Staffie D. Harrington
Leadville resident Staffie D. Harrington, 87, died Aug. 3 in the ECU of St. Vincent General Hospital District.
Born in Bimetalic, Colo. on April 5, 1912, her parents were Joseph and Josephina (Germ) Drobnick.
She graduated Lake County High School and in 1938 married Bernard McKittrick, who died in 1942. She married John J. Harrington on Feb. 16, 1944 in Glenwood Springs; their marriage was later blessed at Annunciation Church in Leadville on Oct. 31, 1981.
She was a life-long member of St. Joseph's and Annunciation Parish and belonged to the K.S.K.J. Lodge. She enjoyed reading, working word puzzles and watching the Broncos-Sundays were dull without a Bronco game. Her family will remember her best as a wonderful mother, grandmother, great grandmother and home maker. Up until she entered the E.C.U. at St. Vincent's, she loved to cook for her family. She also made sure she was involved in all their activities and interests. She enjoyed life to its fullest and was very committed to her faith in God.
She was preceded in death by her first husband Bernard McKittrick; her second husband John Harrington, who died in 1993; and a son, John Harrington Jr., who died in 1981.
She is survived by one sister, Olga Williams; one sister-in-law, Staffie Drobnick, both in Caņon City; two daughters, Bernice (Ron) Rohr, Arvada; and JoEllen (Gary) Jones, West Jordan, Utah; one son, William B. (Marcia) Harrington, Leadville; ten grandchildren, Mike, Dave and Diana Rohr, Teri, Tricia and Paul Harrington, Gena Hannaway, Chandra Leetham and Kathleen and Johnny Harrington; and six great grandchildren.
The Rosary was recited on Aug. 5 and Mass of Christian Burial on Aug. 6, both at Annunciation Catholic Church. Father Tom Killeen and Father James Kane, her nephew, officiated. Her niece Joan Dawson sang accompanied by Jean Elliott. Pallbearers were Mike and Dave Rohr, Johnny Harrington, Mike Leetham and Chuck and Tiny MacDonald.
Interment was in St. Joseph Cemetery in Leadville and a reception followed the committal service at the Parish Hall.
Those wishing may make memorial contributions to the Extended Care Unit at St. Vincent General Hospital District, 822 W. 4th St., Leadville, CO 80461.
Arrangements were handled by Bailey Funeral Home.
Former Leadville resident Warren Nord, 83, died July 24 from a massive stroke.
Born in Leadville, he graduated from Leadville High School and then began work at Climax Molybdenum Co. as a sampler, advancing to the Safety Engineering Department after twelve years.
He then became district manager for Farmers Insurance Co. in Boulder County, transferring to Durango in 1954. There he continued as district manager in the tri-county area, writing extensively on insurance products for a variety of trade journals.
In 1968, he began teaching business subjects at Durango High School. He left in 1976 to travel with his wife.
His interests were varied: he loved music, fishing and Vallecito Lake.
He is survived by his wife of sixty-one years, Myrtle Schaefer Nord, Tucson, Ariz.; sister Dorothy Burns, Silverdale, Wash.; niece JoanMae Farren Clark, Paulsbo, Wash.; and nephew David Farren, Leadville.
Following cremation, no immediate memorial is planned.
For those who wish, donations may be made to the Easter Seal Society of Crippled Children and Adults, or your favorite charity.
Ludwig F. Hren
Ludwig F. Hren, 84, died Aug. 21 at St. Anthony's Central Hospital in Denver.
The Rosary was recited Aug. 25 and the Mass of Christian Burial Aug. 25, both at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Leadville.
Those wishing may make memorial contributions to the American Heart Fund, 1280 S. Parker Road, Denver, CO 80231.
Arrangements are being handled by Bailey Funeral Home.
A complete obituary will follow in next week's Herald.
MaShelle Denise Klingenberg
MaShelle Denise Klingenberg, 36, died Aug. 15 at University Hospital in Denver following a three year battle with cancer.
She was born in Louisville, Ky. on March 6, 1963 to Dwight W. and Mary E. (Layton) Edwards.
After her high school graduation, MaShelle went to Ellendale, N.D. where she attended Trinity Bible College. It was here that she met fellow student Mark Klingenberg, whom she married in Los Gatos, Calif. on Aug. 6, 1983. Together they served in parishes in North Platte, Neb. and Winter Haven, Fla. before moving to Silverthorne, Colo. where they served at Abundant Life Church.
MaShelle, a gifted musician, sang and played the piano for the church, taught Sunday school and children's church and directed the youth choir.
Along with her music, MaShelle loved to read, sew, cross stitch, walk, bike and decorate the family's home. Her greatest pleasure was spending time with her husband and two daughters.
She is survived by her husband, Mark Klingenberg and their daughters, Denise and Dayna, Frisco; parents Reverend Dwight W. and Mary E. Edwards, Winter Haven, Fla.; sisters Elizabeth (David) Braddock, Virginia Beach, Va. and Cynthia (Brad) Klingenberg, Frisco; her brother Nolan (Kathleen) Edwards, Minneapolis, Minn.; and grandparents, Preston and Clara Layton, Oroville, Calif.
Services were Aug. 20 at the Abundant Life Church in Silverthorne. Bob Cook, district superintendent of the Rocky Mountain District of the Assembly of God officiated.
Interment was in the Dillon Cemetery and the family received friends at a reception back at the church.
Those wishing may make memorial contributions to the MaShelle Klingenberg Memorial Fund at West Star Bank.
Gus Green Robinson
Gus Green Robinson, 88, died Aug. 15 at his home in Leadville.
He was born March 10, 1911 in Montrose, Colo. to John and Maggie (McCluskey) Robinson and spent his early years working as an open ranch cowboy on his family's ranch.
During the depression, they lost the ranch and Gus moved to Leadville in 1936, where he worked for the Bureau of Roads several years. He later worked construction on Treasure Island, Calif. during WW II.
After returning to Leadville, Gus became an appliance repairman for the Public Service Co. of Colorado, eventually retiring from their employ.
He married the former Thelma Green on Sept. 17, 1939 and together they raised three children.
He loved playing with children and devoted his life to doing things with young people. He was widely respected for his work with the Boy Scouts of America and his church, the First Presbyterian Church of Leadville.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Thelma, who died in 1981.
He is survived by his daughter Mary (James) Cunio, Canon City; sons Dale (Carla) Robinson, Omaha, Neb. and Ray (Ione) Robinson, Edmond, Okla.; five grandchildren, Wendy and John Robinson, Lynne Howard, Katie and Kristopher Cunio and one great granddaughter, Katherine Ione Robinson.
Services were Aug. 19 at the First Presbyterian Church of Leadville. The Reverend Tom Abbott officiated and the music was provided by Lynette Booth and granddaughters Wendy Robinson and Katie Cunio.
Pallbearers were Bob Casey, Bob Roeder, Pat Lucero, Kit Bogert, Chet Magil and Dave Taliaferro. Honorary pallbearer was Kristopher Cunio.
Interment was in Evergreen Cemetery in Leadville.
Those wishing may make memorial contributions to The Boy Scouts of America or the First Presbyterian Church of Leadville.
Arrangements were handled by Bailey Funeral Home.