OBITUARY

Michael Jerome Lores

September 25, 1945July 10, 2018
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Michael Lores was born on September 25, 1945 in Denver, Colorado to parents of Jewish descent. Mike was placed in The Colorado Children’s Home shortly after birth. Through his life, Mike moved several times around Denver and Grand Junction; he moved to Weld County in the late 90’s and worked on the lawn crew at Envison for many years after retiring he attended Envison doing numerous community activities with his peers.

Mike loved bowling, fishing, traveling and joking with everyone. In July of 2001 Mike moved to Severance, Colorado and became an honorary member of the Wassenberg family. In Severance he experienced stability, love and the true meaning of family.

Here he traveled many places, laughed and enjoyed life to the fullest. Mike especially loved celebrating the holidays with family and friends; Christmas being his absolute favorite.

Mike passed away on July 10, 2018 and will be missed by all that knew him.

Celebration of life will be 11:00 a.m. Thursday, August 16, 2018 at Stoddard Funeral Home, 3205 West 28th Street, Greeley.

Services

  • Celebration of Life Thursday, August 16, 2018
REMEMBERING

Michael Jerome Lores

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Shawn Croissant

August 28, 2018

I was very fortunate to know Mike through the Envision day program. He was a very social person and I always enjoyed my visits with him. Mike and I both liked to wear shorts, even when it was cold outside, and he would frequently point to my shorts and then to his and we would share a smile. Now as the weather is about to turn cold once again, I will think of him often during those colder days and I will miss that common bond we shared.

I think more than anything, I will miss his sense of humor. I fell for the - You have a stain on your shirt gag- on several occasions. I also remember him picking up a banana that we had in the office and holding it to his ear as if it were a phone. We shared a good laugh over that, and I think those good times are the way I choose to remember him.

Tanya Hughes

August 28, 2018

Mike was loved by all here at Envision. He had many friends and people that cared for him. Mike had the best style when it came to socks....from monkeys to stars, he hardly wore the same pair twice. In honor of Mike, many of the staff here at Envision wore "Mike socks" the day of his celebration of life.
He was also a huge fan of pop tarts and staff handed out packs of pop tarts in his honor.
He will be missed very much here, and we will never forget him.

Tiffany Cron

August 28, 2018

Mike will be greatly missed here at Envision! He had a contagious smile and I enjoyed getting to know him. Mike really enjoyed showing off his pictures that he would bring with him to program, you could tell he took great pride in sharing the special moments in his life. I am blessed to have known him.

Nan Cash

August 22, 2018

Mike Lores had a pretty rough start in life. To me, it was Gods Grace when he became a member of such a loving family. Whenever Mike acquired something new he had to show you. I went on the "New bedroom set tour" multiple times.
Mike...I miss you gesturing "Hello". I miss seeing you on the porch...I miss hearing Frank and Carey say "Hey Buddy".
I do believe things happen for a reason. It doesn't matter where you start...it's an unwritten story. Mike found his proper place when he found his family. He was included, always considered and very much loved by Carey, Frank, Rachel and Christina Wassenberg.

A Jewish Prayer- As long as we live, they too will live, for they now are a part of us, as we remember them.

A Hebrew Proverb- Say not in grief, "He is no more", but in thankfulness that he was.

Andrea Harvey

August 22, 2018

Dear Carey, Frank and family,
While I did not know Mike personally, I felt that I was able to know him and of his gentle spirit through you. So, thank you for sharing your memories of Mike with me. I am sure that he loved you just as much if not more than you loved him. He was so fortunate to have your family in his life. I also wanted to thank you for allowing me the honor of taking care of him. It is my hope that I was able to help you say goodbye and soften the landing of such a overwhelming loss to your family. I am always here if there is anything you need.

Ernie Morgenegg

August 14, 2018

Dear Mike,

My name is Ernie Morgenegg, I am Carey’s dad and Frank’s father-in-law. I have known you for quite a few years and I have been with you quite a few times when I have visited Carey, Frank and the girls, Kristina and Rachael.

The purpose of families is for family members to grow stronger and become better, together. I have watched you and your family grow together. Growth is brought about by families serving one another. You are a member of the family and you did your part. Our lives on earth aren’t always easy but by being part of a family you can make it and you did your part. The success of the family is worth the effort.

There is a song that I like, the words go like this: “Families can be together forever through Heavenly Father’s plan. I always want to be, with my own family and the Lord has shown me how I can.” You are now in the process of learning how that can be.

I am looking forward to seeing you again.

With love,

Carey, Frank, Kristina, Rachael and Ernie

Mary-Kay Deveraux

August 13, 2018

Mike, your sweet gentle soul touched many. Your smile will forever be in my heart.

Cathy and Steve Kennedy

August 13, 2018

Mike was such a kind and gentle soul. He was truly a member of the Wassenburg gang. We always marveled at the love and care he received in their home. Now he is resting in God’s loving arms...

Rachel Wassenberg

August 12, 2018

Mike never missed an opportunity to show off his latest and greatest gadget. He was passionate about all of his things no matter how small and loved to share his toys with my son. They played so well together; Mike was always so patient and attentive to my son and welcomed him to his space and stuff, always smiling.

Kirk Morgenegg

August 11, 2018

I remember giving Mike a little angel pin that I made.
He was so happy and put one of his biggest smiles on his face to let me know!
The next time I saw him and many times after he would smile real big and point to his shirt to show me he still wore this pin with pride.
Mike was a truly thankful person and always ready to show his gratitude.
He brightened each day .
He will be missed by his Wassenberg Family and all those who had a chance to meet this fine man. People like Mike are rare and precious. I will forever be grateful to have known him.