A celebration of life for Samuel Jerome Origer, 51, of Loveland, Colo., formerly of Estherville, will be held at 3 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 7 at Namaqua Park, 730 Namaqua Road in Loveland with Dennis Kaz officiating. Goes Funeral Care in Loveland will be handling the arrangements. Sam passed away on Monday, Aug. 26 at his home in Loveland surrounded by his wife Nicole and their children.
Samuel Jerome Origer is the son of John and Marian (Hupp) Origer. He was born on Nov. 24, 1961 in Estherville.
Samuel received his education in Estherville. Before graduating from high school, Samuel joined the United States Marine Corp in 1978 at the age of 17. He received an honorable discharge from the Marine Corp in 1982 with the rank of #-2 private First Class. Upon returning to Iowa, Samuel finished his high school education graduating in 1982. He was united in marriage with Karen Myers on July 24, 1983 and they had a daughter Leah. He was united in marriage to Nicole Behrends on Dec. 15, 1994 and they had five children-Hunter, Priscilla, Zechariah, Samuel and Joshua. Samuel was a member of the Baptist Faith and loved his church family.
Samuel Jerome Origer
When Sam was younger he loved to hunt and fish with his father and brothers and was hoping to teach his children how to hunt and finish. Sam loved his family and enjoyed spending time with them especially in the outdoors fishing and camping as much as possible. He also liked spending time with friends around the bon fire and in more recent years hiking in the mountains of Colorado and Wyoming. They recently took a family vacation to Florida and enjoyed a special time together seeing all the sites. Sam also loved his dogs Gabriel, Twist, Dook and Hoary Blue.
Left to cherish Samuel's memory are his wife Nicole Origer, Loveland; daughters Leah Marcotte and special friend Troy Breeman, daughter Hunter Origer, Estherville; daughter Priscilla Origer, and sons Zechariah Origer, Samuel Origer II and Joshua Origer, all of Loveland and a grandson Noah Breeman, Estherville and a step-son James Jenkins of Arizona; his father John Origer, Estherville, his siblings Donald Origer and his wife Beth, Milford; Lawrence Origer and his and his wife Deb, Sioux City; Jackie (Origer) Smith, Amarillo, Texas; Rebecca Origer, Allan Origer and his wife Martha, all of Estherville; Matthew Origer and his wife Ellen, Laramie, Wyo.; Daniel Origer and his wife Niki of Estherville; along with several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his mother Marian Origer, his grandparents Joseph and Imogene Origer, Henry and Hermina Hupp, and several of his aunts and uncles.