Daniel of Silt, Colo.; sister Emily Haynes and husband Delbert of Holyoke, Colo.; granddaughter Kimberlee O’Connell of Meeker, Colo.; grandson Kelly O’Connell and wife Julia, and great-granddaughter Eden of Grand Junction, Colo.; sister-in-law Berdine Koberstein of Holyoke, Colo.; sister-in-law Vernelle Koberstein of Pullman, Wash.; brother-in-law Harold McConnell and wife Dorothy of Haxtun, Colo.; sister-in-law Betty McConnell of Mesa, Ariz.; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, brother Floyd and his wife Mary, sister Faye and husband Art Dulgar and their son Jim, brother Lee Frank Koberstein, brother Ray (Swede) Koberstein, sister Winona Rouze, an infant brother in Hastings, and brother-in-law Everett McConnell.

Memorial services were held June 7, 2010 at the United Methodist Church in Holyoke, Colo.

Interment will be in the Holyoke Cemetery in Holyoke, Colo.