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Gertie Jo Lewis

December 31, 1926 — December 25, 2022

GERTIE JO LEWIS, 95, of Holyoke, CO, passed away Sunday, December 25, 2022, at her home.

Gertie was born December 31, 1926, in Daykin, NE, to Emil H. and Elnora T. (Krueger) Fisbeck.

The family moved from Nebraska to a farm southwest of Holyoke, CO, when Gertie was six weeks old. In 1930, then moved to Paoli, CO, where her family owned a filling station. She attended grade school there before graduating from Haxtun High School with the class of 1944. After graduation, Gertie had various employment in Holyoke and Paoli, doing clerical work with the Phillips County Clerk and Recorder, REA, Phillips County ASCS office, Paoli Co-op Elevator, and Holyoke Grade School.

On October 10, 1948, Gertie was married to E. Pryor Lewis. They resided on the family farm until 1965, when he became an agent for National Farmers Union Insurance Co., moving them to Monte Vista, Denver, and then Fort Collins. After retiring, they moved back to Holyoke in 1991.

Gertie was a long-time member of the Zion Lutheran Church in Holyoke.

Gertie was preceded in death by her husband, E. Pryor Lewis; parents, Emil and Elnora Fisbeck; brothers, Billy Ray Fisbeck, Herbert Fisbeck, and Leo Fisbeck; sisters, Darlene Vorce, Lorena Fisbeck, and Doris Fisbeck; sister-in-laws, Barbara Fisbeck, Elsie Fisbeck, and Charlotte Thompson; brother-in-laws, Gene Vorce and Paul Thompson.

She is survived by a brother, Donald Fisbeck of Fort Collins, sister-in-law, Vicki Fisbeck of Fort Collins; many nieces, nephews, and friends.

Graveside services will be held Thursday, December 29, 2022, at 1:00 p.m. at the Holyoke Cemetery, with Pastor Gary Rahe officiating. Condolences may be shared at

Bullock-Long Funeral Home of Grant is in charge of arrangements.
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Thursday, December 29, 2022

Holyoke Cemetery

, Holyoke, CO 80734

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