Nathan Wesley Kirkpatrick, 43, of North Glenn, Colorado, formerly of Gothenburg, Nebraska, died August 6th, 2012, at Kindred Transitional Care and Rehabilitation Center in North Glenn.
He was born December 26th, 1968, in Gothenburg, son of Dennis and Susan (Trumble) Kirkpatrick.
He grew up in Gothenburg and graduated from Gothenburg High School in 1987. He played football and basketball in high school. Nathan took basic training at Great Lakes Naval Training Center and was assigned at San Diego Naval Base. Nathan served his country in the US Navy from July 1987 to January 1990.
Nathan enjoyed snow skiing, playing cribbage and hunting.
Nathan never let the accident he was in take away his life. He was able to enjoy the Winter Park handicap snow skiing, kayaking and white water rafting. Some of his favorite pastimes were playing cribbage and poker, which he was very good at. Nathan had friends that came and took him to Rockies, Nuggets and Broncos games.
He was even able to come back to Gothenburg for his 10 year high school class reunion. Nathan loved KISS, he was able to go to several of their concerts. Nathan was even a movie star, he was an extra on a made for TV movie while at Learning Services in Lakewood, Colorado.
Survivors include his parents, Dennis and Susan Kirkpatrick of Gothenburg, brothers Dorian (Sarah) Kirkpatrick of Peyton, Colorado; Nicholas Kirkpatrick of Denver, Colorado; nephew, Kaleb Kirkpatrick and niece Kaitlyn Kirkpatrick, aunts and uncles, cousins and extended family.
Nathan was preceded in death by his grandparents, two aunts, and two cousins.
Services were held at First United Methodist Church on August 13th, 2012, at 10:30 a.m. with Dr. Jeff Thurman officiating.
Inurnment followed in the Fort McPherson National Cemetery at Maxwell, Nebraska.
Memorials may be given to the First United Methodist Church or the Boy Scouts Troop 177.
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