Harry Joseph Shafer, 94, died July 29, 2001, at Poudre Valley Hospital in Fort Collins.
He was born April 30, 1907, in Marion, Ind., to Joseph Shafer and Jennie Avrano.
He served in the Navy during World War II. He married Ovella Potts in Dixon, Ill., in 1951.
Mr. Shafer served as an auditor for the state of Illinois before moving to Colorado. He moved to Windsor in 1976 and lived there until 1999, when he moved to the Spring Creek Health Care Center in Fort Collins.
He is survived by his daughter, Sandra Uim and husband Gene of Loveland; two grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife Ovella in 1994.
A private graveside service was held at Resthaven Memory Gardens.
Fern A. Spiess of Berthoud. Memorial service 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Mount Olive Lutheran Church. Burial of cremated remains at Grandview Cemetery in Fort Collins.
Fern A. Spiess, 87, of Berthoud, died at her home July 29, 2001.
She was born July 25, 1914, in Wolverton, Minn., to Paul and LaVina Buth. She graduated from Barnsville High School, Barnsville, Minn.
She married Vernon Fangmeier on May 12, 1937. They farmed for five years and had four sons. Because of her health, they moved to Colorado. Vernon died of a heart attack Oct. 19, 1961, and Mrs. Spiess went to work to support the family, raising her sons alone. All of her sons and extended family dearly loved her.
She met Martin Spiess while working at Woodward Governor in Fort Collins. They were married Feb. 1, 1964. They owned and operated a general store up the Big Thompson Canyon. Later, she worked at a flower shop in Loveland and as a cook at McKee Medical Center. She retired from Hewlett-Packard in 1975.
Mrs. Spiess was an excellent gardener (tomatoes and cucumbers for her dill pickles), and she was skilled in almost any handicraft — knitting, crocheting and cross-stitching. She played the piano and keyboard. Cooking was a fine art with her, improving many recipes with experience. Fishing was one of her passions. She loved playing games, especially cards. Her family was her greatest joy, and she loved being a grandmother and great-grandmother.
She was a member of Mount Olive Lutheran Church in Loveland.
She is survived by her husband, Martin, of Berthoud; three sons, Lyle Fangmeier and wife Sherry of Boulder, Fred Fangmeier and wife Linda of Kersey, and Frank Fangmeier and wife Sara of Longmont; daughter-in-law Sharon Fangmeier of Billings, Mont.; two sisters, Jessie Fangmeier of St. Michael, Minn., and Grace Affield of Breckenridge, Minn.; 12 grandchildren, Bill, Julie, Andy, Debbie, John, Shelly, Bobby, Fred, Sandy, Ginger, Tim and Wendy; 15 great-grandchildren, Emily, Mack, Jeremy, Stephen, Christopher, Kyle, April, Holly, Joe, Corey, TJ, Nichole, Nik, Mitch and Dalton.
She was preceded in death by her oldest son, Laverne Fangmeier; brothers Lawrence and Walter Buth; sister Blanche Buth; and a great-granddaughter, Lisa Marie Fangmeier.
Memorial services will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Mount Olive Lutheran Church. There will be a reception immediately following the service at the Berthoud Community Senior Center, 238 Welch Ave.
Burial will take place at the Grandview Cemetery in Fort Collins.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Hospice of Larimer County in care of Viegut Funeral Home.
Arvadell Stevens of Loveland. Graveside services will be 10 a.m. Monday at Resthaven Memory Gardens. Visitation will be 3 to 5 p.m. today at the Allnutt-Hunter Chapel.
Arvadell Stevens, 75, of Loveland, died July 27, 2001, at McKee Medical Center in Loveland.
She was born Dec. 28, 1925, in St. Paul, Minn., to Edward and Alma Victoria Rolph Myrman. She graduated from high school in St. Paul.
She married Richard Stevens on May 16, 1946, in St. Paul. He preceded her in death on Nov. 29, 1980. She was a homemaker.
She was a former resident of Michigan and moved to Loveland in 1970.
Mrs. Stevens is survived by a son, Richard E. Stevens and companion Linda Dole of Loveland; a daughter, Jann L. Whaler and husband Dennis of Loveland; three sisters, Alverta Anderson of Arden Hills, Minn., Geraldine Brandt of St. Croix Falls, Wis., and Marvel Gretsfeld and husband Walter of West St. Paul, Minn.; two grandsons, Travis Stevens and companion Bobbie Griffy, and Lucas Stevens and companion Andrea Ourada; two granddaughters, Dawn Bryant and husband Shawn and Dana Whaler and companion Michael Anderson; two great-grandsons, Reed Bryant and James Bryant; a great-granddaughter, LeighAnne Anderson; niece and goddaughter, Arvie Werner; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be from 3-5 p.m. Sunday at the Allnutt-Hunter Chapel.
Graveside services will be 10 a.m. Monday at Resthaven Memory Gardens, with Chaplain Bruce Rippe officiating.
Burial will be in Resthaven Memory Gardens.
Robert W. Stone, 65, of Berthoud, died July 25, 2001, at North Colorado Medical Center in Greeley.
He was born March 10, 1936, in Mount Holly, N.J., to Clarence W. and Maude App Stone. He grew up in Moorestown, N.J., and graduated from Moorestown High School in 1954.
He married Helen Nelson on Dec. 1, 1967, in Wheat Ridge.
He attended Clarkson College of Technology in Potsdam, N.Y., and graduated from the University of Colorado with a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering. He graduated from the University of Northern Colorado with a master's degree in business.
Mr. Stone served in the U.S. Air Force from 1958 to 1962.
He worked at the Rocky Flats plant in Golden from 1963 until his retirement in July 1995.
He moved to Boulder in 1968 and lived there until 1992, when he moved to Berthoud. He enjoyed being with his family.
Mr. Stone is survived by his wife, Helen Stone of Berthoud; a son, John W. Stone; a daughter, Laura Blauvelt and husband Robert; a twin sister, Mary Morris of Arlington, Texas; and two grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Visitation will be from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday at Howe Mortuary, 439 Coffman St. in Longmont.
Services will be 10 a.m. Monday at Grace Evangelical Free Church, 2415 Lake Park Drive in Longmont. The Rev. Tom Dyer of the Berthoud Evangelical Free Church will officiate.
Burial will be in the Berthoud Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Berthoud Evangelical Free Church, P.O. Box 927, Berthoud, 80513.
Louis E. "Curly" Tedford of Loveland. Husband of Ann B. Tedford. Services 1 p.m. Saturday, Minneola Community Church, Minneola, Kan., the Rev. Ellwin Tedford officiating. Interment Appleton Township Cemetery, Minneola, Kan. Memorial services 2 p.m. Monday, Evangelical Covenant Church, Loveland, 743 S. Dotsero. Contributions to Hospice of Larimer County, 7604 Colland Drive, Fort Collins, 80525.
Louis E. "Curly" Tedford, 79, of Loveland, died July 30, 2001, in a local nursing home.
He was born April 5, 1922, in Minneola, Kan., to Walter M. and Lelia McKissick Tedford. He attended Sterling College in Sterling, Kan., for two and one-half years. He married Ann B. Lupfer on May 22, 1943, in Little Rock, Ark. He farmed in the Minneola and Scott City, Kan., areas.
Mr. Tedford served in the U.S. Army during World War II in Europe.
He lived in Allenspark from 1982 to 1995. He moved to Loveland two years ago from Thornton.
The Tedfords were charter members of the New Covenant Church in Allenspark. He enjoyed reading.
Mr. Tedford is survived by his wife, Ann B. Tedford of Loveland; two sons, Stephen L. Tedford and wife Betty Jean of Allenspark, and Stanley R. Tedford and wife Betsy of Salem, Mass.; two daughters, Peggy T. Mukai and husband David of Bel Air, Md., and Pamela S. Tedford of Longmont; two brothers, Max Tedford and wife Bernice and Lawrence Tedford and wife Evelyn, all of Goodland, Kan.; a sister, Loretta DeWerff and husband Jack of Ellinwood, Kan.; seven grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and many other relatives.
Services will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Minneola Community Church in Kansas, with the Rev. Ellwin Tedford officiating.
Burial will be in Appleton Township Cemetery in Minneola.
Memorial services will be 2 p.m. Monday at Evangelical Covenant Church, 743 S. Dotsero in Loveland.
Contributions may be made to Hospice of Larimer County, 7604 Colland Drive, Fort Collins, 80525.
Kibbey-Fishburn Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Edna J. Ward of Loveland. Cremation has been conducted. Private family services will be held at a later date. Memorial contributions to Loveland Seventh-day Adventist Church or charity of donor's choice in care of Kibbey-Fishburn Funeral Home.
Edna J. Ward, 104, of Loveland, died July 27, 2001, at her home.
She was born Dec. 16, 1896, in Ozark County, Mo., to Charles Durling Tramel and Lucy Ann Hutchison Tramel.
She married James Ward on Dec. 13, 1915, in Pryor, Okla.
They had seven children. He preceded her in death.
In 1933, she married James Emmett Overman of Claremore, Okla. They had a daughter. He also preceded her in death.
She moved from Oklahoma to Southern California in 1956, then to Roseburg, Ore., in 1970. She moved to Loveland in 1974.
She was a member of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Loveland. She enjoyed gardening, cooking and sewing.
She was widowed and raised eight children mostly on her own during the Depression.
Mrs. Ward is survived by two sons, Roy Lee Ward and wife Louise of Lyons, and Earl James Ward and wife Polly of Lyons; four daughters, Lena Bradshaw of Lyons, Ruth Johnson and husband Patrick of Willow Creek, Calif., Myrtle Kruse and husband Vernon of Bassett, Calif., and Mavis Kelsey and husband Dennis of Loveland; 10 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren and 18 great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a son, John Ed Ward; a daughter, Ruby Sims; four brothers; and four sisters.
Cremation has been conducted.
Private family services will be conducted at a later date.
Memorial contributions may be sent to Loveland Seventh-day Adventist Church or the charity of the donor's choice in care of Kibbey-Fishburn Funeral Home.
Art Wolfe, 80, of Eden Valley. Bonnie Shetler's dad. Cremation is planned and a private family burial will be held soon at West Point Academy in New York.
Art Wolfe of Eden Valley died July 28 at an assisted living center in Fort Collins. He was 80.
Arthur Wolfe was born Nov. 3, 1920 to Walter Wolfe and Myrle Metcalf.
The youngest of two sons, he was raised on a dairy farm near Huntington Mills, Pa. He attended Muhlenberg Grammar School and graduated from Shickshinny High School in 1938.
He briefly attended the Drexel Institute of Technology for chemical engineering before enlisting in the U.S. Army in 1940. In 1941, he survived the bombing of Pearl Harbor.
After being discharged from the Army, he attended the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York. He graduated in 1945 and was subsequently appointed first lieutenant in the Army Signal Corps and served as unit commander with the Eastern Theater Signal School in Ansbach, Germany.
As a civilian, he lived in Line Lexington, Pa., where he worked as a construction engineer for Norris Pool Company from 1948 to 1954 and then as a mechanical engineer for the Link Belt Company from 1954 to 1960.
He later moved to Shippensburg, Pa., where he built a home and joined the engineering staff at Letterkenny Army Depot.
After his retirement in 1982, he divided his time between tending to his rural Pennsylvania home, attending Elderhostels and touring the United States.
He is survived by his three children, Ron Wolfe of Waunakee, Wis., Bonnie Shetler of Bellvue, and Linda Priest of Noblesville, Ind.
Cremation is planned, and a private family burial will be held soon at West Point Academy in New York.
Eloise N. Elliot of Loveland. A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2001, at Mountain View Presbyterian Church.
Mary Elliott of Loveland. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 18, 2001, at St. John's the Evangelist Catholic Church. At the family's request, there will be no viewing. Memorial contributions may be made to the Kerry Fund: Camp Ronald McDonald for Good Times in care of the Allnutt-Hunter Chapel.
Albert "Al" Frank, 83, of Fort Collins, died Oct. 17, 2001.
He was born Feb. 6, 1918, in Loveland to William and Mary Bath Frank. His father died in a farming accident when he was 8 years old. His mother married Jacob Ehrlich, and the family moved to a farm east of Fort Collins in 1928.
He married Ruth Deines on Dec. 19, 1937, in Fort Collins. The couple was in the farming and cattle-feeding business for 28 years in the Fort Collins area. Their farming was interrupted for six years by a move to Oakland, Calif., where he worked for the Owens-Illinois Glass factory. He also served one year in the U.S. Navy.
The couple retired in 1973 and moved into Fort Collins, where Mr. Frank was employed with the Colorado State University Physical Plant for six years.
Mr. Frank was a lifelong member of Plymouth Congregational Church in Fort Collins. He served on the church council and was actively involved in the construction of the church. He also was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and a past member of the American Legion.
The greatest joy in his life was his family, especially his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
He enjoyed fishing, hunting and gardening and was an avid sports fan.
He is survived by his wife, Ruth Frank of Fort Collins; a daughter, Beverly Strobel and husband Calvin of Drake; four grandchildren including Scott Strobel of Loveland; 10 great-grandchildren; a sister, Dee Southwick of Sun Lakes, Ariz.; a stepbrother, Reuben Ehrlich of Milliken; and several nephews and nieces.
He was preceded in death by a brother, four sisters, three stepbrothers, three stepsisters, and one great-granddaughter.
Memorial services will be 11 a.m. Monday at First Congregational Church in Loveland.
Private interment of cremains at Grandview Cemetery has taken place.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Larimer County or to the American Heart Association in care of Reager Funeral Home, 1530 Riverside Ave., Fort Collins, 80524.
Linda L. Goetzel of Loveland. Wife of David Goetzel. Cremation has been conducted. Memorial service 2 p.m. Monday, Oct. 22, Kibbey-Fishburn Funeral Chapel. Inurnment Loveland Burial Park. Memorial contributions to the American Diabetes Association in care of Kibbey-Fishburn Funeral Home.
Linda L. Goetzel, 47, of Loveland, died Oct. 18, 2001, at McKee Medical Center in Loveland.
She was born Nov. 4, 1953, in Loveland, to Donald and Shirley Walters. She graduated from Loveland High School in 1972.
She married James Case in November 1972. They had two sons, Jerry Allen Case and Jacob Taylor Case. She married David Goetzel on June 13, 1987, in Loveland.
After graduation from high school, she worked at Hewlett-Packard. She also worked at Eastman Kodak and IBM, when she retired because of health problems.
She enjoyed camping, fishing and hunting with her husband, Dave. She liked to play with their grandchildren and their dogs. She also liked to play softball and bowl before her health problems.
She was a member of the Church of the Good Shepherd.
She is survived by her husband, Dave Goetzel of Loveland; two sons, Jerry Case and wife Cheryl of Loveland, and Jake Case and wife Danilisa of Phoenix, Ariz.; two stepdaughters, Julie Adams and husband Rodney of Grand Junction, and Sandy Parsons and husband Kurt of Jacksonville, Fla.; her parents, Don and Shirley Walters of Loveland; mother- and father-in-law, Lester and Corabelle Goetzel of Greeley; a brother, Russell Walters and wife Linda of Glendale, Ariz.; a brother-in-law, James Goetzel and wife Elana of Kansas; three sisters-in-law, Ruth Goetzel of Estes Park, and Virginia Goetzel and Margaret Pollman, both of Greeley; her grandmother, Eugenia Hausman; a grandson, Jason Charles Case; and seven step-grandchildren, Brianna, Christopher, Kasandra, Makaeli, Justice, Leevon and Traschelle.
She was preceded in death by grandparents Taylor Hausman and Jake and Leona Walters.
Cremation has been conducted.
Memorial services will be 2 p.m. Monday at Kibbey-Fishburn Funeral Chapel.
Inurnment will be in Loveland Burial Park.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association in care of Kibbey-Fishburn Funeral Home, 1102 N. Lincoln Ave., Loveland, 80537.