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James "Jim" Edmund Dohr

Jim Dohr, 78, of Highlands Ranch and Grand Lake, CO, passed away suddenly at home in Grand Lake on June 22, 2019. Jim was born on July 12, 1940, in Appleton, Wisconsin, to Raymond Peter Dohr and Christine Oudenhoven Dohr. He served in the U.S. Army from September 19, 1963 being honorably discharged September 5, 1965. He moved to Colorado in 1969, earning his degree in Education from Colorado State University. Upon graduation from CSU, he taught school in Granby, CO and Prairie Middle School in Aurora, CO. Jim worked for the Rocky Mountain Park Service and then the U.S. Forest Service as the lake patrol in the summers in Grand Lake.

Jim is survived by his loving wife, Jill, 3 brothers, Peter (Joy), of Madison, WI, Bill (Bernie) of Wausau, WI and Tom (Jeannie) of Wapaca, WI and 1 sister, Laurie (Tom) Flood of Wapaca, WI. He is also survived by his son Michael (Elizabeth) of Denver, stepdaughter Carol (Steve) Davis of Denver, Stepson Alan (Charlene) Rossman of Denver, 5 grandsons, 9 nephews and 7 nieces.

Jim is predeceased by his parents and a sister Cornelia (Ron) Hoglund.

His service will be held at the Trinity Church of the Pines in Grand Lake, CO on Saturday, July 13, 2019, at 2 p.m. with reception to follow.

In lieu of flowers the family suggests donations in Jim’s name to a charity of your choice.

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Jill, we ache for you and your family, it is so hard to say good bye.  There are never adequate words but what a joy he was to watch around the kids and at William's birthday parties.  I find peace in the knowledge that you will be with him again never to part again.  We send our love to each of you.

Chuck & Karen Hoy Jul 8 2019 12:00 AM

My deepest sympathies to all the family.  Jim was such a wonderful, caring, and kind individual. It was a joy to work with him at Prairie Middle School. He will be missed by all of us who taught with him.

Dora Cash Jul 1 2019 12:00 AM

Please accept my deepest sympathies.  I had the privilege and pleasure of working with Jim at Prairie Middle School.  He will be missed.

Mary MacMillan Jun 29 2019 12:00 AM