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New hemp group to be led by Wilcox

The organization of a new farmer-led hemp group, the U.S. Hemp Growers Association was announced at the Hemp College, an industry event in Indianapolis, Ind.

Founding partners that came together to create USHGA include U.S. Hemp Farming Alliance, First Crop, Hoban Law Firm/International Hemp Solutions, HiLo Seed, GenCanna and Farm Journal. At launch, more than 300 farmer members of U.S. Hemp Farming Alliance will fold into USHGA, the group said in a news release.

Caren Wilcox will serve as the inaugural USHGA executive director. Wilcox served in the Agriculture Department in both the Clinton and Obama administrations and is a former executive with the Hershey Co. and the Organic Trade Association.

“Founded by a diverse group of leaders, the organization will provide world-class educational and market development resources, research, and networking opportunities and will unify the voice of farmers to actively engage in critically important advocacy efforts,” the group said.

USHGA will meet in late February 2020 in San Antonio to secure founding partners and to install an initial board of directors. A majority of the board leaders will be active hemp farmers.

“The forward-thinking industry leaders who have partnered on this endeavor see the potential for hemp as an agricultural commodity and understand this industry can contribute to the environment and sustainable products that benefit, at the grassroots level, farmers and consumers,” Wilcox said in the news release.

Grabenstein wins 2019 Nebraska Cattlewoman of the Year award

LINCOLN, Neb. — Consumer Education and Promotion presented the Nebraska Cattlewoman of the Year Award, sponsored by Purina, to a well deserving individual at the Nebraska Cattlemen Annual Convention and Trade Show. The NCW Nebraska Cattlewoman of the year award is given to individuals who have made a difference in the beef industry. Volunteering their time to help with consumer promotions and education programs. The committee could not do their work without these volunteers.

This year NCW Chair, Gina Hudson, presented Tricia Grabenstein as the 2019 NCW Nebraska Cattlewoman of the Year. Grabenstein has always been a part of beef promotion. After graduating from college, she helped start the Nebraska Cattlemen Curtis affiliate. Grabenstein is involved with the NCW education projects, planning the educational materials used at the Birthing Pavilion at the Nebraska State Fair, along with working on the largest ag classroom in Nebraska. She has also helped with the Nebraska Beef in Schools program over the years. Grabenstein has been an active part of her family’s cattle operation as she thoroughly enjoys working side by side with her husband, Todd. The NCW consumer education and consumer committee wishes to thank Grabenstein for all her work in helping develop programs and sharing her love of the beef industry with many youths across Nebraska.

“Tricia has been a joy to work with over the years of her involvement with NCW and I look forward to growing that relationship in the years to come, promoting our industry with youth and consumers across the state.” said Gina Hudson, NCW chair.

Patton to anchor market desk at Rural Radio Network

LEXINGTON, Neb. — Farm broadcaster Clay Patton has shifted into a new role with the Rural Radio Network. Patton will anchor the market desk, providing timely updates and interviews with commodity brokers.

The Nebraska Rural Radio Association announced that longtime broadcaster and market anchor Dewey Nelson was retiring after 49 years in radio. Nelson spent 35 of the years with the NRRA, the only farmer and rancher owned radio association in the country.

“Dewey left big shoes to fill,” Patton said. “He’s a great professional who always kept the agriculture producer in mind. He was also a mentor to many of us in the company.”

Patton is a native to Limon, Colo., and has been a farm broadcaster at the Lexington studios for the past two years. Prior to joining the NRRA, Patton worked in Kansas as a farm broadcaster.

“Clay brings a wealth of market information with him from previous experience,” Rural Radio Network Farm Director Susan Littlefield said. “I am excited to see Clay in the market chair bringing important information to those in and out of the industry.”

As for his new role, Patton says he plans to bring a similar approach that Nelson had.

“Change is never easy, but I hope to be a consistent voice on the markets, build a reputation for being accurate and provide timely information for our listeners.” ❖

The Fence Post obituary: Thomas Richard John Price

Thomas Richard John Price

Oct. 23, 1927 – Jan. 7, 2020

Stratton, Colo.

Thomas Richard John Price was born Oct. 23, 1927, to Thomas Edward Price and Mary Genevieve Ross at 776 Corona Street in Denver, alongside his twin sister, Dolores, who arrived 15 minutes later. Since Tom arrived earlier, he took 10 pounds with him and left his twin with 5 pounds.

Tom was the only son born to this union; he was encircled by seven girls. Dolores (Jerry Rector), Mary Isabelle, Mary Bell (Arthur Palcic), Patsy (Clayton Orton), Yvonne (Manny Matson), Joan (Henry Haglund), Germaine (Myrl Legg) which all have preceded him in death except his lovely twin sister Dolores.

As a young child, Tom and his family lived and homesteaded in numerous areas in the Deer Trail/Byers, Colo., area. Tom assisted in chores of many different kinds, he and his dad were always ready and willing to help out their neighbors with cattle, harvesting fields, herding sheep you name it, they did it.

Tom and sisters attended the country schools. Chalkeye (beloved horse) always made sure the kids got to and from school each day safely being pulled in a buckboard through rain, snow and shine. Even stopping to make $5 to pull a stranded car stuck in the mud which they lovingly handed the money over to their mother.

For the first three years of high school he attended school in Deer Trail. With the importance of their Catholic faith, for his senior year he attended St. Joseph Catholic school in Denver where he graduated with his twin sister Dolores in 1945.

At the age of 18 (the night before his 19th birthday) Tom’s dad passed away from a kidney infection, which left Tom the “man” of the family. With this much weight imposed on his shoulders, Tom took it in stride and he stepped up to be a great support to his mother and sisters who still remained at the ranch. Tom shared so many stories of the hardships they faced each and every day which shaped the man that dad became.

On Aug. 14, 1948, Tom married Anita Ludwick of Deer Trail, Colo. To this union, seven children were born. Mary Anne, Nick, Art, Bill, infant daughter, Pat and Denise.

Tom was a business man, that with the knowledge he earned in the school of hard knocks, with a deadline at 3 p.m. on Christmas eve, 1959, Tom with Stanley Bixlor, walked in at 2:55 p.m. with the money and the first to arrive purchased the land 18 miles northeast of Stratton. He successfully built this ranch to one of the biggest ranch/landowner in Colorado in the late 70s and early 80s. Tom was not alone in the building of his success. Tom had many ranch hands who he hired and most of them became his extended family. When all of his children reached the age of 3, they were put on a horse’s back and then the life of a ranch hand began. Mary Anne and Nick were dads’ right hands in the beginning, then Art, Bill, Pat and Denise followed in their footsteps. It was a family affair.

Tom contributed much of his time and resources to multiple community enrichment programs. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus, cattleman’s association and other organizations.

In Tom’s free time, he loved to travel to many different states for cattle sales. Going to Las Vegas, attending the National Western Stock Show yearly for 80-plus years. Singing was his lifelong passion, there was never a song unsung, he knew them all. Tom auditioned to be a professional singer but was turned away because of the likeness of his voice to Bing Crosby. He was never afraid to sing for anyone who would take the time to listen.

He took comfort in knowing that his eternity was with Jesus and all of his loved ones who passed on before him.

Tom is preceded in death by his parents, his sisters and their spouses and Jerry Rector, wife Anita, infant daughter, son Pat, his beloved grandson Brandon and countless family and friends

Left to mourn his passing are his twin sister Dolores Rector, his daughter Mary Anne and son-in-law Jerry DeVinney, sons Nick, Art, Bill and his daughter Denise. His 14 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren.

Tom spent his final year with the exceptional care and unconditional love received from the staff at Eads Prairie Pines and niece Cindy Krei. In the last month of his life, Lamar Hospice was there to provide additional support and love, in his final moments his twin sister Dolores, niece Cindy and loving daughter Denise were by his side as he peacefully left this Earth.

Services were held on Jan. 11, 2020, at St. Charles Catholic Church in Stratton, Colo. A Graveside Committal Service was then held at Calvary Cemetery in Stratton.

Memorial contributions may be made and sent to either Prairie Pines Assisted Living, 101 East Lowell Street, Eads, CO, 81036; or Lamar Hospice, 108 West Olive Street, CO, 81052.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the care of the Brown Funeral Home in Burlington. Friends and family can sign the guestbook and register online condolences at www.brownfuneraldirectors.com, or post your stories and share your sentiments on FaceBook (BrownFuneralDirectors).

The Fence Post obituary: Richard Joseph Vogl

Richard Joseph Vogl, 92

Sept. 25, 1927 – Jan. 5, 2020

Longmont, Colo.

Richard Joseph Vogl passed away Jan. 5, 2020, at his home, in the loving company of his wife and children. He was 92 years old.

Richard was born on Sept. 25, 1927, in Longmont, Colo., to Ferdinand and Pearl (Sprague) Vogl. He worked on a farm while growing up and attended school until the 11th grade. Richard joined the U.S. Army, stationed in Spokane, Wash., serving as a nurse.

On Oct. 23, 1949, he married Margaret L. Popineau. In 1953, Richard took over the family farm, and was a dairy farmer his entire career until his “retirement” in 1999. Richard was a hard-working, humble man of faith, who cherished his family, who, in turn, cherished him. Being a farmer, he didn’t have much time for leisure, but when he did, he enjoyed hunting and fishing and traveling in his retirement years.

He also spent his “retirement” doing farm work for his children, doing irrigation work in the summer sun with his pickup truck, shovel, and muddy boots, resting in the afternoons in a chair with his beloved Margaret on the south, sunny deck and patio of their home.

To his children, and each subsequent generation, Richard passed down his strong morals and values and his love for God and family. Richard was respected by his family for his quiet, soft-spoken and non-judgmental demeanor. He accepted all who married into his wonderful family as his own blood relatives. He had a most special ornery wit and a special way of passing on his personality and values as an inspiration to others.

While battling Alzheimer’s disease with gentleness and dignity for 14 years, he kept his personality and wit, and built dozens of jigsaw puzzles which are framed and prominently and proudly displayed in several of his childrens’, grandchildrens’, and great-grandchildrens’ homes. They are cherished keepsakes that will be passed down for generations to honor his legacy. They are a reminder that Richard is not gone, but that he is just waiting for the rest of us to join him on a chair on his south facing deck in Paradise.

Richard was preceded in death by his parents, Ferdinand and Pearl (Sprague) Vogl, his brothers Albert, George, Robert, Edward, and Francis Vogl, his sisters Virginia Connolly, Marilyn, and Beverly Vogl, and his great-granddaughter Taylor.

He is survived by his beloved wife Margaret, his sons Jim (Denise) Vogl and John (Miracle) Vogl, daughters, Debbie (Carl) Stinar and Jerri (Tom) Stinar, his grandchildren Tracie, Shane, John, Travis, Jamie, Roger, Jennifer, Courtney, Scott, Jacob, Joseph, Nichole, Luke, Kellie and Ashley, his great-grandchildren Alex, Kimberlie, Frank, Victor, Hailey, Miles, Violet, Kevin, Julia, Paige, Abigail, Carter, Lily, Tucker, Dawson, Scarlett, and Landon, and his great-great-grandchildren Aiden, Mason, and Logan.

Mass of Christian Burial was held on Jan. 10, 2020, at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church. Interment at Longmont Mountain View Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to St. John the Baptist Catholic Church or the St. Teresa Catholic Church Building Fund. Visit www.ahlbergfuneralchapel.com to share condolences.

The Fence Post obituary: Donald D. Rice, Sr.

Donald D. Rice, Sr., 87

Oct. 11, 1932 – Dec. 25, 2019

Broomfield, Colo.

Donald D. Rice passed away in peace on Dec. 25, 2019, in Broomfield Colo. He was a beloved and loving husband, father, brother, grandfather, and great-grandfather. He was born Oct. 11, 1932, in the Black Forest area of Colorado Springs to Walter and Zoah Rice (Martin). He spent his youth in Manhattan, Kan., and entered the US Air Force after graduating high school. He married Shirley L. Best, 1952 in Manhattan, Kan. She passed away in 1986. Don married Annette P. Sund in 1989 in Boulder, Colo.

He loved spending time with his family, the outdoors, RV camping, hunting and ATV riding. He built four houses including a family cabin north of Walden, Colo., where he spent a lot of quality time with his loved ones. He also enjoyed flying airplanes. Both he and Annette obtained private pilot licenses. They were proud owners of a Beechcraft Bonanza airplane.

He had a diverse work career that included the United States Air Force retiring in 1972 after 20 years of service. He received the Distinguished Flying Cross medal during his tour of duty during the Vietnam War. He then went to work for Winfrey Pre-Stressed Concrete, AMF Head Ski, Martins Boot and Saddlery which he owned, Department of Commerce and was a construction contractor remodeling homes in his spare time.

He was a member of the Masons and Shriners Club for 50 years.

He is survived by his wife, son Donald D. (Bonnie) Rice Jr. (Rawlins, Wyo.), daughter Sherri L. Rice (Boulder, Colo.), son Bruce (Susan) Rice, (Berthoud, Colo.), son John R. (Karen) Sund (Sandy, Utah), son Robert E. (Brenda) Sund (Westminster, Colo.), 10 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and siblings Elizabeth Specht, Warren Rice and Barbara Miller. He was preceded in death by his brothers Walter and Glenn.

A celebration of life will be held Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020, 1 p.m. at the Gate ‘N Green Clubhouse, 13405 Main Street, Broomfield, CO 80020-1144.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Shiner’s Hospital for Children, 1275 E. Fairfax Rd., Salt Lake City, UT 84103.

The Fence Post obituary: Virgil G. Jackson

Virgil G. Jackson, 79

April 9, 1940 – Dec. 30, 2019

Chugwater, Wyo.

Virgil G. Jackson passed away peacefully with his family around him on Dec. 30, 2019, at the Davis Hospice Center in Cheyenne, Wyo.

He was born April 9, 1940, the first born, to Warren and Ruth (Young) Jackson of Chugwater, Wyo.

Virgil was raised on the family ranch/farm 18 miles east of Chugwater. He attended K-8 school at the Iowa Center School and transferred to high school in Chugwater and graduated in 1958. He then attended Goshen County Community College and graduated in 1960 where he met his future wife, Peggy Daily. They were married June 12, 1960, at the First United Methodist Church in Torrington, Wyo.

Shortly after, they set up their farming and ranching operation on his grandparents’ homestead, Fred and Daisy Young, located 10 miles east of Chugwater. During the 1980s, they expanded their business operations to include being a HydraBed Dealer to sell round bale feeders for livestock.

Through the years, Virgil’s community service included some of the following: 25-plus years as the treasurer for the Chugwater Cemetery District, first president of the Chugwater Fire Protection District, served on the Goshen County Community Board for the FSA, and served as a board member for the Eastern Wyoming College Foundation and board member of the Chugwater United Methodist Church.

Virgil is survived by his wife of 59 years, Peggy, their children, Jerrene K. Owens (Kent) of Wheatland, Derek G. Jackson (Michele) of Torrington and the following five grandchildren: Tyler (Brittney) Braisted, Maci (Mike) Deavila, Kolby (Priscilla) Braisted, Ali (Nick) Hamel, Josi (Ross) Wahlert; five great-grandchildren, Kyler and Natalie Hamel, Kinsey Jo and Nellie Wahlert, and Brecklynn Braisted.

He is also survived by his siblings: Dan (Lorene) Jackson of Chugwater, Gary (Pam) Jackson of Minnesota and Donna (Joe) Short of Washington and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. He was proceeded in death by his parents Warren and Ruth Jackson.

Virgil will always be remembered for his warm and friendly demeanor, never knowing a stranger and for always having a pocket full of Werther’s Original candy to hand out.

Funeral services were held on Jan. 4, 2020, at the Chugwater Elementary Gym. Interment followed at the Iowa Flats Cemetery in Chugwater. Virgil will be the first of the third generation of Jacksons to be buried there.

Memorial donations may be made to Davis Hospice Center, Cheyenne, Wyo., and The Eastern Wyoming College Foundation, Torrington, Wyo. Colyer Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

The Fence Post obituary: Clifford Allen Hanna

Clifford Allen Hanna, 67

Jan. 2, 1952 – Dec. 15, 2019

Millburn, Neb.

On Dec. 15, 2019, a devoted husband was reunited with his beautiful bride. Cliff’s integrity and strength of character was evidenced to all who knew him. He was always willing to give a helping hand to a friend and once you met him you quickly became a friend.

Clifford Allen Hanna was born Jan. 2, 1952, in Broken Bow, Neb. He was born the third child and only (and favorite) son of Walter and Frances (Mannel) Hanna. He grew up with his three sisters Linda, Kathleen and Janice, and attended grade school in Weissert until second grade and then Milburn until eighth grade. His eighth grade class graduated eight students that year, which comprised half of the entire school enrollment. Milburn then closed its doors and Cliff attended Sargent High School where he was active in sports and FFA. His role on the family farm increased his senior year of high school with the passing of his father, 50 years.

After graduating from Sargent High School, Cliff went on to study agriculture at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. In 1971, he returned to the Milburn area to continue farming with his mother and made his first land purchase, thus the beginning of Hanna Farms.

Cliff married his high school sweetheart, Connie VanZandt on July 28, 1973, in Sargent, Neb. They had three daughters; Carmen, Colleen and Justy (the Hanna girls).

Cliff was active in the community serving on several boards, including Gates Elementary School, Milburn Township, Sargent Irrigation, Loup Basin Reclamation and Custer County Zoning and Planning Commission. He was also a Sargent and Twin Loup Booster and involved with Custer County 4-H.

Farming and ranching were not only Cliff’s work, but his way of life. From his nickname “Farmer” in high school and bearing the responsibility after his father’s passing, he built his operations to the 3,500 head feedlot it is today. He would say “retirement is having the time to do what you love and since I still love farming, I guess I am retired.”

Cliff is survived by his daughters, Carmen Standley, her husband Brandon and their daughters, Syra and Taya of Lincoln; Colleen Slagle, her husband Jake and their children, Jayden, Jordyn, Jaxson, Jakobe and Jazmyn of Marquette; and Justy Nelson, her husband Tom of Sargent and their children, Hayden, Conner and Annie, and her daughter, Shae; and two sisters, Kathleen Hanna of Lincoln and Janice Beran and her husband Jim of Sargent and several nieces and nephews. Cliff was preceded in death by his father, Walter Hanna, mother, Frances (Mannel) Hanna, his wife Connie (VanZandt) Hanna and his sister Linda (Hanna) Engel.

Memorial services were held at Gates Community Center on Dec. 20, 2019, and Cliff will be placed to rest in the Broken Bow Cemetery. Memorials sent to the family will be distributed to the Gates Community Center and the Vasculitis Foundation (formerly Wegener’s Association).

The Fence Post obituary: Merlin Gebauer

Merlin Gebauer, 77

Sept. 2, 1942 – Dec. 21, 2019

Spearfish, S.D.

Merlin Gebauer of Spearfish, S.D., passed away on Dec. 24, 2019, at his home. Merlin was born on Sept. 2, 1942, to Bob and Goldie Gebauer. Merlin was raised and attended school in Akron, Colo., graduating from Akron High School in 1960. Merlin attended Colorado State University in Fort Collins, graduating with a doctorate degree in animal reproduction.

Merlin and his wife, Anita, owned and operated High Plains Genetics in Piedmont, S.D., until their retirement in 2010. Following retirement the couple moved to her family’s farm/ranch in Spearfish, S.D.

Merlin is survived by his two sons, Bradley (Darla) Gebauer of Wichita Falls, Texas, and Brett Gebauer of Irving, Texas; grandaughter Megan Gebauer of Trondheim, Norway; grandson Jake Gebauer of Aurora, Colo.; brother Chester (Linda) Gebauer of Otis, Colo.; sisters Esther Mehring of Akron, Colo., and Doris (Craig) Weston of Mount Solon, Va.; and numerous members of his late wife’s family of Spearfish. Merlin was preceded in death by his parents Bob and Goldie Gebauer, and wife Anita Gebauer in 2016.

Services for Merlin will be held at a later date.

The Fence Post obituary: Leonard Henry Harms

Leonard Henry Harms, 81

April 13, 1938 – Jan. 8, 2020

Hereford, Colo.

Leonard Henry Harms was the beloved fifth child of Ernest and Meta (Thieman) Harms, born April 13, 1938, in Fort Morgan, Colo. He grew up around and graduated from Pine Bluffs High School, then served our country bravely in the U.S. Army. When he returned home, he ranched and farmed the rolling prairie of his youth, spending his happiest moments with International tractors, Dodge pickups, and black cattle. He married Janyce Klinginsmith in 1979; they matched well in life and business. Four daughters, Amanda, Candace, Andrea and Carmela, brightened his days, dented his pickups, and became his favorite audience for jokes. Leonard especially loved his church, his own singing and watching the Colorado Buffalos win. He passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by his family, playoff football, and all the jam a man could want.

He is survived by his wife Janyce, his daughters and their spouses: Amanda and Todd, Candace, Andrea, Carmela and Tyler; his grandchildren: Lexi, Joe, Alex, Kenzie, Roman, Reilly, Henley, Taylor, Mady, Lacie and Trevor; his Brother Orvil, plus beloved family members greater than grains of wheat. He is preceded in death by his sisters, Norma, Lorene, and Delores, and grandson Bentley.

A funeral was held on Jan. 13, 2020, at the Kimball Presbyterian Church in Kimball, Neb., followed by interment in the Pine Bluffs Cemetary.

Memorials may be given to either the Shriner’s Children’s Hospital, Earle Anderson Memorial Rodeo in Grover, Colo., or the Kimball Presbyterian Church. The funeral services have been entrusted to the Cantrell Funeral Home.

Friends may visit www.cantrellfh.com to view Leonard’s Tribute Wall and leave condolences and stories for the family.

The Fence Post obituary: Claire Mae Buderus

Claire Mae Buderus, 87

March 18, 1932 – Sept. 22, 2019

Greeley, Colo.

Claire Mae “Claire” Buderus, 87, of Greeley, Colo., passed away peacefully during a short-term stay at Grace Pointe Senior Care Facility on Sept. 22, 2019. She was born on March 18, 1932, in Galeton, Colo., to Clara (Schwabauer) and Fred Heinze, Jr.

Following graduation at Galeton High School in 1949, she graduated from Central Business College in Denver in 1950.

On Sep. 23, 1951, she married her partner in life, Harold Buderus. They farmed together for 12 years in the Eaton area and then moved to Greeley in 1963 where they continued to operate a dairy farm. When not in the milking barn or in the field, she took care of the recordkeeping for the farm.

Following her retirement from farming, she worked at Colorado Farm Bureau, then with Dr. Robert Dolan and Dr. Gary Rath, and finally at the Cardiology Center at North Colorado Medical Center in Greeley. She especially enjoyed reconnecting with individuals who were clients and patients. Her smile and warm personality immediately put them at ease.

She was a humble woman of faith. It was time with family that she cherished most. Recent highlights included an Alaskan cruise, a wedding in Florida ­— where she was the last to retire for the night — and multiple day trips to the mountains. These adventures were overshadowed, however, by her love of Christmas.

Survivors include her sons, Fred (Barb) Buderus, Ted (Susan) Buderus, Dan (Julie) Buderus, Dwight (Anne) Buderus, three grandchildren, Heather (John) Reagan, Ryan (Lauren) Buderus, Ashley Buderus, and five great-grandchildren Brody Meyer, Gavin Meyer, Madison Reagan, Trey Reagan, and Addilyn Buderus, and her brother Walt (Leona) Heinze. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband and her brother Richard Heinze.

A Life Celebration was held on Jan. 18, 2020, at the Adamson Life Celebration Home, 2000 47th Ave, Greeley, CO 80634. Friends may leave condolences at AdamsonCares.com.

The Fence Post obituary: Guido Facchinello

Guido Facchinello, 89

Feb. 21, 1930 – Jan. 7, 2020

Sterling, Colo.

Guido Facchinello, 89, of Sterling, Colo., passed away Jan. 7, 2020 at Devonshire Acres.

A Mass of Christian burial was held Jan. 13, 2020, at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church with The Very Reverend Michael Bodzioch as celebrant. Burial was held at Riverside Cemetery.

Guido was born Feb. 21, 1930, in Padroni, Colo., to Attilio and Linda (Mansuetti) Facchinello. He graduated from Iliff High School in 1948. He served in the U.S Army and was honorably discharged in 1960. Guido married Margaret Bianco on Feb. 5, 1955, at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in Sterling. Guido was a lifelong farmer and rancher. He was a longtime member of the BPOE Lodge #1336, Jake Uhrig VFW Post 3541, Young Farmers and was a 4-H leader for the Iliff Hardy Workers.

He is preceded in death by his parents; daughter Sharon Huit and sister Betty Beer.

Guido is survived by his loving wife Margaret; children Karen Stanley and husband Steve and Robert Facchinello and wife Ruby all of Sterling; eight grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren and sisters Irene Schneider and Gloria Kaiser and husband Adrian.

Contributions may be made to the Guido Facchinello Memorial Fund in care of Chaney-Reager Funeral Home, PO Box 1046, Sterling, CO 80751. The fund will be donated to a charity.