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Richard A. Shaw

January 29, 1950 – January 2, 2013 Rick died of natural causes at his home on Wednesday. He was born in Lakewood, Ohio and moved to Omaha in 1962. A graduate of Benson High School, Rick earned a degree in Education from University of Nebraska-Omaha. He taught elementary grades in Ralston, and later taught at Elkhorn Middle School until his retirement in 2006. Rick continued his support of the school system ...

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Mary Ann Muchow

Mary Ann Muchow, 69, of Estes Park died Monday, July 15, 2013, after a short illness. Under hospice care and surrounded by her sister Ruth Lipker and brother-in-law Roger Lipker of Boulder, Mary Ann died as she wished, sitting on her couch peacefully at home. A veteran server at the Stanley Hotel, Mary Ann was well known among local Estes Park residents and returning tourists who more often than not asked f ...

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John William McDuff

John William McDuff was born on October 4, 1918 in Saint Paul, Minnesota and passed quietly with his family around him on July 8, 2013 in Estes Park, Colorado. John was stationed at Fitzsimmons Army Medical Center as a medic during World War II where he met and married Margaret (Peggy) Featherston in 1945. Together they have 6 children, Karen, Pam, Laurie, Steve, Chris and Janet, 13 grandchildren and a mult ...

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John Gordon

John “Big Bad John” Gordon passed away July 5, 2013. He was in a single vehicle motorcycle accident in Fort Collins, CO. John was born October 16, 1931 to D.G. Gordon and May McGraw) Gordon in Denver, Colorado. In 1951, he graduated from Lackland Air Force Academy in San Antonio, TX as an Air Sea Pararescue Trooper. He continued to skydive recreationally well into his 70s, clocking over 10,000 jumps in his ...

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Jim Nissen

Estes Park resident Jim Nissen, a dedicated Christian, died at Prospect Park Living Center Monday June 24, 2013. He was 82 years old. James A. Nissen was born August 30, 1930 in Des Plaines, IL. His parents were Edward and Phoebe (Winkleman) Nissen. Jim attended Monmouth College and the University of Illinois and graduated from Northwestern University. He was employed at Illinois Bell Telephone Company and ...

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Connie Leppert

Connie Leppert, 78 years old, died at her Estes Park home on Monday July 1, 2013. Connie Colleen Goldstein was born October 18, 1934 in Hastings, NE. Her parents were Conrad and Edna (Cornelius) Goldstein. On January 29, 1956 she married William Charles Leppert in Hastings. The couple moved to Loveland in 1983 and she worked as field secretary for Bill for 20 years and then in Denver at Adolfson & Peter ...

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Phyllis (Tillie) Birch

Phyllis (Tillie) Birch of Estes Park, formerly of Chicago, IL, Eagle River, WI and Martinez, CA died peacefully at Prospect Park Living Center in Estes Park on June 27, 2013. She was 93 years old. Phyllis was born August 15, 1919 in Chicago to parents Edwin and Stella (Hollen) Valkenaar. She attended North Park College in Illinois and was active in the Eagle River business community. She considered herself ...

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Berdine Wehrwein

Berdine Wehrwein died at TRU Community Care Center in Louisville, CO, on June 15, 2013. She was 90 years old. Gladys Berdine Ellis was born November 15, 1922, in Allen, NE, daughter of John and Grace (Lamm) Ellis. She grew up in Allen, attended the University of Nebraska, and then transferred to the College of Idaho in Caldwell, ID, where she met her future husband, Arthur Wehrwein and graduated in1944. Mea ...

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