Keith r. gressman

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Fort Collins resident Keith Gressman passed away May 2, 2006, at his home in Fort Collins after a courageous four-year battle with cancer. He was 54.

Gressman worked in Steamboat Springs for many years and had many friends here.

Keith was born Feb. 2, 1952. He was the middle child of three born to Margaret Campbell Gressman and John Gressman of Bridgeton, N.J. Keith graduated from Bridegton High School.e was a lifeguard and an Eagle Scout and won many awards.He continued his education at the University of South Carolina, where he studied political science.

Keith traveled west to Colorado and settled in Fort Collins.e worked at Colorado State University as a lab technician for five years.e then started his own business out of his garage. The business grew into what is known today as Platte Valley Architectural Millwork, Inc. The business has operated for 25 years.

His interests in life were boating, hiking and motorcycling, and he had a fine stick in pool. He was a model father figure, loved life and fought hard to enjoy all.
Keith was preceded in death by his father, John Gressman.
He is survived by his wife, Kristine; his children, Chelsea, Elly, Eric, and Brittney Todd and her husband, Dustin; his mother, Margaret; sister, Peggy; brother, John; mother-in-law, Katherine Sullivan; sister-in-law Dawn Jones and her husband, Mike; nephews, Matt and Scott; brother-in law, Tim Almy and his wife, Barbara; brother-in-law Jeffery Almy and his wife, Becki; and close friends, April Martindale, Steven Arana and Sue Kennedy. They are a few of too many friends to list.

A memorial service was held May 6 at the Harmony Presbyterian Church in Fort Collins. A celebration of his life was held after the service.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Larimer County, 7604 Colland Dr., Fort Collins, CO 80525, or Larimer County Humane Society, 6317 Kyle Ave., Fort Collins, CO 80525.

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