Kerry Grant Wollert, 1958"2008
MONTROSE, Colo. ” Kerry Grant Wollert, who lived in Vail for about 10 years, died on Tuesday at 7:20 a.m. in Montrose. Kerry’s untimely death was the result of injuries sustained from an ATV accident on Aug. 19. He was 49.
Kerry was born July 1, 1958, to Vernon E. and Mildred B. Wollert in Lamar, Colo. He attended school at Wiley Consolidated Schools, graduating high school in 1976. Kerry was an exceptional athlete, receiving all-state and all-American honors as well as Colorado lineman of the year.
After high school Kerry spent most of his adult life as a building contractor in Arizona and Colorado. He finished his years with his brother at Wollert GMC in Montrose, where he made numerous acquaintances who became friends of his for the remainder of his life.
Kerry enjoyed hunting, fishing and the sport of rodeo after his high school years up until the day of his departure. He won many team roping events and enjoyed everyone’s fellowship through the years.
Kerry was preceded in death by his father, Vernon Wollert, both paternal grandparents and maternal grandfather.
Kerry is survived by his three children, Lindsay Wollert, of Canyon, Texas, Grant Wollert, of Lamar, and Krissa Eggert, of Denver; his mother, Mildred B.W. Scherzer, of Del Norte, Colo.; his brothers, Gary (Jeanette) Wollert, of Sheridan Lake, Colo., Mike (Gretchen) Wollert, of Lingle, Wyo., Rick Wollert, of Lamar, Mark (Kathy) Wollert, of Delta, Colo., and Kent (Cheryl) Wollert, of Olathe, Colo.; his sisters, Gaylynn (Gary) Robinson, of Springfield, Mo., Jo (Terry) Weimer, of Wiley, Colo., and Dawn Klipfel, of Glen Rose, Texas.
Kerry is also survived by many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins, as well as his maternal grandmother, Ethel Stout, of Wiley, and his fiancee, Laurel Corso, of Olathe.
Funeral services will be held today at 11 a.m. at the Montrose Christian Church. The service will conclude at the church.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Craig Hospital Foundation, In memory of Kerry Wollert, 3425 S. Clarkson, Englewood, CO 80113, online, http://www.craighospital.orgfoundation. Contact Tessa Baldwin for more information at (303) 789-8650.