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Larry Orth - June 29, 2013


Larry Dale Orth, age 74, of Haxtun, died in his home June 29, 2013, in Haxtun. Larry was born Oct. 28, 1938, to Henry Lee Orth and Angeline Emma (Johnson) Orth in Haxtun.

Larry graduated from Haxtun High School in 1959. He married Lois (Frank) Orth Jan. 16, 1960, and they had been married for 53 years. Larry was a lifelong resident of Haxtun, working for Sturgis Roofing, Smith Hardware and Haxtun Schools as a custodian.

He enjoyed watching Bulldog athletics, playing golf and working in his garden. He also enjoyed spending time with his family. Larry was a member of Haxtun United Methodist Church, Haxtun Volunteer Fire Department and Haxtun EMT. Larry was also a member of the Haxtun Gun Club and F&H Golf Club.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Henry and Angeline Orth.

Larry is survived by his wife, Lois Orth of Haxtun; daughter, Lori Lundgren of Haxtun; son, James Orth and wife Susan of Fort Collins; daughter, Linda Turman and husband Oliver of Allen, Texas; daughter, Julie Brown of Haxtun; grandchildren, Austin and Tanner Orth, Sara Grauberger, Jessica Werner, Dereck and Courtney Lundgren and Isaiah, Christian and Genesis Turman; great-grandchildren, Max and Mason Grauberger and Lainey Werner; and special friends, The Sav-O-Mat Gang, Fightin’ Bulldog Family and Southside Family.

Visitation was scheduled for Wednesday, July 3 from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Gerk Funeral Home in Haxtun.

The funeral service will be held Friday, July 5 at 1 p.m. at the Haxtun High School auditorium with Bryan Kroeger officiating.

Memorial contributions may be made to Haxtun Schools in care of Lois Orth, 705 S. Washington Ave., Haxtun, CO 80731.

Gerk Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements.