Robert Fuhrer

Friday, May 30, 2003

KERSEY, Colo. -- Robert Fuhrer, 81, died Wednesday (May 28, 2003) at the Hospice & Palliative Care of Northern Colorado.

He was born June 13, 1921, at McCook, to LeRoy and Thelma (Heskett) Fuhrer. He grew up in McCook and attended school in McCook.

He served in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II as a staff sergeant and a flight trainer.

On July 17, 1942, he married Louise M. McCurdy at Oberlin. He lived in Ault, Colo., from 1964-74 and in the Greeley, Colo., from 1985-2001. He had resided in the Kersey, Colo., area since 2001. He worked for Gates Manufacturing as a production worker for 28 years and farmed in the Berthoud, Colo. and Ault areas.

He was a member of Hope Center Foursquare of Greeley.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Louise on Jan. 16, 2002; a son, Gary Fuhrer; a brother, Elmer Fuhrer; and one grandson.

Survivors include one son, Jerry Fuhrer and wife, Jane of Petaluma, Calif.; three daughters, Bonnie Dilka of Greeley, Carolyn and husband, Wendell Watson of Eaton, Colo., and Janice and husband, Ron Winslow of Kersey; one sister, Erma Diamond of Los Angeles, Calif.; six grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be Monday, 10 a.m., at Allnutt Funeral Services in the Macy Chapel. Burial will be at the Arvada Cemetery at Arvada, Colo.

Visitation will be Sunday from noon to 4 p.m. at Allnutt Funeral Service in the Macy Chapel. Friends may view the online obituary and sign the guestbook at

Memorials may be made to Hospice & Palliative Care in care of the funeral home, 702 13th Street, Greeley, CO 80631.

Allnutt Funeral Service is in charge of arrangements.