Ronald Craig Osborn

September 30, 1943October 26, 2020
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Ronald Craig Osborn, 77, of Loveland, Colorado passed away on October 26, 2020 at Medical Center of the Rockies in Loveland, CO surrounded by his loving family.

He was born in Englewood, New Jersey on September 30, 1943, a son of the late Leroy Osborn and Ruth (Lovgren) Osborn.

Ron was a hardworking man and excelled in anything and everyone he worked for. While living in Estes Park, Colorado for 18 years, he was a member of the Lions Club, The Horseshow and Rodeo Committee and helped with the Boy Scouts. Ron adored his children: he was so proud of Tammy when she was Rooftop Rodeo Queen 1984 and 1985 and he was so proud of Chuck when he joined the USCG and spent 20 years serving our country. He also loved to hike and made it to the top of Longs Peak with his son Chuck. He loved his Golden Retrievers and always had to have one by his side. He owned and operated Fort Namaqua Liquor in Loveland for many years and then sold it to his son Chuck. He began working for Loveland Auto Auction and looked forward to going to work and being with the “GUYS”!!!

Ron is survived by his loving wife of 54 years, Nancy Lust Osborn of Loveland, CO; two children, daughter and son-in-law Tammy and Adam Muirhead of Fort Collins, CO, and son Charles Leroy Osborn of Loveland, CO.; one sister, Barbara Osborn Harklow of Loveland, CO; one brother-in-law, Robert Charles Lust and Dawn Lust in Holiday, FL; and 3 grandchildren who loved their grandpa so much and several nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held at 2:00 on November 4, 2020 at Resthaven Funeral Home, Fort Collins, CO. with Pastor Terry Skov officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Golden Retriever Freedom Rescue, Inc. Condolences can be made online at



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David and Susan Habecker

November 10, 2020

Nancy and Family,

So many memories; good times, good food, much laughter, and never a dull moment. We miss all of our Colorado friends, and none more than you and Ron, and now especially so. Our hearts are filled with love,

David and Susan Habecker

Gwen Lisella

November 4, 2020

Even when Ron was "sick" and not feeling well- he always remained "upbeat" and tried to stay positive. Despite obstacles, he tried to stick to his routine - going to the gym, etc. He never complained and was "such an angel". I'm sure he is now lovingly watching over his beautiful family.

Ginna Apt

November 2, 2020

Nancy, Tammy, Chuck and family,
I’m so sorry for your loss. You shared a lot of love that was so evident to others and I hope wonderful memories help you through the days ahead.
Nancy, you and he were so fun to be around. Ron was the perfect straight man for your humor. I will always remember the laughter that came so easily whenever I was with you. Ron was one of the nicest, most considerate people I‘ve ever known. He was so genuine and easy to like. He was a great host, a wicked bartender and we shared a love of dogs, especially Golden Retrievers. He will be missed. We’re sending you love and hugs.
Ginna and Dwight

Robert Lust

November 1, 2020

I'll alway cherish the memory of our trip to Estes Park to visit. Ron took us out on a tour of the ranch, and saddled up some horses and took us out riding. He was an amazing man, and a great husband to my dear sister. Thank you Ron for taking such great care of her all these years. You will be missed by all.

George and Terri Kauffman

October 31, 2020

Ron was truly a wonderful human being. He was always upbeat and kind and always had a smile on his face. He will be missed by many. Love and prayers go out to Nancy and the whole family ❤️🙏🏻💔

Dawn Siik

October 31, 2020

Nancy, I was heartbroken to hear of Ron's passing. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers. ❤🙏

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