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Obituary for Donald E. Elsberry

Donald E.  Elsberry
Donald E. Elsberry, 82, of Lyons, (Pinewood Springs) Colorado, passed away on April 13, 2018. He was born on November 23, 1935 in Audubon, Iowa to Leonard and Hulda M. (Kienast) Elsberry.

Don moved with his family from Iowa to Longmont in 1947 and then to a dairy farm between Platteville and Johnstown, Colorado. He graduated from Johnstown High School where he played basketball. Don joined and served in the United States Air Force after high school.

Don married Jane (Anthony) Finnell, and they later divorced. He married Donna (Nottingham) Neuhaus on December 20, 1980 in Denver, CO. They lived near Lyons, CO, moving to Pinewood Springs in 1992.

In the 1960’s and 70’s, Don worked as a carpenter for Warhawk Campers in Lyons and then Aspen Campers in Boulder, building campers and toppers. In the late 1970’s, he developed his own business, a home remodeling service and worked all up and down the Front Range. He was a member of Messiah Lutheran Church in Longmont. His favorite activities included fishing, camping, and spectating at his grandchildren’s sporting events. Throughout his life he was devoted to his extended family.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

He is survived by his wife Donna, eight children, twenty-two grandchildren, ten great-grandchildren, four brothers, and two sisters.

Visitation will be 5 to 7 PM Tuesday April 17, 2018 at Ahlberg Funeral Chapel, cremation to follow. There will be no viewing at the memorial on Wednesday. Memorial service will be 1:30 PM, Wednesday April 18, 2018 at Messiah Lutheran Church. Cremation entrusted to Ahlberg Funeral Chapel and Crematory. Contributions can be made to Messiah Lutheran Church and sent in care of Ahlberg Funeral chapel. Share condolences at
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