Samuel Gimbel 1918-2013

Posted November 15, 2013 at 10:42 am

Samuel Gimbel 1918-2013

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Samuel “Sam” Gimbel, 95, died Sunday, Nov. 3, 2013 in Arvada, Colorado.

The funeral service was held on Saturday, Nov. 9, at the Mountain View Lutheran Church in Thornton, Colo. Interment was made at Resthaven Memory Gardens in Fort Collins, Colo.

He was born October 21, 1918 in Scotland, S.D., to Emanuel and Emelia Gimbel. He farmed north of Ree Heights, S.D., and in 1955 moved to a farm south of Miller, S.D. He moved to Fort Collins, Colo. in 1972 and then moved to Arvada, Colo. in 2006.

Sam married Hilda Buechler on September 1, 1946 in Miller, S.D.

After moving to Fort Collins he worked at Poudre Valley Hospital from 1972 to 1984, when he retired. He was a volunteer at the Larimer County Food Bank and did custom lawn mowing for a number of years. Sam was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Fort Collins and later became a member of the Mountain View Lutheran Church in Thornton.

Sam’s hobby was woodworking and he made various animal and tulip flower planters. He was also an avid gardener and the majority of his back yard was a garden. Sam was very fond of his apple trees.

He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Hilda; son, DeWayne (Bonnie) Gimbel of North Glenn, Colo.; daughters, Delores “Dee” (Charles) Storm of Mitchell, S.D., Eddi (John) Oyler of Rapid City, S.D., Beverly (Steve) Herhager of Arvada, Colo.; daughter-in-law, Pat Gimbel of Sparland, Ill.; brother, John Gimbel of Phoenix, Ariz.; sister, Sarah Pieske of Rolla, Mo.; 11 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; son, Gerald Gimbel; infant son, Paul Gimbel; three brothers and three sisters.

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