O’Brine, John E.
John E. O’Brine of Arvada, Colo., passed away Friday, Nov. 16, 2012. He was 81 years of age.
Born May 27, 1931, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, to George and Hazel O’Brine, formerly of Alburnett, Iowa. John was married to Nancy Ann Krueger Dec. 6, 1951, at St. Paul’s Methodist Church in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
He is survived by his wife, Nancy of Arvada; a sister, Harriett Waggoner of Kent, Wash.; a daughter, Maureen O’Brine Ketelsen (Randy Ketelsen) of Arvada; a son, Michael O’Brine (Linda VanDerWeg O’Brine) of Colorado Springs, Colo.; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
John attended Alburnett High School, served in the United States Army from 1948 to 1950 and was a member of the Iowa National Guard from 1950 to 1964. John and Nancy lived in Orange County, Calif. from 1964 to 1986, where he owned and operated a successful construction business. In 1986, John and Nancy moved to Colorado where they worked during retirement at Ketelsen Campers of Colorado.
John was a past member of El Jebel Shrine in Denver, Colo. He was a 50 year member of Masonic Lodges: Mizpah Lodge, Cedar Rapids, Iowa and Golden City Lodge #1, Golden, Colorado; where he served as Worshipful Master in 2012.
Memorial services will be held at 6 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 25, at Golden City Masonic Lodge #1, 400 10th St., Golden, CO 80401. (No flowers please).
Sympathies may be sent to: Nancy O’Brine, 6736 Lupine Circle, Arvada, CO 80007.
Published in The Gazette Nov. 21, 2012.