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Ernest Adolph Seipp

Obituary of Ernest Seipp

Ernest (Ernie) Adolf Seipp, 87, of Granby, CO passed away on Aug. 10, 2015, at Brookdale Senior Living in Lakewood, CO. Ernie was born in Derby, CO on September 20, 1927 to Adolf Seipp and Edna (Woodard) Seipp. Ernie spent most of his life in the Grand Lake - Granby area where he met his wife Kathrine (Potts) Seipp and ranching, driving school buses for 37 years, operating "Ernie's Septic Tank Service", and raising his family. Ernie is survived by daughters Becky Seipp and Deborah Seipp Thompson (Michael), step sister Maryann Sullivan, grand children Doug Wray (Christie), April Scott, James Stafford (Katelyn), Timothy Hardy Stafford, Christopher Thompson, 3 great grand children and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and in-laws. Ernie was preceded in death by his parents, wife Kathy, 2 daughters (Wanda Wray and Patty Stafford), 4 sisters and one brother. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations in Ernie's name be made to Sun Crest Hospice at 777 East Speer Blvd., Denver, CO 80203 or Heart of the Mountains Hospice at P. O. Box 140, Hot Sulphur Springs, CO. At Ernie's request, there will be no memorial service.

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Hello. Heart of the Mountains Hospice will hold the precious memory of Ernie in our hearts. May Peace be with ALL family members, Deanna McLain and the Bereavement Team at HMH

Deanna McLain, RN Aug 26 2015 12:00 AM

Hugs and prayers to Ernie's family. Ernie drove me back and forth to school for many years, starting when I was probably only about 5. I was the last stop on the way to school, and he always made sure there was a seat at the front of the bus to keep me from having to sit with the big kids. And at the end of the day when he picked us up at school, he usually had a lemon drop in his pocket for me. Ernie is one of the men who made Grand County so great back in those years. So I say now what I said to Ernie every day when he dropped me off at the bottom of my driveway: "Thank you, Ernie."

Sarah Baker Aug 23 2015 12:00 AM

I just returned home (Kansas City) from Colorado. Colorado was not, nor will be the same without a visit to Erin. Ernie always made me smile. So thankful to have known Ernie and for the Spence family who introduced me to Ernie and his family. Passing time can never fade All the special memories made; Loved ones never really part For they live inside your heart. Rest in peace you dear sweet man!

Maggie Bessenbacher Aug 20 2015 12:00 AM

"Cowboy Ernie" as we called him was one of the few people who actually exceeded the legend of who he was. " Flat landers" as he called us Kansas Citians always cracked me up. For decades Ernie, Cathy and the girls shared their treasures with the Spences. The memories associated with their wonderful ranch, snow mobiling, trout fishing, horseback riding, Ernie fixing Spence cars or getting them out of the 10 feet of snow are just a few of the "Kodak moments" permanently embedded in my memory bank. Ernie's personality, generosity, smile, work ethic, and genuineness provided an incredible role model for countless kids over the years. Although I have not seen him in years, his life will always be remembered by the countless people he touched, including mine. Thanks for the memories Ernie....... "you son of a buck" God's blessings to his soul, and to Becky and Debbie. Mark Spence

mark spence Aug 20 2015 12:00 AM

To Debbie, Becky and immediate family, We were deeply saddened by your father's passing, but as I'm sure you all were, also relieved that his suffering is now over. He was definitely one of a kind who truly was the embodiment of the modern day "mountain man". The two most important life lessons I learned from him were: 1) Never walk through the middle of a hay meadow in August prior to mowing time 2) You can always use cuss words as long as you use them as an adjective only. Rest in peace old friend, you've earned it. Beth and John Spence

John Spence Aug 17 2015 12:00 AM

When our father had a small ranch in the Granby area in the late 60's Ernie would help him put up hay each summer. Beyond the help, we appreciated his personality and kindness. He was a good friend and a good man. Ernie will be remembered fondly by the Glenn family. Our condolences go to Deb, Mike and Christopher. Sally Glenn & George Glenn

Sally Glenn & George Glenn Aug 16 2015 12:00 AM

Deb, I'm so sorry for the loss of your beloved father. My prayers are strong for you and your family and friends. May God's angels surround you all, and ease your pain. karren boshears

K. Boshears Aug 15 2015 12:00 AM

Betsy Glavin Aug 14 2015 12:00 AM

Ernie's passing selfishly saddens me, but also makes me happy that he is free from pain & is whole again. Ernie was our neighbor since 1999 & we thoroughly enjoyed our visits with him over our fence & with him in his house. Our daughter, six years old when she first met Ernie, had to adjust to his use of colorful words, but soon became used to it & loved Ernie. She made him an Easter egg each Easter & we shared food with him over the fence many times when we would cook out. We loved Ernie dearly and saw through his rough exterior to his dear & soft heart. He once saw our daughter crying & was so touched by the sight that he was genuinely worried about her & her well-being. He was such a dear man!!! God Speed Ernie. We sure do miss your presence next door & think of you each time we glance over the fence. I will continue to water your tree for you!!!

Betsy Glavin Aug 14 2015 12:00 AM

We have so many great memories of Ernie...he always made us laugh. He was such a great friend to our dad (Jack Spence) and to our entire family. He left us with a lifetime of memories and a treasured friendship. All our love to you, Ernie. Susan and Bob Witcher

Susan Witcher Aug 14 2015 12:00 AM