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DONNA RENEÉ WAGNER
Miss Wagner, 41, died Aug. 11, 2000, in Colorado Springs. She worked at Bombardier Capital in Colorado Springs until it closed in July.
Miss Wagner was born Feb. 1, 1959, in Toledo, Ohio.
She is survived by two sons, David Joseph and Charles Michael; her mother, Georgia Hill; four brothers, Mark Carns, Charles Carns, Dr. Joe Carns and Michael Carns; and two sisters, Vickie Marturano and Dawn Sieme.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Heart of the Springs Baptist Church, 2726 N. Union Blvd. Shrine of Remembrance Funeral Home, 1730 E. Fountain Blvd., 634-1597, is handling cremation.
Memorial contributions may be made to Mothers Against Drunk Driving, 3608 Galley Road, Colorado Springs 80909.

YOVO DEMONJA
Mr. Demonja, 73, died Aug. 12, 2000, at a local care center. He retired as a medical technician from the Army after serving from 1948 to 1968. He retired from civil service at the Air Force Academy.
Mr. Demonja was born Sept. 16, 1926, in Newstad, N.Y., to Marco and Draga (Todorvich) Demonja, who are deceased. He was married May 23, 1957, to Marianne Rau.
He is survived by his wife; two sons, Wayne Robert and Todd Anthony; two daughters, Naomi Demonja Ryan and Debby Demonja Minnehan; three sisters; two brothers; and six grandchildren.
Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. today at Evergreen Cemetery, 1005 S. Hancock Ave. Dove-Witt Family Mortuary, 6630 S. U.S. Highway 85/87, Fountain, 390-4906, is handling arrangements.

DORIS M. PLATT
Mrs. Platt, 81, died Aug. 13, 2000, at a local care center. She was a retired motel owner and operator.
Mrs. Platt was born Dec. 2, 1918, in Toledo, Ohio. She was married May 2, 1947, to Harold W. Platt, who is deceased.
She is survived by two sons, Douglas and Norman; a daughter, Carol Towner; a brother, Earl Troutner Jr.; a sister, Florine Bond; nine grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
A graveside service will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Fort Logan National Cemetery, 3698 S. Sheridan Blvd., Denver. Swan Law Funeral Directors, 501 N. Cascade Ave., 471-9900, is handling arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to Pikes Peak Hospice, 825 E. Pikes Peak Ave., Suite 600, Colorado Springs 80903.

EMILY E. HACKER
Miss Hacker, 92, died Aug. 13, 2000, in Colorado Springs. She was a retired book binder.
Miss Hacker was born Feb. 19, 1908, in Central City, Neb.
Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Evergreen Cemetery, 1005 S. Hancock Ave. Swan Law Funeral Directors, 501 N. Cascade Ave., 471-9900, is handling arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to Salvation Army Rehabilitation Services, P.O. Box 1385, Colorado Springs 80901.

CHARLES O. MARQUESS
Mr. Marquess, 73, died Aug. 13, 2000, in Colorado Springs. He was a general foreman for Walker Brothers Truss for 30 years.
Mr. Marquess was born May 9, 1927, in Medford, Ore., to Orville and Francis Marquess, who are deceased. He was married Jan. 17, 1963, to Shin K. Choi.
He is survived by his wife; a son, Stephen L.; and two grandchildren.
Colorado Springs Mortuary and Cremation Services, 3475 Astrozon Court, 392-4144, is handling arrangements.

MARY MARGARET BUTTERWORTH
Mary, 70, a Colorado Springs resident, died Aug. 3, 2000, in Memphis, Tenn. She was an EKG technician.
Mary was born Nov. 17, 1929, in Columbus, Ohio.
She is survived by a son, Tom; a daughter, Peggy Mills; a brother, Barton Yager; and five grandchildren.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Divine Redeemer Catholic Church, 1520 E. Yampa St. Aaron Cremation and Burial Services, Memphis, (910) 362-7595, is handling arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Catholic charity of the giver's choice.

MILDRED LOUISE WAKE
Mrs. Wake, 74, died Aug. 14, 2000, at a local care center. She retired as a sales clerk from May D & F.
Mrs. Wake was born Feb. 23, 1926, in Chicago, to Columbus McDaniel and Roberta McDaniel Grant, who are deceased. She was married Jan. 26, 1943, to Fred Harold Wake Jr.
She is survived by her husband; three sons, Fred H. III, John A. and Stephen J.; seven grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a son, Robert G.; her stepfather, John Grant; and a sister.
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. today at Shrine of Remembrance Funeral Home, 1730 E. Fountain Blvd., 634-1597. A funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Shrine of Remembrance "America the Beautiful" Chapel of Roses. Burial will be at Evergreen Cemetery, 1005 S. Hancock Ave. After the burial, a reception will be at Olympian Plaza Reception and Event Center, 975 S. Union Blvd.
Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of the giver's choice.

FLOYD F. WOHLGEMUTH
Mr. Wohlgemuth, 78, died Aug. 14, 2000, in Colorado Springs. He was a retired cabinet maker and served as corporal in the Army from 1942 to 1945 during World War II.
Mr. Wohlgemuth was born Dec. 7, 1921, in Hillsboro, Kan. He was married to Ellen T. Lierle, who is deceased. He was then married Aug. 28, 1993, to Eunice P. Brown Thompson.
He is survived by his wife; three sons, David Wohlgemuth, Duane Wohlgemuth and William Thompson; two daughters, Joyce Moberly and Cheryl Zemler; two brothers, Gordon and Milton; eight grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 3 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Swan Law Funeral Directors, 501 N. Cascade Ave., 471-9900. Services will be at 10 a.m. 
Friday at First United Methodist Church, 420 N. Nevada Ave. Entombment will be at Memorial Gardens Cemetery, 3825 Airport Road.
Memorial contributions may be made to First United Methodist Church Television Ministry, 420 N. Nevada Ave., Colorado Springs 80903.

GEORGE M. KREMPLEY
Mr. Krempley, 95, died Aug. 16, 2000, at a local care center. He was a retired production control manager.
Mr. Krempley was born April 24, 1905, in Moweaqua, Ill., to Stephen and Mary (Duzik) Krempley, who are deceased. He was married Aug. 18, 1945, to Eve A. Sporcich, who is deceased.
He is survived by three sons, Thomas, George and David; a daughter, Kathleen; a brother, Michael Krempely; a sister, Kate Steinberg; and six grandchildren.
Services will be in Illinois. Burial will be at Ascension Cemetery, Libertyville, Ill. Shrine of Remembrance Funeral Home, 1730 E. Fountain Blvd., 634-1597, is handling local arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society, 1445 N. Union Blvd., B100, Colorado Springs 80909.

ERIC A. FOUNTAIN
Mr. Fountain, 79, died Aug. 11, 2000, in Colorado Springs. He was a retired silversmith.
Mr. Fountain was born Oct. 29, 1920, in Bermuda, Great Britain, to Charles W. and Della (Dunlip) Fountain, who are deceased. He was married Dec. 31, 1973, to Joyce Evelyn Elliott.
He is survived by his wife; a son, Dr. Eric Fountain; a brother, Robert; three grandchildren; and his former wife, Rita Bogart. He was preceded in death by a brother, Charles.
A memorial service will be held at a later date. Mountain View Mortuary, 2350 Montebello Square Drive, 590-8922, is handling arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society, 1445 N. Union Blvd., B100, Colorado Springs 80909.

GERALD R. POWELL
Gerald, 17, died Aug. 14, 2000, in Colorado Springs. He was a student at Wasson High School.
Gerald was born July 4, 1983, in Chicago, to Anthony and Geraldine White Powell.
He is survived by his parents; three brothers, Anthony, Stephen and Mario; and three sisters, Dierdre, Tonia and Krezentia.
Visitation will be from 1 to 7 p.m. Saturday and from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday at Evergreen Funeral Home, 1830 E. Fountain Blvd., 475-8303. Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Evergreen Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be at Evergreen Cemetery, 1005 S. Hancock Ave.
Memorial contributions may be made to Relevant Word Ministries, 307 S. Hancock Ave., Colorado Springs 80903.

WINFRED "MAX" MALONE JR.
Mr. Malone, 60, died Aug. 13, 2000, in Colorado Springs. He retired as a machinist from Hewlett-Packard after 26 years. He served in the Army from 1955 to 1961.
Mr. Malone was born Nov. 3, 1939, in Athens, Ala., to Winfred D. Malone Sr. and Roszina Bass, who are deceased.
He is survived by a daughter, Melissa; two sisters, Gladys Clark and Eleanor Hunter; and a grandson. He was preceded in death by a sister, Belzora.
Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and from 6 to 7 p.m. Sunday at Evergreen Funeral Home, 1830 E. Fountain Blvd., 475-8303. A funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Evergreen Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be at Evergreen Cemetery, 1005 S. Hancock Ave.

ETHEL B. BENSON
Mrs. Benson, 78, died Aug. 16, 2000, in Colorado Springs. She was a homemaker.
Mrs. Benson was born Aug. 6, 1922, in Montrose County, to Charles and Nina Bell (Brower) Joseph, who are deceased. She was married July 4, 1969, to Frank Benson.
She is survived by her husband; a son, Raymond C. Hutton; a daughter, Barbara Bennett; four grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m. today at Blunt Mortuary Chapel, 2229 W. Colorado Ave., 634-8831. Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Heritage Wesleyan Church, 802 N. Bonfoy Ave. Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Monday at Orchard Mesa Cemetery, 263 261/4 Road, Grand Junction.
Memorial contributions may be made to Heritage Wesleyan Church, 802 N. Bonfoy Ave., Colorado Springs 80907.

NICK E. BONCK
Mr. Bonck, 56, a former longtime Colorado Springs resident, died Aug. 8, 2000, in Garyville, La. He was an auto body technician.
Mr. Bonck was born Dec. 18, 1943, in Colorado Springs, to Norman and Fae I. Bonck. His mother is deceased.
He is survived by two sons, Nicky and Kenny; his father; three brothers, Donald, Allen and Bret; a sister, Sherry Condit; and two grandchildren.
Private services for family and close friends will be Saturday. Inurnment was in Louisiana. Alexander Funeral Home, Lutcher, La., (225) 869-5553, handled arrangements.

JAMES LEE HARBICAN
Mr. Harbican, 61, died Oct. 3, 2000, in Colorado Springs. He served in the Air Force for 21 years, retiring as major.
Mr. Harbican was born Aug. 26, 1939, in Los Angeles, to Lawrence E. and Pearl (Lathey) Harbican, who are deceased. He was married Sept. 18, 1965, to Winifred Wright, who is deceased.
He is survived by two sons, Gregory James and Brian Joseph; two daughters, Julie Harbican and Karen Harbican Fowles; and a grandchild.
Visitation will be from 7 to 9 p.m. today at Mountain View Mortuary, 2350 Montebello Square Drive, 590-8922, and from 9 to 10 a.m. Friday at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Relief Society Room, 4955 Meadowland Blvd. Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Burial will be at Logan City Cemetery, Logan, Utah.
Memorial contributions may be made to Pikes Peak Hospice, 825 E. Pikes Peak Ave., Suite 600, Colorado Springs 80903.

JERROLD "WHITEY" WANNEMACHER
Mr. Wannemacher, 62, died Oct. 4, 2000, at his home in Colorado Springs. He was a pilot for Region Five-Colorado Division of Wildlife.
Mr. Wannemacher was born Jan. 13, 1938, in Ottoville, Ohio, to Hubert and Armella (Knippen) Wannemacher. His father is deceased. He was married June 13, 1987, to Phyllis Roseman.
He is survived by his wife; a son, Ken; three daughters, Kim Neal, Karen Ardner and Kathy Greaves; the children's half-brother, Michael Domin; a sister, Darla Rahrig; and 10 grandchildren.
A memorial gathering will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Swan Law Funeral Directors, 501 N. Cascade Ave., 471-9900. A memorial service will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Swan Law Cascade Chapel. Cremation is planned.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region, 610 Abbot Lane, Colorado Springs 80905.

ALICE IRENE DORTCH
Mrs. Dortch, 88, a lifelong Matheson resident, died Oct. 2, 2000, in Hugo. She was a homemaker.
Mrs. Dortch was born Nov. 11, 1911, in Matheson, to Marion G. and Sadie C. (Bolender) Ashcraft, who are deceased. She was married to Ontie Poen, who is deceased. She was then married to James F. Dortch, who is deceased.
She is survived by a stepson, John David; a stepdaughter, Roberta Jean Jones, of Tacoma, Wash.; and two sisters, Mabel Wilkes, of Longmont and Olive Wilson, of Limon. She was preceded in death by a brother, Walter Ashcraft.
Visitation will be from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. today and from 8 a.m. to noon Friday at Love Funeral Home, Inc., 225 F Ave., Limon, (719) 775-2333. Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Love Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be at Memorial Gardens Cemetery, 3825 Airport Road.
Memorial contributions may be made to Central Bible Church, 42901 Rd. 30, Matheson 80830.

LAURENCE LEROY WISDOM
Mr. Wisdom, 85, a former Manitou Springs resident, died Sept. 26, 2000, in Manhattan, Kan. He worked as an office manager for the Kansas State University Alumni Association until his retirement. He served in the Army during World War II in Hawaii. He was a volunteer for the Manitou Springs Chamber of Commerce from 1990 through 1998.
Mr. Wisdom was born July 1, 1915, in Colby, Kan., to Leroy David and Maude (Ryman) Wisdom, who are deceased. He was married April 9, 1939 in Colorado Springs, to Ethel La Hue, who is deceased.
He is survived by three sons, David L., of Onaga, Kan., William E. Sr., of Manhattan and James L., of Salina, Kan.; a daughter, Janice Lange, of Olsburg, Kan.; 10 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Oct. 13 at Crystal Valley Cemetery, end of Plainview Place, Manitou Springs. After the services, a gathering will be at Miramont Castle, 9 Capitol Hill Ave., Manitou Springs.
Memorial contributions may be made to Mineral Springs Foundation in care of Manitou Springs Chamber of Commerce, 354 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs 80829.

JUAN CARLOS "J.C." ALVARADO
Mr. Alvarado, 37, died Oct. 2, 2000, at a local hospital. He was employed by SCI Systems Inc. and was a local musician.
Mr. Alvarado was born June 18, 1963, in Spain, to Salvador S. and Della (Villarreal) Alvarado. His mother is deceased.
He is survived by his father; his stepmother, Naomi Alvarado; four brothers, Nico, Ruben, Jorge and Marco; a sister, Gloria Morales; a stepbrother, Robbie McCabe; and two stepsisters, Donna McCabe and Kimberly Cole.
A memorial service will be at 2 p.m Saturday at Memorial Gardens Chapel, 3825 Airport Road. Inurnment will be private. Pikes Peak Funeral and Cremation Services, 3825 Airport Road, 596-7991, is handling arrangements.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The Children's Hospital, 1056 E. 19th Ave., Denver 80218.

BRUCE D. BIGBY
Mr. Bigby, 44, died Oct. 1, 2000, at a local hospital. He worked at the Colorado Springs Gas Department for five years and served in the Army.
Mr. Bigby was born July 15, 1956, in Colorado Springs, to William and Joan (Van) Bigby, who are deceased.
He is survived by a son, Marcus; two daughters, Aisha and JoAnna; a brother, Roy Van; two sisters, Sherry and Christine; and two grandchildren.
Visitation will be from noon to 7 p.m. Friday at Dove-Witt Family Mortuary, 6630 S. U.S. Highway 85/87, Fountain, 390-4906. Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday Dove-Witt Fountain Valley Chapel. Burial will be at Evergreen Cemetery, 1005 S. Hancock Ave.

EDWARD M. "ED" FOSTER
Mr. Foster, 39, died Oct. 1, 2000, at his home in Colorado Springs as a result of congestive heart failure. He was a self-employed auto wholesaler.
Mr. Foster was born Oct. 9, 1960, in Colorado Springs, to Kenneth P. and Helen M. (Oaks) Foster. His father is deceased.
He is survived by his mother; a brother, Randy; a sister, Vicki Sandoval; a brother-in-law, Mike Sandoval; a sister-in-law, Angie; his maternal grandparents, Milton and Pearl Oaks; his paternal grandmother, Demple Foster; and seven nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Orval Foster.
Private memorial services are planned. Inurnment will be private. Shrine of Remembrance Funeral Home, 1730 E. Fountain Blvd., 634-1597, is handling arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to Denver University Heart Failure Clinic, 4200 E. Ninth Ave., B120, Denver 80262.

ROSE MARIE DAHARSH GREER
Rose Marie, 78, died Oct. 3, 2000, at a local care center. She was a homemaker.
Rose Marie was born March 31, 1922, in Northdale. She was married Oct. 10, 1940 in Elbert, to Chancy Daharsh, who is deceased.
She is survived by a son, Ronald Daharsh, of Elbert; a daughter, Susan Spear, of Colorado Springs; a son-in-law, Donald Spear, of Colorado Springs; a daughter-in-law, Gale Daharsh, of Elbert; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Andrews Caldwell Gibson Funeral Home, 407 Jerry St., Castle Rock, (303) 688-3191. Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Elbert Christian Church, 23894 Broadway, Elbert. Burial will be at Elbert Cemetery, 12558 Meridian Road, Elbert.
Memorial contributions may be made to Pikes Peak Hospice, 825 E. Pikes Peak Ave., Suite 600, Colorado Springs 80903.

IVA "MILDRED" WILSON
Mrs. Wilson, 88, died Oct. 3, 2000, at a local care center. She was a homemaker and mother.
Mrs. Wilson was born Dec. 2, 1911, in Webb City, Mo., to Charles and Nellie Cordingley, who are deceased. She was married Dec. 24, 1934, to Jack Wilson, who is deceased.
She is survived by five sons, James, David, Samuel, Michael and Charles; a brother, Howard Cordingley; 11 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a son, Jack "Howard".
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at Swan Law Funeral Directors, 501 N. Cascade Ave., 471-9900. Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Swan Law Cascade Chapel. Burial will be at Evergreen Cemetery, 1005 S. Hancock Ave.
Memorial contributions may be made to Pikes Peak Hospice, 825 E. Pikes Peak Ave., Suite 600, Colorado Springs 80903.

S. JEAN "JEANNIE" BAIR
Mrs. Bair, 67, died Oct. 2, 2000, at her home in Colorado Springs. She was a nurse at Eisenhower Hospital in Colorado Springs.
She was born Jan. 2, 1933, in Clayton, N.M., to Thomas P. and Annie Louise Beckner. Her father is deceased. She was married Sept. 20, 1966, in Long Beach, Calif., to Teddy Max "Ted" Bair, who is deceased.
She is survived by a son, James W. Olds, of Cañon City; two daughters, April Dowell, of Sparta, Wis., and Jeannie L. Ruddock, of Commodore, Pa.; her mother; 10 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a brother, Ronald L.
Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. today at Evergreen Funeral Home, 1830 E. Fountain Blvd., 475-8303. Graveside services will be at 11:30 a.m. Friday at Fort Logan National Cemetery, 3698 S. Sheridan Blvd., Denver.
Memorial contributions may be made to Pikes Peak Hospice, 825 E. Pikes Peak Ave., Suite 600, Colorado Springs 80903.


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