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Colleen von Bernuth

1939 - 2014 Obituary Condolences
Colleen von Bernuth Obituary
Colleen LaRue Swanson von Bernuth, age 75, passed away at her home in Longmont on July 26, 2014.  Born February 19, 1939, in Berthoud, Colorado, she spent most of her life in Colorado.  She graduated from Loveland HS, and Colorado State University, where she met Richard (Dick) von Bernuth.  She taught Home Economics at Longmont HS before becoming a full-time mother.  She was very active in many groups at First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Longmont, as well as PEO and the Boulder County 4-H program. She owned Traditions International, the Scandinavian gift store in Estes Park, for almost 20 years, and organized the Estes Park Scandinavian Midsummer Festival for several years.  She was passionate about her church, her family, and her Swedish heritage.  

Colleen is survived by her husband, Dick, her sister, Marleen Swanson, and her children, Greta von Bernuth Abromski (Mark), Jennifer Thune-Larsen (Eirik), Marnay von Bernuth, Kirk von Bernuth (Lindsay), and her grandchildren, Ryan Goforth, Luke Goforth, Kaari von Bernuth, Lauren Abromski, Morgan Abromski, Espen Thune-Larsen, Bjørn Thune-Larsen, Ella Haller, Madelyn Haller, Mia von Bernuth, and Kyra von Bernuth.

Funeral services will be at First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Longmont, 803 3rd Avenue, Longmont, on Wednesday, July 30, at 1:30 pm. Memorial contributions may be made to Ryssby Church ? First Evangelical Lutheran Church, or the . Visit www.ahlbergfuneralchapel.com to share condolences.
Published in Estes Park Trail-Gazette on Aug. 15, 2014
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