Paul J. Artzer, 83, of Sterling passed away Saturday, January 18, 2014 in Sterling. Visitation will be from 10 am to 7 pm Thursday, Jan. 23 at Tennant Funeral Home with Vigil and Rosary to follow at 7 pm. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 12 pm noon, Friday, Jan. 24 at St. Anthony Catholic Church with Rev. Wojciech Gierasimczyk celebrating. Interment will follow at Riverside Cemetery. Paul was born on July 22, 1930, north of Sterling to Jacob and Mary Eva (Appelhans) Artzer. He graduated from St. Anthony's High School, Northeastern Junior College, and Western State College in Gunnison. He was in the USAF from 1952-1955 serving in the Korean conflict
. He worked most of his life for Sterling Sheet Metal until he started Artzer Plumbing and Heating in 1974. He married Margie Jean Slizewski on October 12, 1957 in Sterling. They were married for 56 years. He was a member of the Elks Club
. He loved to go fishing and hunting with his boys and loved to watch all of his grandchildren in their musical, artistic, and athletic pursuits. He is survived by his wife Margie of Sterling; sons Brian Artzer and wife Kelly of Niwot, Mark and wife Ursula of Thornton, Craig and wife Debra of Surprise, AZ, Tim of Brighton, Bret and wife Lisa of Littleton; sisters Anna Cucarola of Sterling, Christine McElvain and husband Keith of Northglenn, and Lorraine Fix of Billings, MT; brothers Joseph Artzer of Pueblo, Lewis Artzer of Sterling, Donald Artzer of Goodland, KS, and Larry Artzer and wife Carol of Prescott, AZ; sister-in-law Betty Hurley of Colorado Springs; 11 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents Jacob and Eva Artzer; brothers Jacob, John, and Andrew; sisters Mary, Molly, Suzie, Julie, Dorothy, and Baby Eva. Memorials may be made to the
in care of Tennant Funeral Home, PO Box 1547, Sterling, CO 80751.