Edward Vincent Allspach
March 29, 1935 Denver, Colorado
August 6, 2013 Denver, Colorado
Committal Service & Interment
9:30 AM, Ft. Logan National Cemetery, Staging Area B
Edward Vincent Allspach AKA (fast Eddie- Grandpa) 78, of Aurora Colorado, passed away on August 6th, 2013. He was was with family passing very quietly and peacefully. The memorial service will be held at Cherry Creek Reservoir, 12 Mile House on Sunday August 11th, 2013 at 2 pm. The Military Service will be held at Fort Logan National Cemetery at staging area B on Monday August 12th, 2013 at 9:30 am. Funeral arrangements are being handled by All-States Cremation. Edward was born in Denver Colorado on March 29th, 1935. He attended high school in Brighton Colorado. While in High School he was the 1951 state wrestling champ. He joined the Army in December of 1952. Doing his service to our country during the Korean war, most of his tour was done in Germany. He received an honorable discharge November 30th, 1955. He met the love of his life Ruth Anne Epp in early 1960; they were married on September 2nd, 1960. They were married for 39 years. Edward worked as a taxi driver, for Skaggs Drugstore and in real estate in the late fifties to mid 60’s. He began a long career in construction in the early 70’s. If one drives around Denver and Aurora you are likely to see a structure he built. In fact the apartment he was living in when he passed was built by him. He enjoyed working with his hands creating Bo staffs, Eskrima sticks, and wooden swords. He was actively involved in Stephen Oliver’s Mile High Karate, with whom he received his Honorary Black Belt Novemeber 5th, 2012. Edward is preceded in death by his parents William J and Elizabeth V Allspach, his brothers William and Joseph Allspach, and his sister Doll Hager, as well as his loving wife Ruth Anne Allspach. He is survived by his sister Helen Dreher; his sister-in-law Julie Vance, daughters Robin Ogg, Sheri Allspach-Jones and Christene Allspach; his six grandchildren Lindsy Lane, Zachary Allspach, Ryan Kelly, Ashley Brewer, Brittney Tomlinson, and Trisha Ogg; his ten great-grandchildren Alice, James, Patrick, Malachi, and Maggie Lane; Kayden and Toryn Allspach, Christopher, Addison and last but not least LillyAwna Tomlinson. He is survived by his nephews Gabriel and Martin Vance and niece Alexandra “Niki” Leonardis. He is also loved and survived by his adoptive family Gene, Kendra, Niko, and Kayla Johnson; Sheila, George, Jessica Rosales, and Roman Medina, Terra Rambo, Monica Orner, Anthony and Preston White, Sheri, Tony and Nicholas Valance and a slew of others forgotten here but he never did. In lieu of flowers please make donations to the Grandma and Grandpa Allspach Mile High Karate Scholarship Fund, make checks payable to K.I.C.K (kids involved caring for kids). The family of Edward Allspach wish to thank Stephen Oliver’s Mile High Karate for their years of love and support, Kendra and Gene Johnson, and Dawn Sullivan for their contributions for the Memorial Service, Sheri and Tony Valance for the flowers, and Brittney Tomlinson for flower arrangements.