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Irvin M. Kroenke, 83 of Boulder, died Friday, February 14, 2014 at the TRU Community Hospice in Louisville. Born in Hepler, Kansas on January 22, 1931, he was the son of the late Herbert and Hilda (Reith) Kroenke. Irvin grew up in Wichita, Kansas, and graduated from Kansas State University in 1953 with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. He was a veteran of the US Army, and served in the Army Corp of Engineers for 2 years. On November 30, 1957, Irvin married Nelda Deterling, and in 1958, moved to Boulder, where he had a long career in aerospace with Beech Aircraft and Ball Aerospace. Irvin loved the Lord and shared his faith with his family and friends. He was a member of Mt. Zion Lutheran Church in Boulder since 1958, where he faithfully served in many capacities. He was an avid woodworker, and enjoyed traveling the world. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Frances Johnson. Irvin is survived by his wife, Nelda; daughter, Cary (Bill) Blalock of Livermore, CO; daughter, Debbie (Rich) Neugebauer of Gering, NE; son, Paul (Carrie) Kroenke of Washington, IL; 6 grandchildren, Seve Martinez, Nathan (Anna) Neugebauer, Jesse Neugebauer, Alex Kroenke, Erika Neugebauer, and Andrew Kroenke; and 1 great grandchild, Karsten Neugebauer. Visitation will begin at 9:00am Tuesday, February 18, 2014 at Mt. Zion Lutheran Church. Funeral services will be held at 10:00am with Pastor Allen Anderson officiating. Interment will follow in Green Mountain Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Mt. Zion Lutheran Preschool, Boulder, CO or TRU Hospice Care, Lafayette, CO. Please sign the online guest book at darrellhowemortuary.com

Published in The Daily Camera on Feb. 16, 2014
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