Thomas N. Kriegshauser died at home with his family after a long illness on August 15, 2010.
Tom was born on December 23, 1934 to Marguerite and Nobert Kriegshauser in Edina, MO, the youngest of five children. He graduated from St. Joseph Catholic School in 1953 and moved to Denver, CO where he started his career working for Western Electric. After serving three years in the United States Army, he worked for Mountain Bell in Longmont, Denver, Craig and Grand Junction areas. He retired in 1984 and was a field service technician for Brandt, Inc. until his full retirement in 1996. He volunteered for Gray Gourmet and Golden West Council Telephone Pioneers. He was a member of the Catholic Church and a Third Degree Member of the Knights of Columbus in Craig, CO.
He and Martha L. Klote were married on October 27, 1956. She preceded him in death August 14, 1996. To them were born four children: Susan Feely, Andrew Kriegshauser (Sharena), Gary Kriegshauser (Rochelle), and Sharon Huffman (Chris). Eight grandchildren: Michael Cromer, Nicole Walton (Jesse), Caleb Kriegshauser (Alura), Dustin Kriegshauser (Chelsea), Jessica Kriegshauser, Adam Kriegshauser, Martha Huffman and Reba Huffman and three great-grandchildren survive.
His parents, two sisters, two brothers and one grandson preceded him in death.
He and Jean Klote were married April 17, 1998 and he was adopted by her four children: Barb Logan (Mike), Cindy Fudman (Dr. Edward), Mark Schlepphorst (Cheryl Peters), and Kathy Schlepphorst (Jim Barton), along with six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
A Rosary was said at Callahan-Edfast Friday evening, August 20, at 6:30 and Mass was celebrated at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, August 21, at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church in Grand Junction. Interment will be in his family plot in Edina, MO at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to: AK Home Care LLC, 511 N. Willow, Fruita, CO 81521; Hospice & Palliative Care of West of Colorado, 3090B N. 12th Street, Grand Junction, CO 81506; or Alzheimer's Association-Greater Grand Junction Area Chapter, 761 Rood Avenue, Grand Junction, CO 81501.
Callahan-Edfast Mortuary is handling the arrangements.