Gary John Kluksdahl, 65, passed away on Sept. 21, 2018, at his home in Englewood, Colorado, with his family and friends at his side.
He was born on Aug. 6, 1953, in Miles City, Montana, the son of Gordon and Donna Kluksdahl. He graduated from Powell High School in 1971 in Powell and had an associate’s degree in accounting from Arapahoe Community College in Colorado. He worked in the oil fields as a consultant and was president of Vinton Operators since 1998. He also worked for Churchill Oil in Lakewood, Colorado.
On Nov. 18, 1989, he married his wife Michelle Vogel in Golden, Colorado.
His survivors include his wife, Michelle, of Englewood, Colorado; his children, Effie (Glen) Christiansen of Durango, Colorado, Ole (Sarah) Kluksdahl of Greeley, Colorado and Danielle Kluksdahl of Englewood, Colorado; mother, Donna Kluksdahl of Powell; three brothers, Dennis (Fonda) Kluksdahl of Butte, Montana, Mark (Cindi) Kluksdahl of Shepherd, Montana and Ken (Barb) Kluksdahl of Castle Rock, Colorado; one sister, Karen Cercy of Powell; four grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. He is also survived by a multitude of friends that he encountered throughout his life.
Gary could strike up a conversation with anyone and never met a stranger. He was known for his incredible memory and could recall people, conversations and details years after they had occurred. Gary was a story teller, a Civil War history buff, a veracious reader, he preferred cowboy boots and bolo ties and was always available to help a friend in need. His most recent love was his dog Molly, who was his constant companion. He spent the majority of the last 35 years of his life dedicated to the service of others using his unique abilities to help people overcome their obstacles.
Gary is predeceased by his father, Gordon; and his brother-in-law, Ralph Cercy.
There will be a celebration of life on Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018, at 11 a.m. at the Double Tree by Hilton, 7801 E. Orchard, Greenwood Village, Colorado, with a reception to follow at noon.
Out of town guests who may need lodging may refer to the Double Tree website: