From Larimer County, Colorado:
Sharon Wiese, 65, of Estes Park, died Saturday Oct. 2, 2004, at McKee Medical Center in Loveland.
Sharon Ann Biester was born Sept. 21, 1939, in Geneva, Neb., to Alvin and Clara Ann (Jansen) Biester. Sharon was raised on a farm in Geneva and graduated from Geneva High School. She attended Reese’s School of Cosmetology in Lincoln, and then worked as a beautician as well as an instructor. She married Leon Wiese at Grace Lutheran Church in Geneva on Oct. 7, 1962.
The couple lived in Idaho Falls, Idaho for three years, Bountiful, Utah for nine years, Overland Park, Kan., for three years and Bartlesville, Okla., for 11 years. During 1989 and 1990, they joined with Laborers For Christ, traveling through several states in their RV helping to build churches. In 1990, they moved to Estes Park and purchased The Estes Park Campground, which they operated until 2001.
Sharon was a member of Mount Calvary Lutheran Church in Estes Park, Lutheran Women’s Missionary League, and The Estes Park Christian Women’s Club. She was a Sunday school teacher, had been active in 4-H and Brownies. Her hobbies included bowling, baking, photography, camping, vacationing with family, quilt making, and furniture refinishing.
Her parents, a sister JoAnn Chapman and premature twin boys preceded Sharon in death.
She is survived by her husband, Leon of Estes Park, a son Jeff and his wife Kerrie, of Beavercreek, Ohio, a daughter Julie Wiese of Colorado Springs, three grandchildren Elizabeth Anne, Rebecca Elena, and Rachel Sharon, a brother Larry Biester of Geneva, sisters Anita Williams of Lincoln and Patti Kirkwood of Elbert, Colo., and a brother-in-law Tom Chapman of Lincoln, Neb.
Funeral services will be Wednesday, Oct. 6, at 3 p.m. at Mount Calvary Lutheran Church in Estes Park. Visitation was held earlier at Allnutt Funeral Chapel. Graveside services will take place Friday at the Geneva Cemetery at 2 p.m. Visitation will take place at Farmer & Sons Funeral Home in Geneva Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. and Friday from 10 a.m. to noon.
Memorial Contributions may be made to Mount Calvary Lutheran Church or the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society in care of Allnutt Funeral Service 1302 Graves Ave Estes Park, CO 80517.
To view obituary and sign online guest register see www.allnutt.com.
Edward J. Zadina
Edward J. Zadina, 86, of Fort Collins, formerly of Eden Valley, died Sept. 30, 2004, at Columbine Care Center East, his home for the past three and a half years.
Edward Joseph Zadina was born March 23, 1918, in Rural Valley County, Nebraska to Joseph and Anna Rejda Zadina. He grew up in Colorado Springs and formerly lived in New Mexico, California, Washington State, and Estes Park. He graduated from Yale University and worked as a Nuclear Physicist throughout his career. He worked with Boeing and Lockheed testing weapons systems. He worked on Hydrogen bombs in design and testing and worked out a series of calculations to determine nuclear explosion effects in the upper atmosphere and outer space.
Zadina enjoyed the outdoors, hiking, camping, horseback riding, tennis and swimming.
A service was held at Columbine East on Oct. 5. Per his request, his cremated remains will be buried in his family plot in Evergreen Cemetery in Colorado Springs.
Philip Arbuckle, 92, a resident of Loveland since 1999, and a former resident of Estes Park, died Oct. 2, 2004.
Philip Arbuckle was born in 1912, in Newark, N. J. He attended New York University and married Florence Hinton on June 8, 1940, in Broomfield, N. J. He had been a resident of both New Jersey and New York before moving to Colorado. Philip and Florence wintered in Green Valley, Ariz., for 20 years.
During World War II, he built airplane engines for Wright Aero in Patterson, N. J., and later for General Electric.
After World War II, he and Florence moved to Schenectady, N. Y. where he worked on jet engines. In 1953, he went to work for Martin Marietta and worked there for 22 years until his retirement in 1973. He worked as an engineer on Titan I and Titan II missiles.
Philip’s greatest career accomplishment was to participate in the early stages of the space program and to collaborate with NASA engineers.
He was a member of Saint Bartholomew Episcopal Church in Estes Park, and a member of All Saints Episcopal church in Loveland.
Preceded in death by his parents, he is survived by his son, Don Arbuckle of Denver, daughters Laurie Kearns of Denver and Perry Park, and Elaine Downing of Boulder, sisters Helen Richards of San Diego, California, and Edythe Wadsten of Bonita Springs, Fla., four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Memorial Services will be held Friday, Oct. 8 at 1 p.m. at Saint Bartholomew Episcopal Church in Estes Park, Colorado. Memorial contributions can be made to Saint Bartholomew’s at 880 MacGregor Avenue, Estes Park, CO 80517.
LeRoy Fred Wittler
LeRoy Fred Wittler, 79, died Sunday, June 4, 2006, in Estes Park. He was born Jan. 6, 1927 in Winside, Neb. to Fred and Ella (Brader) Wittler.
He enlisted in the U.S. Navy from January 1945 until August 1946 as a Pharmacist’s Mate, Third Class and received military honors. Lee married Shirley Joyce Wade on Dec. 31, 1946 in Winside. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from the University of Nebraska in 1949 where he was a member of the Theta Xi Fraternity. He re-enlisted in the U.S. Navy as an Ensign from 1951 to 1953 during the Korean Conflict. They lived in Omaha and Lincoln and Lee worked as a CPA. In 1968 they relocated to Cheyenne, Wyo. Lee was self-employed as a CPA in Cheyenne where he was the president and CEO of First Cheyenne Corporation, a publicly-held Savings and Loan Holding Company. He was past president of the Wyoming Society of CPA’s, and in 2001 was named a 50-year honorary member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Lee later worked for the State of Wyoming and retired in 1989. That same year Lee retired from the U.S. Navy as a Lieutenant Commander in the Naval Reserve. He was a charter life member of the Military Officers Association of America. Lee was a former member of the Cheyenne Kiwanis Club, and member of the Roy Reed American Legion Post #252 in Winside.
Lee moved to Estes Park in March, 2006 where he resided at The Good Samaritan Village.
Lee was preceded in death by his daughter Janet Lee Wittler in 1954 and his wife Shirley in 2004. He is survived by his daughters, Barbara and her husband Doug Mecum of Juneau, Alaska and Julie and her husband Greg Skelton of Estes Park; and three grandchildren, Crystal Skelton of Billings, Mont., and Bryce and Brianne Mecum of Juneau.
A memorial service will be held at The Trinity Lutheran Church, Winside, on June 14, at 10:30 a.m. with burial following service at the Pleasant View Cemetery in Winside. A memorial service will be held at The Good Samaritan Village in Estes Park on June 15 at 3 p.m.
Memorial contributions can be made to The Good Samaritan Village of Estes Park in care of Allnutt Funeral Service, 1302 Graves Avenue, Estes Park, CO 80517. Please visit and sign the online guest register at www.allnutt.com.
Perry Robins Carre
Perry Robins Carre, 63, died May 29, 2006. She was born in Richmond, Va., on Jan. 20, 1943.
After completing two years of college, she married and gave birth to two daughters. It was while spending a day in her older daughter’s kindergarten class that she found her true calling. In 1973 she graduated from Wheelock College in Boston, Mass., with a Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education. She then spent the rest of her life teaching and advocating for young children. She taught kindergarten at Stoddard Elementary School in Washington, D.C. for over a decade.
Perry was well known in Estes Park for her humane and healing programs for parents of young children. She also joined the staff at Macdonald Book Shop where she was known for her keen knowledge of good books for children and adults. She will be greatly missed by the many children, parents, and friends, both close and casual, whose lives she touched.
She is survived by her two daughters, Elizabeth Welch Carre of Broomfield, Colo., and Caroline Welch of Glenside, Penn.; seven grandchildren; two sisters, Berkeley MacKinnon of Jacksonville, Fla., and Harriet Smith of Atlanta, Ga.; and her friend and helpmate, Lisa Nicholas of Broomfield.
Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Boulder, 2594 Trailridge Drive East, Suite A, Lafayette, CO, 80026 or Flatirons Habitat for Humanity, 2540 Frontier Avenue, Suite 109, Boulder, CO 80301.
A Celebration of Life Ceremony will be held July 29 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Midway Park, Midway Blvd. and Laurel Street, Broomfield, CO.
Rundus Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.