The Tri-County Obituary Project

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

The Tri-County Obituary Project Coordinator is Louise Adams .
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Schlect, Hilda
Hilda Schlect - Greenhorn Valley News - March 2, 2001 - Hilda Schlect, 97, of Rye, formerly of Fort Collins, died Wed., Feb, 14 in a Greeley nursing home.  She was born Nov. 2, 1903, in Lincoln, NE, to Peter P. And Carrie (Redding) Gaede.  On Jan. 10, 1923, she married Albert V. "Bert" Simmons in Loveland.  He died July 5, 1957.  On Oct. 13, 1962 she married William E. Schlect in Rye.  He died Feb 17, 1983.  She lived in the Rye/Pueblo area from 1957-1962 and worked as a Licensed Practical Nurse at St. Mary-Corwin Hospital. In 1997, she returned to Rye to live with her daughter and her husband, Jim and Virginia Bright, living there until recently when they went to Platteville, CO for the holidays.  Survivors are daughter and son-in-law, Virginia and Jim Bright of Rye, two grandchildren, Linda McNiel of Golden and Randy Bright of Platteville; three great-grandsons and two great-great-grandchildren.  She was a member of SDA Church Pueblo.  A memorial service will he held on Mon. March 5 at 11 a.m. at SDA Church Pueblo, 3910 Oneal.  As a memorial, contribution may be made to the ROZ Carr Imbabazi Orphanage, Rwanda, Africa in care of SDA Church Pueblo.     

Schlegel, Arthur E.
Arthur E. Schlegel - Pueblo Chieftain - May 06, 2006 - Arthur E. Schlegel, 92, passed away in Pueblo, Colo., May 2, 2006. He was born May 14, 1913, in Culbertson, Neb., to Asa and Lulu Schlegel. He is survived by his wife, Charlene Schlegel; daughters, Marlene (Jerry) Ballard of Jefferson City, Mo., Kay Dennis of East Helena, Mont., Linda (Dave) Glover of Pueblo West, Colo.; grandchildren, Tom (Lynda) Hance of San Pedro, Calif., Rob (Denise) Hance of Mission Viejo, Calif., Eric (Roshawnda) Hance of Torrance, Calif., Chad (Jennifer) Ballard of Sioux City, Iowa, Nancy Glover of Denver, Colo., Cheryl (Scott) Maize of Arvada, Colo., Wyatt Dennis of Aurora, Colo., Bryan Dennis of Denver, Colo., Craig (Ruth Ann) Dennis of Tulsa, Okla., Pam Nutt, Lori Crank and Gary Davis all of California; numerous great-grandchildren; sister, Wilma Schilz of Ogallala, Neb.; brother, Gene (Edna) Schlegel of Vancouver, Wash.; and several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his wives, Ione Schlegel in 1960, and Helen Schlegel in 1991; daughters, Ellen House in 1986; and Ann Hance in 2000; two brothers, William Schlegel and Clarence Schlegel; two sisters, Myrtle Bortner and Rose Wilcox. Art retired from Mountain Ice and Coal in 1972. He was a member of Sonrise United Methodist Church. Funeral service, 1 p.m. Saturday, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel, with the Rev. Dr. Rick Calhoun officiating. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Donations may be made to Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation through the funeral home office.

Schlegel, Elmer
Elmer Schlegel - Pueblo Chieftain - October 07, 1998 - Elmer Schlegel, 76, of Rocky Ford, died Oct. 5, 1998, at St. Mary-Corwin Hospital in Pueblo. Funeral, 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 8, Ustick-Donelson Funeral Home.

Schlegel, Esther Hope
Esther Hope Schlegel - Pueblo Chieftain - February 22, 2006 - Esther Hope Schlegel, 92, a retired credit union bookkeeper, passed away after a brief illness on Feb. 21, 2006, at Life Care Center. She was born on Dec. 8, 1913, in Ingersoll, Okla., to the union of Benjamin and Esther Duke. Esther married Herman Schlegel on June 4, 1937. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; son, Doyle K. Schlegel; grandson, Jerry Alan Ward; one sister and three brothers. Esther was graduate of Central High School class of 1932; she also was a lifetime member of the Florence and Pueblo Elketts. Esther is survived by her daughter, Joyce A. (Ed) Ward, Chase, Kan.; son, Rickey D. Schlegel; brother, Garnet M. Duke; sister, Eileen J. Swartz; and daughter-in law, Joyce Ann Daberkow, all of Pueblo. At Mrs. Schlegel's request, cremation with no service.

Schlegel, Maime Kascak
Maime Kascak Schlegel - Colorado Springs Gazette - December 24, 2006 - Maime Schlegel passed away on Sunday, December 3, 2006, following a brief illness. Born on September 26, 1920 in Ramah, Colorado, she was the youngest of five children born to John and Anna Kascak. Maime attended Snell School in Ramah, and later, Centennial High School in Pueblo, Colorado. She worked for various Colorado Springs employers, including the Boston department store. During World War II, Maime worked at Remington Arms in Denver, and she met Leslie Schlegel, a lieutenant in the Infantry, whom she married on January 11, 1945. The couple lived in 23 towns throughout Kansas while Les worked for a road construction contractor. They then settled in Colorado Springs in the early 1950's. A daughter was born to the couple, and Les worked at the Ideal Cabinet Shop, which he owned, while Maime was a homemaker. In her earlier years, Maime enjoyed belonging to a synchronized swimming team at the YMCA. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Colorado Springs, serving as a volunteer chaplain and an active participant in the Odds and Ends Sunday School class. She traveled around the United States, Europe and the Holy Land, but her favorite place in the world was always her home town of Colorado Springs and the surrounding mountains. She is survived by a daughter, Cynthia Schlegel of Colorado; two granddaughters, Leslie Schiesswohl of Oregon and Kristen Schiesswohl of Colorado; one sister, Dorothy Alexander of Colorado, and many nieces and nephews. Her loved ones will remember her energetic and enthusiastic approach to life and her devotion to her faith.

Schlegel, Rebecca
Rebecca "Becky" Schlegel - Pueblo Chieftain - October 09, 1997 - Rebecca "Becky" Schlegel, 81, of Rocky Ford, died Oct. 7 at Arkansas Valley Regional Medical Center, La Junta. Service 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 10, at Ustick Donelson Funeral Home. Interment, Hillcrest Cemetery. Visitation, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Pioneer Health Care Center, Rocky Ford.

Schlegel, Roxanne L.
Roxanne Louise Schlegel - Pueblo Chieftain - June 24, 2003 - Roxanne Louise Schlegel, 43, went to be with her Lord on June 21, 2003, in Pueblo West, Colo., after a yearlong struggle with cancer. She was born March 7, 1960, in Colorado Springs, Colo. Roxanne graduated from Bitburg High School, in Bitburg, Germany. She returned to the states and attended Eastern New Mexico University. Roxanne served four years with the United States Air Force. She returned to Germany and was employed by Villeroy and Boch of Germany. Roxanne is survived by her mother, Lynette Schlegel-Donohue of Pueblo West; and father, Richard Schlegel of Colorado Springs; two sisters, Rhonda Francescatti of Arvada, Colo., and Rosalie Mueller of Wallenborn, Germany; grandparents, Wynona O'Brien of Pueblo, and Lynel and Viola Killion of Pueblo West. Graveside service, 10 a.m. Wednesday, Imperial Memorial Gardens with military honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Sangre de Cristo Hospice of Pueblo in her memory.

Schleich, Ottie
Ottie Schleich - Pueblo Chieftain - December 01, 2005 - Ottie Schleich, born March 9, 1917, in Somerset, Colo., passed away on Nov. 29, 2005. She was preceded in death by her parents, Morris and Minnie London; her loving husband, Phillip; sisters, Mary Jane, Molly, Betty, Babe; and her son, Lawrence. Survived by her daughter, Leontine Jubic; sons, John (Elaine) London, George (Lorine) London; brother-in-law, John R. Setser; 14 grandchildren, 31 great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren. Ottie loved her family, flowers (especially roses and pansies) and her trips "up the creek." She will be sadly missed and fondly remembered. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 2, 2005, Adrian Comer Garden Chapel. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. In lieu of food and flowers, donations may be made to Cattails Crossing in care of the funeral home.

Schleiss, Jeanet C.
Jeanet C. Schleiss - Pueblo Chieftain - September 23, 1999 - Jeanet C. Schleiss passed away Sept. 21, 1999, in Pueblo. Jeanet was born July 13, 1912, in Rockford, Ill., and had lived in Pueblo since August of 1998. Jeanet was preceded in death by her husband, Louis Schleiss in May of 1996. Her survivors include her daughter, Diana (James) Dunfee, of Pueblo; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; one brother; one sister; and several nieces and nephews. No viewing or services. Cremation in the Davis Crematory. Interment will be in Rice Lake, Wis., at a later date. Life is a bittersweet waltz.

Schlichte, Beulah Orr
Beulah Orr Schlichte – Los Angles Times - March 14, 2003 – Beulah Orr Schlichte, 82, born April 10, 1920 , Nepesta, CO, passed away March 12, 2003, Tustin, CA. Wife, mother, founding and executive secretary of Crespi Carmelite High School, Encino resident for 52 years. Survived by brothers Lawrence E. “Spud” Orr of Colorado and Jimmy K. Orr of Arizona; children Marian Kristan Schlichte, Robert O. Schlichte; grandchildren David, Michael and Danny Schlichte, Patrick Curtis; also survived by Fabiola Arellano. Visitation 7 p.m. - 9 p.m., March 14, 2003, at J. T. Oswald Mortuary, Reseda. Funeral Mass at 10 a.m. on March 15, 2003, at our Lady of Grace Catholic Church. Private Burial at San Fernando Mission Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions to Catholic Charities of Idaho.

Schlink, Guy William Sr.
Guy William Schlink Sr. - Pueblo Chieftain - December 28, 2003 - Guy William Schlink Sr., 90, passed away Dec. 23, 2003. Survived by his son, Guy William "Bill" Schlink Jr. of Seattle, Wash.; stepdaughter, Donna (Gary) Hartman of Pueblo; grandson, Nicholas Schlink; and step-grandchildren, Phil Hartman, Jim (Debbie) Hartman and Kim Sanchez. Preceded in death by his first wife, Gladys, in 1981; and his second wife, Hazel in September 2003. Guy was born Feb. 10, 1913, in Pueblo, to Guy Samuel and Anne Schlink. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II and retired from CF&I as a coke plant foreman. Guy attended Wesley United Methodist Church and was a member of So. Pueblo Lodge No. 31, AF&AM. There will be no viewing. Graveside service, 2 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 30, 2003, at Mountain View Cemetery with Pastor Kim James officiating.

Schlink, Hazel A.
Hazel A. Schlink - Pueblo Chieftain - September 30, 2003 - Hazel A. Schlink, 92, born Feb. 27, 1911, passed away Sept. 28, 2003. Survived by her husband, Guy Schlink; children, Donna (Gary) Hartman; special caregiver and stepson, Bill Schlink; and grandchildren, Jim (Debbie) Hartman, Kim (Chris Baldwin) Hartman and Phil (Marlo Angel) Hartman. Also survived by eight great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by her first husband, Ole Davis; and brothers and sisters, Addie, James, Lilly, Nellie, John, Harvey, Clifford and J.T. The family would like to give special thanks to her caregiver, Jaimie Carrington, Sangre de Cristo Hospice, and Dr. Ted Puls and Dr. Roger Mann for their care of Hazel. When she was 8 years old, Hazel came to Rocky Ford from Oklahoma City in a covered wagon. She retired from the Pueblo County Treasurer's Office after 30 years of service. Viewing, noon to 5 p.m. Wednesday. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 2 to 4 p.m. Wednesday. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Thursday, Wesley United Methodist Church. Interment, Mountain View Cemetery. In lieu of food and flowers, donations may be made to Sangre de Cristo Hospice in Hazel's memory.

Schlotterbeck, Amos L.
Amos L. Schlotterbeck - Pueblo Chieftain - March 3, 1987 - Amos L. Schlotterbeck, 80, died at home, Saturday, Feb. 28, 1987. He had lived in Colorado Springs for four years. He moved there from Pueblo, where he had lived since 1938. Mr. Schlotterbeck was born in Neal, Kan., June 17, 1906. He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. He is survived by his wife, Betty; son, Kalen; and six grandchildren, Janet, Betty, Patty, Brian, Robert and Kenneth; and five great-grandchildren, all of Denver; two daughters, Lorene James, Canon City, and Del Ireland, Colorado Springs, and their children; four brothers, Roy, Todd, John and Ira; two sisters, Sarah and Lenora, all of Kansas. The funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Adrian Comer Garden Chapel with Bishop Arthur Burtenshaw of the Pueblo Stake of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints officiating. Interment will be in Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Schlough, Gerald Robert
Gerald Robert Schlough - Pueblo Chieftain - August 08, 2004 - Gerald Robert Schlough, age 76, of Creede, Colo., passed away Aug. 3, 2004 in Denver, Colo., at Presbyterian/St. Luke's Medical Center. Always determined to recover and rebuild himself he did lose his battle to a series of lengthy illnesses. Gerald was born Oct. 14, 1927 in Wheeler, Wis., the first child of Robert and Gerda Schlough. He was raised on a dairy farm, from which he culled the skills he would continue to use in all that he would accomplish in career and life. His occupations included farmer, trucker, constructor of grain mills and ore mills, service station owner/ operator, miner, raise driller and even bartender. His service to the community and Town of Creede included justice of the peace, volunteer fireman, Mineral County Search and Rescue, City of Creede Council member as Trustee, Mayor Pro-tem and, for a brief time, Mayor. He moved to Creede in 1955, hired to assist in rebuilding the Emperius Mining Company ore-processing mill. After completion of the mill, Gerald's career in mining began and the nickname “Swampy” was given and stuck for the rest of his time in Creede. He loved the mining industry. He was an engineer and artist at heart. He was an avid reader of anything in print. His favorites were newspapers, periodicals and novels. He also enjoyed solving word and crossword puzzles, was a fan of jigsaw puzzles, and should have been the unofficial head coach of the Denver Broncos. In his later years he enjoyed woodworking as an outlet for his creative nature. He is survived by his wife, Eileen (Fairchild), his daughter, Becky Schlough of Denver, daughter, Jo Anne Schlough of Denver and his son, Robert Schlough of Creede; grandchildren and great-grandchildren; his brothers Lyndon (Ginny) Schlough, of Connerville, Wis., James (Sue) Schlough, of Whitewater, Wis.; his sisters, Roberta Wunrow, of River Falls, Wis. and Cynthia (Bart) Halverson of Spooner, Wis. Memorial services will be held at the Creede Community Center/Underground Mining Museum on Aug. 14, 2004, at 2 p.m. in Creede, Colo. The family requests contributions to be made in lieu of flowers to the Mineral County Health Center, P.O. Box 414, Creede, CO 81130 and/or the Creede Underground Mining Museum, c/o Chuck Fairchild, P.O. Box 432, Creede, CO 81130.

Schlueter, Teresa M.
Teresa M. Schlueter - Pueblo Chieftain - November 19, 2006 - Teresa M. Schlueter, 86, passed away Nov. 17, 2006. Survived by her sister, Antonette (Marcellus) Uhrich, Stamford, Conn.; brother-in-law, John Maloney, Buffalo, N.Y.; numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by her parents, Joseph and Teresa Schlueter; and siblings, Albert Schlueter and Delores Maloney. Teresa was born May 6, 1920, in Bergenfield, N.J. She retired in 1982 as an administrative assistant for CF&I, after 29 years of service. Funeral Mass, 1:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 20, 2006, at Christ The King Church, 1708 Horseshoe, with the Very Rev. Fr. Thomas Adrians, V.G., as celebrant. Interment, Mount Calvary Cemetery in Cheektowaga, N.Y.

Schmale, Mr.
Mr. Schmale - Colorado Springs Gazette - December 29, 1877 - Schmale, the murderer, who was lynched at Georgetown lately, was in this city several days prior to his arrest in Pueblo.

Schmaltz, Susanna M.
Susanna M. "Billie" Schmaltz - Pueblo Chieftain - July 30, 1987 - Susanna M. "Billie" Schmaltz was born May 20, 1905, in Marienberg, Russia, and passed away July 30, 1987, in Pueblo, Colo. She had been a Pueblo resident since 1908 and was known here as an outstanding athlete, competing in swimming, volleyball and golf events. She was a member of the Shrine of St. Therese and formerly a member of St. Francis Xavier. Wife of John Peter Schmaltz, of the family home, to whom she was married in 1927. Mother of Eleanor (Cliff) Thompson and John Richard (Mary) Schmaltz; sister of Ann Kramer of Delta, Colo., and Katherine Pritchard of Oceanside, Calif. Also survived by six grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Services at Shrine of St. Therese: Recitation of the rosary at 7 p.m. Friday, July 31, and Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 1. Interment at Imperial Memorial Gardens. Visitation from 4 to 6 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. The family prefers contributions to the American Cancer Society through the funeral home. The family will greet friends at the family home.

Schmeiser, Harold B.
Harold B. Schmeiser - Pueblo Chieftain - February 18, 1999 - Harold B. Schmeiser, 81, of 33034 Road 16, Las Animas, Colo., died Tuesday, Feb. 16, 1999, at Porter Memorial Hospital in Denver, Colo. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 20, 1999, at Horber Funeral Chapel in Las Animas, Colo. Interment will follow in the Las Animas Cemetery.

Schmeling, Herman J.
Herman J. Schmeling - Pueblo Chieftain - July 11, 2003 - Herman J. Schmeling, 85, passed away July 8, 2003. Survived by his wife of 57 years, Marie; sons, Delbert, of the family home, and Karl (Sharon) Schmeling, Lakewood; daughter, Janis Griego, Boulder; four grandchildren, Bree and Nicole Schmeling, Denver, Shane Higbee and Amber Law, both of Boulder; nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Carl and Albert; and sisters, Irene, Marie, Margaret and Ernestine. Born to Albert and Margaretha Schmeling on March 9, 1918, in Atchison, Kan. Herman served in the Navy from 1943 to 1946 in the China, Burma and India areas. He married Marie Giles on March 16, 1946, in Leavenworth, Kan. They moved to Pueblo in July of 1946. Herman was employed at the Pueblo Army Depot, moved to work at Fort Bliss, Texas, from 1960 to 1964, and moved back to work at the Pueblo Army Depot until his retirement in 1971. He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial service will be held 2 p.m. Saturday at Trinity Lutheran Church, 715 W. Evans, Pueblo, with the Rev. Randy Bolt officiating. Private family interment. Those who desire may make memorial contributions in Herman's name to either Trinity Lutheran Church or School through the funeral home.

Schmelze, Suzanne
Sister Suzanne Schmelze - Huerfano World - April 15, 1999 - Sister Suzanne Schmelze, 93, of Colorado Springs, died April 9, 1999. She was a charter member of the Benedictine Community of Benet Hill Monastery and was a teacher and music director for over 65 years in Colorado, Kansas, and Missouri. Born February 6, 1906 in Flush, KS, to Joseph and Agnes Baumchen Schmelze, she entered the religious life at Mount St. Schlastica in Atchison, KS, pronouncing vows August 15, 1931. During the late 1940's and the 1960's, she taught music, led the choir and served as principal of St. Mary High School in Walsenburg. She spent her last years of active ministry at the Shrine of St. Therese in Pueblo. Mass of Christian Burial was at Benet Hill Monastery in Colorado Springs.

Schmidli, Charles B.
Charles B. Schmidli - Pueblo Chieftain - March 24, 1987 - Charles B. Schmidli, resident of Sedona, Ariz., past resident of Pueblo, passed away March 21, 1987. Mr. Schmidli was a member of the Wesley United Methodist Church. He retired from CF&I after 39 years of service. Survivors include his wife, Rossy Schmidli, of the family home; two sons, Don Schmidli of Phoenix, Ariz., and Karl Schmidli of Greeley, Colo. Also survived by six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. The funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday in the Adrian Comer Garden Chapel with the Rev. Tom Steranka of the Wesley United Methodist Church officiating. Interment will be in Imperial Memorial Gardens. The family respectfully requests the omission of food and flowers.

Schmidt, Alan R.
Alan R. Schmidt - Pueblo Chieftain - July 20, 2000 - Alan R. Schmidt, 65, died July 18, 2000, at his La Junta home. Vigil service, 7 p.m. Sunday, July 23. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Monday, July 24. Both services at the La Junta Catholic Church with Father Charles Sena officiating. Interment, Calvary Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Seminary Burse, c/o La Junta Catholic Church, P.O. Box 1181, La Junta, Colo., 81050.

Schmidt, Alma R.
Alma R. Schmidt - Pueblo Chieftain - January 01, 1998 - Alma R. Schmidt, 78, passed away Dec. 30, 1997. Funeral service, 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Peacock-Wood Chapel. Interment, Coolidge Cemetery, Coolidge, Kan. Visitation, 1 p.m. until 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Schmidt, Arthur E.
Arthur E. Schmidt - Pueblo Chieftain - September 15, 1908 - Arthur E. Schmidt, the funeral will be held from the First Methodist Church at 10 o'clock this morning. Rev. O. W. Auman will conduct the services. Members of the Baraca club, to which Mr. Schmidt belonged, will attend the funeral, and the pallbearers will be selected from that organization. Interment will be in the family lot in Roselawn.

Schmidt, Bertha
Mrs. Bertha Schmidt - Walsenburg World Independent - September 8, 1954 - Mrs. Bertha Schmidt, Gardner Pioneer, Dies This Morning - Mrs. Bertha Schmidt, 87, pioneer Gardner resident passed away in a Pueblo hospital early this morning after an extended illness. Mrs. Schmidt was born in Untereichenbach, Ansbach, Bavaria, Germany, April 1, 1867. At the age of two years she came to the United States with her parents, going directly to Custer County. It was there that she met and was married to Emil Schmidt in 1887. Shortly afterward, they moved to the Gardner community where she has since resided. Mr. Schmidt died in 1938. She was a member of the Lutheran Church but had long been active in the Methodist Church in Gardner and in the Ladies organizations of the Church. Surviving are three sons, Charles J. Schmidt of Canon City, Albert and William H. of Gardner and one daughter, Mrs. Alva Benson of Gardner; four brothers. John Meyer of Gardner, Dr. E. A. Meyer of Denver, Fred Meyer of Pueblo and G.A. Meyer of Walsenburg and two sisters, Mrs. John Hendrix of Oregon and Mrs. Clifford Weaver of Denver and one sister-in-law Mrs. Henry Meyer of Walsenburg; ten grandchildren, 15 great-grand-children and many nieces and nephews. Funeral arrangements, under the direction of the Burress Memorial Chapel will be announced later.

Schmidt, Dorothy C.
Dorothy C. Schmidt - Huerfano World - December 20, 2001 - Dorothy C. Schmidt, 75, of Walsenburg, died Thursday, Dec. 13, 2001.  Mrs. Schmidt was born on April 21, 1926 in Rozel, KS, to Henry and Christina Wagner.  She is survived by her husband, Melvin, of the family home; children, Donna (Joseph) De Luna, San Antonio, TX, Ronald (Kathy) Koehn, Quinter, KS and stepson, James (Joanna) Schmidt, San Diego, CA; brother , Bob Wagner, Dodge City, KS; sisters, Elsa Wagner, Oklahoma, Bertha Miller, Pratt, KS, and Darlene Wagner and Alla Morrison, Kinsley, KS; 12 grandchildren; four great grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.  Services held Dec. 17, 2001, Mennonite Church, Walsenburg,; Interment, Dec. 18, 2001, Fairview Cemetery, Greensburg, KS.  In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the charity of your choice.

Schmidt, Emil
Emil Schmidt - Huerfano World - November 28, 1991 - This Week in La Veta History - 1920: Emil Schmidt, 87-year-old pioneer of Pass Creek, died Friday. [Editor's Note: Emil Schmidt died November 19, 1920. Obituary listed World Independent, November 26, 1920, Page 1.]

Schmidt, Emil
Emil Schmidt - The World Independent - April 21, 1938 - Emil Schmidt of Gardner Dies; Funeral Saturday - Emil Schmidt, 81 years of age, a pioneer farmer and rancher of the Gardner district, passed away at his home in Gardner Thursday morning. Mr. Schmidt came to Huerfano County in 1892, after coming to this country from Germany in 1880. The family lived on the upper Muddy for many years before moving to Gardner. He is survived by his wife, Bertha; three sons, Charles J. of Gardner, Albert of the Muddy and William of Redwing; and a daughter, Mrs. Alva Benson of Redwing. The funeral services will be held at the Gardner Methodist Church Saturday afternoon at 2:30. Interment will be in the Gardner cemetery under the direction of the Unfug-Peet Mortuary. Emil Schmidt, pioneer of the Gardner community, passed way at his home in Gardner Thursday morning, April 21. Mr. Schmidt has been in poor health for a number of years. Death was due to heart trouble. He was born Nov. 24, 1856 in the Kaiserslautern, Rheinland, Pflaz, Germany region. After serving three years military service in Germany, he came to America when 24 years of age and traveled over the United States and Mexico. Emit Schmidt was married to Miss Bertha Meyer on April 9, 1887 at Rosita, Colorado. To this union were born seven children, four of whom survive. Mr. and Mrs. Schmidt came to Huerfano County, Colorado, 43 years ago and made their home on a ranch at the foot of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. For a number of years, they have made their home in Gardner. Mr. Schmidt was a life long member of the Lutheran Church. Mr. and Mrs. Emil Schmidt celebrated their 51st wedding anniversary on April 9th. The funeral services were held at the Gardner Methodist Church, Saturday afternoon at 2:30. Rev. Lloyd Barnett conducted the services. The quartet composed of Mrs. L. M. Wyatt, Miss Lillian Sharp, Bruce Tirey and Norman Meyer and Mrs. Gus A. Meyer at the piano sang several favorite hymns. A large crowd of relatives and friends attended the services. Those attending from a distance were Dr. E. A. Meyer, Mrs. Meyer and son, Ogden Meyer of Denver, Mrs. Fern Gilligan and son Jimmy Gilligan of Pueblo, Gus Luther of Pueblo, Mr. and Mrs. C. H. Weaver of Trinidad. Rev and Mrs. D. I. Stephen of Westcliffe. Mr. and Mrs. Harry Schwab of Westcliffe, Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Sears of Walsenburg, Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Schafer Sr., of Walsenburg. E.B. Mockmore, Walsenburg, Mrs. Tom Workman and daughters of Walsenburg, Joe Murray, Walsenburg, Mrs. Pete Blockter, Walsenburg and Miss Bess Meyer of Walsenburg. Mr. Schmidt is survived by his widow, Bertha Schmidt, one daughter, Mrs. Mary Benson of Red Wing; three sons. Charles of Gardner, Albert of Gardner and William of Red Wing. Also he is survived by ten grandchildren. Interment was in the Gardner cemetery under the direction of Unfug-Peet Mortuary.

Schmidt, Ernest P.
Ernest P. Schmidt - Colorado Springs Gazette Telegraph - May 01, 1990 - Ernest P. Schmidt, 85, of Colorado Springs died Sunday at a local nursing facility. He was an aerospace engineer and a manager at the Kearfott Division of Singer Co. before retiring in 1969. Mr. Schmidt had headed the design and manufacturing department of guidance systems for the U.S. space program in Little Falls, N.J., for the 20 years prior to his retirement. A memorial service will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Medallion Chapel, 1719 E. Bijou St., with the Rev. Leonard Wecks officiating. Cremation is planned. Swan-Law Funeral Home, 501 N. Cascade Ave., is in charge of arrangements. Mr. Schmidt was born Oct. 7, 1904, in Gladwin, Mich., to Peter and Carrie (Bare) Schmidt. He had lived in Colorado Springs five years and was a former resident of Arizona, Vermont and New Jersey. He was married July 30, 1931, in New Brunswick, N.J., to Emma Runyon, who survives. Mr. Schmidt also is survived by a daughter, Christine R. of Walsenburg; and two sisters, Elizabeth Pearsall of Interlaken, N.Y., and Marian Burchard of Celeron, N.Y.

Schmidt, Eunice Mae Genevieve
Eunice Mae Genevieve Schmidt - Pueblo Chieftain - October 31, 2004 - Eunice Mae Genevieve Schmidt, 81, born to Isadore and Clara (Raleigh) Spatz on May 18, 1923, passed away Oct. 28, 2004. She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Lloyd F. Schmidt; and children, John and Joseph Schmidt. Survived by her children, Kathy (Jim) Ballas, David (Donna) Schmidt, Karen Gross and Marilyn (Darren) Heese. Grandmother of Sarah Sanchez, Zachary Ballas, Heather Love, Jennifer Satathite, Celeste Schmidt, Melissa Schmidt and Misty Madrid. Great-grandmother of Jordan Love, Delaney Love, Brooke Satathite, Logan Satathite and Mickenzie Reid. Also survived by siblings, Eileen Osswald, Rosemary Gribus, Neil Spatz and Dale (Delores) Spatz; and sister-in-law, Delores Spatz. Also preceded in death by brother, Cecil Spatz; sister, Leona Streveler; brothers-in-law, Shorty Streveler, Fred Osswald and Ed Gribus; and sister-in-law, Katy Spatz. Eunice worked as an insurance coordinator at St. Mary-Corwin Hospital for many years. Viewing, 2 to 5 p.m. today, and 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, at the funeral home. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Monday, George McCarthy Historic Chapel. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Sangre de Cristo Hospice in Eunice's memory.

Schmidt, Harry D.
Harry D. Schmidt - Durango Herald – November 1, 2003 - Harry D. Schmidt, a 42-year resident of Durango, died Wednesday, July 23, 2003, from complications of heart disease, at Four Corners Health Care Center in Durango. He was 83. Mr. Schmidt was born Nov. 1, 1919, in Colorado Springs, to Henry and Myrtle Schmidt. He was raised on a ranch on Pass Creek, northwest of Walsenburg. He married Mary Alice Wright on Dec. 21, 1939 in Gardner. He worked for a soil conservation district for a number of years. The Schmidt's moved to Alamosa, where Mr. Schmidt was a fireman with the Denver & Rio Grande Railroad and later a fireman for the Public Service Co. of Alamosa. The couple moved to Durango in 1961, and Mr. Schmidt was a diesel mechanic for the Colorado Department of Transportation and retired from that job in 1982 after 22 years. He then started and ran Schmidt Leather Works for 17 years, selling it in 1999. He enjoyed camping and gardening, said his wife, Alice. "He was a good guy, always helping his neighbors. He used to blow snow for people on the block in winter, and was always looking after sick people in the neighborhood," Mrs. Schmidt said. He is survived by his wife; daughter Harriett Dunn of Durango; three grandchildren, Amy Dunn of Littleton, Karen Weinsheimer of Gilpin County, and John W. Dunn of Durango. Visitation will be from noon to 8 p.m. Thursday at Hood Mortuary Chapel. The funeral will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday at Hood Mortuary Chapel. The Revs. Jeff Huber and Steven Easterday-McPadden of the First United Methodist Church of Durango will officiate. Burial will be at Greenmount Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to American Heart Association, La Plata County Heart Fund, PO Box 1777, Durango; or First United Methodist Church, 2917 Aspen Drive, Durango, CO 81301.

Schmidt, Jack
Jack Schmidt - Colorado Springs Gazette - October 5, 1990 - Jack Schmidt, 58, of Naples, Fla., a former Colorado Springs resident, died Sunday at Miami Heart Institute. He was an addiction therapist and spiritual counselor in Naples, and at the Colorado State Hospital in Pueblo. A memorial service will be held at 7:30 p.m. Sunday at the Peace Lutheran Church, 5675 Field, Arvada. Johnson-Pittman Funeral Home, Naples, is handling arrangements. Mr. Schmidt was born Sept. 19, 1932, in Cleveland, to Frederich and Johanna Schmidt. He lived in Colorado Springs for six years and was a member of Atonement Lutheran Church. Mr. Schmidt was married in May 1973, in Colorado Springs, to Lois Schmidt, who survives. He also is survived by two sons, Kent and Eric of Arvada; a daughter, Jill Glueck, also of Arvada; a stepson, Jonathan Niebling of Denver; a stepdaughter, Joyce Horne of Edmond, Okla.; and three grandchildren. Memorial contributions may be made to Lutheran Family Services, 363 S. Harlan, Denver 80226, or Atonement Lutheran Church, 1420 Shasta Drive, Colorado Springs 80910.

Schmidt, Jennie
Jane "Jennie" Schmidt - Huerfano World - January 5, 1995 - Jane "Jennie" Catherine Schmidt, 88, of Pueblo, formerly of Walsenburg, died Dec. 28, 1994. Born June 9, 1906 to Joseph and Jane Black Watson in Kansas City, MO, when she was an infant she came to Colorado and lived in Ravenwood and Cokedale and attended school there. Her experience in nursing earned her an LPN license. Thereafter, she was employed with Lamme Hospital and Huerfano Memorial Hospital from where she retired. She was a resident in Huerfano Medical Center for about six years. She left Walsenburg in October, 1993 to go to Pueblo Manor Nursing Home. She was a member of First Baptist Church and Huerfano Hospital Auxiliary. Mrs. Schmidt was preceded in death by her husband, Henry. Survivors include one step-son, Harry Schmidt, Durango; nieces and nephews, one grandchild and three great-grandchildren. Funeral service was Jan. 3 from Boies Almont Chapel in Walsenburg. Burial was in Upper Huerfano Cemetery in Gardner. Resident Royalty – Huerfano World – August 29, 1991 – (Picture) - Jennie Schmidt, 85 and John Taft, 90, represented Huerfano County Medical Center's Long Term Care in the Silver Queen and King Contest at the Arkansas Valley Fair in Rocky Ford Aug. 15. Although Jennie did not place, she did receive a trophy for participating. Born June 9, 1906 in Kansas City, MO, she moved to Ravenwood camp with her parents when she was an infant. Her father, Joe Watson, was a marshal in several coal camps. She completed ninth grade and at the age of 16 began work for Dr. James Lamme Sr. as a cook in the Lamme Hospital. Within a year, she started working as a nurse until Dr. Lamme's death. She continued working for Dr. Lamme Jr. and after the Lamme Hospital closed, she was employed by Huerfano County Memorial Hospital. Altogether, she was in hospital work for about 54 years before her retirement in 1976. She has been a resident of LTC for two years. In the 1930's, Jennie married Henry Schmidt, who died in 1954, and she has one step-son, Harry of Durango. Jennie enjoys crocheting and displayed an Indian design blanket at the fair.

Schmidt, John
John Schmidt - Pueblo Chieftain - February 17, 2005 - John Schmidt, 90, passed away Feb. 13, 2005. Survived by his sister, Amelia Nutt of Pueblo; numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his wife, Leota Fern Schmidt on Sept. 30, 1999; one brother and five sisters. John was born March 21, 1914, to Peter and Mary Schmidt near Fort Cobb, Okla. John moved to Colorado in 1932. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II with the Battery B 225 Field Artillery Battalion. He was employed by the Pueblo Army Depot until his retirement in 1971. John was a member of First United Methodist Church. He and Leota enjoyed their many vacation trips together, especially when they traveled to Hawaii and the Caribbean. Graveside service will be held 2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2005, at Roselawn Cemetery with the Rev. Dr. Rick Calhoun officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church through the funeral home.

Schmidt, Joseph
Joseph Schmidt - The La Veta Signature - February 13, 1992 - Services were held in Monte Vista Saturday for Joseph "Joe" Schmidt, 69, who died February 4, from an apparent heart attack. Schmidt of Monte Vista was ice fishing west of that town when he fell into the hole. The Rio Grande County Dive Team was sent to the scene and retrieved the body around 5:15 p.m., Tuesday. An autopsy showed no water in his lungs. Born January 6, 1923 in Walsenburg to Albert and Myrtle Schmidt, Joe grew up in Gardner. He was a retired government trapper and ditch rider. Survivors include his wife, Marie, of Monte Vista; a son, Ernest, of Morrison; two daughters, Dorothy Ruggles, Albuquerque, N.M. and Kathy Christensen, Blanca; sister Dorothy Arnold of la Veta, four grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Olme and Sharp Funeral Home, Monte Vista, is in charge of arrangements.

Schmidt, LaVoy William
LaVoy William Schmidt - Pueblo Chieftain - December 03, 2005 - LaVoy William Schmidt was born in Walsenburg, Colo., on Dec. 23, 1925, to William Henry and Minah Lee Schmidt, departed to be with his Lord on Dec. 1, 2005, at the age of 79 years. Survived by his wife of 52 years, Edna Schmidt; two sons, Mickey (Malea) and Emit (Monica); daughter, Helen (James) Whitener; six grandchildren, Audrey (Chris) Knowles, Tyler Schmidt, Evan and Jessica Schmidt and Jalen and Andralyn Whitener; sister, Avis (Kenneth) Dochow; stepmother, Millie Benson; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins, all of whom he waits to see in the resurrection of life. Preceded in death by his father, William Henry Schmidt; mother, Minah Lee Weed; a sister, Lou Ann O'Neill; and a beloved cousin, whom he loved as a brother, Joseph Schmidt. The family will receive friends from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday, at Montgomery & Steward Chapel. Also, viewing at the church an hour prior to the service. Funeral service, 11 a.m. Monday, Dec. 5, 2005, Mountain View Baptist Church, La Veta, with Brother Bill Irwin officiating. Interment will follow at La Veta Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Frontier Hospice through Montgomery & Steward. Huerfano World – December 15, 2005 – LaVoy William Schmidt was born in Walsenburg on December 23, 1925 to William Henry and Minah Lee Schmidt, departed to be with his Lord on Dec. 1, 2005, at the age of 79 years. Survived by his wife of 52 years, Edna Schmidt; two sons, Mickey (Malea) and Emmit (Monica); daughter, Helen (James) Whitener; six grandchildren, Audrey (Chris) Knowles, Tyler Schmidt, Evan and Jessica Schmidt and Jalen and Andralyn Whitener; sister, Avis (Kenneth) Dochow; stepmother, Millie Benson; numerous nieces and nephews and cousins, all of whom he waits to see in the resurrection of life. Preceded in death by his father, William Henry Schmidt; mother, Minah Lee Weed; a sister, Lou Ann O'Neill; and a beloved cousin, whom he loved as a brother, Joseph Schmidt. The family will receive friends from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday, at Montgomery & Steward Chapel. Also, viewing at the church an hour prior to the service. Funeral service, 11 a.m., Monday, Dec. 5, 2005, Mountain View Baptist Church, La Veta, with Brother Bill Irwin officiating. Internment will follow at La Veta Cemetery.

Schmidt, Leota F.
Leota F. Schmidt - Pueblo Chieftain - October 02, 1999 - Leota F. Schmidt, 81, passed away Sept. 29, 1999. Survived by her husband of 51 years, John Schmidt, of the family home; brothers, Harold Walters of Bartlesville, Okla., and Kenneth (Evelyn) Walters of Seattle, Wash.; and numerous nieces and nephews. Born to Bert and Nettie (nee Cassity) Walters on May 24, 1918, in Wetmore, Kan. Leota earned a dietician degree at Kansas State University. She was a dietician at Mennonite Hospital in La Junta and also worked in the clerical department of the assessors' and Social Security offices. She enjoyed growing flowers. Member of First United Methodist Church and Women's Rebecca Circle at church. She will lie in state at the funeral home from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. today, from noon until 5 p.m. Sunday and from 9 a.m. until noon Monday. Graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, Oct. 4, 1999, at Roselawn Cemetery, with Rev. Gene Hagerman officiating. Those who desire, may make memorials to First United Methodist Church Memorial Fund through the funeral home.

Schmidt, Lillian
Lillian Schmidt - Press-Enterprise - November 12, 2003 - Riverside, CA - Lillian Schmidt, 80, died Friday at her Riverside home. Born in Trinidad, Colo., Mrs. Schmidt lived in Riverside 55 years. She was a homemaker. Mrs. Schmidt is survived by a daughter, Kathleen Perches of Moreno Valley; four sons, Richard and Charles, both of Riverside, Frederick of Mission Hills and Stephen of Palm Springs; 14 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; two brothers, Nicholas Flores of Simi Valley and Louis Flores of Northridge; and six sisters, Margaret Adams of Pico Rivera, Helen Sanchez and Rachel Mansir, both of Whittier, Esther Lee of San Dimas, Connie Barraza of Santa Clarita and Anita Salazar of Montebello. Services will be 11 a.m. Thursday at Arlington Mortuary in Riverside. Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Riverside National Cemetery. Friends may call from 4 until 8 p.m. Wednesday at the mortuary.

Schmidt, Margarete
Margarete R. Schmidt - Pueblo Chieftain - February 06, 2003 - Margarete R. Schmidt, 67, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, Feb. 2, 2003. Survived by her husband, Otto Schmidt; children, Susanne Schmidt of Hannover, Germany, and Ronald (Kimberley) Schmidt of Dover, Del.; two sisters, Walburga Voigt and Irma Auge; and six grandchildren. She was an active member of the Bethany Church and member of the German Club for over 20 years. Memorial service, 10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 7, 2003, at Bethany Lutheran Church with Rev. Christopher Kellogg. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Bethany Lutheran Church. But this I call to mind, and therefore I have hope: The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases, his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is thy faithfulness. "The Lord is my portion," says my soul, "therefore I will hope in him."

Schmidt, Marsha
Marsha Joy Schmidt - Pueblo Chieftain - September 06, 2002 - Marsha Joy Schmidt, 64, entered into God's Kingdom Sept. 3, 2002. She was born in Ponca City, Okla., on April 7, 1938, to Norman and Eloise Ratliff Drake. She is survived by her husband, Lary Schmidt, of Pueblo West; sister, Allana Glander, Redondo Beach, Calif.; daughters, Carole Goldy, Colorado Springs, and Mary Willoughby, Oklahoma City, Okla.; son, Kevin Edgars, Cheyenne, Wyo.; and grandchildren, Kiere Willoughby, Oklahoma City, and Alyssa Goldy, Colorado Springs. She will always be remembered as a wonderful wife, mother and grandmother as well as a caring, compassionate, animal lover, rescuing many cats and dogs during her lifetime while working as a contracting officer at Fort Carson, Colo. She also gave many years of volunteer service to the Spay and Neuter Clinic in Pueblo. She was a founding member of the Shammash Ariel Messianic Synagogue in Pueblo and desired that donations on her behalf be sent to Shammash Ariel in care of Rabbi Michael Marks, 48 Cornell Circle, Pueblo, CO 81005.

Schmidt, Myrtle D.
Myrtle D. Schmidt - Pueblo Chieftain - July 28, 1973 - Mrs. Myrtle D. Schmidt of La Veta, formerly of Gardner, July 26, 1973. Mother of Joe Schmidt, Alamosa, and Mrs. Dorothy Arnold, La Veta. Sister of Alva Benson Sr., Florence; Elmer Benson, Willows, CA; Wallace Benson, Gardner, and Oren Benson, Red Wing. Survived also by nine grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Services 2 p.m. Monday, La Veta united Methodist Church, will be conducted by the Rev. C. Karl Schuster. Interment, Gardner Cemetery.

Schmidtler, Grace
Grace Schmidtler - Wray Rattler - January 28, 1915 - Mrs. Grace Schmidtler, 38, wife of August Schmidtler, a foreman of a saddle company, living at Pueblo, committed suicide by taking chloroform. She leaves two daughters, aged two and twelve.

Schmitt, David A.
David A. Schmitt - Pueblo Chieftain - November 20, 2005 - David A. Schmitt. Born Feb. 20, 1953, passed away on Nov. 17, 2005. Beloved son of Tony and V. Lee (BG) Schmitt; brother to sisters, Debbie (Michael) Mandarich, Danamarie (David Falconieri) Schmitt; brother, Sam (Tere Mickelson) Schmitt; uncle to David (Laurie) Mandarich and Doug (Jill Purkey) Mandarich; great uncle and special "Bud" to nephews, Denin and Rex Anthony; and niece, Rhiannon. Dave was dearly loved by his aunts, uncles, cousins and many friends. A lifelong Pueblo resident, he was dedicated to his family and enjoyed working with his parents. His warmth and zest for life are sorely missed. A special thank you is given to Drs. Craig Shapiro and Deb Urioste, the ICU staff and the Parkview Medical Center for guiding the family on this journey. Memorial service, 2 p.m. Monday, George McCarthy Historic Chapel. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in Dave's name to the American Lung Association via the funeral home, George McCarthy, 401 Broadway, Pueblo, CO 81004.

Schmitt, Gary P.
Gary P. Schmitt - Pueblo Chieftain - September 27, 2002 - Gary P. Schmitt, 61, passed away Sept. 25, 2002. Survived by his wife, Joyce Ann (nee Lee) Schmitt of the family home in Colorado Springs; children, Darla A. Schmitt of Avondale, Dinell G. Tuerck of Temple, Texas, and Dana M. Smith of Colorado Springs; and grandchildren, Breann, Christopher, Sandi and Kyle. Also survived by his mother, Nina Schmitt of Pueblo West; and sisters, Barbara Winters and Kathy Hicks, both of Pueblo West. Preceded in death by his father, Anthony J. Schmitt. Gary was born May 29, 1941, in Santa Fe, N.M. He served his country in the U.S. Air Force and worked as an account administrator at KCMN and KCBR radio stations. He will lie in state at the funeral home from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. Friday. Funeral service will be held 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 28, 2002, at the Montgomery & Steward Chapel with Rev. Father Michael Butler officiating. Military honors by Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team and interment will follow at Roselawn Cemetery.

Schmitt, Nina
Nina Labertew Schmitt - Pueblo Chieftain - November 27, 2005 - Nina Labertew Schmitt, 88, passed away Nov. 24, 2005. Survived by her daughters, Barbara (Gary) Winters and Kathryn (Ken) Hicks, both of Pueblo West; daughter-in-law, Joyce Schmitt of Colorado Springs; sisters-in-law, Zeta Labertew of Phoenix and Velma Labertew of Pueblo; granddaughter, Kristy (Don) Owens and family, of Pueblo West. Nina lived with Kristy, her best friend and care-giver; grandchildren, Lori McClure of Pueblo West, Connie Farrell of Nashville, Tenn., Tracy Jordan of Pueblo, James (Aimee) Bond of Cheyenne, Wyo., Scott (Ann Spangler) Cooper, Pueblo West, Kurt (Allison Miller) Cooper of Salida, Darla Schmitt of Avondale, Dinell Tuerck of Temple, Texas, Dana Smith of Colorado Springs, and each of their families; 17 great-grandchildren and 4 great-great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by her husband, Anthony Schmitt; son, Gary Schmitt; son-in-law, James Bond; and two grandsons, Larry Bond and Kraig Cooper. Nina was born to William and Alta Labertew on June 14, 1917, in Indianola, Iowa. She and her husband owned and operated Fairmont Park Grocery Store. Lived and rented the first house in Las Alamos, N.M. Nina did volunteer work at the Rosemount Gift Shop and enjoyed playing bridge. She also took care of and enjoyed her great-granddaughter, Haylee Owens for six years. Member of St. Pius X Parish. Viewing, Sunday, 1 to 5 p.m. and Monday 10 a.m. to Rosary, at 6 p.m. Monday in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel. Funeral Mass, 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at St. Pius X Parish, 3130 Morris, with the Rev. Father Mike DeSciose as celebrant. Interment will follow at Roselawn Cemetery.

Schmittel, Kenneth James
Kenneth James Schmittel - Pueblo Chieftain - January 21, 1998 - Kenneth James Schmittel, died Jan. 19, 1998, at his home near Saguache. He was born Sept. 29, 1920, in the San Luis Valley near Center. He was a veteran of World War II. Kenneth had a great appreciation for the land and livestock, raising sheep and cattle all his life. Survivors include his wife of 55 years, Mary Emma- sons, Dick (Kathy) Schmittel of Nevada City, Calif., David (Verna) Schmittel of Saguache- and daughter, Kenola "Kenny" (Jerry) Wintz of Creede- sisters, Dorothy Martin and Vivian Richey- brothers, Howard and Jack Schmittel- eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Services, 1 p.m. today at the Saguache Baptist Church. Viewing, 11 a.m., same day and place. Memorial contributions to Saguache Ambulance Service through Lewis & Glenn Funeral Home, P.O. Box 925, Salida, Colo., 81201.

Schmitz, Louis
Louis Schmitz - Yampa Leader - December 27, 1912 - Louis Schmitz, aged 20, a pastry cook living in Denver, has disappeared and may have committed suicide in Pueblo.

Schmitz, Marjorie
Marjorie Schmitz - Pueblo Chieftain - January 13, 2000 - Marjorie Schmitz of Pueblo passed away Jan. 12, 2000. She is preceded in death by her loving husband, Arthur Schmitz, and daughter, Barbara Darlene. She is survived by her sister, Caroline Braley, as well as numerous nieces, nephews and friends. A private family service will follow cremation. Her final resting place will be in Pennsylvania.

Schmuck, Ann Louise
Ann Louise Schmuck - Pueblo Chieftain - June 23, 2006 - Ann Louise Schmuck, born April 29, 1932, in Gary, Ind., to Laura and Henry Schmuck, died on June 21, 2006, in Pueblo, Colo., where she had lived off and on for most of her life from age 5 years. She graduated from Centennial High School, class of 1950, Western State College, and attended Florida State University School of Social Work, 1960-1961. She was employed by the Las Animas County Department of Social Services from 1954 to 1956 and the Pueblo County Department of Social Services from 1956 to 1987 as a case worker and supervisor. She was predeceased by her beloved maternal family, grandparents, Frank (11-17-23) and Louise (11-23-31) Sinderman; mother and stepfather, Laura (12-25-87) and Charles T. (12-24-56) Sadewhite; aunts and uncles, Betty (7-8-85) and Roy (8-9-62) Fineran, Frank (10-5-61) and Edith (11-17-89) Sinderman, (later Mrs. Carl Marsden), Walter (12-11-89) and Frances (7-21-72) Sinderman, and Winnie (6-22-80) and Quinn (10-22-59) Moore; and cousin, Betty Lou (Moore) Samarin (4-30-02). Also predeceased by paternal family, father, Henry Schmuck (8-1-75); grandparents, Anna (10-27-62) and John (11-19-47) Orazem; aunts and uncles, Edith (11-17-89) Sinderman Marsden, Ed (5-25-76) Orazem, Harold (11-11-98) Orazem; and cousin Jimmy “O” Orazem (10-5-98); and Dolores (Orazem) Baer, Bradenton, Fla. (12-6-03). Also survived by cousins, Robert F. (Lucille) Moore Sr., Pueblo, Quinn (Ruth) Moore, Costa Mesa, Calif., Larry (Sandy) Moore, Paris, Tenn., Donald (Margaret) Orazem, Seattle, Wash., Cookie Randall, Golden, Colo., and Marilyn James, Pueblo; and also by many dear friends who have been like true family. At her request, no viewing. Graveside service, 10 a.m. Monday, Roselawn Cemetery. Please follow detour signs due to construction.

Schnarr, Charles E.
Charles E. Schnarr - Peoria Journal Star - May 13, 1992 - Charles E. Schnarr, 64, of Amarillo, Texas, formerly of McDonough County, died at 1:20 p.m. Tuesday, May 5, 1992, near Walsenburg, Colo. He was born Sept. 27, 1927, in McDonough County to Charles and Edna Thompson Schnarr. Surviving are two sons, Tim of Minneapolis, Minn., and Todd of Littleton, Colo.; two daughters, Nancy Schnarr of West Burlington, Iowa, and Lea Ann Schnarr of Austin, Texas; and one sister, JoAnna Schnarr of Albuquerque, N.M. Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Oakwood Cemetery in Macomb, the Rev. Dan Rebman officiating. Calling hours will be from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at Clugston- Tibbitts Funeral Home in Macomb.

Schneckenberger, Michael
Michael Schneckenberger – Pueblo Indicator – May 22, 1915 – Pioneer Rancher Dies – Grand Junction – Michael Schneckenberger, sixty, a pioneer of the city and valley and owner of a ranch five miles west of the city, died in St. Mary's hospital from hardening of the arties.

Schneider, Frank A.
Frank A. Schneider - Pueblo Chieftain - July 24, 1986 - Frank A. Schneider of Westcliffe died July 23, 1996, in Pueblo. Services, Our Lady of the Assumption Church, Westcliffe: Rosary, 7 p.m. Friday; Mass of Christian Burial, 10 a.m. Saturday. Interment, Catholic Cemetery, Silver Cliff. Please omit flowers.

Schneider, Henry J. III
Henry J. Schneider III - Denver Post - August 02, 1995 - Henry J. Schneider III, Laboratory technician, 39 - Henry Joseph "Joey" Schneider III of Aurora, a laboratory technician, died July 12 at Porter Memorial Hospital. He was 39. A service was July 15 at Olinger Magnolia Chapel. Interment was in Evans Cemetery. He was born April 13, 1956, in Oceanside, Calif. Schneider graduated from Lake County High School in Leadville. He is survived by two daughters, Jackie Schneider, Leadville, and Laura Schneider, Walsenburg; his parents, Henry Jr. and Dixie A. Schneider, Aurora; two brothers, Timothy, Macomb, Illinois, and James, Denver; three sisters, Sherry Carter, Arvada, and Robyn King and Jennifer S. Schneider, both of Aurora; and a grandfather, Kenneth A. Dennis, Aurora.

Schneider, Herbert Henry
Herbert Henry Schneider - Pueblo Chieftain - August 12, 2001 - Herbert Henry Schneider M.D., F.A.C.S., 79, of Pueblo, passed away Aug. 10, 2001, after a lengthy illness with cancer. Born Oct. 29, 1921, in Manhattan, N.Y. He will be terribly and sadly missed by his devoted wife of 53 years, Viola Elizabeth Schneider; children, Cyntha Ann Walsh, J.D. (Dwight Walsh, Ph.D.) of Albuquerque, N.M., Dr. Debra Schneider (Bruce Plotkin, J.D.) of Denver, Colo., and Dr. Brenda Schneider (Dr. Edward Bartle) of Pueblo West; grandchildren, Lilly Plotkin and Aric Bartle. Dr. Schneider served as a staff sergeant medic in the United States Army during World War II in the Asian-Pacific Theatre from 1942 through 1945. After the war, he received a bachelor's degree from New York University and a Master's Degree in Zoology from George Washington University. He was fluent in German and attended and graduated medical school from the University of Bern Medical School in Bern, Switzerland, in 1954. He subsequently completed specialty training in general surgery at Providence Hospital in Washington, D.C. In addition, he completed internal medicine residency at the University of New Mexico in 1964. He was a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He practiced at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Hot Springs, S.D., and Grand Junction, Colo., before locating to Pueblo, Colo. He practiced General Surgery and Internal Medicine until his retirement in 1995. During his over 40 years of medicine he was entirely devoted to his patients and very much missed the practice of medicine following his retirement. He was a devoted husband having celebrated his 53rd wedding anniversary in November, and a devoted father and grandfather who pampered both his grandchildren. When he had free time for hobbies, he especially enjoyed yard work on his tractor, raising and training miniature horses, building projects around the house, fishing, woodworking and traveling. He will lie in state at the funeral home from noon until 8 p.m. today. Graveside services will be held 10 a.m. Monday, Aug. 13, 2001, at Imperial Memorial Gardens. Memorials may be made to the El Pueblo Boys Ranch or the La Junta Boys Ranch or donor's favorite charity through the funeral home.

Schneider, Philip M.
Philip M. Schneider - Pueblo Chieftain - July 22, 1987 - Philip M. Schneider, July 20, 1987. Husband of Wilma Schneider of Pueblo and father of Michael (Dee) Schneider, Lakewood. Grandfather of Richard Schneider, Lakewood; Terry Schneider, U.S. Navy; and Jeffrey Schneider, U.S. Army. Also survived by his sisters, Gertrude Bowen, Lakewood, Margarite Musso, Washington; and several nieces and nephews. Mr. Schneider was employed by the Walter's Brewery in the brewing department, retiring in 1975. He was a Pueblo resident for the past 29 years and a member of the Broadway Christian Church. His parents, Philip and Gertrude Schneider, were pioneer Trinidad residents, having started the Schneider Brewery in the late 1880s. Graveside service, 1:30 p.m. Friday, Masonic Cemetery, Trinidad, conducted by Rev. Bruce Montgomery, Broadway Christian Church. The family respectfully requests the omission of food.

Schneider, Viola E.
Viola E. Schneider - Pueblo Chieftain - October 17, 2004 - Viola E. Schneider, 83, passed away Oct. 15, 2004. Preceded in death by her husband, Herbert Schneider, M.D., on Aug. 10, 2001. Survived by her daughters, Brenda (Edward Bartle, M.D.) Schneider, M.D. of Pueblo West, Cynthia (Dwight Walsh, Ph.D.) Walsh, J.D. of Rio Rancho, N.M., and Debra (Bruce Plotkin, J.D.) Schneider, J.D., D.D.S.; sisters, Dorothy Ong of Pueblo and Martha Reidel of Hagerman, Idaho; grandchildren, Lilly Plotkin and Aric Bartle; and numerous nieces and nephews. Viola was born April 12, 1921, in Sanford, Colo., to Rufus and Abigail Garcia. She was proud of her service in the U.S. Army as First Lieutenant Head Surgical Nurse in the Pacific Theatre during WWII. Viola had many talents and interests. Among them were her ability to speak three foreign languages (French, German and Spanish), raising miniature horses, gardening, traveling and historical reading. Most of all, she loved spending time with her grandchildren. Viola also was a member of the Women's Medical Auxiliary. There will be no viewing. Graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2004, at Imperial Memorial Garden, with Dr. Alvin Chambers officiating. Those who desire may make memorials to Colorado Boys Ranch in La Junta or the El Pueblo Adolescent Treatment Community, through the funeral home.

Schneider, Wilma A.
Wilma A. Schneider - Pueblo Chieftain - January 31, 2001 - Passed away Jan. 29, 2001, at the age of 90 years. She was born in Burnet, Texas, on Jan. 7,1911, to Charles Ross Alexander and Clemmie (Graham) Alexander. She moved with her family to Trinidad, Colo., in 1919 where she graduated from Trinidad High School and the Practical Nursing Program at Trinidad Junior College. Following graduation, she worked at Mount San Rafael Hospital. She was married to Philip M. Schneider on Sept. 26, 1931. They had one son, Charles Michael Schneider. The family moved to Pueblo, Colo., in 1960, where she was employed by St. Mary-Corwin Hospital as an LPN until her retirement in 1973. Preceding her in death are her husband, Philip, in 1987, two brothers and one sister. She will be missed by her son, Charles Michael (Dee) Schneider; three grandsons, Richard Schneider of El Paso, Texas, Jeffrey Schneider of Nesbit, Miss., and Terry (Wendy) Schneider of Aurora, Colo.; as well as several great grandchildren, nieces, nephews and friends. Services honoring Wilma will be held Friday, 11 a.m., Broadway Christian Church, where she was a member for many years with Rev. Hal Hartman officiating. Interment will follow at the Masonic Cemetery in Trinidad, Colo. It is requested that all memorial offerings be sent to Broadway Christian Church, 206 Broadway, Pueblo, CO 81004.

Schneider-Sheppard, Oleta M.
Oleta M. Schneider-Sheppard - Pueblo Chieftain - August 24, 1997 - Oleta M. Schneider-Sheppard, 67, passed away Aug. 22, 1997. Preceded in death by husbands, Edwin Schneider Jr., and Merle Sheppard- parents, three brothers and one sister. Survived by her daughter, Gail (Justin) Wheeler- grandson, of Pueblo- four sisters- one brother- and numerous nieces and nephews. At one time, Mrs. Sheppard was a member of F.O.E. Eagles, Aerie No. 145, and the Big Horn Caravan Club No. 9. Graveside service, 10 a.m. Tuesday, Imperial Memorial Gardens. The family respectfully requests the omission of flowers.

Schneringer, Pauline Anna
Pauline Anna Schneringer – Albuquerque Journal - September 17, 2006 - Pauline Anna Schneringer, age 83, a resident of Los Lunas, passed peacefully September 11, 2006. She was born Pauline Anna Hoke to Geta and Paul Hoke of Bushnell, NE. She was raised in Banner County, NE and at age 18 she met and married Cecil Gibson of Torrington, WY. She was widowed at the invasion on Normandy. She became reacquainted with Lester Schneringer, an old childhood friend, and after a whirlwind romance, they married June 29, 1945 in Lincoln, NE. They spent the next 61 years, traveling the world during his military career and after Lester's retirement, continued to travel for pleasure. Pauline was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Owen, Melvin, and Eldon Hoke; her sister, Nellie Day; and her grandson, Jeff Schneider. She is survived by her husband of 61 years, Lester Schneringer; her two daughters, Cecilia Schneider of Parker, CO, Paulette Jones of Jacksonville, FL; and her two sons, Greg Schneringer of Sioux Falls, SD and Kendall Schneringer of Los Lunas, NM. She is also survived by her seven grandchildren, Kevin Andersh and Nicole Andersh, both of Albuquerque, Kim Hall of Trinidad, CO, Dr. Greg Schneringer of Colorado Springs, CO, Matt Schneinger of Sioux Falls, SD, Byron Schneringer of Chicago, IL, and Natasha Schneringer of Albuquerque. She also leaves behind 18 great-grandchildren. She will be greatly missed. Funeral Services will be held Monday September 18, 2006 at 10:00 a.m., preceded by a public viewing at Romero Funeral Home in Belen, NM, with burial Tuesday, September 19, 2006 at 10:30 a.m. in Santa Fe National Cemetery.

Schober, Herman Anthony Jr.
Herman Anthony Schober Jr. - Pueblo Chieftain - October 06, 1998 - Herman Anthony Schober Jr., age 76, passed away Oct. 5, 1998, following a long and courageous bout with cancer. Herman was born in Pueblo on Oct. 21, 1921. He is survived by Elaine, his loving wife of 53 years. Herman was predeceased by his parents- brother, Robert- and nephew, Robert Jr.- mother and father-in-law, Ellen and Mark Brifey. Also survived by sister, Josephine Payne- sister-in-law, Vera Mae Schober- nieces and nephew. Herman graduated from Pueblo Catholic High School in 1939. He was employed at CF&I from 1940 to 1983, having worked in the forge plant, 14-inch mill and for 16 years as a roller in the 11-inch bar mill. Herman was a life member of Elks Lodge No. 90, Eagles Aerie No. 145 and a member and past president of the Pueblo Skeet and Trap Club. He enjoyed traveling, hunting and fishing, and was an avid skeet and trap shooter, having won many honors including two state championships. Herman was fond of animals and birds. His constant companion was his cat, Sir Winston. Visitation, Tuesday, 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the funeral home. Funeral Mass, Wednesday, 10 a.m., St. Leander Church, 1401 E. Sixth, Pueblo. Entombment, Roselawn Mausoleum. In lieu of food and flowers, contributions may be made to Pueblo Easter Seal Society, P.O. Box 1014, Pueblo, Colo., 81002.

Schober, Marian Elaine
Marian Elaine Schober - Pueblo Chieftain - May 12, 1999 - Marian Elaine Schober passed away May 9, 1999. She was born on March 5, 1923,in Pueblo to Mark and Ellen Cannon Brifey. In 1945, she married Herman Schober. He preceded her in death on Oct. 5, 1998. Mrs. Schober, a native Puebloan, was active in many community programs through the years. These range from the American Red Cross to the Governor's Committee for Employment of the Handicapped, Pueblo County Board for Developmental Disabilities, and Kachina Chapter of the National Secretaries Association. In 1958, she became the first woman to be accepted as a member of the prestigious C-Bar-C arm of the Pueblo Chamber of Commerce, and served several terms on the board of directors. Later she plunged into the world of fundraising as the assistant manager of Pueblo Community Chest. When tuberculosis terrorized the country, Mrs. Schober became the first executive director and female employee of the Pueblo County TB &Health Association. In 1960, Elaine became the first executive director of the Pueblo County Easter Seal Society for Disabled Children and Adults. She served in that capacity until her death. In 1995, she was inducted into Centennial High School Hall of Fame. Mrs. Schober is survived by her uncle, Louis Fraterelli- sister-in-law, Vera Mae Schober- niece, Elizabeth (David) Conley-nephew, Bruce (Charlotte) Schober, all of Pueblo- as well as nieces, Karla(Steve) Ryan, and Jessica Turner of Colorado Springs- and great-nephew, Spencer Schober, Pueblo. Elaine is loved and will be remembered to numerous special friends in Pueblo and throughout Colorado. Cremation, Almont Crematory. , Thursday, 2 p.m., Bethel United Methodist Church,1201 E. Seventh Street. Inurnment at a later date, Roselawn Mausoleum. Please omit food and flowers. Those who are helped by the Pueblo Easter Seal Society reap a greater reward from contributions made in Mrs. Schober's memory. Donations will be graciously accepted by the Pueblo Easter Seal Society, P.O. Box 1014, Pueblo, Colo., 81002, or through George McCarthy Funeral Home.

Schober-Payne, Josephine
Josephine “Jo” Schober-Payne - Pueblo Chieftain - March 17, 2006 - Josephine "Jo" Schober-Payne, born to Herman and Josephine Schober on July 3,1919, in Pueblo, Colo., entered eternal life on Feb. 23, 2006, near her family in Surprise, Ariz. She is survived by her daughter, Carla Ryan; Steve McMinn; five grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Jo worked for Fox Vliet Wholesale Drug and retired in 1991 from the Colorado State Hospital Pharmacy in Pueblo after 13-1/2 years as a Pharmacy Tech. She was a member of local archeological and historical societies. Her interest in genealogy allowed her to trace the Schober family back to 1525 in Switzerland. She loved to travel and had been to many parts of the world including Mexico, South America and Europe. She was a loving mother and grandmother and will be greatly missed.

Schoby, Barbara M.
Barbara M. Schoby - Pueblo Chieftain - November 30, 1986 - Barbara M. Schoby, 84, passed away at St. Mary-Corwin Hospital, Nov. 28, 1986. Mrs. Schoby is survived by one son, John (Anna) Schoby of Pueblo; and two grandchildren, Chris Williams and Wesley Schoby, both of Pueblo. Mrs. Schoby was preceded in death by her husband, Wesley L. Schoby in 1961. She was born May 1, 1 902, in Popular Bluff, Mo.; and had been living in Pueblo for the past 66 years. Visitation hours from noon to 5 p.m. today at Imperial Funeral Home. Graveside service will be held Monday, Dec. 1, at 10 a.m. at Imperial Memorial Gardens with the Rev. Harold R. Tuttle officiating. Interment, Resthaven, Imperial Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, family requests donations be made to Lake Avenue Baptist Church in care of Imperial Funeral Home.

Schoch, Michael Anthony
Michael Anthony Schoch - Pueblo Chieftain - December 14, 1999 - Michael Anthony Schoch, 47, was called by the angels on Dec. 11, 1999. He leaves to remember him his soul mate and best friend, Valerie Isley; mother, Dorothy Corsi; brothers, Jack (Jeanette) Schoch and Rod (Madelyn) Schoch; sisters, Judy Schoch and Virginia (Dennis) Turnquist; six nieces and nephews; five great-nieces and nephews; and several cousins, aunts and uncles. Preceded in death by his father, Ben Schoch. Michael felt blessed to have what he considered the best of family, friends and music. In truth, it is we who knew and loved him that were truly blessed. Memorial service, 2 p.m. today, Dec. 14, 1999, at Adrian Comer Garden Chapel.

Schockey, Gordon Dale
Gordon Dale Schockey - Pueblo Chieftain - October 01, 1997 - Olme & Sharp Funeral Home, Monte Vista, Colo. Gordon Dale Schockey, 68, passed away Monday, Sept. 29, 1997, at St. Mary-Corwin Hospital in Pueblo. Born on July 26, 1929, in Dearing, Kan. He married Ruth (Nichols) Schockey of Monte Vista, Aug. 17, 1951, in Chama, N.M. Preceded in death by parents, Charles and Ruby (Gordon) Schockey- two sisters, Jo Schmoll and Kay Thomas- one grandson, Caleb Schockey. Survived by his wife- three sons, Gordon Shorty" (Hallie) Schockey of La Junta, Nolan (Marie) Schockey of Colorado Springs, Fritz (Arlene) Schockey of Loveland- one daughter, Myrna Wartman of Monte Vista- nine grandchildren- one great-grandson- two brothers, Gary (Shirley) Schockey of Monte Vista, Larry (Peggy) Schockey of Monte Vista- four sisters, Eva Dell (Herbert) Caudill of Hamilton, Ohio, Pat (Jack) Head of Colorado Springs, Cheryl (Carl) Lewis of Colorado Springs, Glenda Watkins of Jacksonville, Fla. Mr. Schockey was a member of B.P.O.E. (Elks Lodge No. 2456) of Monte Vista and served on the San Luis Valley Stampede Committee. He retired in 1985 from the Colorado Department of Highways as an engineer. He served in the U.S. Marines from Jan. 7, 1947, to Jan. 6, 1950. He had lived in Monte Vista since 1950. Service, 2 p.m. Thursday at the Nazarene church. Pastor Bill Carr of the Valley Church of the Nazarene officiating. Donations may be made to the Monte Vista Ambulance Service, 720 First Ave., Monte Vista, Colo., 81144.

Schoettlin, Michael Conrad
Michael Conrad Schoettlin - Pueblo Chieftain - September 20, 1961 - Michael Conrad Schoettlin, late of 2508 Sixth Ave., passed away at his residence Sept. 19 following a lengthy illness. Retired C&S and C&W Railroader, having worked in Segundo, Colo., for many years. A member of First Baptist Church, Trinidad, Colo. Survived by his wife, Mrs. Carrie Schoettlin, and his daughter, Mrs. Marguerite M. Lattimore, both of the family home. Services Friday 2 p.m. in the chapel of Trinidad Mortuary. Interment Masonic Cemetery, Trinidad. Family may be contacted at 2508 Sixth Ave.

Scholes, Clarence A.
Clarence A. Scholes - Huerfano World - October 21, 1993 - Clarence A. Scholes, 85, died Oct. 14, 1993 in Huerfano Medical Center. Born in Turner July 20, 1908, he attended school there and at the age of 15 years he went to work in the coal mines, Turner, Tioga and Morning Glory. He worked until 1952, when the mines closed. He went to California where he lived and worked in road construction for the next 40 years, returning to Walsenburg in 1981. He married the former Hazel Hamilton Aug. 30, 1930, in Walsenburg and they recently celebrated their 63rd wedding anniversary. He was a past member of United Mine Workers and Laborers Union, Local #24 in California. He was a member of United Church in Walsenburg. Survivors include his wife, Hazel, Walsenburg; a sister, Florence Bergamo, Walsenburg; two grandchildren and two-great-grandchildren. Funeral service was Monday. Burial was in Huerfano Masonic Cemetery.

Scholes, Roy Eldon
Roy Eldon Scholes - Huerfano World - November 13, 1986 - Roy Eldon Scholes, 85, formerly of Walsenburg, died Sunday evening, Nov. 9, 1986, in St. Francis Hospital in Colorado Springs. Born Mar. 20, 1901, in Maitland, he was reared in the Huerfano Butte area. He worked and lived in the coal camps of Big Four and Tioga until moving to Walsenburg in 1941. In 1945, a mining accident forced him to look for different work and became a night captain for the Walsenburg Police Department. In 1959, he moved to California where he worked at the March Air Force Base. He moved back to Walsenburg in 1982 until failing health forced him to move to Colorado Springs to be closer to his family. Mr. Scholes is survived by two daughters; Barbara J. Vigil, Pueblo and Joyce E. Arellano, Colorado Springs; 10 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Funeral service was held Wednesday at Boles Almont Memorial Chapel. Burial was in Masonic Cemetery. Boies Almont was in charge of arrangements. Pueblo Chieftain - November 12, 1986 - Roy Eldon Scholes, formerly of Walsenburg, passed away Nov. 9, 1986, in Colorado Springs. Survived by daughters, Barbara J. Vigil, Pueblo; and Joyce E. (Mel) Arellano, Colorado Springs; 10 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Service, 2 p.m. Wednesday, Boies Memorial Chapel. Interment, Masonic Cemetery.

Scholes, Steven E.
Steven E. Scholes - Pueblo Chieftain - September 07, 1986 - Steven E. Scholes, late of 2535 W. 3lst St., passed away Sept. 5, 1986. Mr. Scholes was a 1985 graduate of Centennial High School and was very active in football, wrestling, and weightlifting. He was employed at Pueblo Carpet Care. Survivors include his mother, Ruth (Gene) Valencia of Pueblo; father, Ronnie (Pat) Scholes of Fruitland, N.M.; grandfather, Donald McTavish of Pueblo; a brother, Russell Scholes; stepbrothers, Scott Valencia and Keven Valencia, both of the U.S. Navy, Ben Scholes of Fruitland, N.M., and Randy Valencia, Pueblo; an aunt, Sandra (Joe) Zupan of Pueblo. Funeral service will be Monday at 1 p.m. in the Tabor Lutheran Church with the Rev. Don Thurn officiating. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. The family may be contacted at 2535 W. 31st. The family respectfully requests the omission of food and flowers. Donations may be made to the Bantam League through the funeral home office.

Scholtens, Margaret
Margaret Scholtens - Huerfano World - July 11, 1991 - Former Walsenburg resident, Margaret Marette Scholtens, 60, died June 30, 1991, in Milford, DE. She was a painter while living in the Walsenburg and Pueblo areas. Survivors include her husband, Albert, Milford; her sons, Gerald A. Myers, Aurora, IL, Perry R. Myers, Lincoln, NE, Kenneth P. Myers, Pueblo; two daughters, Nancy R. Pichiotino, Glen Ellyn, IL, and Tracy A. Duran, Pueblo; 12 grandchildren. A memorial service was held from the First Presbyterian Church in Milford.

Schomaker, Trish Adare
Trish Adare Schomaker - Pueblo Chieftain - July 24, 2001 - Trish Adare Schomaker, 11, Bristol resident, passed away July 20, 2001. Graveside services, 9 a.m. Wednesday at the Bristol Cemetery. Visitation from 1-7 p.m. today at the Peacock Funeral Home.

Schon, Gertrude M.
Gertrude M. Schon - Pueblo Chieftain - January 21, 2003 - Gertrude M. Schon, 80, passed away Jan. 19, 2003. Survived by her children, Rodney A. (Kathy) Schon, and Gayle J. (Floyd) McMurtree of Beulah; sisters, Marian Halvorson and Ruth Halvorson, both of Mount Vernon, Wash., and Illene Stockdale of Lime Springs, Iowa; grandchildren, Judi Zupancic, Michael Bowers, David Schon, and Floyd McMurtree III; and great-grandchildren, T.J., Ty, Trey, Tristyn and Christopher. Preceded in death by her husband, Gustaf Julius Schon on May 4, 1986; and sister, Dorothy Anderson. Gertrude was born July 11, 1922, in Duluth, Minn. She retired as the supervisor purchasing administrator for Pueblo School District 60. Member of Tabor Lutheran Church, Pueblo Retired School Employee Association, Colorado Retired School Employee Association, National Retired Teachers Association, Friends of the Library, Pueblo Nature Center and Sangre de Cristo Arts and Conference Center. She will lie in state at the funeral home Tuesday from noon until 6 p.m. Funeral service will be held 1 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2003, at Tabor Lutheran Church, 102 E. Orman, with Pastor Jim Stader officiating. Interment will follow at Imperial Memorial Gardens. Those who desire may make memorials to the American Cancer Association through the funeral home.

Schon, Gustaf Julius
Gustaf "Gus" Julius Schon - Pueblo Chieftain - May 06, 1986 - Gustaf "Gus" Julius Schon passed away at a local hospital Sunday, May 4, 1986, following a lengthy illness. Husband of Gertrude Schon, of the family home, 618 Tyler; father of Rodney A. Schon, La Mirada, Calif., and Gayle (Floyd) McMurtree of Pueblo; grandfather of Judi Bonner, Michael Bowers and Floyd McMurtree III. Brother-in-law of Gunhild Schon of Chicago, Alma Schon and Astrid Schon of Sweden, Dorothy (Rev. Arthur) Anderson, Marian Halvorson, Ruth Halvorson, Illene (Merle) Stockdale. Cousin of Walter (Helen) Johnson, Alvin Crona and Carl Crona. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Mr. Schon was born in Virestad, Sweden, and came to the United States in 1923. He was employed by the Southern Colorado Power Co. for 35 years. He served in the Army in Sweden. Member of International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers and Tabor Lutheran Church. Service will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday at the Tabor Lutheran Church, with the Rev. Ronald Nelson officiating. Interment at Imperial Memorial Gardens. Friends will be received at Tabor Lutheran Church following the interment. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Tabor Lutheran Church Memorial Fund.

Schone, Madge
Madge Schone - Pueblo Chieftain - September 16, 2003 - Madge Schone, age 75, passed away Sept. 13, 2003, in Pueblo, Colo. She was born June 11, 1928, in Granite City, Ill., a daughter of the late Mick and Lola (Bradley) Crum. She married Julian Schone, who survives at their home in Pueblo. Madge moved to Pueblo, in 1978 from Fort Wayne, Ind., after retiring from the Fort Wayne Community School where she worked as a physical education teacher. She is survived by her children, Charles Schone, Michael (Luanna) Schone, Ray (Azie) Schone; three grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren. Madge was a volunteer for the American Cancer Society. She loved gymnastics, playing golf and was a member of the Bridge Association. At Madge's request no services will be held. Cremation handled through Funeral & Cremation Care of Colorado.

Schooler, Eugene B.
Eugene B. Schooler - The San Diego Union-Tribune - August 23, 1996 - Eugene B. Schooler ; owned real estate investment firm Mr. Schooler, 76, founded E.B.S. Land Co. and Tierra Del Mar Inc. after settling in San Diego County in the mid-1950s. Before retiring in 1990, he specialized in acquiring land for developers as far away as Las Vegas. One of 11 children born on his family's Walsenburg, Colo., cattle ranch, Mr. Schooler studied math and education in a Colorado college and later at Arizona State University. In February 1942, he joined the Army and served in combat demolition in the Pacific Theater. He was wounded in the Philippines during World War II and was awarded the Purple Heart. After recuperating in a hospital from his wounds and a case of malaria, Mr. Schooler finished his studies at ASU. He taught seventh grade in Arizona for several years. He also began his career in business and real estate there before moving to La Mesa and then, in 1961, to Escondido. Mr. Schooler built his home in Del Mar in 1968. He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Rowena; two daughters, Jane Schooler and Katherine Kerns, both of Del Mar; three sons, Louis of Solana Beach and Andy and John, both of Del Mar; two sisters, Cora Mae Meyers of Lakeside, Ariz., and Etta Murray of Walsenburg, Colo.; a brother, William of La Mesa; and four grandchildren. A prayer service is scheduled for 6 p.m. today at El Camino Mortuary, followed by a funeral Mass at 10 a.m. tomorrow at St. James Catholic Church of Solana Beach. Entombment will be at El Camino Memorial Park. Donations are suggested to a favorite charity.

Schooley, Eleanor Gleason
Eleanor Gleason Schooley – Albuquerque Journal - January 15, 2001 - Eleanor Gleason Schooley, a long-time resident of Albuquerque, died Friday, January 12, 2001. Mrs. Schooley was born in Pueblo, Colorado in 1914. She attended public schools in Pueblo and matriculated at the University of Colorado in Boulder. She received her BA in Elementary Education in 1936, majoring in Languages. She then returned to Pueblo where she worked as an elementary school teacher. She married Forrest Leroy Schooley in 1939. They lived in Detroit, Michigan for a brief time before moving to Albuquerque in 1950. Mrs. Schooley was a member of Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church. She was active in numerous organizations, including Tri-Delt Alumni, Four Hills Country Club and Assistance League. She loved playing bridge with her numerous friends over the years and even played a game at Four Hills the day before she died. Eleanor was a gifted pianist and played background music for many events throughout her life in Albuquerque. At the age of 85 she had some of her favorite music professionally recorded on a compact disc. She is survived by her three children, Kathleen Stuart, John (Jack) Forrest Schooley and Patrice Schooley-Fish, by their respective spouses, Gary L. Stuart, Catherine McClain and Paul M. Fish, as well as by five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. An open house at her residence, 4613 Sunningdale NE, will be held in her honor on Thursday, January 18, from 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Schoolman, D. W.
D. W. Schoolman - Brandon Bell - May 7, 1915 - Rancher Killed by Angry Bull - Pueblo - D. W. Schoolman, 37, died in Pueblo as the result of an attack by an angry bull April 10. Schoolman was at work in his pasture near Goodpasture, thirty miles west of Pueblo, when he was gored several times and finally tossed over a fence.

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