Harvey Lee Morgheim - February 14, 2012
Harvey Lee Morgheim, 78, of Littleton, Colo. passed away at the Denver Hospice Center in Denver on Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2012.
Harvey was born on Jan. 30, 1934 to Fred and Hermina (Erhlich) Morgheim at Lyman, Neb. He was the third child of a family of eight children. He and his oldest brother shared the same birthday of Jan. 30.
Harvey attended Huntley Schools in Huntley, Wyo. He enlisted in the U.S. Army from 1953 to 1955, serving most of his time in Germany. He farmed briefly with his father and worked various jobs in Wyoming before moving to Denver in 1957.
He began his employment with the then Martin Company in their reproduction department, which determined his lifelong career in printing. He also worked for the Denver Public Library, Ball Brothers Research and Ridgways before opening his own print and blueprint shop in June of 1983 in Englewood, Colo. Although his offset printing and blueprinting shop changed to computerized large-scale scanning and printing, Harvey continued to manage his shop for 27 years until his health was declining. Harvey fought a difficult battle with emphysema for the last six years.
On March 27, 1965, Harvey married Carolyn Lueck at Brule, Neb. They lived in the north Denver area for the first years of their marriage, moving to their current home in Littleton in May 1976. To this union two sons were born.
Harvey enjoyed restoring classic cars over the years and enjoyed many years of car shows with his 1960 Ford Starliner and 1965 Malibu convertible. He also enjoyed working in his yard and remodeling in his home. Harvey was a member of St. Philip Lutheran Church in Littleton.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his in-laws; one brother, Gene and two sisters-in-law and one brother-in-law.
He is survived by his wife, Carolyn of Littleton; two sons, Shad and wife Tamara Morgheim of Springhill, Tenn. and Shawn and wife Traci Morgheim of Chula Vista, Calif.; seven grandchildren, Joshua, Quinlan, Brianna, Hailey, Aiden, Noah and Ashton; four sisters, Verna Wiegel of Morrill, Neb., Dorothy and husband Ron Buchhammer, Sharon and Larry Nighswonger of Torrington, Wyo. and Linda and husband Jay Smith of St. George, Utah; two brothers, Kenneth of Torrington and Fred and wife Charlie of Castle Rock, Colo.; one sister-in-law, Lou Abeyta of Westminster, Colo. and one brother-in-law, Don and wife Juli Lueck of Lemoyne, Neb. along with numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Services were held Monday, Feb. 20, 2012 at St. Philip Lutheran Church in Littleton, Colo., followed by interment at Fort Logan National Cemetery.