Harry E. Fehr
15 octubre , 1922 – 7 junio , 2021
Harry E. “Red” Fehr, 98 years old, of Greeley, passed away at his home on June 7, 2021. Red was born October 15, 1922 in Hebron, North Dakota, to Jacob and Sofia Fehr, and grew up on a farm where only German was spoken. He learned English when he started his elementary education at a country school which he reached by horseback or walking. He graduated from Hebron High School in 1940. After graduation he drove a truck delivering bricks from the Hebron Brick Factory until he enlisted in the US Army in 1942. He joined the infantry and transferred to the Army Air Force after completing basic training. He did maintenance work on B-17 and B-25 bombers during World War II and was honorably discharged in 1946.
He married his first wife, Ardena Shield, in 1948, and moved to Windsor, Colorado, where he worked for Manweiler Hardware. He later moved to Greeley and began a 34-year career working as a technician for the telephone company. That employment included assignments in Wray, Akron, Sterling and Greeley. Following retirement Red established his own home repair business where his ability to fix things lead to his doing many minor repair jobs.
Red began singing in high school and enjoyed performing in a quartet that appeared at various events in the community. His love of singing was evident as he sang in many church choirs, the Greeley Chorale, and performed with the Stampede Troupe.
A passion for flying was his major hobby and he held a private pilot’s license until the age of 92. He enjoyed flying locally as well as trips to states across the plains to visit friends and family. High altitude mountain flying never appealed to him.
He was a member of the Order of the Masons and served as Worshipful Master for Century Lodge 190 in 1969.
Red married Lola Gaymon Murphy in 1972 and contributed many volunteer hours supporting her work in local, national and international nursing organizations. He loved the travel associated with those activities, but truly enjoyed road trips that took him to all the “lower 48” states.
Red was preceded in death by his parents; brother Richard Fehr; and four sisters: Elvina Weishaar, Freda Schmidt, Ruth Cloyd, and Dolores Draeb.
He is survived by his wife Lola; daughter Marlene (Van) Kratzenstein; son Duane (Ruth) Fehr, grandsons Stuart (Megan) Fehr, Kyle (Kalen) Fehr; two great grandchildren; and sisters Lillian Vinson and Marillyn Bennett. He was also loved and is survived by Dawn, Doug, Michael and Paul Legg, Cheryl, Kevin and Carly Zimmerman, and Sammie Springsteen.
A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, July 24, 2021, at 11:00 a.m., at First Congregational Church, 2101 16th Street, Greeley, Colorado.
In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to First Congregational Church or the Greeley Chorale in care of Allnutt Funeral Service, Macy Chapel, 6521 W. 20th Street, Greeley, CO 80634.
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First Congregational Church
2101 16th Street, Greeley, Colorado 80631
- Greeley Chorale
sábado, 24 julio , 2021
Harry E. Fehr
18 junio , 2021
Red's Family, I first met Red years ago in the blood donor room at NCMC. He was a regular donor and one of my favorites. I enjoyed talking with Red while I took care of him, and thought he had a solid character. I learned of his excitement with flying, and he even took me up a few times. He let me pick the route, so I had him fly over my grandparent's farm and my family's houses around the area. It was cool to see these places from the air for the first time. I felt totally comfortable with him at the stick and he even let me take control of the plane for a time. Thanks, Red!
I'm sorry for your loss, and I hope your memories of him bring smiles.
Van, Marlene, James, and Lori, I didn't know you were related to Red, and I'm looking forward to seeing you so we can share stories. Please take care, John Fagerberg
15 junio , 2021
Lola and Family ~
Thank you for sharing Red with our team and me. We had so many wonderful times together - always getting a hug and a smile every time we connected! I can remember having him in the back of the classroom, sharing a cup of coffee in the office or at a conference, or at a holiday party laughing and telling stories. I will never forget the day he found so many typos in our class schedule and had to point them out! He was a riot that day, offering to be on retainer to check our work next time if I needed him!
He loved telling stories about his family, travel plans with you Lola, and his career. Up to the last time I saw him - even though he was too weak to get out of the car - I was amazed at how he always remembered my name, my daughter, and to check in on the littlest details from our last conversation. His wit made me laugh and his smile would light up the room.
He lived an incredible life and touched many people. He will be greatly missed. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Mark & Tammy Allnutt
14 junio , 2021
To Lola and family:
Tammy and I were saddened to hear of Red's passing. We will keep you and your family in our thoughts and prayers. May the Lord provide comfort and support, and may the good memories stay strong in the hearts of all who knew Red!