Christopher Lane Scheirer died on Friday, May 31, in Guatemala City, at the age of 37. Those whose lives he touched count themselves blessed. Christopher was a dreamer; he believed in possibility. Where others might have seen a dilapidated lakeside rental in Santiago Atitlan, Guatemala, with overgrown vegetation and a cracked cement swimming pool, Christopher saw opportunity. He fashioned this plot of land into a beautiful home with his surviving wife Zaira Domingo Morales de Scheirer and their three children, Cary Gael Leonel, Elijah Jonas Kingsley, and Harlow Caden James, ages 6, 4, and 1, respectively. His home was filled with life and love. Christopher Scheirer was also a builder and designer. His life in Guatemala with his family was his greatest work. The Loveland, Colo. native meticulously designed just about every piece of furniture that entered his home in Central America, and his mind was brimming with potential projects. He built - and rebuilt - his coffee business Charley Coffee with parents Paula and James Scheirer and his brother Kevin Scheirer. Born in Loveland on July 9, 1975, Christopher Scheirer was in every way a new soul, one who gave his love to others freely and genuinely. He was a fierce friend, an indomitably loyal brother, and a tireless advocate for the ideas and people he believed in. He was a student from start to finish and a graduate of the Immanuel Lutheran School, Walt Clark Middle School and Thompson Valley High School in Loveland; Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colo.; and Stony Brook University in N.Y. A funeral service for Christopher will be held at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Loveland, Colo. on June 12, 2013 at 2 p.m. Please contact Kevin Scheirer at firstname.lastname@example.org to contribute to a memorial fund for the benefit of Christopher's wife and children. Go to www.viegutfuneralhome.com for condolences.
Published in Loveland Reporter-Herald on June 12, 2013