Gary John Kluksdahl, 65, passed away on September 21, 2018, at his home in Englewood with his family and friends at his side. He was born on August 6, 1953 in Bridger, Montana, the son of Gordon and Donna Kluksdahl. He graduated from Powell Sr. High in 1971 in Powell, Wyoming 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 November 18, 1989, he married his wife Michelle Vogel in Golden, CO.
His survivors include his wife, Michelle, Englewood, CO; his children, Effie (Glen) Christiansen, Durango, CO, Ole (Sarah) Kluksdahl, Greeley, CO and Danielle Kluksdahl, Englewood, CO; mother, Donna Kluksdahl, Powell, WY; brother, Dennis (Fonda) Kluksdahl, Butte, MT, brother Ken (Barb) Kluksdahl, Castle Rock, CO, sister, Karen Cercy, Powell, WY, and brother, Mark (Cindi) Kluksdahl, Shepard, MT; 4 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.
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