Art Wartburg
1925 - 2018
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On Monday, October 29, 2018, Arthur Frederick Wartburg, age 93, passed away at Longmont United Hospital to join his beloved Edie. Artie, was born September 27, 1925, in Leyden, Colorado to Daisy (Pearce) and Arthur Wartburg in the house attached to his grandparents grocery store. He lived in Denver, graduating from North High School in May 1943. In March 1944 he and a friend enlisted in the Navy. Upon graduating top of his class from North Dakota School of Science in Wahpeton he was shipped to Saipan as an Electricians Mate 3 rd class. In May 1946 he was honorably discharged and became a reserve soldier at which time he attended DU where he received a bachelors in chemistry and education. Upon graduation in 1950 he was drafted into the Korean War until being honorably discharged in March 1952. He then became a teacher of chemistry, physics and math at Fort Lupton High School. The summer of 1954 he took a European tour on which he met his soul mate. He and Edith Miller were married June 30, 1955 in Cincinnati, Ohio. He taught in Cincinnati for several years and also worked for Taft Research Center before moving to Boulder to work for NCAR (National Center for Atmospheric Research). They rented a home in Martin Acres while they built their beloved home of 50+ years in North West Boulder that they shared with Edie's mother Mamie. Artie traveled worldwide for the next 25 years conducting research for NCAR. After retiring Artie and Edie enjoyed traveling, taking care of their beloved home, and spending time visiting with family and friends. His caring ways, amazing memory and sense of adventure will be missed greatly by many. Family members that are left to cherish his memory are brother, David and his wife Diana of Longmont, niece, Christine (Wartburg) Fetzer and her husband Dan, great-niece, Brittany and great-nephew Kendrick, all of Haxtun, Colorado as well as many other special extended family and friends. He is preceded in death by his wife, Edie Wartburg and parents Daisy and Arthur Wartburg. A celebration of his life will be held on Saturday, January 5, 2019 at 2 pm at Crist Mortuary in Boulder, Colorado officiated by Pastor Jeri Soens. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to High Plains Honor Flight, PO Box 363, Ault, CO 80610. Interment of ashes will be in Illinois at a later date by family. Please visit to leave condolences. Arrangments under the direction of Crist Mortuary, Boulder, CO.

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Published in The Daily Camera on Dec. 30, 2018.
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December 30, 2018
Susan Blekicki
December 30, 2018
My cousins, the Allens, lived down the street from the Wartburgs during the 1960s and 70s. The Allens had cat named Edward, who started visiting the Wartburgs more and more often, until they all agreed to share him, allowing him to go back and forth to 2 loving homes. Over the last 5 years, I ran into the Wartburgs several times, and always stopped to talk with them. We inevitably talked about Edward, and even decades after losing him, they both became misty-eyed about their beloved cat. Edie and Art were the most loving, devoted couple I think I've ever met. It was a pleasure to know them, and I will forever miss bumping into them and catching up.
Susan Blekicki
December 30, 2018
My cousins, the Allens, lived down the street from the Wartburgs in the 1960s and 70s. The Allens' cat, Edward, started visiting the Wartburgs more and more often, and they all decided to simply share the affections of this wonderful cat. I chatted with them a couple years ago when I ran into them at Costco, and of course, the subject of Edward came up. Both became misty-eyed talking about him even so many years later. I will miss bumping into them. They were such a lovely couple, and the love and devotion to one another was always so obvious and heartwarming.
Susan Blekicki
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