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Daniel Slanovich
B: 1934-08-19
D: 2017-06-19
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Slanovich, Daniel
Ann Schmaltz
B: 1955-09-22
D: 2017-06-17
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Schmaltz, Ann
Lillian Wallace
B: 1928-04-23
D: 2017-06-16
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Wallace, Lillian
Lois Gilbert
B: 1929-03-13
D: 2017-06-15
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Gilbert, Lois
Kevin Schwinn
B: 1961-05-24
D: 2017-06-10
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Schwinn, Kevin
Milan Lenarsic
B: 1928-06-07
D: 2017-06-03
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Lenarsic, Milan
John Dietrich
B: 1926-01-24
D: 2017-06-02
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Dietrich, John
Anton Aron
B: 1927-03-07
D: 2017-05-29
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Aron, Anton
Elton Phye
B: 1925-04-21
D: 2017-05-27
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Phye, Elton
Mae Campbell
B: 1935-04-27
D: 2017-05-22
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Campbell, Mae
Shirley Furphy
B: 1927-09-25
D: 2017-05-18
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Furphy, Shirley
Rita Benzmiller
B: 1940-07-28
D: 2017-05-14
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Benzmiller, Rita
Jeffrey Walcott
B: 1978-10-07
D: 2017-05-12
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Walcott, Jeffrey
Henry Mullican
B: 1930-06-07
D: 2017-05-08
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Mullican, Henry
Albert Adams
B: 1932-12-30
D: 2017-05-07
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Adams, Albert
Richard Blattner
B: 1947-01-23
D: 2017-05-07
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Blattner, Richard
Josephine Blankenship
B: 1940-07-15
D: 2017-05-05
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Blankenship, Josephine
Rodney Buxman
B: 1946-08-21
D: 2017-05-02
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Buxman, Rodney
Paul See
B: 1933-04-03
D: 2017-04-29
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See, Paul
Paul Thompson
B: 1921-05-07
D: 2017-04-28
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Thompson, Paul
Rodney Sandner
B: 1945-07-10
D: 2017-04-25
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Sandner, Rodney

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Milan Lenarsic

June 07, 1928 - - June 03, 2017

Milan Lenarsic, 88, of Canon City, passed away June 3, 2017. He was born in Slovenia on June 7, 1928 to Franc Lenarsic and Marija Pecovnik. He was the seventh child of ten, eight boys and two girls. They all worked hard on their small farm when they were young, as the family had little money. They experienced World War II and the difficulties of communism as a strong, Catho ...

John Dietrich

January 24, 1926 - - June 02, 2017

On June 2, 2017, John W. Dietrich, 91, was called home to the Lord's waiting arms and reunited with his loving wife, Joan. John was born to Arthur and Alice Dietrich on January 24, 1926 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He was the third of four children. During World War II, John was stationed in the South Pacific on the island of Tarawa. He served from April 17, 1944 through March 16 ...

Anton Aron

March 07, 1927 - - May 29, 2017

Anton “Tony” Aron, 90, of Canon City, passed away May 29, 2017. He was born in Serbia on March 7, 1927 to Carl and Magdalena (Loyal) Aron. Tony moved to the United States in 1953 and was a resident of Fremont County since 1980. He owned and operated a successful plumbing business for 49 years and was a member of the Knights of Columbus. He was also very active with the ...

Elton Phye

April 21, 1925 - - May 27, 2017

Elton “Piper” Phye, 92, lifetime resident of Canon City, born April 21, 1925 to Leroy and Ollie (Schornhurst) Phye, passed away May 27, 2017. A veteran of the US Navy, Elton served during World War II and later worked as a master electrician for the Department of Corrections. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and bowling. He loved playing softball and was a pitcher for the VFW ...

Mae Campbell

April 27, 1935 - - May 22, 2017

Mae “Loretta” Campbell, 82, of Canon City, was called home May 22, 2017, at Skyline Ridge Nursing Home. She was born April 27, 1935 in Mineral Wells, Texas to Jesse and Nota Fallin. In 1940, Loretta was baptized at the Indian Creek Baptist Church on the Brazo River in Mineral Wells. Loretta was raised on a farm with her parents and four siblings. She was active with 4-H ...

Shirley Furphy

September 25, 1927 - - May 18, 2017

Shirley Louise Furphy, 89, of Canon City, born September 25, 1927 in Fountain, CO to John (Jack) W. and Ellen Avery Aldridge, passed away May 18, 2017 in Canon City. A graduate of Cotopaxi High School, she later worked for Estes Industries, City of Canon City, and Fremont Bank. She left Canon City for a short time and lived in Buena Vista for seven years. In 1979, her husband ...

Rita Benzmiller

July 28, 1940 - - May 14, 2017

Rita Margaret (Wolff) Benzmiller was born on 28 July, 1940 in rural Minnesota. Upon graduating with a degree in Medical Technology, she went to work in Duluth, where she met and married James “Doc” Benzmiller. They moved to Colorado where Rita promptly enrolled in cooking school at the Broadmoor. She went on to become a spectacular cook who fed everyone who entered her home ...

Jeffrey Walcott

October 07, 1978 - - May 12, 2017

Jeffrey David Walcott, age 38, passed away unexpectedly May 12, 2017, in Canon City, CO. Jeffrey was born October 7, 1978 in Dorchester, MA. In 1996, he graduated from Medfield High School in Medfield, MA. That same year, he moved to Canon City, where attended college at the University of Southern Colorado in Pueblo. Jeffrey worked for True Value Hardware and Safeway for many ...

Henry Mullican

June 07, 1930 - - May 08, 2017

Henry “Don” Mullican, 86, passed away Monday, May 8, 2017, in Canon City. Don was born in Delta County, Texas, to Henry Ronald and Agnes Mullican at their family home. He served his country in the US Marine Corps, after which he married his sweetheart, Helen Ann Brandt on Dec. 18, 1953, in Rocky Ford. They eventually made their lifetime home in Canon City. After years of ...

Albert Adams

December 30, 1932 - - May 07, 2017

Albert Adams, 84, passed into eternal life and into the arms of his beloved wife of 62 years on May 7, 2017. He was born December 30, 1932 in Leota, Kansas to John I. Adams and Florence E. (Miller) Adams, who preceded him in death. Albert married the love of his life, Betty (Fisher) Adams, on January 6, 1952. She preceded him in death on June 6, 2014. He was a devoted, loving ...

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