May 15, 1949 - November 6, 2021
"Stephen James Obrecht was born May 15, 1949 to Evan Earl and May Erna Obrecht. He was the 4th child out of 5- Walter, Maureen, Mary Louise, Stephen and John. They soon moved from “the bottoms” (now under Cherry Creek Dam) to “up on the hill” in rural Arapahoe Co. The farm was an idyllic place to grow up and helped instill in Steve the value of hard work. He participated in 4-H where he was always proud to have won grand champion steer one year. He later graduated from Cherry Creek High School where he enjoyed football & basketball. Steve attended Rockmont College -mostly to play basketball. As far as he knew, he even still held a few sports records there. While at Rockmont, he worked at Sears in Cherry Creek, where he met Deborah Leichliter. About 3 ½ years later, they married on November 11, 1972 at Montview Evangelical Free Church. After a lot of prayer, Kyle Stephen was born. Soon after, they moved to Kearney, Nebraska where he earned his teaching degree and when Kami Layne was born. They returned to Colorado where he taught P.E. & computers for 30 years, mostly at Franktown Elementary School and a few years at Timber Trail Elementary School. Mr. O LOVED working with kids. He genuinely cared for people and you’d know it by his teasing. After many foster kids, Kenton James was born. Steve wanted his family to experience more of what God was doing in the world, so he moved them to Honduras for a year. There he taught at Mazapan School and loved the whole adventure. Steve was very proud that both he and Kyle obtained Masters Degrees! His whole life he was very active in church including: McCarrol Bible Church, Montview Evangelical Free Church, Creekside Bible Church and Majestic Baptist Church. Steve and Debbie moved to Pueblo after both retired in 2007. He substituted at Douglas County Schools and Pueblo County High until 2021. Steve enjoyed water aerobics at the YMCA, gardening, fiddling with autos, and small jobs around the church. Steve adored his family and loved his 3 children. Kyle and wife Kathleen of Elizabeth, Kami of Pueblo, and Kenton of Woodland Park. Steve EXCELLED at being Gramps and was devoted to his grandkids: Leila is 17, Maverick is 17, Mercy is 15, Cliona is 12, Martial is 12, Moxy is 8, and Mazy is 2. He loved passing his knowledge to them and we were all together often. Steve graduated to heaven to be with Jesus November 6, 2021 after a long stay in the hospital with covid- missing his 49th anniversary by five days! He will be missed by so many. May God be praised for Steve’s life! Thank you all for celebrating Steve/Mr. O/Dad/Gramps/Coach’s life with us. He was a well loved and important person to so many. Our hearts are hurting, but we are rejoicing that we know he is with Jesus. (Probably teasing Him and playing basketball!) Please share stories: [email protected] Please send any memorial gifts to: Lifebridge (www.lifebridgeco.org, P.O. Box 312, Bailey, CO 80421) We are having 2 celebration of life services: Creekside Bible Church in Castle Rock Sat Nov 27 at 9:30 AM, and Majestic Baptist Church in Pueblo West Sun Nov 28 at 2:30 PM. Plus his ashes will be buried in Clayton, Kansas Sat May 28 2022."
"Stephen James Obrecht was born May 15, 1949 to Evan Earl and May Erna Obrecht. He was the 4th child out of 5- Walter, Maureen, Mary Louise, Stephen and John. They soon moved from “the bottoms” (now under Cherry Creek Dam) to “up... View Obituary & Service Information
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