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  • Jimmy Gibbs

    Jul 11, 2024

    Jimmy "Jim" Dean Gibbs passed away on Monday, June 24, 2024 in Sterling at the age of 72. A private remembrance gathering will be held by the family and his ashes will be scattered at a place close to his heart. Jim was born on Jan. 15, 1952 in Sterling to Donald D. and Patricia M. (Anderson) Gibbs. He graduated in 1970 from Haxtun High School and attended Denver Automotive School and the Police Academy. He worked as a Police Officer for the Town of Haxtun, a Water Well Driller for Stewart... Full story

  • Tamara Welch

    Jul 11, 2024

    Tamara Lucinda (Hill) Welch passed away on Wednesday, July 3, 2024 in Greeley at the age of 69. Tamara was born Jan. 5, 1955 in Haxtun to Jackie Duane and Verna Marlene (Dee) Hill. She graduated from Haxtun High School, then completed her Associate Degree at Ambassador College in Big Sandy, Texas. Tamara married K. Michael Welch on July 13, 1975 in Sterling; the two were married for 49 years. Tamara owned and operated Sterling Health Foods for many years. In her free time she enjoyed bird... Full story

  • Sallie Munson

    Jul 3, 2024

    Sallie Munson passed away on June 24, 2024 at the Sedgwick County Nursing Home in Julesburg at the age of 98. Sallie was born on Aug. 22, 1925 in Norphlet, Ark., the daughter of W.H. Murphy and Maggie Elva Sullivan. She grew up in a large family with three sisters and six brothers. Sallie attended school in Norphlet, graduating in 1942. After high school, she attended secretarial school in El Dorado, Ark. In 1944, she went to work for a local lawyer for a short time, then went to work for the Wa... Full story

  • Rebecca Peterson

    Jun 27, 2024

    On Sunday, June 9, 2024 Rebecca Anne Peterson passed away peacefully into God's arms at Swedish Medical Center in Englewood. Becky was born on Aug. 10, 1957 in Holyoke to Donald and Shirley Vernon. She graduated from Holyoke High School in 1975 and worked at Melissa Memorial Hospital until 1982. Then in the summer of 1982 she met her husband-to-be, Randal Peterson. They married Oct. 1, 1982 and began a 42-year run of God's blessings. Becky and Randy had three children, Randal Peterson Jr., Lena... Full story

  • Judy Crossland

    Jun 20, 2024

    Judy Lynn (Salvador) Crossland passed away on May 6, 2024 at the age of 65. Judy was born on Sept. 7, 1958 to Paul and Florence (Langdon) Salvador in Haxtun. Judy married Harold Crossland Sept. 30, 1984. She attended Holyoke and Haxtun schools. After graduating from Haxtun High School in 1977, Judy went to Northeastern Junior College to pursue her cosmetology career. Judy was then a passionate beautician for 45 years, including owning her own beauty shop. Judy took very good care of her... Full story

  • Linda Statz

    Jun 20, 2024

    Linda Lou (Bahler) Statz passed away surrounded by her children on June 10, 2024. She lived her entire life in and around Holyoke. Linda was born on Nov. 19, 1947. Linda was devoted to family and community. Professionally, she worked as a bookkeeper and later county treasurer. Once she retired, she volunteered her bookkeeping expertise at multiple churches. She and her husband Ralph also owned and operated the Peerless Theater for about a decade. She was a very active volunteer, participating... Full story

  • Funeral Notice

    Jun 13, 2024

    Wilbert (Will) Brown left this life on earth to be with his Lord for eternity on April 8, 2024 in Hayden, Idaho. Memorial Service will be held Saturday, June 15, 2024 at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Haxtun at 10:30 a.m. Inurnment will be at the Haxtun Cemetery with a luncheon to follow at the church.... Full story

  • John Rhodes

    Jun 6, 2024

    John D. Rhodes passed away Thursday, May 30, 2024 at the Sedgwick County Hospital in Julesburg at the age of 79. John was born in Julesburg on Sept. 30, 1944 to John and Elizabeth (Lundburg) Rhodes. John's love for his family was evident in his upbringing on the family farm in the Fairfield Community, south of Haxtun, with his four sisters. He cherished his time there, creating lasting memories. He graduated from Haxtun High School in 1963. John's unwavering dedication to his country was a...

  • Wilbert Brown

    May 23, 2024

    Wilbert (Will) Brown left this life on earth to be with his Lord for eternity on April 8, 2024 in Hayden, Idaho. Will was welcomed into this life on Sept. 8, 1945 by his parents Hubert and Esther Brown of Haxtun. Will's first home was a 600 square foot two room farm house east of Haxtun. Will was the oldest of three boys. He was joined on the family farm by brothers, LaVern in 1948 and Milton in 1955. The family moved into a new home their father built while not farming. Growing up on the...

  • Ruth Laverne Starkebaum

    Apr 11, 2024

    Ruth Starkebaum, affectionately known as Laverne, was born on Oct. 1, 1929 to Ruth and Carl Englehart at Cortez. Our Heavenly Father called Laverne home on March 5, 2024 at the age of 94. She died at home surrounded by family and her caregiver. Laverne attended schools in the Lewis/Cortez area, followed by studying at the University of Northern Colorado until her marriage to Clark Starkebaum on Aug. 14, 1949, after meeting on a blind date. She attended Colorado State University until Clark's...

  • Dennis Claymon

    Apr 11, 2024

    Dennis Claymon Dennis EuGene Claymon passed away on March 11, 2024 at Banner Health North Colorado Medical Center in Greeley at the age of 68. Dennis was born Jan. 27, 1956 to Dale Claymon and Leila L. (Critchlow) Claymon in Haxtun. He was the middle child of three with Natalie his older sister and Carolee his younger sister. He attended the Haxtun Schools and graduated from Haxtun High School with the Class of 1974. While in high school, he participated in FFA and was a member of the football...

  • Alan Dick

    Mar 28, 2024

    Alan Richard Dick (Schultz), a devoted husband, loving father and cherished grandfather, passed away peacefully on March 7, 2024 at the hospital in Provo, Utah. Alan was born on Nov. 16, 1947 in Gresham, Ore., to proud parents Clarence and Christine Dick. He was the eldest child and grew up alongside his brother Gary and sisters Kathy and Vicki. In 1954, athe family moved to Colorado eventually settling in Haxtun, where Alan spent his formative years. A proud graduate in 1967 of Haxtun High School, where he played football alongside his...

  • Dorris Scott

    Mar 13, 2024

    Doris Jean (Schaefer) Scott passed away in Haxtun on March 3, 2024 at the age of 86. Doris was born on Aug. 27, 1937 in Sterling to Ben and Martha (Brekel) Schaefer. Doris graduated from Fleming High School in 1955. She received her nursing degree and became an RN in 1956. She married Wayne Scott on Aug. 24, 1957 in St. Peters. After working as a nurse for a few years, Doris began her career in the Post Office in 1969. She was the Post Master of Holyoke when she retired in 1992. In 1994 Doris...

  • Ray Gerk

    Mar 13, 2024

    Raymond Pete Gerk passed peacefully on March 5, 2024, just 22 days shy of his 88th birthday. Ray was born in Ovid on March 27, 1936. He was the second child and oldest son of Pete and Lena (Shank) Gerk. Ray was an avid producer and businessman. As a young farmer, he started his operation growing sugar beets and became knowledgeable on how to produce a valuable crop. He was asked by Holly Sugar to move to Hereford, Texas with his brothers, Robert and Jim, and Don Reuter to raise sugar beets and...

  • Barbara Brasby

    Mar 13, 2024

    Barbara Ruth Smith Brasby graduated from this Earth and entered her heavenly home on March 6, 2024. She passed away peacefully in Fort Morgan at Valley View Villa Care Center with family. She was a resident of Haxtun for 22 years. Barb was born Sept. 2,1932 on Nantucket Island, Mass., to Irene May Beamish and Albert Walter Judd Smith. Within weeks, Albert left the family. When Barb was seven, Irene remarried Willard Edson Nickerson, who fully became Barb's loving dad. Barb met her sweetheart...

  • Marianne Skold

    Feb 29, 2024

    Marianne Skold passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2023 at the age of 89. On May 7, 1934, Marianne started life on a family farm near Haxtun. From stories she told, it was clear she happily had many adventures with her sister and two brothers. These were many good memories she retained until end of life. She graduated Sterling High School and her diligence resulted in a music scholarship to University of Colorado Boulder. Barely a month after graduation, she married her high school sweetheart...

  • Christina Gerk

    Feb 29, 2024

    Christina Lynn (Teter) Gerk went home to be with Jesus on Feb. 23, 2024. Chris was born in Brush on July 26, 1963 to Leroy and Bonnie Teter. She grew up in Brush and graduated from Brush High School. Chris was a good worker. She worked at the Brush Locker while in school. She helped out in the office at the family owned business, Teter Oilfield Construction. She earned her cosmetology degree from Northeastern Junior College and started her own barber shop at Livestock Exchange, Inc. in Brush....

  • James Ivan Carper

    Feb 22, 2024

    James Ivan Carper passed away on Feb. 7, 2024 at the Regent Park Nursing Facility in Holyoke at the age of 93. Jim was born on Jan. 15, 1931 in Silver Lake, Neb. to George Benjamin Carper and Martha Anne Stauffer. He was born after his brother, Lavelle, and sister, Eileen, and had two younger sisters, Rachel and Carole. In 1940, the family moved from Ayr, Neb. to Colorado to the homestead of Jim's grandparents outside of Haxtun. Jim attended elementary school in the country at Glenwood School...

  • Harold Hadeen

    Feb 22, 2024

    Harold Hadeen went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Feb. 1, 2024, just 13 days before his 88th birthday. Harold was born on Feb. 14, 1936 to Herman Joshua Hadeen and Hazel Dickinson Hadeen on his grandfather's homestead during a blizzard. He was the second of four children: Ruby Frances, Harold Herman, Ronald Eugene and Doyle Dale. Harold's grandfather Gustaf A. Hadeen and his brother Sven immigrated from Sweden in 1878 to their sister (Kristina) home in Illinois. Later settled in Sumner,...

  • Quentin "Bud" Biesemeier

    Feb 8, 2024

    Quentin Walter "Bud" Biesemeier passed on peacefully Friday, Feb. 2, 2024 at the Haxtun Hospital Extended Care Unit at the age of 93. Bud was born Nov. 11, 1930 to Walter and Emma (Finkner) Biesemeier at the then-family home in Paoli. Bud and his sisters, Edith and JoAnn, and their parents moved several times during his early years, until Walt purchased the farm site southwest of Paoli in 1942. This would become Bud's permanent home for the next 60 years. Bud attended school at the Broadway Scho...

  • Virgil Harms

    Feb 1, 2024

    Virgil John Harms passed away Jan. 22, 2024 at the Regent Park Nursing Home in Holyoke at the age of 96. Virgil was born into his family home in rural Paoli on May 4, 1927. He was the first child of John and Irene Harms. He grew up on a small farm north of Paoli and attended Country Elementary School. He graduated from Haxtun High School in 1945. It was there that he met his forever sweetheart Eloise Lundburg. After graduation, Virgil joined the Army and began his basic training in Fort Lewis,...

  • Iona Bartlett

    Feb 1, 2024

    Iona (Lueking) Bartlett, formerly of Yuma County, passed away on Jan. 18, 2024 and will be laid to rest on Feb. 2 at 1 p.m. at Olinger Crown Hill Mortuary & Cemetery in Wheat Ridge. Services will be held in the Pavilion....

  • Glenn Huwa

    Jan 25, 2024

    Glenn Dean Huwa Glenn tragically lost his life in a car accident on Dec. 28, 2023. Glenn was born on Nov. 1, 1952 to Alexander and Ella Mae Huwa of rural Weld County north of Windsor. His younger brother, Richard (Dick), joined the family a couple of years later. Glenn grew up on his parents' dairy farm, where he learned farming expertise while helping support their family farm. Glenn attended elementary and junior high schools in Severance, Gilcrest and LaSalle until his family moved to a farm...

  • Patrick Wagner

    Jan 25, 2024

    Patrick Craig Wagner was ushered into heaven on the morning of Jan. 9, 2024 with his wife by his side and his daughter nearby after spending precious time the previous day with his loving family. Patrick was born March 28, 1955 to Arthur William and Georgia Grace (Thompson) Wagner. He grew up on the south side of Sterling in the house that his parents built after WWII. Patrick had an interesting childhood, cutting meat at the age of seven with his dad at the family-owned grocery store, Town and...

  • Eula Witmore Frantz

    Jan 11, 2024

    Eula was born Jan. 13, 1930, in Rich Hill, Mo., and died peacefully on Dec. 14, 2023 in Lincoln, Neb. Her elementary years were spent as part of the Happy Hill, Mo., community where her parents, Nora and Merle Witmore, farmed. She had an only sister, Ann (Witmore) Burger, who was five years her senior. Both sisters became well-versed in vocal and keyboard music. Most of Eula’s professional life was spent as a pianist, accompanist and organist. Eula met Byron Frantz at McPherson, Kan. where their respective families had moved in the mid-40s. T...

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