Obituary of Gary David Krogmeier
Gary David Krogmeier of Loveland, passed away on July 8, 2023 at Pathways Hospice with family at his side.
Gary was born December 7, 1955, in Holyoke CO, to Eugene and Mary Krogmeier. He is survived by his son Eric Krogmeier, who was his pride and joy and is a Chief Petty Officer in the United States Navy; Grandson Connor; Sisters Debbie Grant (Bill) of Clarkson KY, Nancy Wilson, Marilyn Walter (Chris), Barbara Schleiger (Curt) of Loveland CO and Mary Skipworth (Bob) of Windsor CO; Aunts Grace Kennedy of Tulsa OK, Delores Haskell and Uncle Bill Krogmeier both of Holyoke CO many nieces, nephews, cousins and girlfriend, Bev Noyes.
Our brother Gary was the kindest, most generous and caring person. He was humble and had a great sense of humor. He believed “that helping others is what you’re supposed to do”, and help others he did.
Gary prepared the soil in his garden, planted and harvested green beans, tomatoes, corn, cucumbers and others, and turned those vegetables into salsa, tomato sauce and spaghetti sauce, which he canned and gave much to friends who “just needed a little bit of help”.
Gary was a man of his word and very proud of the Krogmeier name, a virtue taught to us by our dad. Son, brother, father, grandfather and friend were some of his titles; father being the one of which he was most proud.
He was an avid car guy; there weren’t many cars he couldn’t fix. Being a mechanic was his life’s work. He taught his son as well as many friends how to “turn a wrench”. Gary regularly helped friends with their race cars, sharing information between the older and younger men. He made a race car and had it in local races, he fixed up a 1949 Dodge pickup affectionately known as “Plum Crazy” and drove it around town.
A 2005 trip of a lifetime for him was to fly to Hawaii and sail home with Eric on the maiden combat employment of the USS Ronald Reagan aircraft carrier. Gary got Eric in trouble on board when he was trying to help the sailors do their jobs with the hawser ropes and sweeping the deck. Such a thrill for him until he had to wait in line to smoke.
He was loved by so many people in Loveland and out of state. He had friends for almost 50 years and loved them dearly.
We miss you Gary and will treasure your friendship, you were and are so loved. Good bye for now but not forever.
We want to publicly thank the wonderful MCR staff for their incredible care of Gary and our family. A huge thank you to Pathways Hospice who carried him along on his last journey.
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