George Glenn Vienhage Jr., “Buzz” went to be with the Lord on Tuesday January 3, 2023. He
was born on November 9, 1946 to George Sr. and Marjorie “Lazelle” (Fisher) Vienhage in St.
George was the oldest of 8 children. He graduated from Christian Brothers High School in 1965.
From there George attended and excelled at United Electronics Institute in West Des Moines,
Iowa. During this time he spotted his future wife, Nancy Gregory, riding a skateboard out front of
their apartment building. They were married June 1, 1968. After graduating from United
Electronics Institute, George moved to California building missiles for Rockwell International. In
1969 George enlisted in the United States army and was sent to Fort Monmouth, New Jersey
where he graduated at the top of his electronics class and became an instructor. He was then
stationed in Germany continuing to do electronics until his honorable discharge in 1972. The
couple welcomed their first daughter while stationed there.
Upon returning to the United States George and Nancy settled in Ames, Iowa where they were
blessed with two boys. At that time, he began working for Hach Company. When Hach opened a
new campus in Colorado a few years later, George transferred with them, moving his family to
Windsor in 1978. In Colorado, the family grew with two more daughters. George continued his
career with Hach until his retirement in 1999, spending 27 years with the company.
George enjoyed his large family and loved teaching his children to fish, play baseball and camp.
He loved pulling weeds, watering plants and sharing the joy of gardening with his children and
grandchildren. He was very involved with Our Lady of the Valley Catholic Church during the
early development of the parish, including supervising the locally-famous krautburger production
during the Windsor Harvest Festival for several years. He has enjoyed being involved in his
community and making lots of new friends again, playing poker and cribbage, enjoying
happy-hour, coffee-time and giving unofficial tours during the last three years that he has spent
at 55 Resort in Windsor.
George was surrounded by a very loving and large family. He is survived by his loving wife of 54
years Nancy (Gregory) Vienhage, five children, Christine (Christopher) Hassler of Clay City, KS,
Mike (Maya) Vienhage of Fort Collins, CO, Jeff Vienhage of West Palm Bay, FL, Jennifer (Mike)
Lindstrom of Pierce, CO, and Sarah (Adam) Klemisch of Windsor, CO; ten grandchildren loving
known as Papa’s Pea Pickers, Viktorjia Hassler, Molli Hassler, Logan Vienhage, Landon
Vienhage, Morgen Lindstrom, David Lindstrom, Savannah Klemisch, Dominic Klemisch, Lyra
Kahn and Loki Kahn; siblings Joyce Jackson, Nancy Laderoute, Tom Vienhage, Cindy Brenner,
and Kathy Gerst; several nieces, nephews, friends and family. He is preceded in death by his
parents, sister Linda Vienhage and brother Rick Vienhage.
A funeral is planned for Wednesday January 11, 2023 at 11:00 am at Our Lady of the Valley
Catholic Church in Windsor. Burial at Lakeview Cemetary and reception at the church will follow.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the National MS Society or St. Jude’s Children’s