Tributes for March 31
March 30, 2013
Dawn Marie Holmgren, 45, of Windsor, passed away peacefully, on March 25, 2013, after a three-year battle with melanoma cancer. Dawn is survived by her parents George and Connie Scott, Her husband David Holmgren, and her seven children; daughters Anacatia, Sophia, Elicia, Sylvia, Marlanaia, Janisa and her only son Logan. She is also survived by her sister Denice, and brothers Vernon and Vincent.
She was preceded in death by her grandmother Vada Quesinberry, and her brother Dean Scott.
Dawn was born Oct. 3, 1967, in San Diego, Calif. She grew up in Minnesota and graduated from Wayzata High School in 1986. Dawn had her first daughter in 1989. She married David on Aug. 29, 1992. The family moved to Colorado in 1995. Over the years, Dawn and David had and raised their children, as well as adopting and taking foster children into their home. Dawn was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and found great passion and comfort in her beliefs, and relationship with her Heavenly Father.
Dawn's greatest accomplishment in life was her family. She took great pride in being a loving wife, mother, daughter, sister and friend. She will be remembered by all who had the honor of knowing her as a great inspiration, and a woman full of love, light and great compassion. Dawn was a beautiful person both inside and out, she touched and changed the lives of all those she came into contact with, and all who knew her will say they were a better person for having known her.
A celebration of Dawn's life will be held at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints on Trilby and Timberline in Fort Collins on Wednesday, April 3, at 11 a.m. A viewing will be held prior to the service at the church from 8:30-10:30 a.m. A wake will take place Tuesday from 5:30-8:30 p.m. at Allnut Funeral Home in Fort Collins. Any and all are welcome to join the family in remembering the life of such a beautiful and inspiring woman. At Dawn's request, those in attendance should wear the color pink. In lieu of flowers, the family is accepting memorials to her account: The Dawn Holmgren Cancer Fund at First Bank of Windsor.
Harry Gerbitz, 89, of Windsor, died Sunday morning, March 24, 2013. He was born Oct. 26, 1923, to Henry and Ellen (Wilson) Gerbitz in Ellsworth, Kan.
During World War II, Harry served in the Philippines and Borneo. After the war, Harry worked for Bill's Motor Co. in Sterling, and was a much-sought-after mechanic. For 10 years he worked at Kodak in Windsor. Harry loved gardening, helping friends, and fixing anything mechanical. He enjoyed making furniture for his family. While in Sterling, he joined the Foursquare Church and in Windsor attended First Baptist of Fort Collins. He attended Bible Study Fellowship and volunteered at the BSF headquarters in San Antonio.
Harry is survived by his wife, Alma; four daughters, Sandra (David) Clark, Rochelle (Roger) Bruhn, Candace Jourdan, and Nancy (Jim) Gunter; and a daughter-in-law, Diane Brunner; seven grandchildren, Sean Clark, Bodwin Clark, Jill Clark, Audrey Walton, Russell Gunter, Regan Garden, and Brad Walton; and five great-grandchildren; Michaela, Mckenna, Promise, Liam, Emily.
Harry was preceded in death by his first wife, Audrey Bigg Gerbitz; a son, Rob Brunner; his parents; brothers and sisters. Harry was dearly loved as a husband, dad, grandpa and friend. He will be missed but he has left an indelible mark on many who saw in him the character of Jesus.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday in Life Pointe Church, 900 East Prospect, Fort Collins. Visitation will be held from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday and 10 a.m.-noon Thursdayat Adamson Chapel, Greeley.
Memorial contributions may be made to "Bible Study Fellowship" or "Life Pointe Church" in care of Adamson Funeral & Cremation Services, 2000 47th Ave., Greeley, CO 80634.
Condolences may be sent to the family at http://www.adamsonchapels.com.
Edward Schnorr, 90, of Greeley, passed away at Hospice of Northern Colorado on March 28, 2013.
Ed was born in Greeley to William and Katherine (Scheller) Schnorr on March 12, 1923. He attended school in Bracewell and Windsor. Edward married Mable Boltz on April 8, 1945, in Portland, Ore. Schnorr farmed sugar beets and corn and raised livestock near Eaton until he turned 72. He was a veteran of World War II and served in the Merchant Marines. Ed recently was sponsored by students of Windsor Middle School for a trip to Washington, D.C., with the Honor Flight of Northern Colorado.
Schnorr enjoyed cards, picnics, boating and traveling with his family. He also looked forward to spending time with his "exercise" friends.
Schnorr is survived by his children Roxanne Shouse of Colorado Springs, Douglas Schnorr of Colorado Springs, and Rickey Schnorr of Albuquerque, N.M., eight grandchildren, and a great grandchild.
Edward is preceded in death by his wife Mable and son Kenneth.
Viewing will be at 10 a.m., Monday, April 1, at Faith United Church of Christ, 1020 Walnut St., Windsor, followed by a funeral service at 11 a.m. with Pastor Fred Evenson officiating. Interment will be at Lakeview Cemetery in Windsor.
Memorials may be given to Faith United Church of Christ, or Hospice of Northern Colorado in care of Adamson Funeral & Cremation, 2000 47th Ave., Greeley, CO 80634.
The family of Edward Schnorr wishes to extend sincere thanks to relatives and friends who played such an important part in his life.
To extend condolences to the family, go to adamsonchaples.com.
Albert Leroy Wiedeman was born Jan. 30, 1928, on a farm north of Windsor to John and Katherine (Stroman) Wiedeman. He went home to be with the Lord on March 27, 2013 at the age of 85.
His parents emigrated to the U.S. from Russia. He attended Windsor Schools, and was a four-year letterman in all four sports. He graduated from Windsor High School in 1947. After graduation, he worked for the Public Service Co. in Windsor and Fort Collins for four years. He then began farming in the Eaton area where he lived and farmed for more than 50 years. On Dec. 19, 1948, he married his high school sweetheart and the love of his life, Dorothy Blehm in Greeley, Colorado. He was an active member of Faith Lutheran Church in Eaton for many years. Albert served on the Weld County Farm Bureau Board for 10 years and was a member for 56 years. He had a strong work ethic that he passed on to his family which he loved very much. Albert and Dorothy traveled many places over the years with friends. They loved watching their grandchildren grow up and attended many of their activities and have enjoyed watching their great-grandchildren. In 2001, they retired and moved to Greeley, but Albert continued to help out on the farm while he was able.
He is survived by his wife, Dorothy Wiedeman of Greeley; sons, Keith Wiedeman and wife Judy of Greeley, Perry Wiedeman and wife Diane of Eaton, and Greg Wiedeman and wife Denise of Eaton; grandchildren, Mitch Wiedeman and wife Ina, and TJ Wiedeman all of Greeley, Jay Wiedeman and wife Emily, Nathan Wiedeman and wife Becky all of Eaton, Amber Girdler and husband Kyle of Sterling, Casey Wiedeman and wife Tamara of Phoenix, Ariz., and Kiley Hayward and husband George of Colorado Springs. He is also survived by nine great-grandchildren. Albert is also survived by several nieces and nephews, many special friends and his coffee buddies. He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Art, John, Robert, and Raymond, sister, Dorrine Buxmann; and a baby granddaughter.
Services will include: Viewing, from 5-8 p.m. Tuesday at Adamson Chapel; Funeral Service, 11 a.m. Wednesday, at Our Savior's Lutheran Church, 1800 21st Ave. in Greeley; and a private family interment at Sunset Memorial Gardens prior to the funeral service.
Memorial contributions may be made to "Meals on Wheels" in care of Adamson Funeral & Cremation Services, 2000 47th Ave., Greeley, 80634. Condolences may be sent to the family at http://www.adamsonchapels.com.