OBITUARY

Henry Karre

June 21, 1942September 13, 2020
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Sadly, Henry passed away at Spring Creek Nursing Home in Ft. Collins, of complications from advanced alzheimer’s. Born in Ord, Nebraska to Howard and Gladys (Snell) Karre. He resided in Greeley for most of his life. He graduated in 1960 from Greeley High.

He married Carol Ann Peterson on May 26, 1962 in Greeley. They had a sheep farm and put up grass hay. They raised Registered Suffolk Sheep, Rambouillet range ewes and market goats. He knew good sheep and had many champion breeding stock as well as the market lambs he raised and sold, did very well. He loved rodeo, horses, always had a dog and barn cats. He loved attending his grandkids’ sporting events. He enjoyed their 4H projects. He loved to travel, loved Dairy Queen loved lunching with his sister and brothers whenever he could. He enjoyed visiting his friends and traveling back to Nebraska to see his cousins.

They lost their son, Quint, in a tragic car wreck in 1995. Carol passed away from ovarian cancer in 2004.

He was a pipe fitter/welder by trade for 38 years. He proudly worked for UA Local 208, Denver. Henry was a life-member of 208. He was an expert craftsman and could build anything or fix anything, repair gates, family plumbing problems (busman’s holiday!), and enjoyed the details of building anything from scratch. He worked at NCMC when it was still Greeley Hospital, the packing house, Kodak, all the major powerhouses in this area. He worked hard all his life. He had a tremendous work ethic. He leaves behind two grandchildren, Preston Karre (Tana Wolfe) and Tyla (Marcus) Walker and great-granddaughter Quinn. Daughter-in-law, Kris (Tyler) Knez. His sister, Ruby Ogden-Darrington; brothers, Retd. Lt. Col. Bob (Janice) Karre, Gary Karre, Denny (Toni) Karre. Numerous nieces and nephews. Sister-in-law, Betty Hatfield; brothers-in-law, Rich (Jane) Peterson and Bill (Marsha) Peterson. Daughter, Holly King.

He was preceded in death by Pink and Larry Peterson.

We would like to thank the entire staff at Spring Creek Nursing Home in Ft. Collins, for their love, care, assistance for all they’ve attended for Henry.

Funeral Service 10:00 a.m. September 23rd, 2020 at Stoddard Funeral Home. Luncheon will be served at Z Ranch Event Center, 29251 Weld CR 53, Greeley, Colorado 80631 provided by his daughter-in-law, Kris and Tyler Knez to follow the service.

Cremation and Inurnment beside his wife, Carol and son, Quint as well as near his parents at Sunset Memorial Gardens.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Alzheimer’s Association. In addition, donations can also be made to Pathways Hospice. Both, in care of Stoddard Funeral Home 3205 W. 28th Street Greeley, Colorado 80634.

Services

  • Memorial Service

    Wednesday, September 23, 2020

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Terri Jett

September 22, 2020

Henry was one of the good guys. He and my dad had many good times together. Owning a bulldogging team together and traveling around the country with that team of horses. Life was good and they were having fun. The guys were a good team too. We will miss Henry.

Martha Schlittenhardt

September 20, 2020

I will always remember Henry as a kind, gentle man. He was a true gentleman and will be remembered as such. My condolences to the family.

Janice Pool

September 20, 2020

I had earlier posted our condolences but looking back discovered all the wonderful pictures the family has posted. Many have included my relatives who are now with Henry and it was so wonderful to see all these photos. Thank you so much for sharing them.

Leona (Mach) Cowie

September 18, 2020

I lived with Henry's mom, dad and family in Greeley in the late '50's for about six months. Henry was a teenager at the time. Looking back, he was the epitome of what you would want your son to be. I will forever remember how kind and special he always was. RIP with your precious Carol and Quint dear friend.

Sincere Condolences,
Leona Mach Cowie
Conroe, Texas

Samantha Hanson

September 18, 2020

Growing up, I didn't know much about love. Henry and Carol treated me with respect and love always. I will forever cherish the memories we made getting bucked off of horses and sheep alike. Henry was always kind to me as a child and each time he saw me as I grew older....thank you Henry. I loved you and Carol both. My condolences to Krista, Tyla, and Preston. Rest easy Henry.
Regards,
Sam

jim graham

September 18, 2020

My condolences - I remember when I was younger and in 4-H with Quint, always enjoyed visiting with Henry! I lost touch over the yrs and didn't realize Quint had passed. Like getting punched twice. My thoughts and prayers are with the family!

Denielle Durland

September 15, 2020

Henry was a very kind and gentle soul. He will be missed by many.

Janice Pool

September 14, 2020

I am so very sorry to hear of Henry's passing. Anytime we lose another family member of the Walkers it saddens me as we have wonderful memories of our family gatherings several times a year.

And to you Betty we also send our condolences and prayers and thoughts because you've lost so many in such a short period of time.

What a welcoming committee we are all going to have someday "up there".

Love, Chuck, Janice, and all of my family

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