David “Randy” Whattler…April 2, 1957 – August 17, 2014


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Funeral services for Randy Whattler will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, August 21, 2014 at the United Methodist Church in Las Animas, CO.  Burial will follow at 11 a.m. at Fort Lyon National Cemetery.  Visitation for Randy will be held from 1:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.  on Wednesday, August 20, 2014 at Horber Funeral Chapel in Las Animas.

David “Randy” Whattler  was born April 2nd, 1957, to David and Joan Whattler, in Jamestown, New York.

Randy entered eternal life on August 17, 2014, his 17th wedding anniversary to Brenda (Tomlin) Whattler, the love of his life.

Randy graduated from Las Animas High School in 1975.  He served in the United States Navy, Army and Army National Guard.  Randy worked for the Department of Veteran’s Affairs in Phoenix, AZ and Fort Lyon, CO, and most recently for Fort Lyon Department of Corrections until his retirement in 2012.  Randy was a volunteer for a few years for the Bent County Ambulance Service and always enjoyed helping others.  He was an avid Bronco fan and lived life to the fullest.  Randy is a member of the Seed and Supply Church and  a Life Member of the Disabled American Veterans.  He was on the S.O.R.T. Team and Crisis Negotiations Teams while working for the Department of Corrections.   He will be missed by all.

Randy is survived by his wife, Brenda  of Las Animas; daughters, Nikole (Tommy Thompson) Whattler of Gilbert, AZ,  Kim (Jasen Santiago) Whattler of Chandler, AZ.; son, Kale (Shala) Flory of Kirksville, MO;  three grandchildren, Taytum and Teegan Thompson, and Carsen Santiago; mother, Joan Snyder;  father, David (Marge) Whattler, all of Las Animas; siblings,  Don (Carrie) Whattler, Rudy (Carol) Estrada,  Annette Capwell, all of Las Animas,  Curtis (Mary) Estrada of IL, Lyndell (Greg) Starkovich of Pueblo West, Barbara Estrada of Oklahoma, and Nadine Estrada of Colorado, and many other family members and friends.

Randy was preceded in death by his grandparents, Grace and Floyd Lingle; Norma and Kenneth Terboss; and stepfather, Dutch Snyder.

Memorial donations can be made to Arkansas Valley Hospice, PO box 408, La Junta, CO 81050, http://www.arkvalleyhospice.org; or the Fisher House Foundation, http://denverfisherhouse.org.

Horber Funeral Chapel is handling arrangements.  For more information or to leave online condolences please visit www.horberfuneralchapel.com.



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