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Loveland Reporter Herald (Loveland, Larimer, Colorado)
Tuesday Jan. 4, 2005 page B-3
Herbert R. Grasser, 82, of Berthoud died Dec. 30, 2004, at his home.
He was born Oct. 5, 1922, in Devils Lake, N.D., to Herbert John Grasser and Annie Lillian Cochrane. He graduated from Devils Lake High School and attended the University of North Dakota in Grand Fork and Wahpeton State School of Science in Wahpeton, N.D.
He married Dolores Marie Wolf Nov. 9, 1950, at St. Patrickâ€™s Catholic Church in Dickinson, N.D. The couple moved from New England, N.D., to Colorado in 1955. They lived in Boulder, Louisville, and Erie and moved to Berthoud in February 2004.
A master electrician by trade, he worked most of his years in the electrical trade and added the appliance sales/repairs and refrigeration trade for a short period. He worked for Ulteig Engineering Co. in Fargo, N.D., and Slope Electric Co. in New England, N.D., and from 1955 to 1961 he worked for Holt Electric in Boulder. From 1961 to 1976 he owned his own businesses in Boulder, Grasser Electric and A-1 Appliance and Refrigeration. From 1976 to 1985 he worked for Commelco Electric in Denver. He retired in 1985.
Mr. Grasser was a member of St. Johnâ€™s Catholic Church in Loveland, a Fourth Degree member of the Knights of Columbus, Boulder Chapter, and a member of Our Lady Queen of Peace Rosary Group. He was also a member of NECA and IBEW Local Union No. 68 in Denver and American Legion Post No. 10 in Boulder. He served in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II.
Once retired he loved to spend his time golfing, playing the piano and working with wood, from small items to building a house in Erie Air Park at the age of 73. He also enjoyed playing pinochle with his family.
He is survived by his wife, Dolores Grasser of Berthoud; two sons, Herbert Grasser and wife Joan of Commerce City and Dean Grasser and wife Victoria of Louisville; three daughters, Mary Ann Grasser of Lafayette, Jacqueline Strevey of Berthoud, and Patricia Kealiher and husband Tim of Lafayette; brother Raymond Grasser and wife Sally of Northglenn; sisters Lucille Schneider and husband Adam of Fort Collins and Carol Wostenberg and husband Fred of Boulder; 10 grandchildren, James Grasser and wife Amanda of Frederick, Jeremy Grasser of Steamboat Springs, Jack, Daniel and Scott Strevey of Berthoud, Krystyn and Amanda Grasser of Louisville, and Michael, A.J. and Ryan Kealiher of Lafayette; and one great-grandchild, Bailey Grasser of Frederick.
He was preceded in death by sisters Margaret Lange May 19, 2001, and Rhea Greene Nov. 1, 1999.
Visitation will be 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday at St. Scholastica Catholic Church, 575 Wells St., Erie, with a rosary at 7 p.m.
A Mass of Christian burial will be 10 a.m. Friday at St. Scholastica Catholic Church, followed by a graveside service at Louisville Cemetery, Empire Road and Colorado 42 in Louisville. The Rev. Robert Whipkey of St. Scholastica Catholic Church will be the celebrant. A reception will be held immediately following the graveside service at the church.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Alzheimerâ€™s Association, Colorado Chapter, 455 Sherman St., Suite 500, Denver, 80203, or Hospice of Larimer County, 7604 Colland Drive, Fort Collins, 80525.
M.P. Murphy & Associates, Funeral Directors, handled arrangements.