Paul K. TeGrotenhuis, 79, passed away Feb. 16, 2009. Survived by his wife, Della TeGrotenhuis; children, Joe (Myrna) TeGrotenhuis of Lakewood, Colo., Ann Bicknell of Denver, Laura (Benjamin) Guerrero of Glenwood Springs, Colo. and John TeGrotenhuis of Pueblo; and grandchildren, Bob Bicknell, Sara Bicknell, Adriano Guerrero, Emilio Guerrero and Christina TeGrotenhuis. Preceded in death by his parents, John and Betty TeGrotenhuis. Paul was born Aug. 22, 1929, in Hotchkiss, Colo. He was the class of 1947 valedictorian at Paonia High School and an alumnus of CU in Boulder. Paul serviced as a lieutenant in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War. In 1976, he retired as a personnel director for CF&I and then worked for the State of Colorado Rehabilitation Department, until 1991. Paul enjoyed working on automobiles and was a Boy Scout Leader for Troop # 30 for many years. He was a member of Christ The King Church. Funeral Mass, 10:30 a.m. Monday, Feb. 23, 2009, at Christ The King Church, 1708 Horseshoe Dr., with Msgr. Tom Adrians, VG, as celebrant. Entombment will follow at Imperial Memorial Gardens. The family respectfully requests the omission of flowers. Online condolences,

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  1. My friends, Della, Ann, Laura: Please accept my deep sympathies in the loss of your husband and father. I well remember your family as we communicated through Scouts and school memories with my (now adult) children. The service yesterday was lovely. The tributes you children gave to your father very much reflected the personality that I remember over the years. I feel privileged to have known your family. Sincerely, Thelma Hennen, 1621 Horseshoe Place, Pueblo, CO. email:

  2. I was sorry to hear about Paul. I worked with him for several years at the Division of Rehabilitation. He was a quiet man with a sense of humor and a dedication to his work. My heart goes out to his family as I know he will be missed. May God hold you in his hands and comfort you during this difficult time.

    Velma Rinks

  3. Aunt Della,my condolences to you and your family. This is a small season. Take comfort in the knowledge that through His Resurrection, Jesus Christ overcame death for you. Everyone, the righteous and wicked alike, will receive the gift of resurrection. Once again,on that day, you two will be reunited with your family. That will be a beautiful and bright day. Remember,God does not give to us that which he will not provide help for because Man is that he should find joy.

    Alan Delimont

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