August 3, 1950 ~ July 1, 2020

Born in: Pueblo, CO
Resided in: Pueblo, CO

Ira J Kalb, 69, died on July 1, 2020, after a valiant fight for life. He leaves behind his loving wife and true companion, Debbi; brothers, Clinton G. (Beverly) Kalb and Larry M. (Diane) Kalb; immediate family members, Roger Ice and Betty Dickey, Bobbi and Jerry Swallow, Cindy Ice and Abdul Masri and Beth and Lee Gladney; and numerous great nieces, nephews and many dear friends. Ira’s life was a perfect combination of family, friends, teaching, TTCI, Vegas, street rods and golf. Like the street rods he built, it went too fast. Special thanks to Jim Yengich, Paul Hanna and Dr. Roger Mann. Ira will forever be in our hearts. A memorial may be held at a later date in light of Covid-19. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Elmwood Jr. Golf, 3900 Thatcher Ave., Pueblo, CO  81005. Online condolences,

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  1. Hey Debbie this is Amos you probably have listened to stories about the things me and Ira did but you havent heard them all & there isnt room for all of them but i want you to know every saturday night from when i was in 2nd grade till i was in 6th grade i spent the night with him we did a lot together from going to church in Larry’s hurse to flying down the hiway at 150mph and everything in between. He taught me some cool things but he seemed more like a brother than a uncle im sorry i didnt see him for the last year im sorry for me it was my loss when somebody is gone people naturally say to themselves i wish this and i wish that but in my heart i wish i would of spent more time with ol blacky he had a lot of wisdom to offer. l looked up to Ira he gave me things nobody else could Anyway Debbie i will stop i could go on forever im sorry you lost Ira i know you never will but it would be cool if you would someday call me and let me help you do something not that you would ever need my help but deep down i think Ira would like that as well as me kinda like doing Ira a favor anyway Debbie im sorry and my phone # is 719 994 7850 i hope if you ever call i paid my cell phone bill. God Bless you Debbie

  2. Debi, I’m so sorry for your loss and may God comfort you during this difficult time. There are so many memories. He always had a kind word…okay smart remark for everyone. He will truly be missed by his wonderful family and friends. I also know Ira from TTCI. R.I.P. Michael and Marsha Hurst

  3. Dear family of Ira, Want to send my condolences to you. I worked with Ira at TTCI. Sorry to see he passed. Hope you are all doing well.

  4. It’s and family. We haven’t seen each other in more than 40 years, but you have always been in my prayers and will continue to be.

  5. CandleImageDeb and Family,
    I’m so sorry for your loss and may God comfort you during this difficult time. There are so many memories I have of my buddy. Working with him for over 30 yrs, I could write a book of all the riddles, pranks, and bets he never lost. We worked, we laughed, and we cried together. I loved Ira and would often express my appreciation for our friendship. He was always encouraging and always ready to give advise and share his knowledge. I would have to brag,that in my opinion, Ira was the smartest man I knew and the most respected man by so many. I love you Ira and I will see you again. Rest in peace My Brother from another mother .

  6. Debi, I am very saddened to hear that my friend and golf partner for may years has passed over and is now in the presence of our Lord and Savior. I worked with Ira for over 10 years and I enjoyed every day that I worked with, and around him. I enjoyed even more our many, many golf outings and I have never played with anyone who has a more natural swing than Ira. I was never able to even come close to beating him. He is my friend and I look forward to seeing him once again in the hereafter. God bless you and your family.

  7. Debbi and family,
    No words can express our deepest sympathy for your loss. Our sincere condolences from CeCe and Joe

    • Awwww we love you guys! Will show him this in the morning. I know it will mean a lot. Hope you are both well, and please if you need ANYTHING, day or night, do not hesitate to call me! Mean It! Email me if you don’t have my cell# Or call the house. Don’t want to put it here, idk if this will post to everyone?

  8. CandleImageI was blessed to have worked with Ira at TTCI. He was a wonderful soul and he will be missed.

  9. CandleImageLove you aunt Deb. Uncle Ira was so blessed to have such a strong, loyal, beautiful partner his whole adult life. You continue to make him proud, as you do the rest of us. Thank you for your talks, your listening, and support. I am here for you ANYTIME! Love, Morgan

  10. CandleImageUncle Ira, my memories of you and aunt Deb go back decades. You were always smiling, laughing, and sitting next to your brother. My grandfather thought the world of you, and I can remember my whole life him calling you “kiddo”. I know you looked up to him so much. I’m so happy we had such a great Christmas together! You telling stories about your big brother , climbing telephone polls, and throwing you fast balls. You two were very special together. Grandma has always, and continues, to talk about all the fun you guys had together and a million laughs. Your passing came so unexpectedly, however, knowing you lived your life with your soulmate, traveling, golf, cars, everything you loved, fills my heart. Your faith lives on through us and I know you will be watching over us. Aunt Deb visited today and reinforced what I already knew. Deb is a strong, loyal woman who loved you and continues to make you proud.Love you uncle Ira. CHEVY forever😇 Your Niece, Morgan

  11. IRA was a special friend and co-worket at TTCI. He will be missed so much. Sending prayers and hugs to all his family, especially Debbi.

  12. Debi, we are so sorry to hear of the passing of Ira. He was a wonderful guy. My favorite memory of him is, in Sunday School, he was always saying “according to the Book of Ira..”. I remember someone once said I cannot find that book anywhere. I will pray for you and your family.
    With much love,
    Paul & Linda Shields

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