William Leonard SullivanJune 20, 1958 ~ April 10, 2017 (age 58)
William “Bill” Sullivan passed away on 4/10/2017, after a long struggle with his illness, at his home in Gypsum CO.
Bill was born on 6/20/58 in Englewood Colorado to William V. Sullivan and Cecilia G. Sullivan. He grew up in Littleton CO and joined the Army at age 17. His first deployment was in Korea on the DMZ, to the great worry of his mother who had to wait several months and only after letters to the Chaplain, did she hear of his save arrival. After Korea he was stationed on several stateside military bases and spent his last 2.5 years in the military in Wiesbaden Erbenheim, Germany, where he met his wife Gertie Sullivan (Astheimer). He then was honorably discharged from the Army with the rank of E-5, army headquarters USAR-Europe armor crewman (tanker) and married his German bride on 9/24/1983 in Littleton CO and they were married until the day of his passing.
His passionate hobbies besides the Denver Bronco's, were fishing and hunting and the great Colorado outdoors. After moving into the Rocky Mountain region in 1989 and later to the town of Gypsum CO, he never wanted to leave it again. He learned the craft of a stone mason and started his own Company as WLS inc. in 1996, which he ran with the help of his wife, until his illness. He was preceded in death by his mother Cecilia Sullivan (Murray) and father William Sullivan, Uncle Anthony Sullivan and Aunt Betty Sullivan, and Uncle Michael Murray.
He is survived in death by his loving wife Gertie Sullivan (Astheimer), his sisters Noreen McCrea (Sullivan), Kathy Taft (Sullivan) and brother, Ronald Sullivan, brotherin-laws SL McCrea and Gerhard Astheimer and sister in-law Elke Laufer, Uncle Jimmy Dougherty and wife Judy and Aunt Ginny Murray, Cousin Kevin Murray and wife Laura and Cousin Judy Murray, Nephews Ryan Sullivan, Brett Sullivan and Kelley Sullivan with wife Carley, Justin McCrea, Cristian Laufer and Finn Astheimer Nieces Crissy McCrea-Babcock, Jessica McCrea-Farner with husband Andy, Patty Cahill (McCrea) with husband T.J., Andrea Laufer, Martina Laufer, Corona Laufer and Regina Laufer, and great nieces and nephews that he all loved dearly.
He will be greatly missed and to all his fishing and hunting buddies, next time you get the big one, think of him and he will be there! Funeral Services will be held on 4/19/2017 at Ft. Logan cemetery, Englewood CO, and a memorial will be planned for around his birthday in Gypsum CO, details to be announced.
Rest in Peace, Bill