The Tri-County Obituary Project

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

The Tri-County Obituary Project Coordinator is Louise Adams .
This page contributed by Karen Mitchell.

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Kobilan, Anna
Anna Kobilan - Pueblo Chieftain - October 16, 1986 - Mrs. Anna Kobilan of Calhan, Colo., passed away in Colorado Springs, Oct. 13, 1986. Wife of Andrew Kobilan, who passed away August 1979. Mother of Elvin J. Kobilan and Donald J. Kobilan, both of Calhan; Bennie E. Kobilan, Olney Springs; Ruth A. Morehead and Dorothy E. Culver, both of Colorado Springs. Survived also by five sisters, 13 grandchildren, and 14 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by one brother, one sister, one grandchild, and her son, Andrew G. Kobilan. Services, 11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 17, St. Paul Lutheran Church, Calhan. Interment, Calhan Cemetery. Visitation, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, Evergreen Funeral Home, Fountain at Union, Colorado Springs. Those who wish may send memorials to St. Paul Lutheran Church, Calhan, Colo., 80808.

Kobylinski, Arthur Stanislaw
Arthur Stanislaw Kobylinski - Pueblo Chieftain - September 18, 1997 - Arthur Stanislaw Kobylinski, born May 10, 1927, passed away Sept. 16, 1997. Survived by his spouse, Patricia Kobylinski- daughter, Amy Kobylinski- son, Eric Kobylinski- stepsons, Mark (Dawn) Blaszkiewicz and David (Brenda) Blaszkiewicz- and stepdaughter, Susan (Mike) Decker. Also survived by seven grandchildren- one great-grandchild- brother, Frank Jr.- sisters, Florence Smigelski, Adeline Krolikowski and Lillian Burian- and numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his parents. Mr. Kobylinski worked for the city of Pueblo as a housing rehab specialist and later transferred to the Parks and Recreation Department when he retired in 1990. He was a member of Christ the King parish and the Knights of Columbus. Cremation, Almont Crematory. , Friday, 10:30 a.m. Christ the King Church.

Koch, Clarence L.
Clarence L. Koch – Pueblo Chieftain – October 13, 2006 - Clarence L. Koch, 71, of Pueblo West. Military honors and inurnment, 3 p.m. today, Fort Logan National Cemetery. Cremation has taken place.

Koch, Darla May
Darla May Koch - Pueblo Chieftain - December 12, 1999 - Darla May Koch, 59, passed away Dec. 10, 1999. Survived by her loving husband of 38 years, Russell Koch; children, Dwayne (Deborah) Koch and Randy Koch; stepchildren, Gail Ann (Don) Jerow and Russell Koch Jr.; grandchildren, Christopher, James, Steven, Felicity and Kendall; mother, Ellen Adam; and numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by her father, Paul Adam. Viewing, noon to 5 p.m. Sunday and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Tuesday, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Koch, Esther
Esther Koch - Pueblo Chieftain - July 22, 1920 - Died - Esther Koch, aged 81 years, died at a local hospital July 21. Body at Whiton's.

Koch, George
George Koch - Wet Mountain Tribune - June 21, 1990 - Hillside Native George Koch Dies at Age 80 - Funeral services were held yesterday in Westcliffe for Hillside [Fremont County] native George H. Koch. Mr. Koch died June 18, 1990 at a Pueblo hospital. He was 80. Mr. Koch was born May 21, 1910 in Hillside to August and Marie (Knoll [Noll]) Koch. He had owned and operated a ranch near Hillside since 1937, and also had worked for the Denver and Rio Grande Western Railroad out of Pueblo. In addition, Mr. Koch owned and operated ice plants in Canon City, Florence, and Salida [Routt County]. He was a member of the Community United Methodist Church in Westcliffe [Custer County]. Mr. Koch also was a life member of Silver State Masonic Lodge 95 AF&AM in Pueblo, a life member of Southern Colorado Consistory of Pueblo, and a life member of Canon City Elks Lodge 610. He married Virgie R. Shugart in Westcliffe on March 31, 1934. Funeral services were held Wednesday, June 20, at the United Methodist Church in Westcliffe, with Rev. Harold Urton officiating. Pallbearers were Ralph Koch, Russell Koch, Chet Koch, John Koch, Lane Koch, and Clark Koch. Masonic committal services and interment followed at the Ula Cemetery here. Arrangements were handled by Wilson-Almont Funeral Home of Canon City. Those wishing can make memorial contributions to the Silver Cliff Senior Citizen Center.

Koch, Lane Noll
Lane Noll Koch - Pueblo Chieftain - November 17, 2004 - Lane Noll Koch, born Jan. 24, 1932, in Canon City, Colo., passed away Nov. 15, 2004. Preceded in death by his parents, Henry E. and Blanch Koch. Survived by his wife, Mary; daughters, Julie A. Falletta of Pueblo, Jeanne (Lyle) Morrison of Thornton, Colo., Kristen E. Koch of Pueblo; son, Daniel Lane (Mary) Koch of Fallon, Nev.; six grandchildren; sister-in-law, Barbara Lane; and sister, Eunice Evans of Denver. Lane retired as an engineer/public information supervisor from Southern Colorado Power Co. (West Plains Energy) after 33 years of service. He was the first recipient of the prestigious Centel Electric President's Award. Lane has been a board member or officer in nearly all groups in which he has been affiliated including the Greater Pueblo Chamber of Commerce, Pueblo Diversified Industries, Engineers Society, Home Builders Association, Colorado Press Club, Optimists Club, Toastmasters, and Chairman of the United Way. Lane served as president of the Pueblo Charter Lions Club, Colorado Power Council, Pueblo Jaycees, and the Southern Colorado Kennel Club. He was a board member founding the Greater Pueblo Sports Association (GPSA). Lane was a veteran of the Korean War. He was a graduate of Denver University and a member of the Kappa Sigma Fraternity. A graduate of Pueblo Central High School, Lane was the Wildcats football team captain in Pueblo's first "Bell Game." Lane long will be remembered as a kind gentleman who would do for others before doing for himself. Memorial service, 11 a.m. Wednesday, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Sangre de Cristo Hospice, or the Alzheimer's Association in his memory through the funeral home office. A special thanks to the caring staff at Fuente de Vida and Dr. Janise Denton.

Kochen, Scott
Scott Kochen - Pueblo Chieftain - August 20, 1997 - Scott Kochen died unexpectedly Aug. 17, 1997, in Denver, Colo. He is survived by his twin children, Sarah Ann and Adam Joseph Kochen of North Babylon, N.Y.- father, George R. Kochen of Colorado City, Colo.- mother, Martha Ann (Walter) Dunlap of Colorado Springs, Colo.- and sisters, Gail (Charles) Backlund of Colorado Springs and JoAnna (Marvin) Stockton of Denver, Colo. He is also survived by numerous aunts, uncles, nephews, nieces, cousins and many friends who all love him and will miss him. Service, 2 p.m. Thursday at Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Inurnment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, contributions to a trust fund for Adam and Sarah Kochen should be sent to Imperial Funeral Home, Pueblo, Colo.

Kochevar, Audrey M.
Audrey M. Kochevar - Pueblo Chieftain - June 02, 1998- Audrey M. Kochevar, 85, passed away May 31, 1998. Predeceased by her father, Frank M. Grahek- mother, Anna C. Grahek- sisters, Lillian M. Pucell and Georgianna Scolere- husband, William Kochevar- and daughter, Karyl C. Kochevar. She is survived by several nieces and nephews. Audrey belonged to the Slovenian Women's Union of America. Cremation, Imperial Crematory. Memorial Mass, 10 a.m. Wednesday, St. Francis Xavier Church. The family may be contacted at the home of her niece, Irene Sillox.

Kochevar, Cecilia
Cecilia Kochevar - Pueblo Chieftain - April 01, 1986 - Cecilia Kochevar, March 31, 1986. Wife of Matt J. Kochevar Sr., who passed away in 1942. Mother of Matt J. (Olivia) Kochevar, Claire C. Lovelace, both of Pueblo; Mary B. (Bradford) Stevens, Idaho Falls, Idaho; and William J. (Deloise) Kochevar, Fremont, Calif. Sister of Bernadette B. McCallister, Pueblo. Also survived by nine grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Mrs. Kochevar was predeceased by her parents, Alva G. and Mary B. McCallister, as well as several brothers, one sister, and one grandson. She was a member of KSKJ, St. Joseph Lodge 7, and Western Slavonic Assn., Lodge No. 3. Mrs. Kochevar was employed in Central Services at Parkview Episcopal Hospital for 17 years before her retirement. Prior to that she was employed at the Pueblo Army Depot. Mass of Christian Burial, 9:30 a.m. Friday, Christ the King Church. Interment, Roselawn. The family respectfully requests the omission of food. They will greet friends at the funeral home 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday.

Kochevar, Edward J.
Edward J. Kochevar - Pueblo Chieftain - November 03, 1999 - Edward J. Kochevar, age 78, born April 29, 1921, passed away Nov. 1, 1999. Survived by his loving wife of 55 years, Midge Kochevar, and his children, Ed (Betty) Kochevar, Judy Staples and Karen (Clay) Sorrick. Grandfather of Ron Kochevar, Lisa (Bob) Green, Brian Staples and Brett Staples. Great-grandfather of Garrett and Jessica Green and Lillian Kochevar. Also survived by brother, John (Helen) Kochevar; sisters, Frances Vislosky and Ann (Frank) Taravella; brother-in-law, Steve Burchik; sister-in-law, Lee Kochevar; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Preceded in death by parents, John and Mary Kochevar; brother, Albert Kochevar; sister, Mary Burchik; and great-grandchild, Cody Green. At his request, cremation, Almont Crematory. Memorial Mass, Thursday, 2 p.m., Shrine of St. Therese. In lieu of food and flowers, memorial donations may be made to Sangre de Cristo Hospice, Shrine of St. Therese Building Fund or to the American Heart Association.

Kochevar, Helen Eileen
Helen Eileen Kochevar - Pueblo Chieftain - June 12, 2002 - Helen Eileen Kochevar, age 74, born Feb. 19, 1928, in Pueblo, Colo., entered into eternal rest at home on June 11, 2002. Predeceased by her sisters, Julia Downes, Hattie Hakes, Anne Sandri; and brothers, Tony, John and Leo Zitnik. She is survived by the family she loved "to the moon and back," her devoted husband of 54 years, John "Johnson"; her children, John, Mary, Sue and Mark, and his wife Paula. Grandmother of Nissa, Miles, Monte, Tyler and Tanner. Also survived by brother, Ed Zitnik; and sisters-in-law and brother-in-law, Adeline Kochevar, Francie Vislosky, Midge Kochevar, Frank and Ann Taravella; special cousin, Elsie Martinez; numerous nieces and nephews, and special friend, Kay Mraovich. Helen gave constant and loving support to her children and grandchildren in all of their endeavors. She was an avid fan of her grandchildren's sporting activities. Helen was compassionate toward others, always had a positive outlook, a wonderful sense of humor and most recently showed great courage and strength. Her love will live forever in our hearts and our memory of her in our minds. Cremation, Almont Crematory. Memorial service, noon Friday, Roselawn Chapel. Inurnment, Roselawn Cemetery. In lieu of food and flowers, memorial donations may be made to Sangre De Cristo Hospice in Helen's memory. Eternal rest grant unto her O Lord and let the perpetual light shine upon her.

Kochevar, Josephine Elizabeth
Josephine Elizabeth Kochevar - Pueblo Chieftain - January 09, 1999 - Josephine Elizabeth Kochevar, age 91, of Pueblo passed away Jan. 7, 1999. Preceded in death by her husband, Anton B. Kochevar, who died Jan. 5, 1991- her parents, John and Mary Trontel- brothers, John, Joseph and Edward Trontel- and sisters, Mary Trontel and Christine Mehle. Survived by her daughters, Dorothy (Orville) Donahoe and Audrey (Walter) Zabukovic, all of Pueblo, Colo. Grandmother of Linda Zabukovic, Pueblo, Colo., Kathy (Donald) Hunsaker, Stansbury Park, Utah, and Maribeth (Jim) Chappell, Steamboat Springs, Colo. Great-grandmother of James (Sue) Hunsaker, Nathan Hunsaker, all of Utah, and Eric (Deanna) Chappell, Thornton, Colo. Also survived by her great-great-granddaughter, Emily Hunsaker, three nieces, one nephew and her sister, Angela Zupancic, Oakdale, Minn. Also a special friend, Ralph Garcia. Josephine was a lifetime member of St. Mary Church parish, Christian Mothers and KSKJ Lodge. Visitation, Sunday, noon to 5 p.m. Funeral Mass, Monday, 10 a.m., St. Mary Church. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. In lieu of food and flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the St. Mary Church Memorial Fund in Josephine's name.

Kochevar, Karyl C.
Karyl C. Kochevar - Pueblo Chieftain - December 23, 1987 - Karyl C. Kochevar, Dec. 21, 1987. Daughter of Audrey M. Kochevar, Pueblo, and William E. Kochevar, who passed away in 1975. Survived by numerous aunts, uncles and cousins in Pueblo and California, including her cousins, Irene (Allen) Sillox, and Frank and Retta Urbancic, Pueblo. A lifelong resident of Pueblo, Miss Kochevar was employed as a chief medical technician at St. Mary-Corwin Hospital prior to her retirement 12 years ago. She was a member of St. Francis Xavier Parish and the Medical Technician's Society. Cremation, Almont Crematory. Memorial Mass, 10 a.m. Thursday, St. Francis Xavier Church. Please omit donations of food. Those who wish are asked to send memorials to the Kidney Foundation in care of the funeral home office. Friends will be greeted in the Mediterranean Room at St. Francis immediately following the Mass.

Kochevar, Margaret C.
Margaret C. Kochevar - Pueblo Chieftain - March 13, 2003 - Margaret C. Kochevar, 93, passed away March 10, 2003. She is preceded in death by her husband, Rudolph J. Kochevar. Survived by her children, Rudy (Peggy) Kochevar of Bakersfield, Calif., Carolyn (Frederick) Judd, Denver, John (Marti) Kochevar, Visalia, Calif., Mark (Claudia) Kochevar, Bakersfield, Calif., Margie (Michael) Hardin, Aurora, Colo., and Mary Jo (Jim) Lanza, Pueblo; 19 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. She is also survived by several nieces, nephews and other family members. She was born and raised in Crested Butte and was a member of St. Francis Xavier Parish and the Slovenian Women's Lodge. Visitation, 1 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday and Friday at the funeral home. Rosary recitation, 7 p.m. Friday at T.G. McCarthy Chapel and funeral Mass, 2 p.m. Saturday at St. Francis Xavier, with cremation to follow. In lieu of food and flowers, donations may be made to Catholic Charities. For further information, please see

Kochevar, Mark A.
Mark A. Kochevar - Pueblo Chieftain - January 11, 1987 - Mark A. Kochevar was born Sept. 2, 1907, in Pueblo, and passed away Jan. 10, 1987, in Pueblo. Father of Dr. Mark (Lorraine) Kochevar of Klamath Falls, Ore.; Catherine (Frank) Robeda Sr., Barbara (Jerry) Campbell Sr., both of Pueblo; Janice (John) Sneeringer of Miami, Fla.; and Patricia (Richard) Weller of Shippensburg, Pa. Father-in-law of Jesse D. Bigelow of Littleton. Brother of Rudy Kochevar, Mickey Kochevar, and Edith Newcombe. Also survived by 21 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Member of St. Francis Xavier Parish, BPOE No. 90, and Retired Foreman's Club, Preseren Club, and a life member of Fin and Feather. He was employed for 4& years in the 40-inch mill at CF&I. Services at St. Francis Xavier Church: Mass of Christian Burial at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 13, and recitation of the rosary at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 14. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. The family may be contacted at 2515 Spruce.

Kochevar, Mary L.
Mary L. Kochevar - Pueblo Chieftain - November 14, 2003 - Mary L. Kochevar, 97, went to be with the Lord on Nov. 10, 2003. Born Aug. 26, 1906. Mary is preceded in death by her husband, Martin J.A. Kochevar. She is survived by her son, Martin D. Kochevar, Pueblo, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, other family and friends. Mary will be remembered for her love of flowers and the color pink, she will be sadly missed. Viewing, 1 to 5 p.m. today, Nov. 14, at the funeral home. Vigil service, 7 p.m. this evening, St. Joseph Catholic Church. Funeral service, 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 15, 2003, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, with interment to follow at Roselawn Cemetery. At the request of the families, no home visits please.

Kochevar, Matt J.
Matt J. Kochevar - Pueblo Chieftain - August 08, 1986 - Matt J. Kochevar of 5129 Thatcher, Aug. 7, 1986. Husband of Olivia Kochevar and father of Renee Kochevar, Boulder; Lisa Kochevar of the family home; Kathleen Welch, Pueblo and Jeanette Bugge, North Babylon, N.Y. Brother of Claire C. Lovelace, Pueblo; Mary B. (Brad) Stevens, Idaho Falls, Idaho; and William J. (Deloise) Kochevar, Fremont, Calif. Survived also by four grandchildren and his aunt, Bernadette McCallister, Pueblo. Predeceased by his parents, Matt J. Kochevar Sr., who passed away March 22, 1942, and his mother, Cecilia Kochevar who passed away March 31, 1986. Mr. Kochevar was a veteran of service with the U.S. Navy during WW II and was a member of the Shrine of St. Therese Parish, Life Honorary member of Pueblo Elks No. 90, and member of Pueblo Aerie No. 145 (FOE), Disabled American Veterans San Isabel Chapter No. 2, and American Legion Pueblo Post No. 2. He served as Pueblo County zoning administrator for 18 years, retiring in 1981. Prior to that he was employed as the zoning inspector in El Paso County for 10 years. Cremation, Almont Crematory. Memorial Mass of Christian Burial, 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Shrine of St. Therese, 300 Goodnight Ave., The family will receive friends in the John Neumann Room following the services.

Kochevar, Richard P.
Richard P. Kochevar - Pueblo Chieftain - October 22, 2000 - Richard P. Kochevar, 52, went to be with the Lord Oct. 20, 2000, in Pueblo. Born Feb. 28, 1948, in Pueblo to Joseph and Mary Kochevar, who preceded him in death; and also a nephew, Daniel Kochevar Jr. Survived by brother, Daniel J. Kochevar Sr.; and nephews, Matthew and Dallas Kochevar. Memorial service, Tuesday, 7 p.m., at George McCarthy Historic Chapel. At his request, cremation, Almont Crematory.

Kochevar, Rudolph A.
Rudolph A. Kochevar - Pueblo Chieftain - January 16, 1987 - Rudolph A. Kochevar of 2732 Pine, Jan. 15, 1987. Husband of Evelyn L. Kochevar. Father of Rudolph J. Kochevar, Arcadia, Calif. Brother of Mickey L. Kochevar, Canon City, and Edith Newcombe, Globe, Ariz. Survived also by four grandchildren. Preceded in death by brother, Mark Kochevar, on Jan. 10, 1987. A lifetime resident of Pueblo, Mr. Kochevar retired in 1971 after 47 years of employment with CF&I Steel Corp. At the time of his retirement, he was employed as a millwright in the 40-inch mill. Cremation, Almont Crematory. At his request, there will be no service. The family respectfully requests that food and flowers be omitted.

Kochevar, Sharon E.
Sharon E. Kochevar - Pueblo Chieftain - March 18, 1986 - Sharon E. Kochevar, 41, passed away March 16,1986, at a local hospital. Survived by husband, Larry Kochevar, Pueblo; five daughters, Cindy (Ricky) Videtto, Denver, Brenda (Jim) Frost, Colorado Springs, Trina, Jacqueline, and Bernice Kochevar, all of the family home. Also survived by parents, William and Evva Jordan, Pueblo; two granddaughters, Antoinette Videtto and Rene Frost; two brothers, Franklin (Letha) Jordan, Kenneth (Linda) Jordan; one sister, Leila (James) Humes, Member of St. Mary Catholic Church where services will be held. Recitation of the rosary, 7 p.m. Wednesday. Mass of Christian Burial, 10 a.m. Thursday, March 20, with Father Alan Schwab officiating. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Visitation Wednesday at the funeral home. The family may be contacted at 11 Clemson Drive.

Kochevar, Thelma
Thelma Ann Kochevar - Pueblo Chieftain - July 23, 2002 - Thelma Ann Kochevar, lifetime Pueblo resident, passed away July 20, 2002. Thelma is survived by many relatives and special friends. Recitation of the rosary, 7 p.m. Monday, T.G. McCarthy Rose Chapel. Funeral Mass, 2 p.m. Tuesday, St. Joseph Catholic Church with interment to follow at Roselawn Cemetery.

Kochiovelos, Helen
Helen Kochiovelos - Pueblo Chieftain - December 01, 1999 - Helen Kochiovelos, age 82, passed away on Nov. 28, 1999. Mrs. Kochiovelos dearly loved her family and friends. She was known for her warm hospitality, and will always be remembered for her strength, wisdom and love. A Pueblo native, Helen attended local schools and graduated from Central High School. She is survived by daughters, Marian Kochiovelos, Pueblo, and Barbara Kochiovelos, Emeryville, Calif. Also survived by her grandson, Christopher Moran, Pueblo; brother, James W. Limberis, Salida; sister, Jo Ann Limberis, Pueblo; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her husband of 54 years, Frank; daughter, Theo Becky Moran; and parents, William and Sophia Limberis. Mr. and Mrs. Kochiovelos owned and operated the South Side Market for more than 50 years. Mrs. Kochiovelos was a member of St. John Greek Orthodox Church, past member of Pueblo Chapter No. 7 OES, and also a member of Daughters of the Nile and St. Barbara's Philoptochos Society. Trisagion, Wednesday, Dec. 1, 1999, 7 p.m., George McCarthy Historic Chapel. Funeral service, Thursday, Dec. 2, 1999, 10 a.m., St. John Greek Orthodox Church, 1000 Spruce. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Following the interment, the family will greet friends and guests at La Renaissance. Those who wish may make contributions in her memory to St. John Greek Orthodox Church, St. Michael Orthodox Christian Church, the Wayside Cross Gospel Mission or to the charity of the donor's choice in care of the funeral home office.

Kochis, John S.
John S. Kochis - Colorado Springs Gazette - January 24, 1990 - John S. Kochis, 86, of Washington, D.C., died Jan. 12 in Washington D.C. Memorial services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Michael's Catholic Church, Calhan, with the Rev. Halloran officiating. Cremation has taken place. Interment will be at the Simla Cemetery. Mr. Kochis was born April 25, 1903, in Rudno, Czechoslovakia, to Andrew and Lucy Kochis Sr. Mr. Kochis is survived by three sons, Bill of Washington, D.C., Richard of Fort Collins and Joe of Bismarck, Mo.; a daughter, Mary Redelin of Oklahoma City; a brother, Steve of Colorado Springs; four sisters, Kate Flinn and Mary Manyik, both of Colorado Springs, Helen Franek of Pueblo and Francis Cirbo of Denver; several grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren. He also was preceded in death by six brothers and a sister.

Kochis, Ruth E.
Ruth E. Kochis - Pueblo Chieftain - June 27, 2002 - Ruth E. Kochis passed away June 25, 2002, in Pueblo. Ruth was born Sept. 23, 1933, in St. Francis, Kan., and had lived in Pueblo since 1987. Mrs. Kochis was a very active member of the Calvary Church in Pueblo. She was preceded in death by her parents, Leslie and Jane Queen; and her husband, Eugene J. Kochis. Her survivors include her daughters, Cheryl and Richard Moyer of Colorado Springs, and Charlene and Doug Yates of Arkansas; brothers, Lee and Daveyne Queen of Texas, Wesley Queen of Pueblo; sisters, Dorothy and Edward Duran of Pueblo, and Donnie and John Hawley of Texas; her grandchildren, Kay and Ed Moyer and Melissa and David Yates; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. Cremation in the Davis Crematory. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 29, 2002, in the Calvary Church, 5 Tulane. Donations in memory of Mrs. Kochis may be made to the church of your choice.

Kock, Darla May
Darla May Kock - Pueblo Chieftain - December 12, 1999 - Darla May Kock, 59, passed away Dec. 10, 1999. Survived by her loving husband of 38 years, Russell Kock; children, Dwayne (Deborah) Kock and Randy Kock; stepchildren, Gail Ann (Don) Jerow and Russell Kock Jr.; grandchildren, Christopher, James, Steven, Felicity and Kendall; mother, Ellen Adam; and numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by her father, Paul Adam. Viewing noon to 5 p.m. Sunday and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Funeral service 2 p.m. Tuesday, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel, Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Kocman, Cecilia M.
Cecilia M. Kocman - Pueblo Chieftain - November 18, 2001 - Cecilia M. Kocman, born Jan. 4, 1914, to Joseph and Cecilia Steblay. Passed away Nov. 16, 2001. Preceded in death by her parents; and her husband, Edward J. Kocman, 1985; daughter, Patricia Ricklefs in February 2001; granddaughter, Sarah Kocman in January 1996; and two brothers and four sisters. Survived by children, William (Joyce) Kocman, Edward (Cheri) Kocman, Littleton, Colo.; Mary Hoffert, Anne Marie (Avery) Robinson, Northglenn, Colo.; son-in-law, Gary Ricklefs, Radcliff, Ky.; and special caregiver, Marlies Burkpile. Survived by 19 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Member of St. Joseph's Lodge 7, KSKJ, Slovenian Women's Union No. 3 and Christian Mothers. Cecilia will lie in state noon Sunday until 5 p.m. Monday. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2001, at St. Mary Church. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. The family respectfully requests the omission of food and flowers.

Kocman, Elsie A.
Elsie A. Kocman - Pueblo Chieftain - December 11, 2006 - Elsie A. Kocman, 92, passed away Dec. 8, 2006, at home in the company of her family. Survived by her children, Edward (Sandra J.) Kocman, Eileen (Michael) Deverich, Judy (Bob) Wertz, Marlene (Donald) Peterlin Sr., Darlene (Gene) Ley and Joe (Pam) Kocman; sister, Lillian Galich; brother, Matthew (Agnes) Glavich; 17 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; numerous nieces and nephews, including a special niece, Evelyn Vertovec; her care giver, Rita Lucero and the Sangre de Cristo Hospice. She is preceded in death by her parents, Matthew and Josephine Glavich; her husband, Rudolph "Moon" Kocman; brothers, Frederick and Raymond; sister, Evelyn Mohorcich; and granddaughter, Micheline Deverich. She was born in Pueblo on May 31, 1914. Elsie was a life member of St. Mary Catholic Church and member of St. Joe's KSKJ, St. Jacob's CFU, Slovenian Women's Union, the Slovenian Women's Birthday Club, and was a former owner of Eilers' Place. She worked at the University of Southern Colorado (formerly Southern Colorado State College) as a cook and baker until her retirement in 1979. Viewing, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. today, Montgomery & Steward Funeral Directors with the family present from 4 to 6 p.m. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2006, St. Mary Catholic Church, 307 E. Mesa, with the Rev. Father Ben Bacino as celebrant. Those who desire may make memorials to St. Mary Prayer Garden or to a charity of donor's choice through the funeral home.

Koehn, Jacob I.
Jacob I. Koehn - Pueblo Chieftain - February 18, 1998 - Jacob I. Koehn, 85, passed away Feb. 14, 1998. Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the Lamar First Baptist Church. Interment, Fairmount Cemetery. Visitation, Thursday until 8 p.m. at the funeral home chapel.

Koehn, Katherine Katie
Katherine Katie Koehn - Pueblo Chieftain - July 22, 1997 - Katherine Katie Koehn, 105, of Lamar died July 19, 1997. Graveside funeral services and burial, 9 a.m. Wednesday, July 23, 1997, at Riverside Cemetery. Visitation, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. today, Valley Memorial-Lamar. Memorial contributions to Sandhaven Nursing Home.

Koeller, Eugene C.
Eugene C. Koeller - Pueblo Chieftain - June 29, 2002 - Eugene C. Koeller, 73, passed away June 26, 2002. He is preceded by his wife, Dorothy Ann Koeller; and granddaughter, Kristen Kolar. Mr. Koeller was a member of Our Savior's Lutheran Church of Pueblo West. He was retired from St. Mary-Corwin, where he was a pharmacist. He was an active member of the South Pueblo Lodge No. 95, AF&AM, committee chairman for Troop No. 24 of the Boy Scouts of America, Pueblo West Volunteer Fire Department, Southern Colorado Society of Hospital Pharmacists, the Lions Club; and he was a ham radio operator. Mr. Koeller is survived by his children, Donna (Keith C.) Kolar of Wheaton, Ill., and Edward J. Koeller, of Pueblo West; grandchildren, Kimberly Kolar, LaDonna Koeller and Jonathan Eugene Koeller; brother, Edwin (Charlotte) Koeller of California; nieces, Kathy (Mark) Stillwater and Diane (Jim) Wynn, both of California; nephew, Karl (Karen) Koeller of California; brother-in-law, Robert (Katrina) Pfutzenreuter of Illinois; and numerous other relatives and friends. A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, June 29, 2002, at the Pueblo West Volunteer Fire Department, 51 E. Hahns Peak. Memorial contributions may be made to the Pueblo West Volunteer Fire Department in Eugene's name.

Koeller, Keith
Keith Koeller – Pueblo Chieftain – September 09, 2006 - Keith Koeller, died unexpectedly Sept. 1, 2006. Memorial service Saturday, Sept. 9, 2006 at Boone School at 3:00 p.m. Donations may be made to Boone Volunteer Fire Department.

Koelling, Katherine
Katherine Koelling - Pueblo Chieftain - July 22, 1999 - Katherine Koelling, 81, passed away July 20, 1999 . Preceded in death by her husband, Ernest Koelling, Feb. 21, 1976. Survived by children, Ernestine Frederick, Pueblo, William (Valerie) Koelling, Littleton, Colo., Edward Koelling, Pueblo, Sharon (Ron) Thomas, Pueblo- grandchildren, Ken Frederick, Pueblo West, David Koelling and Patrick Koelling, both of Littleton, Jason(Desiree) Thomas and Ryan Thomas, both of Pueblo. Also survived by her great-granddaughter, Keely Thomas. Viewing hours are noon-4 p.m. today at the funeral home. Funeral service and interment will be in Mount Vernon, Mo.

Koen, Betty M.
Betty M. Koen - Pueblo Chieftain - January 01, 1999 - Betty M. Koen of Pueblo, passed away Dec. 30, 1998. Betty was a retired registered nurse. She spent 45 years of dedicated service to her profession. She was an active member of Wesley United Methodist Church, was associated with the visiting nurses program and the best grammie around. Preceded in death by her parents, Forrest and Alice Galpin, and husband, Charles Koen. Survived by brother, Bill (Glenda) Galpin, Colorado City- children, Bruce (Helen) Koen, Houston, Texas, Kay (Al Molina) Kaiser, Ted Koen, Don Koen, Robert (Jane) Koen and Forrest (Debbie) Koen, all of Pueblo- 15 grandchildren- and one great-grandchild. Visitation, 1 until 7 p.m. today at the funeral home. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 2, 1999, at Wesley United Methodist Church. Interment will be at Imperial Memorial Gardens. Donations may be made to Wesley United Methodist Church in memory of Betty Koen.

Koenig, Don G.
Don G. Koenig - Pueblo Chieftain - May 28, 2001 - Don G. Koenig passed away on May 26, 2001, at his home in Pueblo, Colo. He was born on May 30, 1929, to Harold R and Teressa E. Koenig, in St. Louis, Mo. Don is survived by his wife of 49 years, Bonnie; their two sons, Hal (Debbie) Koenig, Bayfield, Colo., and John Koenig, Parsippany, N.J.; grandchildren, Brent and Mikey, Bayfield, Colo., Ellery and Shiloh Crews, Hiawatha, Kan.; sister, Sherry (Benjamin) Goodier, Jackson, Mo.; son-in-law, Nopleon (Brook) Crews, Hiawatha, Kan.; and nephews, Ben, Steve and Paul Goodier. He is predeceased by his daughters, Ann and Beth. Don was raised in St. Louis, Mo. He attended Kemper Military School in Booneville, Mo., and then went on to college at Grinnell College in Iowa and the University of Missouri in Springfield, Mo. In 1948, Harold and Ted Koenig bought what would become known as the Don K Guest Ranch in Pueblo, Colo., between Beulah and Wetmore. In 1951, Don and Bonnie were married and they eventually had four children. Through the years, guests from all 50 states and many foreign countries visited the Koenigs at their ranch. During that time, Don was a repeat President of the Colorado Dude and Guest Ranch Association. He also earned his real estate license and specialized in farm and ranch real estate during the off season tourist times. Health problems forced Don and Bonnie to sell the Don K Ranch in 1987, and they retired to Pueblo. Don learned to play golf and developed a passion for the sport. He was a member of the Pueblo Country Club, where he played golf until he was no longer physically able to do so. His other passions were watching his grandchildren participate in activities and sports events, including rodeo, soccer and dance. Crernation, Almont Crematory. Memorial service, Thursday, May 31, 2001, 1 p.m., First Presbyterian Church, 1Oth and Court. Inurnment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Donations may be made to the Beulah Volunteer Fire Department in his memory.

Koester, Raymond F.
Raymond F. Koester - Pueblo Chieftain - August 15, 2004 - Raymond F. Koester, 78, passed away Aug. 12, 2004, in Pueblo. Survived by his wife of 49 years, Eleanor Koester; son, Mark (Beth Anne) Koester; daughter, Beverly (Richard) Morris; grandchildren, Cassandra Morris, Laura Koester, Lynn Koester, Caroline Morris and Daniel Morris; sisters, Katherine Hart and Betty Stanley; sisters/brothers-in-law, Don (Yvonne) Edmonds, JoAnn (Mark) White, John (Carol) Edmonds, Doris Koester, Helen (Koester) Timm; seven nieces and nephews, Doug Koester, Leon Koester, Stephanie Edmonds, Amanda White, Michael Edmonds, James White and Jillian White. Preceded in death by his father, Fred Koester; mother, Edith Koester; and brothers, Clifford Koester, Lenard Koester and Jim Koester. Ray was born Feb. 17, 1926, in Denver, Colo. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II and the Korean Conflict. He was a professional engineer and land surveyor; president and partner of KLH Engineering Consultants, Inc., for many years. He was a consulting engineer for: Pueblo Conservancy District, St. Charles Mesa Sanitation District, Blende Sanitation District and Salt Creek Water & Sanitation District. Ray was an active member of First United Methodist Church, where he taught Sunday school classes for over 40 years. He was a board member of Salvation Army, member of Pueblo Regional Building Department, Plumbing Board of Appeals, Steel City Kiwanis Club (40 years +); Junior Miss Program chair, and his special interest, COPAA (Colorado Outdoor Performing Arts Association). He was also the treasurer of Pueblo Pachyderms board, member of BPOE Elks No. 90 (50 years +), Professional Engineers of Colorado, Pueblo County Election Judge, Pueblo County Republican Party chairman (2001-2003), Broadway Theater League supporter and member of Pueblo Country Club (30 years). Ray's career and involvement in the community were important to him, but Ray's love and commitment to his family was always his top priority. He was generous with his time and love. The family gives special thanks to Dr. Gary Parks for his compassion and staying the course and Amanda White for her loving care. Ray will lie in state at the funeral home from 2 until 6 p.m. today. His funeral service will be held 1 p.m. Monday, Aug. 16, 2004, at First United Methodist Church, 310 W. 11th St., with the Rev. Dr. Rick Calhoun officiating. Interment will follow at Roselawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to First United Methodist Memorial Fund in Ray's name, through the funeral home or direct to the church.

Kogis, Joseph
Joseph Kogis – Pueblo Chieftain – December 20, 1907 – The funeral of Joseph Kogis who was crushed to death by the fall of rock in a Las Animas county coal mine early in the week took place from the parlors of McMahon & Collier yesterday afternoon.

Kogovsek, Frank A.
Frank A. Kogovsek - Pueblo Chieftain - February 26, 2006 - Frank A. Kogovsek, 66, passed away Feb. 22, 2006. He was born June 22, 1939 in Pueblo, Colo. He graduated from Pueblo Catholic High School in 1957. Frank attended St. Thomas Seminary in Denver and was ordained a Catholic Priest in 1965. In November 1970 he married Leona Reinert of Pueblo. He worked as a supervisor for Denver Juvenile Court until his retirement in 1995. Frank is survived by his wife Leona, children Gregory (Clarissa), Jerome (Melissa), Jennifer (Scott), and 3 grandchildren. Memorial services will be held Monday, Feb. 27, 2006 at 12:00 noon. Inurnment will follow. Both at Highland Mortuary and Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Parkinson Assn. of the Rockies, 1420 Ogden St. Denver, Colo. 80218

Kogovsek, Frank L.
Frank Louis Kogovsek - Pueblo Chieftain - June 21, 2002 - Frank Louis Kogovsek, April 5, 1911-June 19, 2002. Frank L. Kogovsek, 91, has completed his journey home. Preceding him in this pathway were his parents, Frank and Mary Kogovsek; infant son, Joey; Mary Blatnick Kogovsek, the mother of his children; and his sister, Mamie Pugel. Frank is survived by his beloved and devoted wife, Delfinia J. Kogovsek; loving children, Frank (Leona) Kogovsek, Ray (Linda Gunsolus) Kogovsek, John Kogovsek, Daniel (Patty) Kogovsek, Larry Kogovsek and Mary Joy Kogovsek; daughter-in-law, Eulice Kogovsek; brother, Raymond (Helen) Kogovsek. He is also survived by six grandchildren, Lisa (Greg) Plutt, ToniRae (Curtis) Andres, Greg (Clarissa) Kogovsek, Jerry Kogovsek, Jennifer Kogovsek and Ryan Kogovsek; great-grandchildren, Reece, Raymond, Rodney and Santana. Survived also by numerous cousins, nieces and nephews; brothers- and sisters-in-law: Susan and Nick Rael, Charlie Rael, Raymond and Celsa Rael, Bob and Norma Rael, John and Shirley Rael, John and Lou Loomis, Andy and Cordie Mantua, Larry and Mabel Rael, Juanita Blatnick, Edward and Gladys Blatnick and Dorothy Perry. Frank worked at CF&I Steel Mill for 46 years (mostly in the Rail Mill Finishing Department). Frank is and has been a member of Saint Francis Xavier Parish where he served as an usher, choir member, Eucharistic Minister and lector; also a member of Holy Name Society, Saint Vincent DePaul Society, Nocturnal Adoration Society, Peoples Eucharistic League, Preserve Glee Club, WSA Western Star No. 16 Lodge and Retired Steelworker's Association, which in 1994 he was made a Life Time Honorary Member. In lieu of food and flowers, donations may be made to Frank's favorite charities: Posada and Community Soup Kitchen or a charity of one's choosing. Visitation, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Services, St. Francis Xavier Church: Rosary recitation, 7 p.m. Sunday and funeral Mass 10 a.m. Monday, with interment to follow at Roselawn Cemetery.

Kohich, Chris
Chris Kohich - Telluride Daily Journal - October 25, 1913 - Militia May Be Sent to Coal Strike District - This Result May Come Following Pitched Battle Fought in the Streets of Walsenburg Last Night Between Mine Guards and Strikers - Two Killed and Four Fatally Wounded - Walsenburg, Colo., Oct. 25 - Whether or not state troops will be sent to the Southern Colorado coal strike district is a question being agitated as a result of last night's battle in the streets here, resulting in two strikers being killed and four wounded, two of whom will probably result fatally. The feeling here is high and more trouble is feared. The mine guards are now swarming here, and two gatling guns have already arrived. The mine guards were moving the household effects of non-union miners when some one fired at them. The guards then fired two volleys into the strikers, killing Cisto Croci and wounding Chris Kohich, who died a short time later. Andrew Anwin, one of the wounded strikers died this morning, making three in all who are dead as a result of the battle.

Kohl, Linda Ann
Linda Ann Kohl - Pueblo Chieftain - August 27, 1987 - Linda Ann Kohl, Aug. 26, 1987. Wife of Rex R. Kohl. Mother of Shaun A. Kohl and Kelly J. Kohl, Canon City. Brother of Ed Pasic Jr., Thornton. Also survived by her grandmother, Anne Slobodnic, Pueblo; numerous aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. Mrs. Kohl was born, reared and educated in Pueblo. She was a 1969 graduate of Central High School and moved to Canon City in 1971. Cremation, Almont Crematory. Memorial service, 10 a.m. Saturday, Wilson Almont Chapel. Please omit flowers. Contributions may be made to St. Thomas More Hospice through the Wilson Almont Funeral Home.

Kohler, Paul H.
Paul H. Kohler - World Independent – January 30, 1931 - Kohler Funeral Monday - Funeral services for Paul H. Kohler, who was killed early Friday morning in an automobile wreck on the Pueblo-Walsenburg highway, were held Monday afternoon in the chapel of the Rouch Funeral Home, Pueblo. Rev. Leslie B. Logan officiated.

Kohn, Carrie
Mrs. Carrie Kohn - Pueblo Chieftain - September 22, 1935 - Mrs. Carrie Kohn, died in Denver Friday. Services at Roselawn cemetery, Monday, at 2:30 p.m. Pueblo Chieftain - September 22, 1935 - Carrie Kohn called by Death at Denver. Mrs. Carrie Kohn widow of the late max Kohn, died in Denver Friday. She was well known in Pueblo having resided here several years ago. She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Rose Kahn, Denver and Mrs. B.H. Levy, Oxford, Miss. And a son, E. W. Kohn, Los Angeles. Calif. Burial services will be held at Roselawn cemetery Monday at 2:30 p.m. Rabbi Parry Nussbaum will officiate.

Kohn, Charles Henry
Charles Henry Kohr - Pueblo Chieftain - April 01, 2004 - Charles Henry Kohr passed away March 30, 2004, in Pueblo. He was born Nov. 13, 1957, in Santa Fe, N.M., to Kenneth and Hilda Jenness Kohr and had lived in this area since 1999. Charles was employed as a photo finisher for many years and enjoyed woodworking and outdoor activities. He is survived by his wife, Evelyn Rose Kohr of Pueblo; and a sister, Katherine Rose Kohr of Kansas. Cremation in the Davis Crematory. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 3, 2004, in the Davis Memorial Chapel. Donations in memory of Charles may be made to the Sangre de Cristo Hospice, direct or through the mortuary.

Kohn, Male
Male Kohn – Pueblo Colorado Weekly Chieftain – September 25, 1873 – Died in Pueblo, on Sunday afternoon, after a brief illness, a little boy some four years old, belonging to P. P. Kohn.  The child will be buried today.  The father is absent in Del Norte.

Kokich, Chris
Chris Kokich - Huerfano World - November 7, 1991 - This Week in Walsenburg History - 1913: Chris Kokich, one of the strikers killed on Seventh Street, was buried Oct. 28 and Joseph Cory on Nov. 1.

Kolbe, Earl O.
Earl O. Kolbe - Pueblo Chieftain - July 17, 2002 - Earl O. Kolbe, age 79, of Pueblo West, passed away on July 14, 2002, at his home. He was born on Oct. 8, 1922, at Staples, Minn., a son of the late Olen and Ruth Knosalle Kolbe. On July 31, 1961, in Walsenburg, Colo., he married Rose Martinez. She resides at the family home. He is also survived by four children, Earl M. Kolbe Jr., Raymond William Kolbe, Karl Arthur Kolbe and Christine Susan Kolbe; stepdaughter, Annette; 11 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren. He was also preceded in death by one sister and one brother. Earl was a retired truck driver and farmer. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served in WWII, and he was a member of VFW Post 1910 in Staples, Minn. Memorial Mass will be at 6 p.m. on Thursday, July 18, 2002, at St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church in Pueblo West with the Rev. Bill Huber officiating. Inurnment with military honors will be at 1 p.m. on Friday July 19, 2002, at Fort Logan National Cemetery in Denver.

Kolbezen, Frances I.
Frances I. Kolbezen - Pueblo Chieftain - March 07, 2000 - Frances I. Kolbezen, a native of Pueblo, died on March 3, 2000, in Colorado Springs. Mrs. Kolbezen was born on March 9, 1916, in Pueblo to Anton and Josephine Meglen, who are deceased. She was married in 1952 to Anthony A. Kolbezen, who is deceased. She was also preceded in death by her brother, Anthony, and her sister, Antoinette. Mrs. Kolbezen moved to Colorado Springs in 1992 for health reasons and to be closer to her son, Bruce Kolbezen. She is also survived by her brother, Joseph, of Mt. Sterling, Ky., and her sister, Mary, of Bonita, Calif. Services will be Thursday at 10 a.m. at St. Mary's Church in Pueblo. Burial will follow at 11 a.m. at Roselawn Cemetery. Following the burial, the family invites friends to join them for a reception honoring Frances in the church basement. Memorial contributions may be made to the Sangre de Cristo Hospice through George McCarthy Funeral Home.

Kolbezen, Martin Joseph
Dr. Martin Joseph Kolbezen - Pueblo Chieftain - September 18, 2004 - Dr. Martin Joseph Kolbezen, 90, passed away Sept. 7, 2004, in Riverside, Calif. He was born April 16, 1914, in Pueblo, Colo., and served in the U.S. Navy in WWII and was honorably discharged. Martin was a graduate of the University of Colorado and received his Ph.D. in organic chemistry at the University of Utah in 1950. He enjoyed a long career in research and teaching at the University of California, Riverside, and retired as a chemist/lecturer in 1981. He was instrumental in discovering a compound that made it possible for citrus fruit to be shipped without decaying. Dr. Kolbezen has had many papers and articles published in scientific journals. His name is listed in "American Men and Women of Science." He received many accolades and awards for his work while at UCR. His interests outside of chemistry when he was younger included skiing and mountain climbing. He was a very kind and gentle man whose main interests in life were his wife, Freddy, and his work at UCR. He was also a very giving man and extensively supported many charities. Martin was preceded in death by his wife, Frederica; his mother and father, Mary and Martin Kolbezen; and seven brothers and sisters. He is survived by his brother, John Kolbezen of Cameron Park, Calif.; and a sister, Anne Spelich of Tennessee. Martin also leaves behind a niece, Paula; and many loving and admiring friends and other surviving relatives. He also will be sadly missed by everyone he encountered throughout his life, including his cousin, Mildred Stofac. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Monday, St. Mary Church, with interment to follow at Roselawn Cemetery. In lieu of food and flowers, donations may be made to St. Mary Church.

Kolby, Frank Anthony
Frank Anthony Kolby – Pueblo Chieftain - September 13, 1921 - The funeral of Frank Anthony Kolby will be held Monday morning at 8:30 from the home 307 East Fourth Street and at 9 o'clock from St. Leander church. Rev. Father Walter will celebrate requiem mass. Burial in Roselawn in charge of W.B. McMinn.

Kolesarek, Angelina
Angelina “Betty” Kolesarek - Pueblo Chieftain - March 04, 2003 - Angelina “Betty” Kolesarek, 69, joined her loving husband, Andrew, on March 1, 2003. Born, May 16, 1933, in Pueblo, Colo., to Anthony and Anna Marie Pusatory. Preceded in death by her parents; her husband of 34 years, Andrew Kolesarek; along with one sister; and three brothers. Survived by her sons, Andrew (Joan) Kolesarek of St. Louis, Mo., Michael (Shawn) Kolesarek of Pueblo West, Colo.; eight grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Visitation, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, at the funeral home. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Thursday, Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church. Interment to follow at Roselawn Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Pueblo Zoo, through the funeral home office.

Kolesarek, Helen M.
Helen M. Kolesarek - Pueblo Chieftain - May 04, 1986 - Helen M. Kolesarek, of 2614 Holmes, May 3, 1986. Wife of John Kolesarek, who passed away in 1973, and mother of Ronald (Leona) Kolesarek of Pueblo; and Patricia (Pete) Martinez, Pilot Rock, Ore. Sister of William Riegler, Pueblo; Joe Riegler, Portland, Ore.; Margaret Paseka, Pueblo; and Anna (Bob) Lee, Scappoose, Ore. Survived also by her grandchildren, Jody, Jon, Sarah, Sandy, Ricky, and James, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Mrs. Kolesarek was a member of Holy Family Parish and the Lost Cord Society. Service, 11 a.m. Tuesday, George McCarthy Historic Chapel. Interment, Roselawn. The family respectfully requests the omission of flowers. Memorials may be made to the Sangre de Cristo Hospice program in care of the funeral home office.

Koller, Bernard A.
Bernard A. Koller - Pueblo Chieftain - February 19, 2003 - Bernard A. Koller, 83, passed peacefully on Feb. 16, 2003. Predeceased by brothers, Edmund and Joseph, sisters, Mary, Ann and Sr. M. Benedicta. Survived by sister, Katherine, Sun City, AZ. Survived by his loving wife of 57 years, Marie. Father of Marie Smerjac, Castle Rock, Colo., Barrett Koller, Pueblo, Colo. Therese Koller, San Francisco, Calif., Patty Ross, Littleton, Colo., and Ann Woodruff, Arvada, Colo. Beloved Grandfather of Steven, Andrew, Suzanne, John, Daniel, Clare, Mike, Joe, Julie, Whitney and Zachary. Great Grandfather of Lauren, Kenzie and Keaghan. Bernie founded Perma Cast Co. in 1957. He enjoyed travel, golf, tomato gardening, e-mailing and writing letters to the editor in his retirement. He will be missed by his family and friends. At his request cremation. Memorial Service at 10am, Thursday, February 20, 2003 at Holy Family Church. Contributions may be made to St. Jude's Children's Hospital.

Koller, Mary
Mary Koller - Pueblo Chieftain - May 16, 1999 - Sunland Mortuary, Sun City, Ariz. Mary Koller, 90, Sun City, Ariz., formerly of Pueblo, died May 12, 1999. She was born in Pueblo and was a loan officer at Pueblo Bank and Trust Co. for 30years. Member of St. Clement of Rome Catholic Church and past president of the Western States of American Banking Women's Association. She moved to Arizona from Denver in 1972. Survived by sister, Catherine Koller- brother, Bernard Koller- and several nieces and nephews. Visitation, 3 to 5 p.m. today with a rosary at 5 p.m. at Sunland Lakeside Chapel, 15826 Del Webb Blvd., Sun City, Ariz. Services and interment to be at Roselawn Cemetery, Pueblo. Contributions may be made to your favorite charity.

Kollerup, Margaret C.
Margaret C. Kollerup - Pueblo Chieftain - September 07, 2003 - Margaret C. Kollerup, 82, of Pueblo West passed away Sept. 3, 2003. She was born on November 6, 1920 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Survived by her husband, Soren J. Kollerup, children, Stephen (Angela Giron) Nawrocki, Leslie Kollerup, Cynthia (Don Pritekel) Robinson, John (Pat Patterson) Kollerup of Pueblo and Jill Kollerup of Sitka, Alaska. Grandchildren, Louisa Nawrocki Rodriguez, Christoffer and Connie Robinson, Candice Robinson, Tracey (Dawn Rotolo) Kollerup and Jennifer Kollerup. Brother Harry Clausen and Jean (Niels) Rorholm. Co-owner of the Scandia Restaurant and Lounge in Colorado City for 20 years. Margaret was an avid bridge player and enjoyed playing golf. She loved going for drives, especially in the mountains with her husband of 50 years. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to the recreation program or Meals on Wheels at SRDA of Pueblo or to the Colorado City or Pueblo West Volunteer Fire Departments. Memorial services to be held Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2003 at 11:00 a.m. at Roselawn Chapel.

Kolmorgan, Oscar Albert
Oscar Albert Kolmorgan - Pueblo Chieftain - February 14, 1986 - Oscar Albert Kolmorgan, 90, of Fowler, died Feb. 12, 1986, at the Fowler Health Care Center. Survived by wife, Edna, of the family home; one son, Harold of Yuma, Ariz.; one daughter, Joyce Greenhood of Pueblo; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Graveside service, 2 p.m. today at the Fowler Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home until 1:30 p.m. today. Please send memorials to the Fowler Ambulance Fund in care of the funeral home.

Kolomitz, Michael Nicholas
Michael Nicholas Kolomitz - Pueblo Chieftain - April 13, 1999 - Michael Nicholas Kolomitz, born Mihal Nicholi Kolomiejec, husband, father, grandfather, railroader and community member, died April 11, 1999. Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Wednesday, April 14, at 10 o'clock in the morning at La Junta Catholic Parish. Mike was born in Leavenworth, Kan., on Oct. 10, 1912, to Anna Kozak and Michala Kolomiejec. Following his graduation from Immaculate High School in 1931, Mike joined his elder brother, Tony, in La Junta, Colo. He was employed as the manager of the Harvey House newsstand. In 1936 Mike began his 39-year career with the Santa Fe Railroad as a switchman. In 1937 he married La Junta native Margaret Josephine Goffa and together they celebrated a marriage of 57 years. Margaret died February 1994. Mike was involved in the community in which he lived for over 68 years. Mike's interest and involvement in his community ranged from the Boy Scouts to golfing, Bent's Fort to the Koshare Kiva Museum, from blood donor to politics and, always, the Catholic Church. As a youth, Mike helped support his family by caddying and his passion and talent for the game continued throughout his life. Mike celebrated many golfing victories, a hole-in-one and shared his knowledge of the game by teaching many community members its finer points. While Mike was involved in many organizations, especially important to him was the Local 945 United Transportation Union and he received his 60-year membership this month. He was also a 60-year member of Elks Lodge No. 701 BPOE. Mike became a Scout Master for Troop 232 and then became involved with the Koshare Indian Dancers, a group he supported in various ways. He was recognized for his efforts by being named both an Honorary Koshare and a Key Man. During his retirement, he donated over 4,000 hours of volunteer service to Bent's Old Fort, charming visitors with his famous stories of local history. In 1993 Mike was proud to receive the community service award from the La Junta Chamber of Commerce. Mike is survived by one son and daughter-in-law, Michael Jon and Sharon Strain Kolomitz, and three grandchildren, Gregory Jon Kolomitz and his wife, Carla of Denver, Colo., Kara Christine Kolomitz of Providence, R.I., and Christopher Strain Kolomitz, Pueblo, Colo. Mike is survived by one great-grandson, Nicholas Lucero Kolomitz of Denver- brother and sister-in-law, Stance and Elizabeth Kolomitz of Winslow, Ariz.- cousin, Mike Kozak of Kansas City, Mo.- sister-in-law, Mary Stephens Riley- and his niece, Francis Kook, both of Anaheim, Calif.- and his niece, Jean Schleski of Aurora, Colo. In the spirit of community support and involvement, the family suggests memorials to the Koshare Indian Kiva Museum, P.O. Box 580, La Junta 81050.

Kolvstad, Dennis
Dennis Klovstad - Pueblo Chieftain - July 20, 2003 - Dennis Klovstad, 47, passed away July 17, 2003. Private interment, Mountain View Cemetery.

Komadina, Frances
Frances Komadina – Albuquerque Journal - May 04, 2002 - Frances Komadina, R.N., who passed away on May 1, 2002, was born in the coal-mining town of Dawson, N.M.; she was the daughter of Florian Komadina and Julianna Jakovac Komadina Grubesic. Frances attended school in Dawson and upon graduation she entered The Colorado Fuel and Iron Company Nursing School in Pueblo, Colorado. Today it is known as the St. Mary Corwin. In 1937, after she graduated and received her Registered Nurse (R.N.) pin she worked as a Federal Employee in the U.S. Indian Service Hospitals in Ignacio, Shiprock, and in the U.S. Indian School Hospital in Albuquerque. During the World War II years she pursued her nursing career as the Head Nurse of the Pediatric Clinic at, Sandia Base in Albuquerque. She was especially proud of her "Volunteers" who helped out at the clinic. Frances was a member of the Immaculate Conception Church, Croatian Fraternal Union and the National Association of Federal Employees. She was a world traveler and was always eager and ready to see the world first hand. Francis is survived by her two sisters, Mary Komadina Cullender, Ann Komadina; one brother, Albert Grubesic and wife, Betty; four nieces, Mary Lou Archuleta and husband, Dr. Manuel Archuleta, Julie Weaks Gutierrez and husband, Alberto, Christina Barnett and husband, Robert, Trisha Arrighetti and husband Dr. Wesley Arrighetti; two nephews, Senator Steven Komadina M.D. and wife, Penny. She is also survived by numerous grand-nieces and nephews. Pallbearers will be John Grubesic, Jason Weaks, Dr. Manuel Archuleta, Neal Anthony Komadina, Dr. Wesley Arrighetti, Mariya Weaks. Honorary Pallbearers will be Brett Cooper, K. Robert Barnnett, Mark Komadina, Spencer Komadina, and Dr. Steve Christiansen. A visitation will be held Friday May 3, 2002 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. at Strong-Thorne Mortuary 1100 Coal Ave. S.E. a Rosary will be recited for Frances Friday, May 3, 2002 7:30 p.m. in Palm Chapel of Strong-Thorne. Mass of the Christian Burial will be held Saturday, May 4, 2002 1:00 p.m. at Immaculate Conception Church 619 Copper Ave. N.W. Burial will take place at Fairview Cemetery 700 Yale Blvd. S.E.

Koman, Carmella
Carmella Cardinaly Koman - Pueblo Chieftain - December 20, 1999 - Carmella Cardinaly Koman, departed this life Dec. 19, 1999, in Pueblo, Colo. Survived by beloved husband, John Koman; children, Mary Frances (Bob) Fleming, Anton Koman of Pueblo and Janet Fernandez of Glendale, Ariz.; and grandchildren, Carl S. Marino of Pueblo, Regina Marino, Justin and Jeremy Fernandez of Glendale, Ariz.; Also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by mother, Mary Parlapiano Ferro, and brothers, Steve and Kelly Cardinaly. Carmella was born in Pueblo on Dec. 28, 1917. She retired as a State of Colorado employee, was a member of American Legion Auxiliary No. 203 and the Italian Catholic Federation. Carmella was a loving, caring and very generous person and was very dedicated to her children and grandchildren. John and Carmella would have celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on June 30, 2000. Viewing, Tuesday, Dec. 21, 1999, 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. Rosary, Tuesday, Dec. 21, 7:30 p.m. Funeral Mass, Wednesday, Dec. 22, 10 a.m., both at St. Mary's Church, 217 E. Mesa, Pueblo, Colo. Entombment, Roselawn Cemetery.

Koman, Vivian Aileen
Vivian Aileen Koman - Pueblo Chieftain - August 14, 1998 - Vivian Aileen Koman, age 73, was born into eternal life Aug. 12, 1998. Survived by her children, Verona (Steve) Palumbo, Aileen Passalaqua and Anthony (Lana) Koman, all of Pueblo, and Shelly (Paul) Salinas of Pueblo West. She had 16 grandchildren whom she cherished every day of her life, as well as the many other children she cared for in her home. Also survived by brother, Edward Henley- sister, Verona Miller- aunt Vashta Greenwalt- and uncle, Don Davis, all of Pueblo- as well as numerous nieces, nephews and dear friends. Preceded in death by husband, Frank Charles Koman- mother, Vivian A. Henley- and brother, Vernon Henley. Mrs. Koman was a member of the Bishop's Guild, Ladies of Mary at Holy Family Church and Women's Bible Study. Funeral Mass, Sunday, 7 p.m. and rosary, Monday, 10 a.m., Our Lady of the Meadows Church. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. In lieu of food and flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Our Lady of the Meadows Special Needs Fund in care of the funeral home office.

Komaroski, Paul S.
Paul Steven Komaroski - Huerfano World - June 28, 1990 - Paul Steven Komaroski, 61, of Walsenburg, died Friday, June 22, 1990, in St. Mary Corwin Hospital in Pueblo where he had been a patient. Mr. Komaroski had been ill for the past couple of years. Born in Walsenburg May 20, 1929, he was reared here and graduated from St. Mary High School. He went to college for two years at St. Benedict's College in Atchison, KS, after which he entered the Air Force. After his service he returned for a short time to Walsenburg. He worked as an accountant in Denver and San Francisco, CA, and most recently in Jackson Heights, NY. He left Jackson Heights in February, 1989 because of his ill health. He was a member of St. Mary Church and General Nathaniel Woodhull VFW Post #2477. Mr. Komaroski is survived by his sister, Louise George, Walsenburg; aunts, cousins, nieces and nephews. A memorial mass was celebrated Wednesday from St. Mary Church. Inurnment with Ft. Carson burial team followed in Huerfano Masonic Cemetery. Boies Almont was in charge of arrangements.

Komornic, Frances Gloria
Frances Gloria Komornic - Pueblo Chieftain - August 31, 1997 - Frances Gloria Komornic, lifetime resident of Pueblo, formerly of Brush Creek Estates, Westcliffe. Frances went to be with her dear Lord Jesus on Aug. 28, 1997, after a brief illness. Preceded in death by her mother, Dona Andrea Ayala, 1986- brother, Vicente R.A. Ayala, 1973. She leaves to cherish her loving memory, her beloved husband of 40 years, Joseph R. Komornic, of the family home- three loving sons, David R. Komornic, Boulder, John M. (Gina) Komornic, Philip M. Komornic, both of Pueblo- grandchildren who meant the world to her, Derek, Jena, Stacie, Alexa and Krista, all of Pueblo- her father, Don Vicente G. Ayala- sister, Linda Ayala, both of Aurora- brother, Richard (Virginia) Ayala, Pueblo- mother and father-in-law, Joe and Martha Komornic, Pueblo. Also survived by numerous sisters and brothers-in-law, nieces and nephews. Frances and Joseph celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary on May 25, 1997. Frances retired from St. Mary-Corwin Hospital as a registered nurse after 37 years of service. She enjoyed vacationing with her husband and spending time with him and their grandchildren at their mountain home. Frances attended Pueblo Centennial High School graduating in 1951, also the DePaul School of Nursing in Chicago, graduating in 1956. As a nurse, Frances was a very talented and special professional who touched the lives of many and will be greatly missed by all friends and co-workers. She was an extraordinary, one of a kind wife, mother, grandmother, daughter, sister, and sister-in-law. Words cannot express the feelings felt for her by her family and how much she will be missed by them. Viewing, 8 to 5 today, Monday and Tuesday at the funeral home. Recitation of the rosary, 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 2, 1997. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 3, 1997. Both services, St. Francis Xavier Church. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Friends and family will be received at the Mediterranean Room following both services. Arrangements by McCarthy Rose Chapel, 329 Goodnight Ave.

Koncilia, Emer Katheryn
Emer Katheryn McWilliams Koncilia - Pueblo Chieftain - July 09, 2001 - Emer Katheryn McWilliams Koncilia, daughter of Raymond and Minnie McWilliams, was born May 2, 1915, in Bronaugh, Mo., and departed this life July 5, 2001, at the age of 86. As a young child, Emer moved with her family to a homestead in Southeastern Colorado near Towner. There she spent her childhood years with her parents and eight siblings. In 1932, she graduated from Hartman High School. She received her registered nursing degree in 1938 when she graduated from the Colorado Fuel & Iron Company Minnequa School of Nursing at Corwin Hospital in Pueblo. Emer served the Pueblo community as a private duty nurse for 37 years. She was united in marriage to Frank J. Koncilia, April 14, 1941. To this union one daughter, Shirlee Ann, was born. Emer is preceded in death by her husband, Frank, in 1971; her parents; brothers, Carl, Vincil and Warren McWilliams; and sisters, Jania Hofmeister and Clestine Stroup. She is survived by her daughter, Shirlee Ann; and husband, Louis Berardi of Pueblo; sisters, Ormal Humburg, Tribune, Kan., Marguerite Devor of Montrose; brother, Wayne McWilliams, Englewood. She leaves numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends to mourn her passing. She was a member of St. Francis Xavier Church. Visitation, 1-5 p.m. Sunday, July 8, and 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday, July 9. Rosary recitation, 9:30 a.m. Tuesday followed by funeral Mass at 10 a.m., St. Francis Xavier. Interment to follow at Roselawn Cemetery. Those who wish may make donations to the Multiple Sclerosis Society in care of the funeral home office.

Koncilia, Joseph
Joseph Koncilia - Pueblo Chieftain - December 15, 2005 - Joseph Koncilia, 98, was born Nov. 22, 1907, in Pueblo, and passed away Dec. 12, 2005. He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 65 years, Mary (Koman) Koncilia; his parents, Frances and Joseph Koncilja; sisters, Frances Papas and Jessie Russ; brothers, Frank Koncilia, Felix Koncilja and John Koncilja. He is survived by his sister, Rose Marie Terlep; brother, Herb (Helen) Koncilia, and brother-in-law, John Koman. He also is survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Joe was a life-member of Pueblo Elks Lodge No. 90, and was recently honored as a 70-year member. He was a member of the Holy Name Society; and also was a life-member of St. Mary Parish where he served as an usher for many years. Joe always had a story to tell and really enjoyed reminiscing about the days when he worked as a delivery boy for Mountain Ice and Coal with a horse and wagon. When he was 18 years of age, he went to work at St. Mary-Corwin Hospital; and was an assistant to Dr. Corwin. He eventually went to work at the CF&I in 1927, where he worked as a clerk, recording stock and tonnage for the spike, bladergrade and tube mills. He retired in 1971 with 44 years of service. He will be missed by all of his family and friends. Visitation, 2 to 5 p.m. today, at the funeral home. Funeral Mass in celebration of his life, 10 a.m. Friday, Dec. 16, 2005, St. Mary Catholic Church. Interment to follow at Roselawn Cemetery.

Koncilia, Mary Koman
Mary Koman Koncilia - Pueblo Chieftain - June 27, 2002 - Mary Koman Koncilia departed this life June 25, 2002, in Pueblo, Colo. Survived by her beloved husband, Joe Koncilia; brother, John Koman; nieces, Mary (Bob) Fleming, Pueblo, Colo., Janet Fernandez, Phoenix, Ariz., Verona (Steve) Palumbo, Aileen Passalaqua, Shelly (Paul) Salinas; nephews, Anton Koman and Anthony (Lana) Koman, all of Pueblo. Also survived by numerous great-nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by her parents, Mary and Anton Koman; and brother, Frank Koman. Mary was born in Pueblo on Jan. 2, 1913. She and her husband Joe were united in marriage April 17, 1937, and recently celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary. Mary was hired at C.F.I. Hospital in 1931. She worked there until she went to work for Dr. Boyer in the St. Mary- Corwin emergency room in 1950. She followed Dr. Boyer into private practice and worked for Drs. Boyer, Young, Hayhurst and Kelly until her retirement in 1977. Mary was highly respected by everyone in the medical profession as well as the many people she cared for over her 46 years in the nursing profession. She was a member of the American Slovenian Catholic Union and a lifetime member of St. Mary's Parish, 307 E. Mesa, where a funeral Mass will be held to celebrate her life at 2 p.m. Friday, June 28, with interment to follow at Roselawn Cemetery.

Koncilja, Felix John
Felix John Koncilja - Pueblo Chieftain - April 23, 2005 - Felix John Koncilja, 88, passed away April 20, 2005. Born Oct. 28, 1916. Survived by his wife of 58 years, Anne Marie (Paglione) Koncilja; daughter, Frances Koncilja; sons, Joe (Tallie) Koncilja and Jim Koncilja; also survived by grandsons, Nick, Chris, Joseph, George, Bobby and Teddy. Preceded in death by father, Joseph Koncilja; mother, Frances (Papez) Koncilja; siblings, Frances Papez, Jesse Russ, Frank, Mary and John Koncilja. Survived by brothers, Joe and Herb Koncilja; and sister, Rose Marie Terlep. A 1934 graduate of Pueblo Central High School. Honorably discharged World War II veteran who served in Australia and New Guinea. Founded and operated Koncilja Packing Co. with his father. A retired construction laborer and member of Laborers International Union of North America No. 578, member of American Legion Post 203. A life-long Democrat. After 60 years of hard physical labor, Mr. Koncilja enjoyed 20 years at his home in Beulah, Colo., where he spent his time gardening and working outdoors. His last eight years were spent partially paralyzed. Felix was the stern patriarch of his family. A special thanks to the entire staff of Life Care and St. Mary-Corwin Hospital, where he received excellent care. A special thanks to Esperanza, Trish and Wade. Special thanks also to Dr. Michael Wood. The family requests the omission of food, flowers and donations. In the event donations are made, the family requests that they be given to the St. Therese Catholic School or the Slovenian Heritage Center at St. Mary Catholic Church or to the charity of your choice. Family will receive friends and relatives from 2 to 4:30 p.m. Sunday, April 24, 2005, at 246 Dunsmere Ave., Pueblo, Colo. Service, 10 a.m. Monday, April 25, 2005, at St. Frances Xavier Church with the Rev. Thomas R. Hinni, C.M. officiating. Graveside service to follow at Imperial Memorial Gardens. Memorial dinner commencing at 11:30 a.m. at Pueblo Union Depot.

Koncilja, Lois R.
Lois R. Koncilja - Pueblo Chieftain - April 29, 2001 - Lois R. Koncilja, 83, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, April 26, 2001. Visitation will be from 1 to 7 p.m. Monday, with funeral service, 10 a.m. Tuesday, May 1, 2001, both at Adrian Comer Garden Chapel. At her request, cremation. In lieu of flowers, the family suggest donations be made to the Pueblo Animal League in her name.

Kondritz, Robert K.
Robert K. Kondritz - Pueblo Chieftain - August 02, 2000 - Robert K. Kondritz passed away July 31, 2000, in Pueblo. Services and interment will be held later this week in Denver.

Konigeres, Male
Male Konigeres – Eagle Valley Enterprise – May 4, 1917 – Explosion in Hastings Mine – Note: Male Konigeres is listed among the dead of the Hastings Mine disaster, April 27, 1917. Male Konigeres: Greek, age 36, married with one surviving child. 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 for in depth coverage of this disaster.

Konogeris, George J.
George J. Konogeris - Montclair Times - November 8, 2003 - Montclair, NJ - George J. Konogeris, age 70, died peacefully at his home in Mahwah on Thursday, November 6, 2003. George was born in Trinidad, CO on February 17, 1933. He was a resident of Upper Saddle River for 20 years before moving to Mahwah just this past June. At the time of his retirement in 1992 George was Senior Executive Vice President of Kinney Shoes and Footlocker Corp. in New York City. George was a very active member of St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church in Wyckoff. He served on the Parish Council where he was former president; he helped initiate the current expansion program and served as its chairman. George was a member of the Upper Ridgewood Tennis Club and was currently appointed to the position of board President. He also served his country in the United States Navy. Surviving him is his beloved wife Patricia, his loving daughters and their husbands, Lisa and Bill Kenny of New City, NY, and Sherilyn and John Sherwood of Cornwall, NY, his adoring grandchildren, Sean, Stephen, Katie, Emily, and Matthew, his siblings, Deena Spandakis, Tom Konogeris, Anna Floyd, Helen Wheby, and Irene Albeck, and many loved nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held Monday 10:30 AM at St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church 467 Grandview Avenue Wyckoff. Interment will follow in the Wyckoff Reformed Church Cemetery. Visiting is Sunday 2-4 and 7-9 PM at the Vander Plaat Funeral Home 257 Godwin Avenue Wyckoff. Memorial contributions may be made to the St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church Building Fund. Pueblo Chieftain - November 16, 2003 - George Konogeris, age 70. Survived by wife, Patricia; daughters Lisa (Bill), Kenny, Sheri (John) Sherwood and five grandchildren. Brother, Tom Konogeris; sisters, Deena Spandakis, Anna (Bob) Floyd, Helen (Joseph) Wheby, Irene Albeck. Nieces and nephews who loved and respected him grieve for the uncle who was an inspiration to them. He is preceded in death by parents John and Nicoleta Konogeris, sister-in-law Thelma, and brother-in-laws, Chris and Donald. George was outstanding in high school athletics in Trinidad and La Veta. His athletic abilities in tennis and golf continued until his death Nov. 6 at his home in Mahwah, New Jersey. When he retired as a Sr. Executive Vice President of Woolworth Corporation, he assumed the management of Arcadia Properties located at Cokedale for the John Konogeris family. A member of St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church in Wykoff, New Jersey, George was a driving force in the growth of the church and is mourned by the entire congregation.

Konow, Josefa Polkehn
Josefa "Josie" Polkehn Konow - Pueblo Chieftain - May 20, 1986 - Josefa "Josie" Polkehn Konow, a Pueblo resident for the past 16 years, late of 2309 N. Main, passed away May 19, 1986. Mrs. Konow was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church and the Philatha Sunday School Class at the church. Mrs. Konow is survived by her nephew, Otto Boeck of Ontario, Canada; numerous relatives in West Germany; close friends, Olivia Kochevar, Eva McCarty, and Mr. and Mrs. Johnson, and many other close friends in Pueblo. The funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Calvary Baptist Church with the Rev. Clint Perry officiating. Interment will be in Illinois.

Konty, Esther M.
Esther M. Konty - Pueblo Chieftain - July 22, 1997 - Esther M. Konty, 83, died July 20, 1997, in Canon City. She was born in Hutchinson, Kan., on May 24, 1914, to the union of Stephen Leighty and Viola Pearl Freeman. Esther was a member of St. Michael's Catholic Church, Daughters of Isabela, Altar & Rosary Society, Kacettes, and the Golden Age Center. Mrs. Konty enjoyed playing bridge, painting, needle work. She was a patron of the musical arts, enjoyed traveling and was an adventurer. She had lived in Colorado for 66 years and for 61 years in Canon City. She married Andy J. Konty on April 13, 1940, in Canon City at St. Michael's Catholic Church. Preceded in death by her parents- one brother- one sister- one son, David Konty- one grandson, Marty Konty. She is survived by her children, Viola (Lenord) Koch, Monument, Larry (Cleo) Konty, Golden, Helen (Peter) Grech, Sutton Surrey, England, Philip (Sharon) Konty, Hermiston, Ore., Steven (Carol) Konty, Mesquite, Texas, Michael (Vicki) Konty, Canon City, Nancy (Jon) Kolb, Colorado Springs- 16 grandchildren- six great-grandchildren- and numerous nieces and nephews. Rosary, 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 22, 1997. Mass of Christian Burial, 10 a.m. July 23, 1997. Both services at St. Michael's Catholic Church with Father James King officiating. Burial, Lakeside Cemetery. Those wishing may contribute to the St. Michael's Catholic Church building fund.

Koomanoff, Margaret Lorraine
Margaret Lorraine Koomanoff - Pueblo Chieftain - August 29, 1999 - Margaret Lorraine Koomanoff, Pueblo, died Aug. 27, 1999, at SCCI in Denver. Survived by husband, Theodore A. Koomanoff, Pueblo- son, Alexander T. Koomanoff, San Francisco, Calif.- daughters, Kathleen A. Brown, Englewood, Nancy E. Rankin, San Angelo, Texas, and Bernadette M. Costa, Lakewood- sister, Mary Bonnie Lee Grover, Idaho Falls, Idaho- and four grandchildren. Preceded in death by daughter, Laurie A. Koomanoff, on May 7, 1974. Cremation. Memorial Mass, 1 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 31, at Christ the King Parish, 625 Horseshoe Blvd., Pueblo. Contributions may be made to the Arthritis Foundation, Rocky Mountain Chapter, 2280 S. Albion Street, Denver, Colo. 80222.

Koonce, James
James “Bob” Koonce - Pueblo Chieftain - March 11, 2001 - Went to be with the Lord March 9, 2001, in Florence. Bob was born in Chicago, Ill, on Jan. 12, 1946. He was employed as a heavy equipment mechanic in the Chicago area for many years before retiring in 1992. He has lived in this area since September 2000. Mr. Koonce was preceded in death by his parents, Luther Koonce and Lillian Wright; and two brothers, Tom and Michael. He is survived by his children, James Robert (Whitney) Koonce Jr., Mike (Kelly) Koonce, Pat (Missy) Koonce, Brian (Celina) Koonce, Rhonda Koonce, and Kevin (Teena) Oswalt; his siblings, Danny, Sharon, Jackie, Billy, Patsy, Joey, David, Wallace, Audrey, Judy, Kenny and Kathy; and 10 grandchildren. Mr. Koonce will lie in state at the mortuary from noon until 6 p.m. Monday. Graveside services will be held at noon Tuesday, March 13, 2001, in the Imperial Cemetery.

Koontz, JoAnn
JoAnn Koontz - Pueblo Chieftain - June 22, 2001 - JoAnn Koontz, 64, of La Veta. Cremation has taken place. Huerfano World - August 9, 2001 - Huerfano County Coroner Della Duran said final autopsy results on Joanne Koontz, 68, determine she died of natural causes. Koontz was found dead June 19 in her home at Grandote Peaks Golf Course. It is estimated she may have been dead up to two weeks before her body was discovered. Duran said microscopic tests completed during the autopsy revealed Koontz had cardiac problems. Toxicology tests showed nothing out of the ordinary, Duran said.

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