Herbert 'Herb' Wise, 92, born Aug. 15, 1916, in Jamestown, Pennsylvania, departed this life Oct. 27, 2008, in Pueblo, Colo. Preceded in death by his wife of 62 years, Agnes M. Wise, who passed away on Oct. 20, 2003. Survived by his daughters, Mary Colletti and Sue (Milton) VanDerwalker; grandchildren, Tracy Colletti, Chip (Mel) Colletti, Michael (Nichole) VanDerwalker of Kansas, Darin (Elizabeth) VanDerwalker of New Hampshire; and great-granddaughter, Morgan Colletti. Herb retired from Ferro Processing after 30 years of service. He enjoyed music, dancing, playing the piano and trumpet. Herb was actively involved in the First United Methodist Church for 55 years. He was also active with S.R.D.A. and Cooperative Care Center for the past 26 years. His family and friends meant everything to him as well as helping people less fortunate than himself. He had a very caring and compassionate spirit and will be deeply missed by all those who knew him and were touched by him. The family thanks the Frontier Hospice for their caring support in our hour of need and all those who supported Herb and his family. A memorial service will be held 2 p m. Saturday, Nov. 1, 2008, First United Methodist Church, 10th and Grand. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Cooperative Care Center or Wayside Cross Mission, through Montgomery & Steward Funeral Directors, 1317 N. Main St., Pueblo, Colo. 81003. Online condolences, www.montgomerysteward.com

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  1. Mary, Sue, John and Family,

    We would like to express our deepest sympathy on the
    loss of your dear father! I count it a privilege to have known
    You’re Dad over 50 years. There are so many fond memories during that time.
    One of my favorite was when he would play the piano; you could just tell how much he enjoyed it. Ken and I are so thankful that God gave us all such a wonderful man to know and love, and the inspiration he was to all of us.

    Our thoughts are with you all and may God comfort you and surround you with His peace and love.

  2. Dear Sue, So sorry for the loss of your father. Our prayers are with you at this sad time in your life.

  3. I have many great memories of Herb; how he would come to my garage after my husband died and he would service Jesse Grays car. Herb always asked if I needed anything before they left; how he entertained at the nursing homes with the “Misfits” and how the people enjoyed his playing; how he always was there when I needed him to dance at the nursing homes for the Polka Club entertainment with the rest of the Polka group; how he moved so slow when he danced and one time he started to turn me in a circle then he told me “I won’t get fancy with you because you may not know how to do it”. He was a joy to all of us and at Trani’s last night he was rememberd by many dancers. I am glad he is at rest now.
    Mary

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