Jim M. Wagner of Ft. Collins, formerly of Loveland, died on February 23, at his home. Jim was born in Atwood on July 22, 1928, to John J. Wagner and Catherine Meyers Wagner. Jim was a farmer and rancher for many years. He also worked at Colorado State University as a custodial engineer, as a street sweeper for the City of Loveland, and before his retirement, he was an armored car driver. He loved yard work, enjoyed polka dances, and his cars. Jim married Joy M. Henderson on December 8, 1969, in Loveland. They were married over 46 years. Survivors include his wife Joy of Ft. Collins; two sons Derald Ketels of Ft. Collins and Donald Ketels of Greeley; two daughters Donna Prickett of Ft. Collins and Linda Maurath of Walden, Colorado. Jim is also survived by five brothers and sisters, and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. A private graveside service will be held at Resthaven Memory Gardens Cemetery. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the Jim Wagner Memorial Fund in care of Bohlender Funeral Chapel, 121 W. Olive, Fort Collins, Colorado 80524.
Donald Albert Klein, a longtime professor of microbiology at Colorado State University and leading researcher in the field, died February 23.
Tammy L. Lewis (Fleming), 50, passed away Monday, Feb. 22, in a weather-related accident near her home in Red Feather Lakes.
Jennifer Fish Kashay, aged 49, passed away Sunday, Jan. 3, due to a heart attack. An associate professor of history at Colorado State University, she had resided in Fort Collins since 2005.
Colorado State University Professor Robin Michael Reich died Sunday, Jan. 3, in Loveland, after a seven-month battle with cancer.