Holyoke Enterprise, Holyoke, CO, May 14, 1998




Carl John Absmeier was born May 16, 1921 in Grand Rapids, Michigan to Carl and Marie Geiger Absmeier. He passed away May 7, 1998 in Sterling.


Carl grew up in Oak Park, Illinois where he attended school and graduated. He attended Aquinis College in Grand Rapids, Michigan, then enlisted in the Army Air Corp. He was a night fighter and bomber pilot during World War II in the Chinese and African Theatre. Carl received the distinguished flying cross with a cluster and was honorably discharged in 1945.


Carl married his wife Pat September 21, 1946 in Lansing, Michigan. Carl graduated from Michigan State in 1947 and moved to Colorado where he attended law school at CU. He received a Jurist Doctorate in 1950.   The family moved to Holyoke and lived there for 30 years. He was a partner in the law firm with Ben Garmen in Holyoke. During that time he was a county judge.


Carl was also a member of St. Anthony Church, Sterling Country Club, Colorado Bar Association and the American Legion Post #20.


Survivors include wife Pat Absmeier; daughter Pat Main and husband Warren of Aurora; sons Jeff Absmeier and wife Debbie of Holyoke and Dave Absmeier and wife Cindy of Greeley; and eight grandchildren.


Funeral services for Carl John Absmeier were held Tuesday, May 12 at St. Anthony's Catholic Church in Sterling with Rev. Robert Whipkey officiating. Interment followed in the Holyoke Memorial Park.




Carl John Absmeier

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