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James "Jim" E. Stellick

March 27, 1935 August 23, 2016
James "Jim" E. Stellick
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Jim of Littleton, Colorado, grew up in Minneapolis, Minnesota as the youngest of 10 children. His childhood was cut short when his parents passed away when he was 15 years old. He quit school and got a job to help out at his sister’s house. Soon after, Jim enlisted in the Army and became a paratrooper. He enjoyed his 3 years of active duty and 4 years of reserve, and had many stories to tell about his experiences. One fateful night, he walked through a bedroom of an apartment to use the bathroom, when he saw a beautiful young lady sleeping. He soon found a way to get set up on a blind (for her) date, and the rest is history. Six months later, he was married to Carolyn, his bride of 54 years.

Shortly after they moved to Colorado and started their family of 3 kids. Jim searched for a job and began working for Coors Brewery and remained there for 34 years before retiring. Coors was not only his source of livelihood, but it became a part of who he was. He met many lifelong friends through work, and of course, only drank Coors beer with them. Jim started a beer can collection that grew to over XXX cans. He was proud of things that he worked hard for.

In his leisure time, Jim enjoyed friend and family gatherings. He loved playing with his kids, because it allowed him to be a kid himself… all the way to the end. If there were an opportunity to ride his “tote goat”, he took advantage of it. Jim was known for his sense of humor and telling jokes. He never took life too seriously. He loved Elvis and country music.

Later in life, Jim became fascinated with lighthouses and started a lighthouse collection. He admired them often, with a smile on his face. He also loved his road trips around the U.S. and Canada with Carolyn. It was funny how he would no longer fly, after being a paratrooper in the Army.

When Alzheimer’s began taking over his life, his memories faded, but the love for the people who cared for him did not. He always had a sense of comfort with Carolyn by his side. True love was theirs until his very last breath.

He is survived by his wife, Carolyn, his children, Wayne of Aurora, CO, Jodi (Scott) of Arvada, CO and Gina (Dave) of Littleton, CO. He is also survived by his nine grandchildren, Joe(Mandy), Tony(Heather), Nikki(Steve), Emily, Scott, Sydney, Alec, Austin and Grace and his two great-grandchildren Arian and Xander.

Jim is preceded in death by his parents and nine siblings.

Donations in memory of Jim can be made to the Alzheimer's Association through "Team Jim". http://act.alz.org/goto/TeamJim1

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Service

Tuesday

30

Aug

11:00 AM 8/30/2016 11:00:00 AM - 12:00 PM 8/30/2016 12:00:00 PM
St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Parish

6673 West Chatfield Avenue
Littleton, CO 80128

Funeral Mass with Father Mauricio Bermudez celebrant.

St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Parish
6673 West Chatfield Avenue Littleton 80128 CO
United States

Graveside

Tuesday

30

Aug

1:00 PM 8/30/2016 1:00:00 PM
Fort Logan National Cemetery

3698 South Sheridan Boulevard
Denver, CO 80235

Committal ceremony Staging area A.

Fort Logan National Cemetery
3698 South Sheridan Boulevard Denver 80235 CO
United States

Memorial Contribution

Alzheimer's Association of Colorado

455 Sherman Street, Suite 500
Denver, CO 80203
Donations in memory of Jim can be made to the Alzheimer's Association through "Team Jim". http://act.alz.org/goto/TeamJim1
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