Donald E. Wagner of Loveland. Memorial service 1 p.m. Thursday, October 28 at Campion Seventh-day Adventist Church, 300 S.W. 42nd St., Loveland.
Donald Edward Wagner, 41, of Loveland died Oct. 21, 2004, at his home of cancer.
He was born Nov. 18, 1962, in Brighton, to R.
Stephen Wagner Sr. and Doris E. Wagner. He graduated from Campion Academy in Loveland in 1981. He received his emergency medical technician certification in 1984 and his practical nurse license from Front Range Community College in 1995.
Mr. Wagner worked as an EMT and nurse for 20 years all around Colorado. He also worked as a used car salesman for a time in the Loveland are. Most recently he worked as a convenience store clerk at Conoco at Taft and Colorado 402.
He married Terri L. Alford of Colorado Springs in December 1983; they divorced in November 1997. He married Cherie Adriane from Loveland in July 1999.
His main joy was doing things with his son. He also enjoyed anything outdoors, especially hunting, fishing and photography. Other hobbies included camping, motorcycle riding, helping others without a thought of himself, and spending time with his family and friends.
He is survived by his ex-wife Terri and son Andrew Wagner of Greeley; his wife Cherie Adriane and stepson Shilo Criswell of Loveland; his parents, R. Stephen and Doris Wagner of Loveland; brother Robert S. Wagner Jr. of Loveland; sister Rhonda S. Hallnagel and husband Daren of Mesa, Ariz.; and many uncles, aunts, nephews and nieces.
He was preceded in death by grandparents Harold E. and Elva R.S. Wallace and Henry O. and Margaret J. Wagner; and an uncle, H. Earle Wallace Jr.
He will be cremated by Bohlender Funeral Chapel, Fort Collins.
Pastor Al Williams will conduct a memorial service at 1 p.m. Thursday at the Campion Seventh-day Adventist Church at Campion Academy, 300 S.W. 42nd St.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Drew Wagner Trust Fund for School in care of Doris Wagner, 3201 Overlook Lane, Loveland, 80537.
Virene Richardson of Loveland. Funeral services 10 a.m. Saturday, October 30, Viegut Funeral Home. Final services Monday in Slater, Iowa, with burial at Slater City Cemetery.
Virene Richardson, 84, of Loveland died Oct. 26, 2004, at Hospice Care Center.
She was born Dec. 26, 1919, in Mount Auburn, Iowa, to Raymond C. Hacket and Neva Jane Long. She graduated from LaPorte City High School in LaPorte City, Iowa, in 1937.
She was a homemaker and farmed for many years. She owned and operated the Richardson Cafe in Slater, Iowa, for years. She also worked for the city of Loveland Housing Authority for five years.
Mrs. Richardson moved to Loveland in 1988 from Slater.
She was a member of the ladies auxiliary and of the Slater United Methodist Church. She enjoyed cooking, crocheting, sewing and sports, especially baseball.
She is survived by son Wayne Metcalf and wife Andrea of Milliken; daughter Lana Wheeler and husband Thomas of Loveland; 10 grandchildren, Troy Metcalf, Stacey Danielson, Blake Pointer, Carey Nelson, Brad Pointer, Mark Nelson, Dustin Metcalf,
Rebecca Wheeler, Heather Wheeler and Jynelle Wheeler; six great-grandchildren; sister Myrna Lyons of St. Charles, Mo.; a nephew, Don Rich-ardson; and four nieces, Marlys Fox-Barba, Sally Allen, Marilee Dawson and Ideles Johnson.
She was preceded in death by a daughter, Linda Pointer, and a sister, Ila Daggett.
Viewing will be 5-8 p.m. today at Viegut Funeral Home. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Saturday at Viegut Funeral Home, the Rev. Trudy Robinson of First United Methodist Church officiating.
Burial will be 2 p.m. Monday at Slater City Cemetery, Slater.
Leona Brunmeier of Loveland. Visitation 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday. Service 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, November 3, at Allnutt Hunter Chapel with interment in Resthaven Memory Gardens.
Leona Brunmeier, age 90, a lifelong resident of Loveland, died Thursday, Oct. 28, 2004, at the Berthoud Living Center.
The daughter of Louis and Laura (Harris) Herder, she was born July 24, 1914, in Loveland. She married Leonard Brunmeier July 31, 1937, in Laramie, Wyo.
They loved to dance. They also loved to go on trips to Wyoming, Pueblo, Oklahoma and Oregon.
As a homemaker, she loved to crochet, do quilting and gardening. She also had fun teasing.
Leona was a member of First Congregational Church and in her later years enjoyed bingo and various crafts.
Preceded in death by her husband, Leonard; stepson, Bob Mihelich; daughter-in-law, Millie Mihelich; sisters, Elizabeth, Helen and Dolores; and brothers, Albert and Rueben, she is survived by her sons, Larry Brunmeier and wife Donnabelle of Masonville, Don Brunmeier and wife Beth of Glen Haven, Jim Brunmeier and wife Linda of Miami, Okla.; stepson, William Mihelich; stepdaughter, Betty Zerfes and husband, Larry, all of Pueblo; brother, Donald Herder and wife Lorri; sister, Hilda Geringer, all of Loveland; 20 grandchildren; and 47 great grandchildren.
Visitation will be 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today at Allnutt Hunter Chapel.
Service will be 10:30 a.m., Wednesday at Allnutt Hunter Chapel, with interment following in Resthaven Memory Gardens.
Arrangements with Allnutt Hunter Chapel, 2100 N. Lincoln Ave., Loveland, CO 80538. 667-1121.
Cynthia (Ely) Chambers, 50, formerly of Loveland, died Oct. 16, 2004, in Milwaukee, Wis.
She was born May 11, 1954, in Manitowoc, Wis.
She was married to the late Kenneth R. Chambers of Loveland.
Mrs. Chambers lived in Loveland in the 1980s and graduated from Colorado State University in 1990. She moved to Manitowoc, where she worked as a social worker with the county human services department until her death.
She is survived by sons Adam and Alexander and daughter Erin, who live in Wisconsin.
A memorial service was held Oct. 22 in Manitowoc. Burial is pending.
Marian Corbin-Ross of Loveland. Funeral service 10 a.m. Tuesday, October 2 at Kibbey-Fishburn Funeral Chapel, Pastor Matthew Bolz-Weber officiating. Interment Ft. Logan National Cemetery. Memorial contributions to Disabled American Veterans in care of Kibbey-Fishburn Funeral Home.
Marian Daphene Corbin-Ross, 75, of Loveland, died Oct. 29, 2004, at Poudre Valley Hospital in Fort Collins.
She was born June 14, 1929 in St. Joseph, Mo., to Eula Jewell Flowers and Riley Francis Bell.
On Dec. 3, 1949, she married Howard A. Corbin in St. Louis, Mo. He passed away on Feb. 10, 1990.
On June 24, 2000, she married Clarence Ross in Longmont.
Mrs. Corbin-Ross was a homemaker.
She moved to Loveland in 1972 from Missouri.
She enjoyed dancing at the Chilson Senior Center, playing cards, doing crafts, cooking, flower gardening and spending time with her grandchildren.
She is survived by: her husband, Clarence Ross of Loveland; sons, Glen Corbin and wife Barbara of Wyoming and Michael Corbin of Loveland; daughters, Dawn Corbin and husband Brian Kruse of Loveland and Barbara Mahaffey and husband Dan of Palm Beach, Fla.; sisters, Estelle Stremmelle and Ruth Johnson, both of Missouri; brother, Mib Bell of Missouri; 18 grandchildren including Nicholas, Anthony and Adrian Corbin-Kruse and Misty and Samantha Corbin, all of Loveland; and seven great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by: her first husband, Howard A. Corbin; sister, Inice Walkingstick; granddaughter, Rebecca Corbin; and grandson, Joshua Atkins.
Viewing at the Kibbey-Fishburn Funeral Home noon to 5 p.m. today, Nov. 1, 2004.
Services will be 10 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 2, at Kibbey-Fishburn Funeral Chapel. Pastor Matthew Bolz-Weber of Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Longmont will officiate.
Burial at Fort Logan National Cemetery in Denver.
Memorial contributions may be made to Disabled American Veterans in care of Kibbey-Fishburn Funeral Home, 1102 N. Lincoln Ave., Loveland, CO 80537.
Susan Kay Loomis Gremmel Keener, 50, of Fort Collins and formerly of Loveland, died Nov. 2, 2004, at Poudre Valley Hospital in Fort Collins.
She was born Feb. 26, 1954, in Topeka, Kan., to Robert E. and Marsha L. (Heston) Loomis. She graduated from Salina High School and attended Hutchinson Junior College in Hutchinson, Kan.
She married Dwayne Keener on Aug. 16, 1992, in Salina.
Mrs. Keener moved to Loveland four years ago from Salina and worked as a clerk at King Soopers in Loveland. She had worked for Tonyís Pizza for 20 years and for Dillons Super Store and Wal-Mart, all in Salina. She moved to Fort Collins two months ago.
She was a master gardener.
She is survived by her husband, Dwayne Keener of Fort Collins; daughters Aleisha Gremmel and Rhiannon Gremmel of Salina and Brittany Keener of Fort Collins; stepsons Jeffrey Keener and wife Pam and Rodney Keener and fiancťe Amber, all of Fort Collins; her mother; seven grandchildren; brother David H. Loomis of Salina; sisters Jennifer A. Loomis and Robin Nachbar and husband Craig, all of Salina; seven nephews; and a niece.
She was preceded in death by her father.
Memorial services will be 9 a.m. Friday at Windsor First United Methodist Church, Fifth and Walnut, Windsor. The Rev. Gary Haddock will officiate.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Arbor Day Foundation in care of Bohlender Funeral Chapel, 121 W. Olive St., Fort Collins, 80524.
Leah Maxine Nighs-wonger, age 65, of Loveland, died Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2004.
Born in Hawk Springs, Wyo., she graduated from Hawk Springs High. Leonard and Leah met during their high school years and married in 1960 in Hawk Springs. Leah attended the University of Wyoming and moved to Ogallala, Neb., for two years, then to Fairfield, Calif., on to Golden, and finally to Loveland in 1978.
She was a member of Pony of the Americas and a manager at E.I. Medical for about 20 years. Leah was very passionate about her work.
She was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother and friend to many and always put others before herself. She loved being with her family, her grandchildren, reading, and decorating. Leah was always excited about her children and grandchildren showing horses and was able to see one of her ponies inducted into the Pony of the Americas Hall of Fame.
Preceded in death by her father, Earl Hubbs, she is survived by her husband, Leonard Nighswonger; mother, Isis Hubbs of Hawk Springs; daughters, Sonya Gupta, Vonda Davis and her husband, Mike; grandchildren, Lucas Davis, Lauren Davis, Sara Smalling and Evan Smalling; sister, Venita Cochran, all of Loveland.
Memorial service 2 p.m. today, Thursday, at Church of the Good Shepherd, 3429 N. Monroe Ave., Loveland.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to Larimer County Hospice in care of Allnutt Hunter Service, 2100 N. Lincoln Ave., Loveland, CO 80538.
Graveside service 2 p.m. Saturday in Valley View Cemetery, Torrington, Wyo.
Friends may view the online obituary and sign the guestbook at www.allnutt.com.
Patti Porter of Loveland. Memorial service 2 p.m. Saturday, November 6 at Allnutt Hunter Chapel.
Patti Porter of Loveland. Memorial service 2 p.m. Saturday at Allnutt Hunter Chapel.
Patti Porter, 78, of Loveland died Oct. 30, 2004.
She was born Oct. 29, 1926.
She married Glen E. Porter on April 23, 1948. He preceded her in death.
She was co-founder of Porter Industries in Loveland in 1967 and retired in Scottsdale, Ariz., in 1984.
She was a member of the local PEO chapter and enjoyed playing tennis and golf and traveling. She was a great host along with her husband.
She was a contributor to the Bicentennial Committee to renovate Lovelandís historic Lone Tree School east of the fire station in North Lake Park. The school was under renovation and was completed in 1985.
She is survived by a son, Scott (Starr) Porter of Loveland; a daughter, Paige (Jeannie) Porter of Thornton; a sister, Shirley Carter of Arroyo Grande, Calif.; three grandchildren; and numerous cousins.
Memorial services will be 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 6, 2004, at Allnutt-Hunter Chapel.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to the Alzheimerís Associationís Rocky Mountain Chapter in care of Allnutt Hunter Chapel, 2100 N. Lincoln Ave., Loveland, CO 80538.
Marvin L. ďChuckĒ Reider of Greeley. Funeral Service 11 a.m. Thursday, October 4 at St. Johnís United Church of Christ. Interment Crown Hill Cemetery. Memorials to St. Johnís UCC or Hospice and Palliative Care in care of Allnutt Macy Chapel.
Marvin L. ďChuckĒ Reider, 67, of Greeley and formerly of Loveland died Oct. 31, 2004, at Hospice and Palliative Care.
He was born June 3, 1937, in Berthoud to Adolph and Elsie (Horst) Reider. He grew up in Loveland and graduated from Loveland High School in 1956.
He enlisted in the U.S. Air Force and served for 11 years. He returned to Loveland and went to work for Western
Foundries in Longmont. He then went to work for Davis Audio Visual for 30 years and then for Minnesota Western until he retired in 2002.
He married Bernice Martin Jan. 20, 1973, in Greeley. The couple lived in Lakewood from 1973 until they moved to Greeley in 2000.
Mr. Reider was a member of the Loveland and Lakewood Jaycees and served as JCI senator. He was also a member of Green Mountain Kiwanis, American Legion Post 18 in Greeley, and St. Johnís United Church of Christ.
He enjoyed old cars and loved to dance, play cards and have fun. He was very family-oriented and loved to travel.
He is survived by his wife, Bernice M. Reider of Greeley; sons Mark Reider of Loveland and Steve Reider of Greeley; daughters Debbie Gray and husband Mike of Lyons and Pam Johnson and husband Eric of Greeley; five grandchildren; and a sister, Dorothy Sterkel and husband Floyd of Delta.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Friday at St. Johnís United Church of Christ, Greeley. Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Wednesday at Allnutt Funeral Service-Macy Chapel.
Memorials may be made to St. Johnís United Church of Christ or Hospice and Palliative Care in Care of Allnutt Macy Chapel, 702 13th St., Greeley, 80631.
Memorial services for Harry F. (Venable) Strohecker, 71, of Casper, Wyo., were conducted Oct. 6, 2004, in Oregon Trail State Veterans Cemetery Chapel; and Oct. 8, 2004, in Fort Logan National Cemetery in Denver.
At his request, he was an organ donor.
Cremation has taken place and his ashes were scattered on his beloved Pine Mountain. He died suddenly of a heart attack Oct. 3, 2004, in Colorado Springs, after attending a division meeting of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary.
Born Sept. 12, 1933, in Lusk, Wyo., he was the son of Boyd J. and Anna (Salvesen) Venable; and following his motherís second marriage, was adopted by stepfather Louie Hayden Strohecker.
He attended rural elementary schools and graduated from Natrona County High School in 1951. He attended Casper College and Colorado School of Mines and graduated from the University of Nebraska-Omaha.
He entered the U.S. Air Force Aviation Cadet program at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas, as a flight cadet and was commissioned in 1955. During his 20-year career, he was stationed at McGuire AFB, N.J.; Pope AFB, N.C.; Malmstrom AFB, Mont.; Clark AFB, Philippines; and Dyess AFB, Texas. He flew as navigator on the C-124, KB-50 and C-130, including service in Vietnam, and spent four years in the Minuteman Strategic Missile Program.
While stationed in Montana, he met Margaret Metcalfe. They were married in the Chapel of the Transfiguration in the Tetons.
He retired as a highly decorated lieutenant colonel and returned to the land he loved, becoming manager of the family ranch at the base of Pine Mountain.
Active in the community, he was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars; Korein Shrine Temple; Navy League, American Legion; Casper Boat Club; Pathfinder Boat and Fishing Club; Wild Turkey Federation; Chamber of Commerce military affairs committee; American Wars Commemorative Association, serving as president for the last seven years; Friendship Force; and Natrona County Airport Board, serving for eight years.
In 1991, he joined the Coast Guard Auxiliary, Flotilla 1-6, in Loveland, beginning as a volunteer patroller instructing boating safety classes, distributing boating safety information, and making vessel safety checks on recreational boats. He received many awards for his work and rose through the ranks from flotilla commander to division captain. As rear commodore, he was responsible for the volunteer activities of three divisions, including 18 flotillas in a four-state area.
He loved fishing, boating and hunting; and, especially, traveling with his wife, including trips to the Orient and Europe. He particularly loved Mexico, enjoyed his annual escape to the beaches of Mazatlan, and was fascinated touring the Mayan ruins.
A devoted family man, he has grandsons serving in the Air Force and U.S. Army because of his inspiration.
Survivors include his wife; three children, John Strohecker of Casper, Karla (Strohecker) Volpi and her husband of Pottstown, Pa., and Michelle Strohecker of Mercer Island, Wash.; and nine grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Memorials may be made to the Wyoming Veterans Memorial Museum in care of the Wyoming Veterans Commission, 5905 CY Ave., Casper, WY, 82604; or Casper Humane Society, 849 East E St., Casper, WY, 82601.