The Tri-County Obituary Project

Huerfano County, Pueblo County, and Las Animas County, Colorado.



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Ka, Kum Sook Rachael
Kum Sook Rachael Ka - Albuquerque Journal – September 21, 2006 - Kum Sook Rachael Ka was born in Seoul, Korea on April 18, 1969; she passed away on September 10, 2006 outside of Pueblo, CO, driving home to Albuquerque in a heavy rain storm, after visiting her very ill dad. Her dad passed away eight days later. Sook Rachael was multi-talented, beautiful, sweet, and wonderfully loving. A gracious hostess, giving her love to friends and family freely thru her delicious food and lovely flower arrangements. She loved to travel, explore, and the mountains. She participated in the La Luz trail run in August. She earned a B. A. degree from UNM, and worked at CNM and Laurel Heights Nursing home, while attending nursing school at CNM. She is survived by her mom, Sung Book Ka; six brothers and sisters; and many friends, including a special friend, Keith Hodge. I remember the day, years ago, that she joyfully became a U S citizen, a dream come true for her. Her funeral services were held in Colorado Springs, where her family lives, and her ashes were spread in New Mexico. We will miss her greatly! Respectfully and lovingly submitted by Nancy Roth Boyd.

Kachaver, John
John Kachaver - Bayfield Blade - September 24, 1915 - Austrian Kills Himself - Pueblo - John Kachaver, an Austrian steel worker, shot himself twice in the left side, dying within a few minutes.

Kaderli, Dorothy V.
Dorothy V. "Gramma" Kaderli - Pueblo Chieftain - January 04, 2000 - Dorothy V. "Gramma" Kaderli passed away Jan. 2, 2000, in Pueblo. Dorothy was born on Jan. 14, 1913, in El Paso, Texas. She was preceded in death by her husband, Maurice; sister, Mildred; and brother, Tom. She will be missed by her loving sister, Kathryn; son, Dee (Carole); daughters, Maurice (Gary) and Fredda (Dick); eight grandchildren, Kristi (Eric), Bari (Randy), Ardith (Eric), Matthew (Gretchen), Eric (Barbara), Nicole, Jolene and Sid; as well as four great-grandchildren. Services and burial will be held in Midland, Texas, later this week. The family is very grateful to University Park nursing staff and Hospice for their care and compassion. Donations may be made to Sangre de Cristo Hospice through the mortuary.

Kahanic, Joseph P.
Joseph P. "Joe" Kahanic - Pueblo Chieftain - August 14, 2003 - Joseph P. "Joe" Kahanic, 83, passed away Aug. 12, 2003. Survived by his wife of 54 years, Loretta Kahanic; sons, Bob (Pam) of Limon, Frank (Jaque) of Danville, Ky., and Mike (Judy) Kahanic of Houston; sister, Dorothy McIntyre of Denver. Grandchildren, Shawn (Megan) Kaufman, Justin (Jenny) Kaufman, Stephanie, Christopher and Stacie Kaufman, Siobahn, Jason and Jeremy Kahanic; and great-grandchildren, Sydnee and Sophee Kaufman. Preceded in death by his parents, Mary and Joseph Kahanic. Joe was born June 29, 1920, in Pueblo. He served in the U.S. Army during WWII and retired from the Pueblo Police Department in 1979, after 32 years of service. Member of the Shrine of St. Therese, former member of BPO Elks Lodge No. 90 and was a volunteer for Meals on Wheels for over 10 years. Joe loved camping and fishing. As per his request, there will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial Mass will be held 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 16, 2003, at Shrine of St. Therese, 300 Goodnight, with the Rev. Father Liam Courtney as celebrant. The family respectfully requests the omission of food and flowers. Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association or Macular Degeneration Foundation through the funeral home. The family will receive friends immediately following the Mass at the church hall. Online condolences, www.montgomery- steward.com

Kahn, Billie Ann Smith
Billie Ann (Smith) Kahn - Pueblo Chieftain - December 06, 1998 - Billie Ann (Smith) Kahn, 51, passed away unexpectedly Nov. 15, 1998, at the Carson City Lake Tahoe Hospital in Carson City, Nev. Billie Ann was a 1965 graduate of Central High School and spent most of her adult life living and working in Sacramento, Calif., returning to Colorado Springs in September 1991, and recently relocated to Dayton, Nev. She leaves behind her family and many friends to mourn her passing. She was preceded in death by her father, William F. Smith. Survived by her husband, William Bill" Kahn of Sacramento- mother, Virginia A. Smith, Pueblo- daughter, Kimberly (Joe) Hopkins, Sacramento- two precious grandsons, Christopher and Nicholas Hopkins- brothers, Robert L. Smith, John A. (Gloria) Smith, both of Pueblo- and aunts, Ella Mae Mead and Anna Hall, both of Pueblo. At her request, cremation, and no service.

Kahn, Rose
Mrs. Rose Kahn - Pueblo Chieftain - December 7, 1958 - Mrs. Rose Kahn, widow of the late Max. L. Kahn. Mother of Laskar Kahn of Denver. Graveside service at Roselawn Tuesday at 4 p.m. Rabbi Arnold G. Kaiman officiating.

Kahus, Marguerite Constance
Marguerite Constance (Rita) Kahus - Pueblo Chieftain - August 29, 2004 - Marguerite Constance (Rita) Kahus, born Dec. 19, 1910, in Pueblo, Colo., and went home to be with the angels on Aug. 27, 2004. She was the daughter of Frank A. Rogers and Constance Marie Hatch Rogers. Preceded in death by her husband, Lloyd Kahus; granddaughter, Jacqueline E. Babnik; and son-in-law, William Fulton. She is survived by her sister, Jaci Rogers Reynolds (D.C.) of Tennessee; daughters, Betty Marie Johnson Fulton, Pattsy Carol Johnson Babnik (John) of Washington; stepson, Lloyd J. Kahus (Nancy) of Wyoming; grandchildren, Cynthia Fulton Levy of Washington, Carla Ann Fulton of Washington, John E. Babnik (Linda) of Montana, Diana Babnik Heisinger of Connecticut, Daniel J. Babnik of Colorado, Remy J. Kahus of Colorado. She is also survived by great-grandchildren, Allison Wilsco, Mark VanHuis, John Babnik Jr., Cindy Keeling, Cody Heisinger, Crystal, Shawn and Shane Babnik; and four great-great-grandchildren. She was a member of St. Peters the Apostle Episcopal Church, Royal Neighbors of America, Cactus Rebekah Lodge and Spanish American War Auxiliary. Special thanks to friends and neighbors who loved and cared for her and her beloved cats and St. Mary-Corwin Medical Center Staff and physicians. In lieu of flowers, Rita's wish was to donate to Pueblo Animal Services, 1595 Stockyard Road, Pueblo, CO 81001, for the medical fund in Rita's name or the charity of your choice. Funeral service will be 10 a.m. Tuesday, St. Peter the Apostle Episcopal Church. Interment at Mountain View Cemetery.

Kaiser, Donald A.
Donald A. Kaiser - Pueblo Chieftain - January 15, 2000 - Donald A. Kaiser Sr., 70, passed away Jan. 14, 2000. There will be no viewing or services. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium.

Kaiser, Mark
Mark Kaiser - Huerfano World - March 8, 1990 - Former Walsenburg Golf Course Clubhouse Manager Mark Kaiser, 75, of Garden City, KS, died Friday, Mar. 2, 1990, in that city.

Kaiser, Sylvester C.
Sylvester C. Kaiser - Pueblo Chieftain - February 06, 1998 - Sylvester C. Kaiser passed away on Feb. 4, 1998. Mr. Kaiser (Syl) was a gentle and loving, although at times argumentative, man who will be greatly missed by his family and friends. Mr. Kaiser devoted his life to his family, whose needs he constantly placed before his own. He was a generous, caring and entertaining friend. He never failed to see the humor in life. Mr. Kaiser was respected as well as loved by his family. Mr. Kaiser was born Oct. 5, 1920, Codington County, S.D., and was raised on a farm outside Kransburg, S.D., with his 11 brothers and sisters. He graduated from Watertown High School in 1938. Immediately after Pearl Harbor, he volunteered for military service. He served his country in the army during the World War earning the Good Conduct Medal and the European-African-Middle Eastern Service Medal. Mr. Kaiser completed a course of study in watch making at the American Academy of Horology in 1949. He continued his education at Pueblo Junior College taking a variety of classes over a 10 year period. Mr. Kaiser worked as a watch maker in Austin, Minn., and Pueblo, Colo. He then worked as a plant operator at Linde Co. for more than 30 years before retiring in 1982. In retirement he devoted his time to gardening, travel and aggressive artful card playing. Preceded in death by his loving wife of 23 years, Margaret Tekavec Kaiser- and good friend, Alice Bowlby-Rebal. Survived by children, Bernadette (Jon) Gilliom, Margo Kaiser, Pat Brown, Ken (Sue) Kaiser, Cindy Kaiser, Chris Kaiser- grandchildren, Lysa Fortner, Jan (Keith) Brown, Joshua and Sara Gilliom, Amanda and Kevin Kaiser- great-grandson, Ian Fortner- sisters, Irene Mack, Nora Graves, Della Mae Mertg, Renelda Fox, Margaret Mack. Rosary, 7:30 p.m. today, McCarthy Rose Chapel. Funeral Mass, 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 7, 1998, Shrine of St. Therese. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made to the Salvation Army.

Kakalecik, Edward
Edward Kakalecik - Huerfano World - July 13, 1989 - This Week in Walsenburg History - 1943: Edward Kakalecik was killed in an unavoidable accident Saturday in the Kebler mine at Tioga. [Editor's Note: Edward Kakalecik died July 10, 1943. Obituary listed World Independent, July 12, 1943, Page 1.]

Kakuk, Rose
Rose Kakuk - Pueblo Chieftain - May 20, 2000 - Rose Kakuk, 86, of Lakewood, formerly of Walsenburg, died Thursday, May 18, 2000. Survived by her children, Mary Ann (Joe) Fodor, Pueblo, and Helen Jean Phillips, Arvada; a sister, Betty Johnson, Santa Ana, Calif.; grandchildren, JoAnn Newson, James Fodor, Judith Swerdfeger, Janet Moore, Jeff Fodor, Kenny Phillips and Cheryl Ferrero; 21 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by her husband, Ernest Kakuk, in December 1967; a son, Georgie Kakuk; brothers, Steve and John; and sisters, Julia, Annie, Margaret and Mary. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Monday, May 22, at St. Mary Church with Father Rich Wehrmeyer officiating. Interment, North St. Mary Cemetery. Huerfano World - May 25, 2000 - Rose Kakuk, 86, of Lakewood, formerly of Walsenburg died May 18, 2000 in the Grand Oak Care Center in Lakewood. Born Feb. 24, 1914 in Gallup, NM, to Ambrose and Victoria Kovac Hacsi, she was a member of St. Mary Church and was known to try her hand at Bingo. She worked for Chet's Motel about 10 years before retiring. Survivors include her children, Mary Ann Fodor, Pueblo and Helen Jean Phillips, Arvada; a sister, Betty Johnson, Santa Ana, CA; seven grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Her husband, Ernest died in 1967. Funeral mass from St. Mary Church. Burial in North St. Mary Cemetery.

Kalb, Dorothy A.
Dorothy A. Kalb - Pueblo Chieftain - June 25, 2006 - Dorothy A. Kalb, 80, of Pueblo, passed away Thursday, June 22, 2006. Dorothy is a lifetime Puebloan and worked for the Zook Tire Company where she started in 1943 upon graduating from Centennial High School. She worked at Zook Tire until it was sold and then worked for the new owner, Ray Seafort until 1981. She is survived by her brothers, Rudy, Edward and Robert Tekovich; and her brother-in-law, Clyde Farmer. Dorothy is preceded in death by her parents, Martin and Agnes Tekavich; husband, Franklin Kalb; brother, Martin Tekavich Jr.; and sisters, Agnes Riffel and Emma Farmer. A graveside service will be held 10 a.m. Tuesday, June 27, 2006, at the Roselawn Cemetery. Please meet at 9:40 a.m. at the Roselawn Funeral Home for the procession to the gravesite.

Kalb, Georgia Abbie Gail
Georgia Abbie Gail Kalb - Pueblo Chieftain - January 06, 2002 - Age 92, passed away on Jan. 3, 2002. She was born in Detroit, Texas, on Aug. 11, 1909. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 39 years, Clinton Marcellus Kalb, on Jan. 14, 1975. She is survived by her three sons, Clinton George (Bev) Kalb of Pueblo, Colo., Milton Larry (Diane) Kalb of Conifer, Colo., and Ira J. (Deb) Kalb of Pueblo, Colo. She is also survived by her sisters and brothers, Alene French, Van Hollingsworth, Vade (Mary) Hollingsworth, Jeanne Robinson, Ira (Georgia Belle) Hollingsworth and Margie (Gerald) Carr. She is survived, in addition, by three grandchildren, Clinton (Patty) Kalb Jr., April (Travis) Hunter and Heather (Jeff) Morris; and five great-grandchildren. She worked at Colorado State Hospital and retired in 1973. She participated in Eastern Star, Telephone Pioneers and was an active member of First Baptist Church for many years. At her request, there will be no viewing. A graveside service will be held 2 p.m. Monday, Jan. 7, 2002, at Mountain View Cemetery (please enter the west Acero gate), with Rev. Wayne Dvirnak officiating. The family respectfully requests the omission of food and flowers. The family will greet friends and relatives at 124 San Carlos Road following the service.

Kale, Frank Jr.
Frank Kale Jr. - Pueblo Chieftain - March 10, 1987 - Frank Kale Jr., 62, died March 7, 1987. Survivors include his wife, Leona Martin Kale, Fort Lyon; two daughters, one son, his mother, Lela Kale, Colorado Springs; brother, Everett Kale, Pueblo, as well as two other brothers, several grandchildren and nieces and nephews. Memorial service will be 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Fort Lyon Chapel. Interment, Springfield, Ore.

Kale, Kenneth Kendle
Kenneth Kendle Kale - Pueblo Chieftain - November 02, 2002 - Kenneth Kendle Kale, departed this life to be with the Lord on Oct. 31, 2002, at the age of 85. He was born May 12, 1917, in Hugo, Colo., to William and Vera Kale. At a young age his family moved to Kingfisher, Okla., where he resided for 25 years. He married Olive O'Niel in 1938. To this union were born William, Sharon and Debbie. In 1948, the family moved to Colorado where he worked for the Pueblo Gas and Fuel Co. for 33 years in the service department. Kenneth was a dedicated Christian and attended Central Christian Church for 54 years and served as elder, deacon, volunteer and a member of the Kum Joyn US Sunday School Class. He also attended a home Bible study for 20 years. Kenneth is preceded in death by parents; brothers; son, Bill; and granddaughter, Misty. He leaves to cherish his memory his beloved wife of 64 years, Olive; daughter and son-in-law, Sharon and Fred Pisciotta, daughter and son-in-law, Debbie and John St. Vrain; 12 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. Kenneth had many hobbies and interests including fixing and maintaining more than 200 cuckoo clocks. Kenneth loved his wife, children, grandchildren and his Lord. Visitation at the funeral home from 2 until 5 p.m. on Sunday. Funeral service will be 10 a.m. Monday, Nov. 4, 2002, at Central Christian Church with Pastor David Chambers officiating. Interment at Imperial Memorial Gardens. Memorials may be made to Central Christian Church.

Kale, William D.
William D. Kale - Pueblo Chieftain - August 29, 1997 - William D. Kale of Pueblo went to be with the Lord on Aug. 26, 1997. Born on Jan. 6, 1940, in Kingfisher, Okla. Survived by parents, Kenneth and Olive Kale- sons, Ken (Stacy) Kale, Mike (Mary) Kale and Tom (Dawn) Kale- daughters, Jody (Mario) Lopez and Jesse Kale- sisters, Sharon (Fred) Pisciotta and Debbie (John) St. Vrain- eight grandchildren- and numerous nieces and nephews. He was affiliated with Central Christian Church and Pueblo Boulevard Christian Church and was a carpenter by trade. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 30, 1997, at Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Viewing, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Kaleff, Steve
Steve Kaleff - Pueblo Chieftain - August 20, 1986 - Steve Kaleff, 1806 Lynwood, Aug. 19, 1986. Husband of Tina Kaleff. Father of Steve (Carol) Kaleff Jr., Culver City, Calif., and Helen (George) Chala, Leona Valley, Calif. Also survived; by seven grandchildren and several nieces in Bulgaria. A Pueblo resident since 1946, Mr. Kaleff was employed as a coal miner in Walsenburg for 15 years and then was employed as a mechanic for the Pueblo Army Depot for 31 years before retiring in 1972. He was a veteran of service with the U.S. Army during WWII. Services, 1 p.m. Friday, George McCarthy Historic Chapel. Cremation, Almont Crematory. Memorials may be made in his name to the Pueblo Library District, 100 E. Abriendo

Kalesti, Clarence
Clarence Kalesti - Pueblo Chieftain - August 19, 1987 - Clarence Kalesti, 83, passed away on Aug. 18, 1987. He is survived by wife, Louise Kalesti; sons, Lawrence (Eileen) Kalesti, Clarence E. Kalesti; daughters, Betty (Kenny) Hill, Judy (Jim) Bechtle, all of Pueblo. He is survived also by 23 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren and numerous relatives and friends. Clarence was born Jan, 8, 1904, in Sparta, Wis. He was a Veteran of the U.S. Army and a retired foreman of CF&I. He was a member of Holy Family Church. Visitation hours from noon until 8 p.m. today and from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 20, 1987, at Imperial Funeral Home. Mass of Christian Burial, 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 20, 1987, at Holy Family Church, 2825 Lakeview, with Father Ron Rouche officiating. Rosary, 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 21, 1987, at Imperial Chapel. Interment, Calvary, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Family will receive friends at Imperial Reception all following interment, please omit flowers and food, donations may be made to Boys Town through the funeral home office.

Kalicki, Vicki Jean
Vicki Jean Kalicki - Huerfano World - October 22, 1998 - Vicki Jean Kalicki, 52, of Walsenburg, died October 12, 1998. Born in Lawrence, KS, July 18, 1946 to Eldon R. Todd and Norma Jean Steinbring, she graduated from Mapleton High School in Denver and from the University of Colorado in 1968. She married James W. Kalicki January 19, 1970 in Boulder. She retired in 1996 as a loan operations officer at Community First National Bank in Boulder. Mrs. Kalicki was an avid golfer and a Colorado University football fan. Survivors include her husband, James, Walsenburg; two sons, Michael Kalicki, Murreita, CA, and Steve Kalicki, Superior; one daughter, Shauna Kalicki, Kiowa; her father, Eldon Todd, Boulder; a sister, Gail Lohman, Louisville and seven grandchildren. Memorial service was from Crist Mortuary Chapel in Boulder on Friday. Cremation.

Kalmes, Joseph A.
Joseph A. Kalmes - Pueblo Chieftain - November 29, 1997 - Joseph A. Kalmes, 78, of Cuchara, died Friday, Nov. 28, 1997. Survived by his children, Deanna (Paul) Stever, Pueblo, Sharen Mack, Broomfield, Daniel (Sharon) Kalmes, Littleton, Frances (Jerry) Kern, Cuchara, Michael (Leslie) Kalmes, Houston, Texas, William (Linda) Kalmes, U.S. Navy, John (Lily) Kalmes, Flagstaff, Ariz.- a brother, Nick Kalmes, New Jersey- 11 grandchildren- two great-grandchildren. , 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 6, 1997, St. Mary Church. Cremation, Almont Crematory, Pueblo. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the American Cancer Society. Boies-Ortega

Kalmes, Margaret M.
Margaret Mary Kalmes - Huerfano World - March 8, 1990 - Margaret Mary Kalmes, 104, a resident of St. Thomas More Progressive Care Center in Canon City, formerly of Walsenburg, died Sunday, Mar. 4, 1990, in the Center after an illness of a few days. Born in Sterpenich, Belgium, Aug. 24, 1885, she was three-years-old when her parents, the late Charles and Marie Krier Agnes came to the United States and settled in Walsenburg where her uncle Bill Krier was living. She was reared in Walsenburg and attended school in Walsenburg through the eighth grade. She was married to Michael Kalmes Sept. 26, 1909. Mr. Kalmes was an iron craftsman and later engaged in other enterprises including the Kalmes Clothing Store. Mr. Kalmes died in 1968 and Mrs. Kalmes continued to live in Walsenburg, enjoying her friends, family home and garden until about 1982 when she went to live with her son, Francis, and his wife, Charlene, in Aspen. For the past five years she had been a resident of St. Thomas More Care Center. Until Thursday she had been in good health. Mrs. Kalmes was an active member of St. Mary Church while living here. She was a charter member of the Tabernacle Society of St. Mary Church and a member of Catholic Daughters of America. Surviving are three sons, Nicholas Kalmes, Summit, NJ, Francis Kalmes, Aspen and Joseph Kalmes, Pueblo; 15 grandchildren, 22 great- grandchildren, one great-great-granddaughter, numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral mass was Wednesday from St. Mary Church. Burial was in North St. Mary Cemetery. Boies Almont was in charge of arrangements.

Kaman, Martin A.
Martin A. Kaman - Pueblo Chieftain - February 26, 1986 - Martin A. Kaman passed away at a local nursing home Feb. 24, 1986. Father of Mrs. Audrey (Arthur) Dennis and Herbert (Florence) Kaman, Pueblo; and Norbert Kaman, Widefleld, Colo.; six grandchildren, and four, great-grandchildren. Retired from the CF&I Steel Corp. Services under the direction of Taylor Funeral Service, Hotchkiss, with burial in Cedaredge Cemetery.

Kambich, Mary
Mary Kambich - Pueblo Chieftain - November 30, 1998 - Mary Kambich, age 95, went to be with the Lord Nov. 28, 1998. Preceded in death by her husband, John Kambich, Sept. 22, 1963- parents, Matt and Mary Skala- sisters, Rose Grahek and Ann Berzic- and brother, John Skala. Survived by her children, Lucille (Tony) Manguso, Christine (Charles) Pullaro, John (Barbara) Kambich and Joe (Clara) Kambich- 10 grandchildren- 19 great-grandchildren- 11 great-great-grandchildren- and numerous other relatives and special friends. She was a member of Oral Lodge No. 21, Ladies Union. Mary was a retired cook, having worked at The Pueblo Country Club for eight years and was head cook at the Minnequa Club for 16 years. She enjoyed her family and baking. Viewing, Monday, noon - 5 p.m. and Tuesday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. at the funeral home. Funeral Mass, Wednesday at 2 p.m. at St. Francis Xavier Church. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. In lieu of food and flowers, donations to the American Parkinson Disease Association.

Kamerer, Henry (Mrs.)
Mrs. Henry Kamerer - Colorado Weekly Chieftain - November 27, 1879 - Mrs. Henry Kamerer died last night at 7 o'clock on the anniversary of her forty-first birthday. The funeral will take place from the family residence on Second street at 3 o'clock on Thursday. Friends of the family are invited to attend.

Kampmann, Lars
Lars Kampmann - Huerfano World - March 30, 1989 - Lars Kampmann, 45, of Redwing, died of AIDS Thursday, Mar. 16, 1989. Mr. Kampmann was a founder of the Anonymous Artists of America and maintained a residence at the AAA Ranch in Redwing. At the time of his death he was staying at the home of friends in San Diego, CA. Born in Denmark, Mr. Kampmann was a multi-talented actor, director and musician, as well as the author of the book "I have AIDS", which was recently published in Denmark. Many Huerfanos will remember his direction of the play "Huerfano", an oral history. Along with Adrienne Berkun he operated "Northern Lights Cafe" in La Veta. Before his illness he was an active volunteer for The Gay Men's Health Crisis in New York City. A friend wrote, "To those of us who were close to him, Lars was the Most steadfast and loyal friend. His dignity and courage was unswerving and inspiring. He was never boring, and to the end he was uncomplaining and more concerned for his loved ones than for himself. Integrity, compassion, gentleness, enthusiasm, humor, courage, selflessness and impeccable style were his in abundance. Lars lived fully and without hesitation, he had a tremendous love of life and made no compromises. We relied upon him for all of these things and much more. He will be greatly missed." Donations in his memory may be sent to the Gay Men's Health Center 129 West 20th Street, New York, NY l00ll.

Kanaan, Kenneth Michael
Kenneth Michael Kanaan - Pueblo Chieftain - July 22, 2006 - Kenneth Michael Kanaan, 47, of Pueblo West. A memorial will be established at the Greenway and Nature Center in Ken's name. Memorial service, 1:30 p.m. today, Romero Chapel. Relatives and friends will be received at Romero's Hall following the service.

Kancilia, Frances
Frances Kancilia - Huerfano World - September 10, 1998 - Frances Kancilia, age 91, assed away on August 30, 1998 in Walsenburg. She was born in Aguilar, Colorado on July 6, 1907 to Mary (Milavec) and Anton Sinkovich. On June 26, 1933 she was united in marriage to Joe Kancilia in Trinidad. Frances loved to arrowhunt. She was a member of St. Anthony's Parish in Aguilar. Preceding her in death are parents, Mary and Anton Sinkovich, husband Joe Kancilia, two infant daughters, sisters, Rosie, Mary, Annie, brothers, Tony, Joe, Frank and Louie. Survivors are children, John Anthony (Joyce) Kancilia, Pueblo; Dorothy (Jack) West, Broomfield; Pauline (James) Conder, Walsenburg; Mrs. Janet Garner, La Junta, 17 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. Visitation was Wednesday September 2, 1998 at the Comi Funeral Home Chapel from noon to 7 p.m. Funeral services were Thursday, September 3, 1998 at 10 a.m. a St. Anthony's Church with Funeral Mass celebrated by Fr. Mark Bettinger. Interment with Rite of Committal will follow at the Trinidad Catholic Cemetery. Pallbearers were Joe Grubelnik, Vince Cobo, Paul Dosen, Joe Dosen, Tom Monarco and Mike Scarafotti. Persons wishing to do so may make contributions to Sister Carol, c/o Senior Citizens Outreach, St. Mary Catholic Church, 121 E. 7th Walsenburg, CO 8108. Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.

Kancilia, Joe
Joe Kancilia - La Veta Signature - January 29, 1987 - Joe Kancilia, 79, of Aguilar, died January 24, 1987 at Huerfano County Memorial Hospital after a lengthy illness. Mr. Kancilia was born on April 19, 1907 in Sopris, CO to John and Margaret Kancilia. He had worked in many of the area coal mines including Morley, Broadhead, Rugby, Rouse, Ideal, Ojo, Butte Valley and Valdez mines. He had more recently worked for Leone and Kenny Construction Companies. He retired from Las Animas County as a heavy equipment operator in 1969. He married the former Frances Sinkovich on June 26, 1933 in Trinidad. He was a member of Mohawk Tribe #38 Lodge, Slovene Lodge and St. Anthony's Catholic Church in Aguilar, CO. Mr. Kancilia is survived by his wife, Frances, Aguilar; one son, John Anthony (Joyce) Kancilia, Pueblo; three daughters, Dorothy (Jack) West, Broomfield; Pauline (James) Conder, Walsenburg; Janet (James) Garner, La Junta, CO; 17 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews. Those who wish may make contributions to Huerfano Memorial Hospital in Walsenburg. Pueblo Chieftain - January 26, 1987 - Joe Kancilia, 79, of Aguilar, died Jan. 24 at Huerfano Memorial Hospital after a lengthy illness. Mr. Kancilia was born on April 19, 19(17, in Sopris, Colo., to John and Margaret Kancilia. He had worked in many of the area local mines, including Morley, Broadhead, Rugby, Rouse, Ideal, Ojo, Butte Valley and Valdez mines. He had more recently worked for Leone and Kenny Construction Companies. He retired from Las Animas County as a heavy equipment operator in 1969. He married the former Frances Sinkovich on June 26, 1933, in Trinidad. Member of Mohawk Tribe Lodge No. 38, Slovenian Lodge and St. Anthony's Catholic Church in Aguilar. Survivors include wife, Frances, Aguilar; one son, John Anthony (Joyce) Kancilia of Pueblo; three daughters, Dorothy (Jack) West of Broomfield, Pauline (James) Conder, Walsenburg, Janet (James) Garner, La Junta; 17 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Rosary recitation will be at 7 p.m. on Tuesday. Mass of Christian burial will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday. Both services will be at St. Anthony Church in Aguilar. Interment, Trinidad Catholic Cemetery. Visitation, will be at the funeral home on Tuesday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and then before the rosary at church. Those who wish may make contributions to Huerfano Memorial Hospital in Walsenburg.

Kancilia, John A.
John A. Kancilia - Pueblo Chieftain - September 20, 1999 - John A. Kancilia, 65, of Pueblo, formerly of Aguilar. Born on Dec. 28, 1933, passed away Sept. 16, 1999. Preceded in death by his parents, Frances and Joe Kancilia. He was a retired truck driver for Santa Fe\Northwest Trucking. He loved the outdoors and his ranch. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and his 30.06 in particular. Remembered as a loving and compassionate husband and father by his wife, Joyce, of 26 years; children, Howard (Leslie), of Silt, Joe of Walsenburg, Diana (John) Kuykendall of Grand Junction, Ronda (Tharrin) Mullen of Stafford, Ariz., Alma (Cecil) Luna of Security, Bryon of Canon City, Kirk (Sherrill) of New Castle; stepchildren, Marilyn (Jim) Rasmussen of Rock Springs, Wyo., Suzy (Bud) Shockey of Pueblo, David (Amie) Clark of San Diego, Calif., Brian (Linda) Clark. Also survived by his 21 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; sisters, Dorothy (Jack) West of Broomfield, Pauline (Jim) Conder of Walsenburg, Janet Garner of La Junta; and former wife, Marie Smith. Funeral service, 2 p.m. today, Antioch Baptist Church. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. In lieu of food and flowers, those who wish may contribute to the Sangre de Cristo Hospice or Antioch Baptist Church, through the funeral home office.

Kane, Joseph F.
Rev. Msgr. Joseph F. Kane - Pueblo Chieftain - February 14, 1998 - Gebken-Benz Mortuary, St. Louis, Mo. Rev. Msgr. Joseph F. Kane, Feb. 11, 1998. Baptized into the hope of Christ's resurrection. Son of the late Edward and Catherine Kane (nee McSweeney). Dear brother of Catherine M. and the late John, Mary, Edward and Loretta Kane. Dear brother-in-law of Margaret and Florence Kane. Dear uncle of Kathleen Kane McLaurine, Marianne Kane Bartin, Rev. Joseph E., John, Edward, Laurence and Margaret Kane. Dear great-uncle, cousin and friend. Funeral from Gebken-Benz Mortuary, 2842 Meramec St., on Monday, Feb. 16, at 9:30 a.m. to St. Pius V for 10 a.m. Mass. Interment, Calvary Cemetery. Visitation, 2-8 p.m. Sunday. Masses preferred.

Kane, Lester L.
Lester L. Kane - Pueblo Chieftain - August 10, 1980 - Lester L. Kane - Service 2 p.m. Wednesday, Free Methodist Church, Corinda, Iowa. Interment, Davis Cemetery, Shambaug, Iowa. Body will lie in state at Wilson Almont until noon Monday.

Kane, Patrick
Patrick Kane - Pueblo Chieftain - November 21, 1937 - Patrick Kane, 76, Nov. 20 at local hospital. Uncle of Thomas Lamb, Des Moines, Iowa. Announcements later.

Kantor, Jeffrey Keith
Jeffery Keith Kantor - Pueblo Chieftain - December 19, 2001 - Jeffery K. Kantor passed away Dec. 16, 2001. He is survived by six brothers and his 9-year-old son, Dylan. Service, 2 p.m. Saturday, Chapel of Angels, Imperial Memorial Gardens. - Jeffrey Keith Kantor - Pueblo Chieftain - December 20, 2001 - Jeffrey Keith Kantor, Dec.31, 1953 - Dec. 16, 2001 survived by son Dylan, beloved fiancée Lori Pecoraro and 6 brothers. Lori will be receiving friends at the family home, 310 Broadway Ave., Friday December 21st from 11:00 am to 7:00 pm. Memorial Service 2 p.m. Saturday, Chapel of Angels, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Kapel, Mary F.
Mary F. Kapel - Pueblo Chieftain - June 18, 1999 - Mary F. Kapel passed away June 16, 1999. Preceded in death by her husband, Louis J. Kapel and son-in-law, Miklos "Mike" Borbely. Survived by her daughter, Terry Borbely. Cremation, Almont Crematory. Memorial Mass, Saturday, 10 a.m., Holy Family Church. Inurnment, Roselawn Cemetery.

Kaplan, Howard
Howard Kaplan - Colorado Springs Gazette - January 8, 2001 - Howard Kaplan, 74, a former columnist, editor and reporter for The Denver Post, died Saturday in Denver. Kaplan worked at The Pueblo Chieftain and the Rocky Mountain News before joining the Post in 1960. He worked there until he retired in 1991. Services today.

Kaplan, Teresa Rose
Teresa Rose Kaplan - Pueblo Chieftain - March 1, 1986 - Mrs. Teresa Rose Kaplan passed away at a local nursing home Feb. 28, 1986. Survived by her son, William J. (Ann) Lesar, Pueblo; eight grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Predeceased by her husband. John Kaplan, in 1945. Member of the Church of God. Service will be held at 10 a.m. Monday in the Rouch Chapel with the Rev. G. B. Kingsland officiating. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery.

Kapushion, James A.
James A. Kapushion - Pueblo Chieftain - October 25, 2006 - James A. Kapushion, 55, of Pueblo, Colo., passed away Sunday, Oct. 22, 2006. Preceded in death by his parents, John and Anne Kapushion; nephew, John Kapushion. He is survived by brothers, John Kapushion, Robert (Linda) Kapushion, Martin (Liza) Kapushion; nieces and nephews, Meredith Kapushion, Ronda Gregory, Lori Smith, Kristen (Shawn) Eldred, Marissa DeCesaro, Wil DeCesaro, Mac DeCesaro; great-nieces and -nephews, David Tindle, Christopher Gregory, Trinity Smith and Leanne Eldred; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends. Since high school, he always has loved sports, had a fond knowledge of trivia, and always attended Broncos games. Jim cared about and stayed involved with his family. He also was a dedicated employee of King Soopers for over 30 years. His life was cut very short and he will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved him. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 27, 2006, St. Joseph Catholic Church. Interment to follow at Roselawn Cemetery. Flowers may be received at Roselawn Funeral Home.

Kapushion, John E.
John E. Kapushion - Pueblo Chieftain - April 16, 2004 - John E. Kapushion, 83, born April 11, 1921, and passed away April 14, 2004. He was born and raised in Crested Butte, Colo. He later moved to Pueblo where he worked as an electrician at the Colorado Fuel and Iron until he retired in 1982. John served in the U.S. Army under Gen. George Patton during World War II and was a member of the American Legion. He loved to fish and hunt and also spent many summers with his family in the mountains of Crested Butte. He always will be remembered as a kind and loving father and grandfather. He always had a positive outlook on life and had a smile for everyone he came in contact with. John loved to have a good time and especially loved to dance the polka. He is preceded in death by his wife, Anne (Slobodnik) Kapushion; his parents, John and Mary Kapushion; his grandson, John Kapushion; and great-grandson, Adrian Eldred. John is survived by his sons, John Kapushion of Meeker, Colo., Bob (Linda) Kapushion of Rifle, Colo., Jim Capushion and Marty Kapushion of Pueblo. He was the grandfather of Meredith Kapushion of New York, N.Y., Ronda Gregory of Kingman, Ariz., Lori (Ronnie) Smith of Denver, Colo., and Kristin (Shawn) Elred of Rifle. He is survived by two great-grandsons and two great-granddaughters on the way; his brother, Leonard Kapushion of Salida, Colo.; sisters, Ruth Saya of Scottsdale, Ariz., Annabel (Joe) Melovich of San Francisco, Calif., and Blanche Niccoli of Orem, Utah; as well as numerous nieces and nephews and other relatives and friends. Visitation will be held from 2 to 5 p.m. today at T.G. McCarthy Funeral Home. Funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 17, 2004, at St. Joseph's Parish with Father Marvin Kapushion, his cousin, as celebrant. Interment will follow with full military honors at Roselawn Cemetery. The family would like to thank the nursing staff at University Park for the care and kindness that they showed to John during the past five years. Donations may be made to the American Heart Association in John's memory through the funeral home.

Karavas, Thomas Nicholas
Thomas Nicholas Karavas - Pueblo Chieftain - January 25, 1999 - Thomas Nicholas Karavas, 51, passed away Jan. 24, 1999. A retired SSgt. U.S. Army, he served two tours in Vietnam. Survived by sister, Elizabeth Ryan, San Antonio, Texas- and other relatives and friends. Burial with full military honors at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery, San Antonio, Texas.

Karchmer, Rose
Rose Karchmer - Albuquerque Journal - September 08, 2002 - Rose Karchmer, 87, passed away on August 31, 2002. She was born in Denver, CO. where she went to school. She married Zeke Bronstein in 1936. They lived in Pueblo, CO, until Zeke passed away in 1941, when she moved back to Denver. In 1950, she married Julius Karchmer and moved to Albuquerque, NM. He passed away in 1966. She spent her last years in Las Vegas, Nevada. She is survived by daughter, Pennie Karchmer Cohn and husband, Cliff of Prairie Village, KS; son, Alan Karchmer of Las Vegas, NV; grandchildren, Stacee Cohn of Kansas City, MO, Jonathan Cohn and wife, Carrie of Overland Park, KS. A Graveside Service was held at Fairview Cemetery in Albuquerque, NM on September 5, 2002. Donations in Rose's name may be made to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society Rio Grande Division 2021 Girard SE Suite 201, Albuquerque, NM 87106. Strong-Thorne Mortuary 1100 Coal Ave was in charge of arrangements.

Karg, Jack J.
Jack J. Karg - Pueblo Chieftain - February 25, 1986 - Jack J. Karg, a Pueblo resident for 50 years, passed away Feb. 24, 1986. Mr. Karg was a member of the South Pueblo Lodge No. 31 AF&AM. He is survived by his wife, Lorna E. Karg, of the family home; one daughter, Patricia A. (Neil) White, and one son, Gary E. (Sally) Karg, both of Pueblo; two grandchildren, Christopher and Eric White, of Pueblo; three brothers, Alex, William, and Samuel Karg, of Sterling; and numerous nieces and nephews. The funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday in the Adrian Comer Garden Chapel, with the Rev. George White officiating. Interment will be in Imperial Memorial Gardens with Masonic honors conducted by the South Pueblo Lodge No. 31 AF&AM. The family respectfully requests the omission of food and flowers. Those who wish may make donations to the American Cancer Society or the Pueblo County Heart Unit through the funeral home office. The family may be contacted at the family home.

Karg, Nora C.
Nora C. Karg - Pueblo Chieftain - September 28, 2001 - Nora C. Karg, 91, passed away Sept. 26, 2001, in Pueblo. Services will be held in Sterling, Colo.

Kark, Rose
Rose Kark - Pueblo Chieftain - October 05, 2000 - Rose Kark, of Pueblo, passed away Oct. 3, 2000. Rose was a member of the United Hebrew Center. She is preceded in death by her husband, Hyman Kark; brothers, Louis and Robert Borinsky. Survived by her children, Betty (Leon) Jaffe, Marlene (Marvin) Richman and Leslie Gelman; 10 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren; sister, Anne Leiser; and sisters-in-law, Dora and Bonnie Borinsky; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Graveside service will be 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 5, 2000, at B'nai Jacob Cemetery.

Karlin, Faye L.
Faye L. Karlin - Albuquerque Journal - July 19, 2003 - Faye L. Karlin, went to be with her Lord Tuesday, July 15, 2003. She was born in Hutchinson, KS on November 8, 1911 to Caleb Lily and Mary Jane (Kincheloe) Carrel. She was preceded in death by her husband, Glenn C. Karlin, the love of her life; her beloved sister, Wilma Green; brothers, George and Ralph Carrel; half-brother, Boyd Haynes, half-sisters, Mabel Blue and Rena Demin; step-daughter, Anna Hennigan; and grandson, Scott Ferguson. Mrs. Karlin is survived by her daughters, Nancy Wells of Albuquerque and Marilyn and husband, Richard Seddon of McIntosh, NM; brother-in-law, Maurice Green of Liberal, KS; stepdaughter, Glenda Thomason of Virginia; stepsons, Conrad Karlin of Virginia and Glenn Karlin of Taos; and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. Before moving to New Mexico, Mrs. Karlin was on the School Board in Cokedale, Colorado. She and Glenn Karlin moved to Albuquerque in 1978 on his retiring as Junior High Principal. They enjoyed traveling and were highly involved in Lions Club, her as a Lady Lion; and after his death, she enjoyed the Masonic Widows Activities. Her family was her main focus, always. Memorial services will be held Saturday, July 19, 2003, at 2:00 p.m., at French Mortuary, Wyoming Blvd. Chapel, with her grandson, Evangelist Sean Ferguson, Presiding. Interment of cremains will take place at Sunset Memorial Park, 924 Menaul Blvd. NE. French Mortuary 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE 823-9400

Karlinger, Catherine Ellen
Catherine Ellen Karlinger - Pueblo Chieftain - February 18, 1998 - Catherine Ellen Karlinger, of Oakland, formerly of Pueblo, died Jan. 30, 1998. Longtime employee of the Kress Co. Predeceased by husband, William Karlinger. Survived by sisters, Agnes Stephano, Pueblo, and Mary Chiocca, Pleasanton, Calif. - nieces, Barbara Stephano, Catherine Beekman and Claire Bradshaw- sister-in-law, Elsie Maher, Wheat Ridge- and many cousins. Memorial Mass was held in California on Feb. 2. Interment, Pueblo. Clarence N. Cooper Mortuary, Oakland, Calif.

Karlinger, Mary
Mary Erjavec Karlinger - Pueblo Chieftain - November 08, 1998 - Mary Erjavec Karlinger, of Pueblo, passed away unexpectedly Nov. 6, 1998. Survived by children, Barbara Karlinger, Richard (Nancy) Karlinger, Michael Karlinger and Mary Therese Karlinger- sisters, Veda Zunick and Ann Erjavec- sisters-in-law, Elsie (Dan) Maher and Louise Erjavec- grandchildren, Tim Karlinger, Lori Karlinger and Derek Karlinger- great-grandson, Tanner Karlinger-Gladney- numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives also survive her. Preceded in death by husband, Rudolph S. Karlinger- parents, John and Josephine Erjavec- father and mother-in-law, Rudolph and Barbara Karlinger- sisters, Josephine Janoski and LCDR Pauline E. Murphy- brother, John Erjavec- brothers-in-law, Bill Karlinger, Peter Zunick, Edward Janoski and Capt. Owen B. Murphy. Mrs. Karlinger worked for the Pueblo County Treasurer's Office for 33 years, retiring in 1994 as head cashier. Member of St. Mary's Parish, Slovenian Women's Union and the Bishops Guild. Viewing, Sunday, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., and Monday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Tuesday, St. Mary's Church. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. In lieu of food and flowers, memorial contributions to St. Mary's Church or Holy Cross Abbey.

Karnes, Ralph T.
Ralph T. Karnes - Pueblo Chieftain - April 16, 2000 - Ralph T. Karnes, born June 10, 1925, passed away April 15, 2000. He is preceded in death by his adored son, Robert A. Karnes of Salt Lake City, Utah, in 1988. He is survived by his loving wife of 53 years, Patricia H. Karnes; son, Ralphowen (Donna) Karnes of Colorado City; daughters, Cathy (Michael) Luke of Pueblo and JoAnn (Ken) Reiter of Salt Lake City, Utah; brother, Allen O. (Anne) Karnes of Florida; brother-in-law, Bob (Lila) Fitzgerald of Pueblo; sister-in-law, Martha Hayes of Pueblo; as well as 10 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. He served many years as a federal government employee until his retirement 20 years ago. The family has requested cremation with a private family service.

Karper, Frances
Frances Karper - Huerfano World - May 21, 1992 - Funeral services were held in Graham, TX, May 9, 1992, for Frances Karper, a long-time summer resident of Cuchara. She was ill two and a half months. Among her survivors is a daughter Kristin who was with her during the illness. [Editor's Note: Texas Death Index indicates death as May 7, 1992.]

Karr, Robert V.
Robert V. Karr - Pueblo Chieftain - December 10, 1970 - Robert V. Karr, of 260 Lamar, Dec. 8, 1970. Father of Mrs. Agnita Grissom, Pueblo, and Galen Karr, Florence, Colo. Survived also by two brothers and 12 grandchildren. Former resident of Canon City, Colo., and member of Church of Jesus Christ of Latter day Saints of Canon City. LDS services 2 p.m. Thursday, Funeral Home Drawing Room. Interment, Roselawn.

Karras, George
George Karras - Cape Cod Times – August 2, 2004 - Hyannis, MA - Cape Cod Baseball League Hall of Famer; Army veteran - George Karras Sr., 87, died Wednesday at Cranberry Pointe Nursing Home. He was the husband of Sara (Garcia) Karras for 64 years. Mr. Karras was born in Dover, N.H., and raised in Barnstable. He left Cape Cod in the 1930s to work with the Civil Service Corp. and met his wife in Walsenburg, Colo. In 1941 he began working for the Coca Cola Bottling Co. in Sagamore. He worked for the company for 42 years, mostly as sales manager. He served in the Army from 1943 to 1946, achieving the rank of sergeant. For more than five decades, he was involved in youth sports and the Cape Cod Baseball League as an all-star player, manager and president of the Upper Cape league. He was a member of the advisory board to the Babe Ruth League and National Baseball Congress. He was also a scout for the Boston Red Sox and an instructor for their baseball schools and Ted Williams Baseball Camp in Lakeville. He was inducted into the Cape Cod Baseball League Hall of Fame in 2002 and the Bourne Braves Hall of Fame last year. He was active in the Yarmouth and Cape Cod chambers of commerce and was an honorary chairman of Easter Seals Society and the Jimmy Fund. He was also past president of the Loyal Order of Odd Fellows and an avid gardener. After retiring, he and his wife traveled extensively and eventually moved to the Fort Myers, Fla., area. Survivors include three children, George Jr., Sharon and John; seven grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. A service will be held at a later date and burial will be in Massachusetts National Cemetery, Bourne.

Karras, Sara
Sara Karras - Cape Cod Times – January 5, 2004 - Hyannis, MA - Avid sports fan; traveler; waitress; fitter in Hyannis - Sara Karras, 84, died Tuesday at Cypress Community Care Center in Fort Myers, Fla. She was the wife of George Karras for 64 years. Mrs. Karras was born and raised in Walsenburg, Colo. After marrying, she settled in South Yarmouth, where she raised her family. She worked for a time at Sunset Lodge in Onset. She later was a waitress at the Riverway Lobster House for many years before becoming a fitter for Buttners on Main Street, Hyannis. After retiring, she and her husband traveled extensively throughout the country, visiting nearly every state. She was an active sports fan and supported her husband during his active role in the Cape Cod Baseball League and Boston Red Sox. Besides her husband, survivors include a daughter, Sharon Karras of North Carolina; a son, John Karras of South Yarmouth; seven grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. She was also the mother of George Jr., who died in 1997. A service will be held later this year. Memorial donations may be made to a charity of one's choice.

Karst, Chris
Chris Karst - Huerfano World - December 30, 1993 - This Week in Walsenburg History - 1904: Chris Karst, a native of Switzerland and pioneer of the Apache district, died Sunday. [Editor's Note: Christopher Karst died December 25, 1904. Obituary listed Walsenburg World, December 27, 1904, Page 2.]

Kartak, Anna F.
Anna F. Gregorich Kartak - Colorado Springs Gazette - October 2, 2007 - Anna F. Gregorich Kartak, 93, was born July 12, 1914 in Colorado Springs, CO and passed away Sept. 28, 2007 in Pueblo. She is preceded in death by her parents Mike and Frances Gregorich; her brothers Mike, Andrew and Tony Gregorich and her sisters Frances Grebence, Rose Prijatel, Margaret Butkovich and Helen Rozich. She is survived by her husband Norbert J. Kartak, Colorado Springs, CO; sisters, Doris Lindvay and Georgia Fogarty, both of Pueblo; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. Anna was a member of both St. Mary Parish in Pueblo and Holy Family Parish in Security, CO as well as St. Joseph Lodge #7, KS & KJ. Visitation will be at the funeral home from 2–5 pm Monday and 8–5 pm Tuesday. Rosary Recitation 9:30 a.m. Monday, Oct. 1, 2007 at St. Mary Church, followed by Funeral Mass at 10 a.m., with interment to follow at Roselawn Cemetery. In lieu of food and flowers, donations may be made to the Pikes Peak Hospice through the funeral home office.

Kase, Lillian
Lillian Kase - Pueblo Chieftain - March 13, 2002 - Age 85, born Nov. 13, 1916, in Cleveland, Ohio, passed away March 11, 2002, in Pueblo, Colo. She married Raymond Kase in 1937. Survived by son-in-law, Gerald Long; grandchildren, Elaine, Greg, Scott and Barry. Preceded in death by her parents, Louis and Helen Babbits; her loving husband, Raymond Kase, in 1986; and daughter, Lynette Long, in 1995. Lillian retired to Albuquerque from 1973 to 1992. She moved back to Pueblo in 1992. Lillian was a member of Eastern Star. She was also an active member of First Congregational Church, UCC, and past president of Park Place Condominiums Association. Memorial service, 2 p.m. Thursday, First Congregational Church. Private family inurnment.

Kasel, Anne A.
Anne A. Kasel - Pueblo Chieftain - March 05, 2003 - Anne A. Kasel, 83, born July 23, 1919, passed away March 2, 2003. Survived by her loving husband of 58 years, John A. Kasel; and her children, Pat (Jim) Wood, Houghton, Mich., Mary (Cliff) Wilson, Pueblo, John (Deana) Kasel, Fort Collins, and Rose (Steve) Shugart of Pueblo. Grandmother of James and Kaitlyn Wood, Derck, Dale and Deedra Kasel, and Luke and Nick Klausner; sisters-in-law, Anna Pretti, Donna Yenko and Josephine Yenko; brothers-in-law, Raymond Kasel and Louis Kimsey; special friends, Frank and Doris Reiter; and numerous other relatives. Preceded in death by her parents, Frank and Mary Yenko; and brothers, James and Frank Yenko. Anne was a loving wife, mother and grandmother and will be sadly missed. She was a life-long member of St. Francis Xavier parish, was a very spiritual person and was devoted to the praying of the rosary. She was a very caring and giving person, always donating to charities and helping friends and co-workers. She worked at the Pueblo County Clerks office and the Department of Social Services and was a member of Pueblo Aerie No. 145 (FOE) and REAC (Retired Eagles Activity Club). Rosary, Thursday, 7 p.m., George McCarthy Historic Chapel and Funeral Mass, Friday, 10 a.m., St. Francis Xavier Church. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery.

Kasel, John A.
John A. Kasel - Pueblo Chieftain - July 29, 2003 - John A. Kasel, 83, born April 9, 1920, passed away July 27, 2003. Preceded in death by his wife, Anne Kasel. Survived by his children, Pat (Jim) Wood, Houghton, MI., Mary (Cliff) Wilson, Pueblo, John (Deana) Kasel, Fort Collins and Rose (Steve) Shugart, also of Pueblo. Grandfather of James and Kaitlyn Wood, Derck, Dale and Deedra Kasel and Luke and Nick Klausner. Also survived by his sister, Anna Pretti; brother, Raymond (Mary) Kasel; sisters-in-law, Donna and Josephine Yenko, and Karen Kasel; brother-in-law, Louis Kimsey; special friends, Frank and Doris Reiter; and numerous other relatives. Preceded in death also by his parents, John and Louise Kasel; brother, Richard Kasel; and sister, Helen Kimsey. John was a veteran of the U.S. Navy. He served in World War II in the Pacific, was a survivor of Pearl Harbor and received the purple heart and silver star. He was retired from the CF&I Steel Corp., was a lifelong member of St. Francis Xavier parish, and a member of the Pueblo Aerie No. 145 (FOE), REAC (Retired Eagles Activity Club). Funeral Mass, 2 p.m. Wednesday, St. Joseph Church. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery with military honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team.

Kasel, Leonard F.
Leonard F. "Buck" Kasel - Pueblo Chieftain - January 18, 2003 - Leonard F. "Buck" Kasel, 78, born Sept. 3, 1924, passed away Jan. 16, 2003. Survived by his loving wife of 50 years, Betty Smith Kasel; sister, Edith Charter; nephew, James (Sherry) Charter; brother-in-law, Emil (Frances) Smith; and sister-in-law, Margaret Kirschmer, both of Wray, Colo.; sister-in-law, Bertha (Harold) Block, La Junta; and numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his parents, Anthony and Louise Kasel. Buck was a U.S. Navy Veteran having served in World War II. He retired from the CF&I Steel Corp. in 1983 after 40 years of service. He was a member of KSKJ Lodge No. 7 and the Pueblo Aerie No. 145 (FOE). Buck enjoyed gardening. Viewing, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, at the funeral home. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Monday, St. Joseph Church. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens with military honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team.

Kasiah, Foster P.
Foster P. Kasiah - Pueblo Chieftain - December 28, 1987 - Foster P. Kasiah, Pueblo resident for 67 years, passed away Dec. 24, 1 987. Mr. Kasiah was a general contractor in Pueblo for more than 50 years. Preceded in death by his wife Florence Ethel Kasiah. Survivors include his daughter Mrs. Helen (G.T.) Hearn, grandson James F. (Pamela) Oliver, great-grandson Paul Thomas Oliver, all of Pueblo, and a sister Nellie Nichols of Kansas, and numerous nieces and nephews. The graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, Dec. 28, in the Imperial Memorial Gardens, with Pastor James Maley of the Pueblo Christian Center officiating. The family may be contacted at 2005 Riverview Drive.

Kasic, George
George Kasic - Pueblo Chieftain - November 27, 1968 - George Kasic of 1901 Bragdon, Nov. 27, 1968. Husband of Mrs. Helen Kasic. Father of Mrs. Jean Grap and James F. Kasic, both of Pueblo. Brother of T. J. Kasic and Mrs. Ann Lepetsos of Pueblo. Son-in-law of Mr. and Mrs. Frank W. Krasovec, Pueblo. Survived by three grandchildren. Lifetime Pueblo resident and employe (sic) of the CF&I Steel Corp., 20-inch mill. Member of St. Francis Xavier Parish, Pueblo Elks Lodge 90, WSA, Slovan Lodge 3 and the Fin and Feather Club. Services St. Francis Xavier Church. Rosary recitation 7:30 p.m. Friday and Mass of Requiem 11 a.m. Saturday. Entombment Roselawn Mausolem (sic). In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the Penrose Cancer Research center through the Funeral Home Office.

Kasic, Helen Frances
Helen Frances Kasic - Pueblo Chieftain - November 14, 1987 - Helen Frances Kasic, Nov. 12, 1987. Wife of Ralph Daniel Kasic. Mother of Ralph Edward (Josephine) Kasic and Shirley M. Titman, both of Pueblo. Grandmother of Tom Kasic, Salida; Deborah (David) Latham and John R. Titman, both of Dallas, Texas. Sister of Katherine Zabukovic, Elizabeth Yaklich, both of Pueblo, and Mary Culbertson, Rye. Also survived by three great-grandchildren, Melissa Kasic, Aubre Ann Latham and Jacob Latham; and numerous nieces and nephews. Mrs. Kasic was a member of St. Mary parish and Pueblo Aerie 145 Ladies Auxiliary. Services, St. Mary Church. Rosary, 7 p.m. Sunday, and Mass of Christian Burial, 10 a.m. Monday. Interment, Roselawn. The family respectfully requests the omission of food and flowers. Memorial donations may be made to St. Mary Church. They will receive friends in the church hall following the rosary service.

Kasic, James F.
James F. “Jim” Kasic - Pueblo Chieftain - July 7, 1986 - James F. “Jim” Kasic departed this life Saturday, July 5, 1986. A lifetime Pueblo resident, he was born Feb. 5, 1944. Survivors include his wife, Gail Kasic; four sons, Jim, Michael, Brian and John, all of the family home; mother, Helen Lutes of Pueblo; sister, Jean (Ron) Grap of Rocky Ford; mother and father-in-law, Evelyn and Verdon Andrews; brothers-in-law, Robert Andrews and Don (Dorothy) Andrews of Pueblo; Barry (Melody) Andrews of Tallahassee, Fla.; sisters-in-laws, Linda (Sam) Duhon and Shannon Andrews of Pueblo; Cynthia (Alain) Andrews-Janet of La Napoule, France. Also survived by numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his father, George Kasic, in 1968. He graduated from South High School in 1962, attended Colorado School of Mines and SCSC (USC), received a BS in mathematics and was a registered professional engineer. He was employed by the State of Colorado as a water resource engineer. He was a member of the Shrine of St. Therese and served on the Parish Council. He was past president of Jefferson Elementary School PTSO, past club master of Pack 9 and a member of the Pueblo Elks Club. Mass of Christian Burial, 10 a.m. Tuesday, Shrine of St. Therese. Entombment, Imperial. The casket will be open at the funeral home. Family will receive friends following the service at the home of Dr. and Mrs. Samuel Duhon, 6 Ramsgate Place, in lieu of flowers, those who desire may make contributions to the James F. Kasic Athletics Fund at Minnequa Bank.

Kasic, Ralph D.
Ralph D. Kasic - Pueblo Chieftain - June 12, 1998 - Ralph D. Kasic passed away June 10, 1998, in Pueblo. He was born in Aspen, Colo., on Nov. 14, 1908, to Frank Kasic and Mary Croshal Kasic and had lived in Pueblo nearly all his life. He retired from the open hearth in the CF&I Steel Mill in 1971 after 44 years of service. Mr. Kasic was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Pueblo. He was preceded in death by his wife, Helen, in 1987- and is survived by a son, Ralph E. (Josephine) Kasic- a daughter, Shirley Titman- son-in-law, Tom Titman- his care giver, Carmelita Kasic, all of Pueblo- grandchildren, Deborah (David) Latham, John Titman, Thomas (Cindy) Kasic- great-grandchildren, Jacob, Aubre, Jordan, Brittany, Brandy, Serea, and Melissa- as well as several nieces and nephews. Cremation in the Davis Crematory. A will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, June 13, 1998, in St. Mary's Catholic Church, 217 E. Mesa with Father Edward Pettit officiating. Contributions in memory of Mr. Kasic may be made to the Sangre de Cristo Hospice, either direct or through the mortuary.

Kasic, Thomas A.
Thomas A. Kasic - Pueblo Chieftain - October 28, 2001 - Thomas A. Kasic passed away Oct. 25, 2001, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Tom was born Jan. 13, 1958, in Pueblo to Ralph and Josephine Kasic. He was employed by the Colorado State Highway Department for the past nine years and will be fondly remembered as a loving son, devoted father and husband. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Tony and Lucy Pecoraro and Ralph D. and Helen Kasic. Tom is survived by his wife, Cindy, of Beulah; daughters, Brandy and Ciara Kasic; as well as his mom and dad. No public viewing. Cremation, Davis Crematory. A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2001, in the Broadway Christian Church, 206 Broadway Ave.

Kasic, Tony J.
Tony J. Kasic - Pueblo Chieftain - February 19, 1986 - Tony J. Kasic, passed away in Las Vegas, Nev., Feb. 18, 1986. Husband of Mrs. Edith Kasic. Survived by nieces and nephews as well as a sister-in-law, Mrs. Helen Lutes, and a cousin, Stella Evans, both of Pueblo. Member of Eastern Orthodox Church. Mr. Kasic was a retired employee of CF&I Steel Corp. and a life member of Pueblo Elks Lodge No. 90. He was Past Patron of Adah Chapter No. 34, OES, and was a veteran of service with the U.S. Army during WW II. Memorial service in Pueblo at a time to be announced later. Those who wish may send memorials to the American Cancer Society or charity of donor's choice.

Kasimatis, Clara B.
Mrs. Clara Kasimatis - Pueblo Chieftain - March 9, 1981 - Mrs. Clara Kasimatis, late of 704 N. Reading, passed away unexpectedly at her residence Saturday, March 7, 1981. Survived by her children, Mrs. Helen Humphreys, Pueblo, son, John Kasimatis, Wisconsin, and Mrs. Christina Abbate, Pueblo; seven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; two sisters, and three brothers. She was born June 13, 1910, in Utah and had been a longtime Pueblo resident. Service 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Rouch Chapel, with the Rev. Herbert W. Clark officiating. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Kastelic, Brien
Brien F. Kastelic - Pueblo Chieftain - February 24, 2001 - Age 48, died Feb. 21, 2001, at his home in Colorado Springs. He was an account executive with Ionex Telecommunications, Inc., and an Army veteran, having served during the Vietnam War era. Mr. Kastelic was born Oct. 7, 1952, in Pueblo, to Frank and Fay (Barr) Kastelic. His father is deceased. He was married Sept. 24, 1988, to Jacquie (Jennings) Kastelic. He is survived by his wife; his mother; a stepson, Derek Davie; two stepdaughters, Dawn (Davie) Keller and Dana (Davie) Smith; two brothers, Phillip M. Kastelic of Littleton and Ted G. Kastelic of San Jose, Calif.; and six step-grandchildren. Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at Shrine of Remembrance Funeral Home, 1730 E. Fountain Blvd., Colorado Springs, (719) 634-1597. Funeral service Monday, 11 a.m., Shrine of Remembrance "America the Beautiful" Chapel of Roses. A reception will follow the service at the Olympian Plaza Reception and Event Center, 975 S. Union Blvd., Colorado Springs. Graveside service, 2 p.m. Monday, Roselawn Cemetery in Pueblo. Memorial contributions may be made to the Brien F. Kastelic Memorial Fund, c/o Rocky Mountain Bank & Trust, c/o The Mortgage Dept., 755 Cheyenne Meadow Road, Colorado Springs, Colo., 80906.

Kastelic, Fred F.
Fred F. Kastelic – Pueblo Star Journal – October 8, 1973 – Fred F. “Fritz” Kastelic of 516 Minnequa, died Oct. 7, 1973. Husband of Mrs. Mary Kastelic. Father of Dallas and Dennis Kastelic; grandfather of Chad, Wayne and Kelly Joe Kastelic, all of Pueblo. Brother of John Kastelic, Frank Kastelic, Mrs. Faye Meglen, and Joseph Kastelic, all of Pueblo, and Mrs. Mary Rebol, Culver City, Calif. Son-in-law of Mrs. Anna Verbich, Walsenburg, and brother-in-law of Mr. and Mrs. Leo Perse, Pueblo. Member of St. Mary Parish. Veteran of Service with the U.S. Army in World War II. Mr. Kastelic was employed as a shearman in the 11-inch bar mill of the CF&I Steel Corp., and was a member of St. Joseph Lodge 7 KSKJ. Services St. Mary Church: Rosary recitation 7 p.m. Tuesday and the Mass of Christian Burial 9 a.m. Wednesday. Interment Roselawn.

Kastelic, Mary V.
Mary V. (Jesik) Kastelic - Pueblo Chieftain - May 13, 2005 - Mary V. (Jesik) Kastelic, 91, born May 30, 1913, in Pueblo, passed away May 11, 2005. Survived by her sister, Dorothy Redabaugh, Colorado Springs; brother, John Jesik, Pueblo; sisters-in-law, Lucille and Ann Jesik, both of Pueblo; and numerous nieces and nephews. Mary also was a godmother to many. She had many friends at Pueblo Regent and Life Care Center. She was preceded in death by her husband, Louis Kastelic; and brothers, Joseph and Henry Jesik. Mary was a life-time member of St. Mary Church. She was very devoted to the Catholic faith, and also was a member of the Nocturnal Adoration Society. Mary was very proud of her Slovenian heritage and was a member of KSKJ Lodge No. 7. Viewing, 2 to 6 p.m. Friday, at the funeral home. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Saturday, St. Mary Church. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. In lieu of food and flowers, donations may be made to a charity of your choice or to St. Mary's Church Prayer Garden in Mary's memory.

Kastelic, Rudolph F.
Rudolph "Rudy" F. Kastelic - Pueblo Chieftain - May 09, 1999 - Rudolph "Rudy" F. Kastelic, 88, of Pueblo, passed away May 7, 1999. Preceded in death by wife, Katherine, in 1976- daughter, Katherine "Sissy" Studen, in 1992- and sister, Josephine Horvat- brothers, John, Jake Jr., William, Harry, and Louis Kastelic. Survived by daughter, Vivian (James) Cooper- sister, Marie (Richard) Beaird- sisters-in-law, Lydia and Mary Kastelic- grandchildren, Deborah (Haden) Allen, James (Kayleen) Cooper, William (Sherry) Cooper, Tamora (Curtis) Topping, Daniel R. (Kerrie) Studen- eight great-grandchildren-numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. Mr. Kastelic was a rail turner at CF&I retiring in 1972. He also worked at Nuckolls Packing Company. Member of Elks Lodge BPOE No. 145, KSKJ, Nocturnal Adoration Society, Holy Name Society, and sang in the choir at St. Mary Church. Viewing, Sunday, noon until5 p.m., and Monday, 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. at the funeral home. Rosary, Monday, 7p.m., and funeral Mass, Tuesday, 10 a.m., both services at St. Mary Church. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to St. Mary Church through the funeral home office.

Katich, Mary Erse
Mary Erse Katich – Cañon City Daily Record - June 6, 2005 - Mary Erse Katich of Erie died Thursday, June 2, 2005, at Life Care Center of Longmont. She was 94. She was born on June 20, 1910, in Walsenburg to Claudio Dominguez and Gertrude Samora Dominguez. She grew up in Walsenburg, starting to work at an early age to help support the family. She married John Katich on April 10, 1930, in Walsenburg. They moved to Erie shortly after their wedding where they raised and reared their family. Mrs. Katich was a member of St. Scholastica Catholic Church. She was active in the Alter and Rosary Society and the Erie Senior Citizens. She enjoyed cooking and hosting family dinners and holidays. The community of Erie frequently requested her Mexican food to be prepared for them. She was preceded in death by her husband; a son, August Katich; a daughter, Elizabeth Katich Tyler; two brothers, Manual Dominguez and William Dominguez; two sisters, Victoria Casias and Florence Vigil; and a granddaughter, Jill Katich Johnstun. Mrs. Katich is survived by three sons, Johney Katich and his wife Claudia of Layton, Utah, Joe Katich and his wife Marlene of Lakewood and Felix Katich and his wife Mary of Los Banos, Calif.; two sisters, Theresa Lucero and her husband Joe of Lafayette and Mary Cogburn of Woodland, Calif.; a brother, Pete Dominguez of Denver; two sisters, Sophie Sandoval of Tucumcari, N.M., and Virginia Rodriguez of Erie; 12 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren. Visitation hours will be from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, June 6, at the Howe Mortuary. Vigil services will be held at 7 p.m. Monday, June 6, at St. Scholastica Catholic Church, Erie with the Rev. Robert Whipkey officiating. Mass of the Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, June 7, at St. Scholastica Catholic Church. Interment will follow at Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Erie.

Katie, Joseph
Joseph Katie – Pueblo Chieftain – December 20, 1907 – The funeral of Joseph Katie will be held this afternoon at 2 o'clock from the parlors of McMahon & Collier.

Katres, John
John Katres – Eagle Valley Enterprise – May 4, 1917 – Explosion in Hastings Mine – Note: John Katres is listed among the dead of the Hastings Mine disaster, April 27, 1917. John Katres: Greek, age 30, single. He was a miner for the Victor-American Fuel Company; cause of death was an explosion due to an open safety lamp. Source: Denver Public Library, "Colorado Mining Fatalities.” See http://www.kmitch.com/Huerfano/hastings.html for in depth coverage of this disaster.

Kattnig, Lois L. Vincent
Lois L. Vincent Kattnig - Pueblo Chieftain - July 08, 2005 - Lois L. Vincent Kattnig passed away July 3, 2005, in Las Vegas, Nev. Lois was born July 25, 1930, in Chandler, Okla., one of eight children, to Hiram and Willie Virginia McLane. She moved to Canon City in 1956 and to Pueblo in 1958, before moving to Boulder City, Nev., in 2003. Mrs. Kattnig was preceded in death by her parents; her son, Steve; as well as three sisters and four brothers. Her survivors include her children, Linda Lanphear of California, Teresa Vincent of Louisiana, Terri Pena of Louisiana, Georgina (Glenn) Bartlett of Denver, and Lanna (Charles) Torres of Nevada; 10 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Saturday, July 9, 2005, in the Davis Memorial Chapel, with the Rev. Rick Barnett officiating. Interment will follow at the Imperial Cemetery.

Kauffman, Lafayette
Lafayette Kauffman – Pueblo Colorado Weekly Chieftain – March 29, 1877 – La Veta – The first case of natural death in our town I am called on to chronicle. The deceased, Lafayette Kauffman, aged 7 years, son of our esteemed fellow townsman, Mr. Chas. Kauffman, died last Friday night of typhoid pneumonia. The funeral ceremonies were held at the Baptist church on Sunday which a large concourse of our citizens attended. After the appropriate services by the Revs. Adams and Quillan, the procession formed and the remains were carried and interred in the new burial ground. The bereaved parents have the heartfelt sympathy of the entire community.

Kaufman, Margaret A.
Margaret A. Kaufman - Pueblo Chieftain - October 25, 2004 - Margaret A. Kaufman, 66, born May 14, 1938, passed away Oct. 22, 2004. She is survived by her loving husband of 46 years, Kenneth Kaufman; children, Karen (Mitchell) Mosier of Woodland Park and Bruce Kaufman of Pueblo; grandchildren, Samantha and Kathryn Mosier, both of Woodland Park; Kenny, Kimberly and Kelby Christofferson, all of Sterling; and Kayce and Seth Kaufman, both of Goldfield, Colo. She also is survived by brothers and a sister, Donald Snyder, Shirley Brickman and Terry Snyder; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. She is predeceased by her daughter, Kathy Christofferson. At her request, cremation. Memorial service, 11 a.m. Wednesday, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. In lieu of food and flowers, donations may be made to Sangre de Cristo Hospice in her memory.

Kaufman, Mitchell A.
Mitchell A. Kaufman - Pueblo Chieftain - August 17, 1998 - Mitchell A. Kaufman, 54, a longtime resident of Silver Cliff, passed away Saturday, Aug. 15, 1998, after a short illness. Mitchell was an advocate for the disadvantaged and oppressed. He is the loving father of Natalie Kaufman and Katileyn Kaufman, both of Canon City and Silver Cliff. He is also survived by his father, Harry Kaufman of Florida- brother, Joel Kaufman of Alamosa- beloved friend, Lisa Kaufman of Canon City- also numerous friends and relatives. Funeral services will be held Tuesday at Temple Emanuel, 1325 N. Grand Ave., at noon, with interment at Silver Cliff Cemetery. Arrangements by Adrian Comer Garden Chapel.

Kaumeyer, Rose G.
Rose G. Kaumeyer - Pueblo Chieftain - August 15, 1987 - Rose G. Kaumeyer, born Nov. 27, 1904, in Maybee, Mich., passed away Aug. 9, 1987, in Pueblo. Mrs. Kaumeyer had resided in Pueblo for 10 years and celebrated her 52nd wedding anniversary June 11. Wife of George Kaumeyer; mother of Alvin (Beverly) of Colorado City; grandmother of three and great-grandmother of four. Member of Holy Family Church. Services and burial were in Maybee, Mich.

Kauser, Martin
Martin Kauser - Huerfano World - October 3, 2002 - This Week in La Veta History - 1920: Martin Kauser, 21, fire boss, was killed by a fall of rock in the Oakview mine. His father was killed in the Segundo mine some years ago. 

Kautzky, Elsie
Elsie Kautzky - Pueblo Chieftain - May 23, 2006 - Elsie Kautzky died quietly at her home on May 19, 2006, at age 106. She was known for her charitable contributions as well as her unusual physical stamina and unique beauty. She traveled all over the world. Mrs. Kautzky was born on March 1, 1900, on a farm in Kansas. She worked for the Social Security Administration for 35 years, retiring to Pueblo where she resided for more than 30 years. Mrs. Kautzky is survived by her daughter, Marnette Wightman of Pueblo; granddaughter, Emily (Larry) Andersen of Brush; great-grandsons, Kenneth and Michael Pemberton and Jeff Andersen; and by close friends, Karl and Stella Pacheco of Pueblo. She was preceded in death by beloved grandson, Jon Wightman-Pemberton in 1972; by her parents, John (Julia) Portz; and by her five brothers and one sister. Graveside service, 11 a.m. Tuesday, Mountain View Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please make a contribution to your favorite charity.

Kay, James L.
James L. Kay – Pueblo Indicator – October 5, 1929 – James L. Kay, a former employe of the C. F. & I., died at his home in San Francisco, September 22. He was 64 years of age. Death came as a result of a stroke following high blood pressure.

Kay, John L.
John L. (Kmechick) Kay - Pueblo Chieftain - February 19, 2002 - Age 85, born July 25, 1916, passed away Feb. 16, 2002. Survived by loving wife of 55 years, Vera Kay; children, Helen Lee (Ethan) Gibson and John R. Kay; grandchildren, Andrew Gibson, Christina and Daniel Kay; and sisters, Julia (Edward) Bratina and Alice Perme. Predeceased by parents, John W. and Annie Kmechick; sister, Elizabeth "Betty" Strilich; and first wife, Helen Lee (Gibson) Kmechick in 1943. John retired from the CF&I in 1979 after 44 years of service. He was a lifetime member of the BPOE No. 90 and loved fly fishing and gardening. Cremation, Almont Crematory. Memorial Mass, 11 a.m. Wednesday at Our Lady of the Meadows Church. In lieu of food and flowers, donations may be made to the Sangre de Cristo Hospice in his memory.

Kay, Ryan Thomas
Ryan Thomas Kay - Pueblo Chieftain - January 29, 2002 - Age 100, born on Dec. 8, 1901, to Percy and Eva (Ryan) Kay and was a lifelong resident of Pueblo, passed away Jan. 26, 2002. Ryan was a proud graduate of Centennial High School, class of 1920. He recently attended Centennial's 125th anniversary celebration and reunion where he was honored as one of the oldest living graduates. He was a Mason and a member of Pueblo Lodge No. 17, AF&AM. He retired 35 years ago as a real estate closer with the Sam Jones Agency. Ryan and Verna collected antiques and owned and operated the Rocking Horse Antique Shop in Woodland Park and then later in Pueblo. Ryan is predeceased by his beloved wife, Verna (Hymer) Kay. He is survived by his daughter, Jean (William) Ludwig; and grandsons, Richard (Barbara) Ludwig, Rusty (Carole) Ludwig, James (Teresa) Ludwig and John Ludwig, all of Pueblo. Also survived by 12 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren. The family wishes to thank all of the Sangre de Cristo Hospice and Parkview Home Care staffs for being so kind, loving and helpful with Ryan. A very special thank you and love to his grandson, John, who cared for him lovingly for his last three months. Ryan will lie in state at the funeral home from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. today. Funeral service will be held 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2002, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel, with Chaplain Ed Williamson officiating. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. In lieu of food and flowers, please make memorials to the Sangre de Cristo Hospice through the funeral home.

Kayes, Mary Frances
Mary Frances Kayes - Pueblo Chieftain - September 15, 1986 - Mary Frances Kayes, 80, died Sunday, Sept. 14, 1986. Preceded in death by her husband, Thomas, in 1959. Survivors include her children, Irene Buckley, Robert Kayes, Pat (Gene) Golob, and her sister, Helen Suckle, all of Pueblo. Grandchildren, Judy (Dave) Aschermann, Jerry Buckley, Jack (Roz) Buckley, Janet (Nick) Bonadonna, Debra and. Tom Golob. Great-grandchildren, John, Brian, Joy Aschermann, and Laura Bonadonna. Also survived by her sister-in-law, Anne Finnin; niece, Sharon Davis; nephews and cousins. Services will be held at St. Pius X Church; Mass of Christian Burial, 7 p.m. Tuesday, recitation of the rosary, 10 a.m. Wednesday. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made in her name to the Holy Cross Abbey in Canon City or to a charity of your choice through the funeral home office. The family will greet friends at the church after the Tuesday evening services. Visitation Tuesday until 5 p.m. at the funeral home.

Kayganich, Donald Eugene
Donald Eugene Kayganich - Pueblo Chieftain - September 28, 1998 - Donald Eugene Kayganich, 58, of Pueblo, passed away unexpectedly Sept. 25, 1998. Survived by his wife of 30 years, Elaine Kayganich- children, Melany Kayganich, Anthony Eugene (Ruby) Kayganich and Ruth Kayganich- six grandchildren- and three sisters also survive. Mr. Kayganich was a member of the National Federation of the Blind and worked as a medical transcriber. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Tuesday, St. Patrick Church. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Kayo, David W.
David W. Kayo - Huerfano World - August 17, 2000 - David William (Strider) Kayo passed away August 13, 2000, in St. Mary Corwin Hospital in Pueblo. He is survived by his wife, Rita, Redwing; his son, Mathew, Redwing; two daughters, Rebecca Kayo, Lexington, KY, and Amber Kayo, New York City; his parents, Ruth and Bill Usnick, Walsenburg and William Kayo, Hayward, CA; four sisters, Ruth McNeely, Dallas, TX, Fran Blake, Dallas, TX, Mary Young, San Leandro, CA, and Dayle Achilles, Castro Valley, CA. Graveside service will be at the Jones Cemetery in Gardner at 1:00 p.m., Saturday, August 19.



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