Joyce Dorine Miller Bathauer
Joyce Dorine Miller Bathauer, 77 of Windsor, passed away Aug. 7, 2013 at Pathways Hospice in Loveland after a long battle with cancer.
Joyce was born March 21, 1936 in Fort Collins.
She was the wife of William; mother of Christopher, Michael, Larry, Jay Mitchell, Timothy, Theodore, Sierra and Shilo; daughter of Cecil and Vera Oppie; sister of Myrna Allbrandt; grandmother to 18 and great-grandmother to seven.
Joyce was a devoted Christian, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.
Memorial mass will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Aug. 16 at Our Lady of the Valley Catholic Church in Windsor. Memorial contributions may be made in Joyce’s name to Pathways Hospice in care of Marks Funeral & Cremation Service, 9293 Eastman Park Dr., Windsor, 80550.
Karla Mae Brinkman Lind
Karla Mae Brinkman Lind, 79, of Windsor, passed away Aug. 6.
Karla was born Sept. 14, 1933, and raised in Windsor. She was baptized Oct. 13, 1933, at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Windsor, though her childhood church years were spent at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Greeley, where she attended Sunday school, was confirmed in 1948, and began playing the organ for services at age 14. In 1950, her family began attending Bethel Lutheran Church in Windsor, where she also served as organist and choir director from time to time. She attended Windsor schools, graduating with the great class of 1951.
On Sept. 23, 1951, she married Theodore (Ted) Lind and moved to the Lind family farm south of Windsor, where she lived the rest of her life, and there peacefully died. Together they had five children.
In 1968, at the age of 35, she enrolled at Colorado State College (now UNC), graduating with an elementary education degree and a geography minor in 1972. For three years, she taught second grade at Tozer Primary School. She then moved to teaching elementary music at Tozer, Mountain View and Skyview elementary schools for 13 years.
She was a member of the original board of directors of the Windsor Historical Society (or “Hysterical Society,” as Ted called it), serving twice as president. She was also active in Windsor Downtown Development.
In 1977, she became musical director at St. Albans Episcopal Church in Windsor, a position she held for more than 25 years. In 2006, they became members of Redeemer Lutheran Church in Fort Collins, where she enjoyed singing in the choir. Over the course of her life, she went on four mission trips — three to Russia and one to Hong Kong.
Karla is preceded in death by her parents, John and Cora (Brutlag) Brinkman; stepmother, Inez (Nelsen) Brinkman; half brothers, John and Ferdinand (Brink) Brinkman; and grandson, Aaron Johnson.
She is survived by her husband, Ted; her sisters, Faith (Donald) Matula, Loveland, and Cora (Robert) Behrens, Omaha, Neb.; half brother, Paul Brinkman, Windsor; daughters, Susan (Victor) Miller, Jamul, Calif., Paula (Barry) Johnson, Eaton, and Ramona (John) Baker, Greeley; sons, Jon (Jolene) Lind, Burlington, and Martin (Viki) Lind, Windsor; grandchildren, Joanna (Tom) Casucci and Joshua Miller, Darrick (Sara) Johnson, Hannah and Wes Baker, Krystal (Chris) Reeves, Tyler Lind, Marissa (Justin) Donahoo, and Austin Lind; and great-grandchildren, Max Johnson, Quinn Reeves, Myah Donahoo, and brand new twin babies, Sterling and Maverick Donahoo, born just days before her death.
Memorial services were held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Aug. 9, 2013, at Redeemer Lutheran Church, 7755 Greenstone Trail, Fort Collins, CO 80525.
Memorial contributions may be made to Redeemer Lutheran Church. A memorial fund has been set up in Karla’s honor. These memorial contributions may be specified in the memo line for the Redeemer Music Fund, Windsor Historical Society, or Sing for Joy (a radio music ministry of St. Olaf College).
Private family inurnment at Lakeview Cemetery, Windsor.