Frank Dowling of Longmont, formerly of Erie, died Friday, Dec. 3, 2004, in Longmont.
He was 95 years old.
Mr. Dowling was born Nov. 8, 1909, to Patrick and Elizabeth (Cowley) Dowling in Denver.
On Oct. 12, 1928, he married Jeanette Marie Strehlow in Flint, Mich.
He spent his early years living in the Great Divide country and attending Moffat County schools.
He worked as a coal miner and was a member of the United Mine Workers.
He enjoyed dining out, visiting with people, gardening, yard work and spending time with his great-grandchildren.
Mr. Dowling is survived by a granddaughter, Linda (David) Zeutzius of Erie; two great-grandchildren, Amanda and Joshua Zeutzius of Erie; and, several nieces, nephews and other relatives.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Jeanette; a son, Jack Dowling; and, three sisters and two brothers.
Funeral services were held Monday, Dec. 6, at Lewellen Longmont Memorial Chapel in Longmont.
Pastor Tom Duckworth officiated.
Interment followed at Mountain View Cemetery in Longmont.
Barbara Jean Lindburg
Barbara Jean Lindburg of Oshkosh, Neb., formerly of Lafayette, died Saturday, Nov. 13, 2004, at her home.
She was 73 years old.
Ms. Lindburg was born April 24, 1931, to Calvin Brooks and Opal Irene (Ogle) Moore in Augusta, Ill.
On Sept. 27, 1952, she married Andrew Lindburg in Augusta, Ill.
She grew up and received her education in Viola, Ill., graduating in 1950.
Ms. Lindburg moved to Boulder in 1953 and later to Lafayette.
She worked for a non-profit company, Eagle Claw, sorting and packaging fishing hooks for 10 years.
She also worked at museums in Oshkosh, Neb.
Ms. Lindburg enjoyed baking, collecting dolls, horses and angels.
She also enjoyed attending the Goodwill Club and United Methodist Church in Oshkosh, Neb.
She is survived by her husband, Andrew Lindburg of Oshkosh, Neb.; her daughters, Ruth (David) Rubsam of Oshkosh, Neb., and Andrea (Del) Barge of Cheyenne, Wyo.; four grandchildren, Jason Lechniak of Broomfield, Travis (Karen) Claussen of Thornton, Honey Lindburg of Boulder and Desiree (Joey) Saldi of Lafayette; two great-grandchildren, Xavier Daunte Lindburg of Boulder and Joey Saldi of Lafayette; and her stepmother, Edith Vest of Macomb, Ill.
She was preceded in death by her parents; a daughter, Opal Mae Lindburg; and a granddaughter, Allyssa Renee Saldie.
Funeral services were held Thursday, Nov. 18, at United Methodist Church in Oshkosh, Neb.
Pastor Ray Weinerman officiated.
Interment followed at Green Mountain Cemetery in Boulder.
A memorial has been established for the family.
Holechek Funeral Home of Oshkosh, Neb., is handling the arrangements.
Ronald Elder Eppler
Ronald Elder Eppler of Longmont, formerly of Erie and Lafayette, died Thursday, Nov. 25, 2004, at home.
He was 64 years old.
Mr. Eppler was born Oct. 2, 1940, to Gordon E. and Helen A. M. Stokke Eppler in Hastings, Minn.
In 1962, he married Anna Schinkel in Minnesota. The couple divorced in 1980.
Mr. Eppler is survived by his son, Wade Eppler of Thornton; his three daughters, Shelly Brown of Longmont, Lisa Rizzuto of Broomfield and Stacey Markham of Frederick; his sister, Darr Engstrom of Sun City, Ariz.; and 11 grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his brother, Gerald Eppler.
A memorial service was held at the Avalon Funeral Home in Lafayette.
Interment followed at Mountain View Cemetery in Longmont.
Memorial contributions may be made to Shelly Brown, in care of Avalon Funeral Home, 1320 Centaur Village Drive, Lafayette, Colo., 80026.
Avalon Funeral Home of Lafayette is handling the arrangements.
Joyce Kay Stough
Joyce Kay Stough of Longmont died Tuesday, Nov. 30, 2004, in Longmont.
She was 67 years old.
Ms. Stough was born April 30, 1937, to Manford Otis Miller and Fern Eva Hogan in Boulder.
On Oct. 11, 1956, she married William Stough Sr., in Lafayette.
Ms. Stough is survived by her husband, William, of Steelville, Mo.; her two sons, W. Glenn and Matt J. Stough, both of Longmont; her daughter, Shelley Layne Merrill of Phoenix; three sisters, Norma Barden of Sonoma Beach, Calif., Phyllis Samansky of Tucson, Ariz., and Marlene Dewey of Northglenn; and, five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents and a sister, Carol May Stubbs.
Funeral services were held Saturday, Dec. 4, at Resthaven Funeral Home Chapel in Fort Collins.
Interment followed at Resthaven Memory Gardens.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Joyce Stough Memorial Fund, in care of Resthaven Funeral Home, 100 E. County Road 30, Fort Collins, Colo., 80525.
Resthaven Funeral Home of Fort Collins is handling the arrangements.
John Allison Windle
John Allison Windle of Berthoud died Saturday, Dec. 4, 2004, in Berthoud.
He was 59 years old.
Mr. Windle was born April 1, 1945, to John Samuel and Lourain Lewis Windle in Denver.
He graduated from East High School of Denver in 1963 and was an editor of the East High Spotlight newspaper from 1962-1963.
He managed the Green Spider music venue and coffeehouse in Denver during the mid-1960s.
He hosted an all-night radio talk show on KTLN.
He also was an editor and writer for the youth-oriented Tempo Magazine, along with other small publications.
He later was the editor of the in-house magazine for World Book in Chicago.
Mr. Windle is survived by his daughter, Caitlin Windle of Lafayette; and his former wife, Lori Windle.
A private service was held for family and friends.
Condolences may be made to Caitlin Windle, 303 E. Oak St., Lafayette, Colo., 80026.
Ruth Mary “Mickey” Klein
Ruth Mary “Mickey” Klein of Boulder died Saturday, Dec. 18, 2004.
She was 72 years old.
Ms. Klein was born in 1932 to Alban and Ruth Hayes in Omaha, Neb.
On Oct. 8, 1960, she married Gary Klein.
She grew up in Duluth, Minn., and graduated from Villa St. Scholastica High School.
She also graduated from the University of Minnesota at Minneapolis with a degree in social work.
Ms. Klein worked for the Department of Social Services and Catholic Charities in Duluth, Minn.
She later worked as a child social worker for Catholic Charities in Denver and was a volunteer guardian ad litem.
In 1978, she served on a board that helped start the Ronald McDonald House in Denver.
She later was a board member for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Colorado.
Ms. Klein enjoyed all outdoor activities, including skiing, skating, bicycling, hiking, gardening and tennis.
She also enjoyed politics and was a regular editorial contributor to local newspapers.
She is survived by her husband, Gary; her children, Kevin Klein of Louisville, Anne Klein of Denver and Sister Anne Frances (Susan) of Birmingham, Ala.; her siblings, Robert Hayes of Long Beach, Calif., Helen Leach of Marquette, Mich., and Kathleen Bianco of Duluth, Minn.; her in-laws, Richard and Jeannette Klein of Longmont; and, countless nieces, nephews, in-laws and friends.
A recitation of the Rosary and Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 1 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 23, at Sacred Heart of Mary Catholic Church, 6739 South Boulder Road, Boulder.
Fathers Louis Morrone and Dorino DeLazzer will officiate.
A reception will follow.
Memorial contributions in Ms. Klein’s name may be made to The Children’s Hospital Foundation, 1245 E. Colfax Ave., Suite No. 400, Denver, Colo., 80218, or St. Cecilia Congregation, 801 Dominican Ave., Nashville, Tenn., 37228-1909.
Dorothy Faye Lastoka
Dorothy Faye Lastoka of Lafayette died Wednesday, Dec. 22, 2004, at her home.
She was 85 years old.
Ms. Lastoka was born Jan. 18, 1919, to Steven and Ella Jane Giles Fotis in Louisville.
On Dec. 19, 1937, she married Laddie Lastoka in Lafayette.
Ms. Lastoka graduated from Louisville High School.
She enjoyed crafts, swimming and dancing.
She was a member of VFW Post No. 1771 Mile High’s Ladies Auxiliary of Lafayette, Elks Lodge, Louisville American Legion and Lafayette United Methodist Church.
Ms. Lastoka is survived by a daughter, Karen Florquist of Rawlins, Wyo.; a son, Laddie Lastoka of Weeping Water, Neb.; a sister, Sylvia Kilker of Louisville; and, three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Laddie; her brothers, Bennie and Orville Phillips, and Stanley Fotis; and, her sisters, Hazel Lavely and Helen Turpin.
A memorial service was held Tuesday, Dec. 28, at VFW Post No. 1771 Mile High in Lafayette.
Memorial contributions may be made in Ms. Lastoka’s name to Meals on Wheels, 1255 Centaur Village Drive, Lafayette, Colo., 80026.
Avalon Funeral Home of Lafayette handled the arrangements.