Death Notices, Feb. 8, 2012

Netta Balke, 73, Grand Junction, died Feb. 6, 2012, at Hospice Care Center.

Services are pending with Martin Mortuary.

Mrs. Balke was the owner of the Cresthaus Ski Lodge.

Survivors include her husband, Horst; one son, Stewart of Seattle; one daughter, Erika Castle of Colorado Springs; one sister, Jean Pope of Annapolis, Md.; and five grandchildren.

■ Former Montrose resident Raymond M. Bowen, 76, died Feb. 5, 2012.

Services are pending with Hampton-Gentry Funeral Home of Plainfield, Ind.

Judith “Judy” Ann Buhlke, 72, Delta, died Feb. 4, 2012, at Hospice Care Center.

Visitation will be from 1 to 1:45 p.m. Friday at Delta Presbyterian Church. Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the church.  Burial will be at Mesa View Cemetery. A reception will be at the Delta Presbyterian Church.

Survivors include two daughters, Nancy Ayle and Connie Buhlke; one brother, Wayne Abler of Louisville, Ky.; one sister, Barbara Kopfmann of Germantown, Wis.; and three grandchildren.

Memorial contributions to Delta Presbyterian Church, Columbine Senior Center, or the family in the name of Connie Buhlke, 21854 E. Lake Place, Aurora 80015.

Jack Casto Sr., died Feb. 7, 2012, at Hospice Care Center.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Martin Mortuary Chapel,  with burial to follow at Orchard Mesa Cemetery.

Mr. Casto was a rancher.

Survivors include one son, Jack Jr. of Whitewater; one daughter, Alice Sackett of Whitewater; two brothers, Ed of Grand Junction and Beeman of Unaweep Canyon; one sister, Lois Hubbard of Nucla; and six grandchildren.

Donald Dale Gilmer, 83, Grand Junction, died Feb. 5, 2012, at Hospice Care Center.

Services will be at 11:30 a.m. Friday at Callahan-Edfast Mortuary. Burial at Veterans Memorial Cemetery of Western Colorado will be private.

Survivors include three daughters, Sabrina Washington of Grand Junction, Audrey Gilmer Yeager of Bradenton, Fla., and Amy Genger of Johnstown; and five grandchildren.

Memorial contributions to Hospice & Palliative Care of Western Colorado, 3090B N. 12th St., Grand Junction 81506.

Karl “John” Kampf, 68, Grand Junction, died Feb. 4, 2012, at St. Mary’s Hospital.

Services will be at 3 p.m. Saturday at the Clifton congregational of Jehovah’s Witnesses.

Survivors include his wife, Donna; two sons, John and Scott, both of Grand Junction; five daughters, Sandra McKay and Stephanie Kampf, both of Grand Junction, Trudy Gomez of Pueblo, Karla Bloomfield of Gypsum and Dalania Johns of Pioneer, Calif.; one brother, Hank of Cheyenne Wells; one sister, Betty Keetney of Grand Junction; and 11 grandchildren.

Anna Marie Knob, 86, Delta, died Feb. 4, 2012, at her home.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Delta.

Mrs. Knob was an organist for the church.

Survivors include one son, David Shaw of Delta; one daughter, Lynn Hrabe of Delta; one brother, James Coan of Wasilla, Alaska; and two grandchildren.

Memorial contributions to Hospice & Palliative Care of Western Colorado P.O. Box 24, Delta 81416.

Brett A. Reeves, 54, Grand Junction, died Feb. 7, 2012, at his home.

Services will be at 3 p.m. Sunday at Martin Mortuary Chapel.

Mr. Reeves was a painter.

Survivors include two sons, Christopher of Belton, Texas,  and Joshua of Grand Junction; four daughters, Angelina Eubanks and Jessica Cruz, both of Grand Junction, Trina Reeves of Chula Vista, Calif., and Krystle Kelton of Rifle; four brothers, Zane, Dirk and Kirk, all of Grand Junction, and Mark of New Mexico; and 11 grandchildren. 

Patrick E. Warhoe, 77, Cedaredge, died Feb. 5, 2012.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Taylor Funeral Service in Delta.

Survivors include his wife, Virginia; three sons, Stephen of Bainbridge Island, Wash., Brian of Austin, Texas and David of Colorado Springs; and seven grandchildren.

Memorial contributions to the American Cancer Society, 2754 Compass Drive, Suite 101, Grand Junction 81506.

Birl W. Worley Jr., 81, Grand Junction, died Feb. 4, 2012, at St. Mary’s Hospital.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Feb. 14 at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church.

Mr. Worley was a geologist.

Survivors include his wife, Josefita; two sons, Allan of Grand Junction and Christian of Salt Lake City; one brother, Donald of Tucson, Ariz.; and four grandchildren.

Memorial contributions to Catholic Outreach, 245 S. First St., Grand Junction 81501.


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