Edward Umlauf

Obituary of Edward Louis Umlauf

Edward Louis Umlauf, DVM, 74, of Windsor, CO passed peacefully on Christmas Eve with family at his side. Dr. Umlauf, affectionately known as "Dr. ED” grew up in a German pocket of Pennsylvania to Lieutenant Colonel Harry "Jake” Umlauf, MD and his mother, Beatrice "Bea” Umlauf. A precocious and curious boy who attained fast verbal and motor skills that paid off both in the formative years, and later in life through study and dedication in the field of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Ed lived up to the meaning of his name in nature and spirit: a protector. With a boisterous personality and a penchant for discipline, these attributes helped shape a life of service to those he cherished. An avid enthusiast of sport and natural athlete, he enjoyed the physical strain of competition. A graduate of Colorado State University in the physical sciences (’69), earned Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (’74) and post doctorate pursuit and orthopedic specialty thereafter. Dr. Ed logged 13 years of educational and didactic training before he started his practice in Fort Collins, CO and continued throughout the state. During his doctoral study, he had an influential professor that led him to connect with his Christian heritage and was forever changed. His ethos was to bring others to walk in the light of the lord. He held a significant presence both in stature and action. Those who knew him best felt seen, supported and loved as he exuded passion to protect. He is survived by his beloved wife, Karla, his former wife Michelle, children; Zachary MBA, Lyndsey RN, and Jesse, his brother, Theo, sisters; Barbara PhD and Gretchen, MS. His legacy will continue through his grandchildren and all those he helped along the way. Ed’s Life Celebration will be held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, February 19, 2022 at Faith Church of Windsor with a reception to follow. To watch the Facebook Livestream service, visit the Facebook page, Faith Church of Windsor. In lieu of flowers, consider donating to "MAXFUND”, a nonprofit animal services organization, to help continue his mission to the public, in care of Adamson, 2000 47th Ave., Greeley, CO 80634. Friends may leave condolences at AdamsonCares.com. Private inurnment to be held at Fort Logan National Cemetery, Denver. Dr. Ed reminded us life is to be lived but eternity is forever. To take our time here seriously and with purpose. To laugh, to love and always to serve.
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2:30 pm
Friday, February 18, 2022
Fort Logan National Cemetery
3698 South Sheridan, Denver
DENVER, Colorado, United States

Life Celebration

2:00 pm
Saturday, February 19, 2022
Faith Church of Windsor
1020 Walnut Street
Windsor, Colorado, United States
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