In Memory: Lucille Kiecker Weigand

Lucille Rose (Kiecker) Weigand, 82, of Fort Collins, passed away January 5 from ovarian cancer. Lucille was born November 26, 1932, on the family farm in rural Fairfax, Minnesota, to Roy and Evelyn (Berger) Kiecker. Lucille attended a one-room Lutheran school from kindergarten through 8th grade, and graduated from Fairfax High School in 1949. She worked at various banks in Redwood Falls and Fairfax; eventually moving to Minneapolis to work at Northwestern National Bank. Lucille was married to John Weigand on May 23, 1964, in Minneapolis. After her children were born, she stayed home for several years, then re-entered the workforce in a variety of positions, retiring from Colorado State University in 1997.Lucille Kiecker Weigand Lucille loved spending time with family and friends, especially her three grandchildren. She was an active member of Trinity Lutheran Church. She enjoyed gardening and long walks, and beautifully cared for her home and garden. Lucille was kind, loving, patient and hard-working, and will be greatly missed. Lucille is survived by daughters, Gretchen (Michael) Jorgensen and Nancy Weigand, both of Fort Collins; grandchildren, Maia Jorgensen; Anders Jorgensen and Rose Ganshert, of Fort Collins; sister Marlene (John) Nestande; sisters-in-law Vernette Kiecker and Marilyn Kiecker, of Fairfax, Minnesota. She was preceded in death by her husband John, her parents, brothers Myron and Donald Kiecker, and sister-in-law and brother-in-law Irene Ann and Frank Enns. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, January 12, at Trinity Lutheran Church (301 E. Stuart; Fort Collins). Memorial contributions may be made to Trinity Lutheran Church. The family would like to thank Dr. Diana Medgyesy for years of compassionate care, as well as Julie and John Adrian and the staff at Lighthouse Eldercare for providing loving care to Lucille during the last months of her life.  

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In Memory: Dale W. Grant

Dale W. Grant, retired emeritus professor of microbiology at Colorado State University, died Thursday, December 11, 2014. He would have been 91, on December 22. Dale's wife, Virginia, died in 1997. Dale was born in Woodland, ME, in 1923. Dale and Virginia met in California, and were married in Gustine, CA, her hometown, in 1948. Dale received his B.S. and M.S. degrees in microbiology at then Colorado A & M, in 1952 and 1953, and his PhD in microbiology at Purdue University in 1965. He was associate professor of microbiology at CSU from 1965-1986, when he retired. He was a WWII veteran. He is survived by sons David Grant, and Mark Grant, both of Ft. Collins; daughter Cynthia Weitzel (Thomas) of Overton, NE; one grandson Andrew and his three children (Dallas, Aubrey, and Samuel) all of Eustis, NE; and one granddaughter Alexandra Yount (Conner) of Fremont, NE. Dale will be remembered for his love of science and knowledge, books, and classical music; baking bread; his sense of humor that never left him; a once-in-a-lifetime experience shared with his family in Kenya, East Africa, working for USAID; and the special love and attention given to his grandchildren as they grew up, creating so many wonderful memories. A celebration of his life was held on Saturday, December 20. Memorials suggested to World Wildlife Fund, or Friends of the Library.

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Traveler's Tales

Education Abroad? Naturally, there are unknowns. Come to the Wild Boar coffeehouse on Wednesday, January 28 and follow the stairs to the basement where a group of CSU students will share stories about their international experiences.

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