Harry Albert Loss

March 2, 1928 - June 18, 2017

U.S. Veteran

Service Date: June 21, 2017

A Memorial Service will be held at the Crippin Funeral Home Chapel, 802 East Main Street, Montrose, CO 81401, on Sunday, June 25, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. with a reception to follow at the Lions Park Clubhouse at 2:00 p.m.

Harry Albert Loss
March 2, 1928 ~ June 18, 2017

Harry Albert Loss, passed away June 18, 2017 in his home with his loving wife, Joyce, by his side. They were just three days short of their 67th wedding anniversary. Harry was born March 2, 1928 to Robert C. Loss and Cozette (Spencer) Loss. Harry attended Oak Grove Elementary, and Montrose High School, where he lettered in basketball.
On June 21, 1950 he married Joyce Workman. Harry and Joyce and three children, Harry Dean (Cathy) Loss, Linda (Jim) Golden, and Rick (Rose) Loss. He was drafted in the U.S. Army in 1952, where he served in the Korean War. He served in the 21rst AAA “Quad Lightning” Battalion of the 25th Infantry Division – Anti Aircraft, gaining the rank of Sergeant 1rst Class.
In addition to ranching, he worked for Berterello’s Machine Shop, then started his own shop at his home on West Oak Grove Road, sharpening plow shares and repairing machinery for local farms. During sugar beet harvest the farmers worked at night when the ground was frozen, or the trucks would mire down in the mud. Harry would often repair their machinery in the night, and Joyce would cook breakfast for them before they sent the farmer back to the fields. Harry loved working in his shop, which Matt Miles, the neighbor, and his son Nick had built for him out of the goodness of their hearts. He also loved spending time at the summer pasture in Hank’s Valley, where the family spent many happy times.
Harry is survived by his loving wife Joyce of the family home, his sons Harry D. of Montrose, CO; Rich Loss of Olathe, CO; his daughter, Linda Golden of Cheyenne, WY; Grandchildren, Deanne (Nathan) Compton, Lynn Albert Loss, Mike Loss, Alisa (Brandon) Parish all of Montrose. Also surviving are five great-grandchildren Duncan, Amara, and Brendan Compton, Jameson, and Christopher Parish, all of Montrose.
A Memorial Service will be held at the Crippin Funeral Home Chapel, 802 East Main Street, Montrose, CO 81401, on Sunday, June 25, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. with a reception to follow at the Lions Park Clubhouse at 2:00 p.m.
Special thanks from the family to the staff of HopeWest Hospice for their help with Harry’s needs, and the family’s needs, and to Welcome Home Alliance for Veterans and John Davis for help with equipment. Also thanks to the staff at San Juan Living Center, especially the therapists who helped him get ready to come home. Thanks to Doctors Brezinsky, Christine Geiszl, and Judkins, for their care.
Memorial Contributions may be made to Welcome Home Alliance for Veterans, at 11 South Park, Montrose, CO 81401; HopeWest Hospice 725 South 4th Street, Montrose, CO 81401; or the Workman Loss Scholarship Fund, which was set up years ago by Joyce Loss in honor of her parents, Tim and Myrtle Workman and Harry’s parents, Robert and Cozette Loss.