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Arnold Fiscus

Arnold "Arnie" Fiscus

Tuesday, November 16th, 1948 - Thursday, February 11th, 2021
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Obituary

Arnold (Arnie) G. Fiscus, 72, of Greeley, Colorado went home to the Lord in the early
morning hours on Thursday, February 11th, 2021 in Greeley. Arnie was born on November 16,
1948 to Glen (Tex) and Dorothy (Philp) Fiscus in Sterling, Colorado. Arnie was raised on the
family’s ranch north of New Raymer.

He graduated from Prairie School in 1966 and went on to receive a degree in Vocational
Agriculture from Colorado State University in 1971. Arnie taught as an Ag teacher for 4 years in
New Rockford, North Dakota , McClave, Colorado, and Merino, Colorado. Arnie moved on to be
a farmer and rancher south of Fort Morgan, Colorado, also working as a District Seed Salesman and Health/Life Insurance Representative.

He married Cynthia (Cindy) Templeton in 1978. Together, they raised 2 daughters, Ceri
and Lindsey. They later divorced.

Arnie was active in the Fort Morgan Young Farmers since 1978, serving on the local
Agriculture Advisory Council and speaking in the National Young Farmers Spokesperson
contest in 2000. He was also active with the Colorado Agricultural Leadership Program,
Toastmasters, and was an FFA Alumni Life Member. Recently, he served on the Greeley
Chamber of Commerce and volunteered as a wrangler at the Greeley Stampede. In 2019, he
celebrated with his family at the Colorado State Fair and Great Wolf Lodge, as the Fiscus
Ranch was recognized as a Centennial Farm. He was also one of the founding board members of the Friends of Raymer organization. Dad loved to be involved and contribute to his
community.

Arnie met Carolyn Branigan when she was in high school and he was in college at CSU.
They dated for about a year and then went their separate ways. They reconnected in 1997
when she moved back to Colorado. In 2013 they faced and survived the flood in Evans
together, losing their home and most of their belongings. They decided to buy a house in
Greeley, where they knew the flood waters could not reach them. They lived together happily
until the time of Arnie’s passing.

Arnie was deeply devoted to his two daughters. He rarely, if ever, missed an activity or
milestone. His fatherly devotion continued to his 8 grandkids, whom he adored. Arnie was a
faithful babysitter every Friday for the past 13 years and again, rarely missed one of their many
activities. Papa Arnie will surely be missed.

Arnie was a quiet, unassuming man who never met a stranger. He had one of the most
patient and gentle demeanors and could always be found with his easy grin and twinkle in his
eye, telling you he was “living the dream.” He loved well and there is no doubt that he heard
“well done, good and faithful servant” as he entered into the joy of the Lord.

He is survived by his daughters Ceri (Chance) Middlemist and Lindsey (Russell) Jones
of Fort Morgan; Grandchildren Jocelynn, Cassius, Garrison, and Caleb Middlemist, and Maycie,
Lainey, Jensen, and Jameson Jones; Carolyn Branigan of Greeley; Siblings, Gerald (Sandy)
Fiscus of Juneau, Alaska, Bonnie Kirschbaum and Sherril Scharf of Merino, Ralph Fiscus of
Laporte, Bernice Fiscus and Marsha (Dan) Clark of Sterling. He also had many nieces,
nephews, and cousins who will dearly miss him. Arnie is preceded in death by his parents Glen and Dorothy Fiscus and his younger brother Merle Fiscus.

The Celebration of Arnie’s life will be held on February 19, 2021. Burial will take place at
1:00 PM at the New Raymer Cemetery, with a service at 1:30 and meal to follow at the New
Raymer Community Center. Please bring memories to share.
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  • Memorial Service

    Friday, February 19th, 2021 | 1:30pm
    When
    Friday, February 19th, 2021 1:30pm
    Location
    New Raymer Community Center
    Address
    23 Shirley Ave
    New Raymer, CO 80742
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  • Interment

    Friday, February 19th, 2021 | 1:00pm
    When
    Friday, February 19th, 2021 1:00pm
    Location
    New Raymer Cemetery
    Address
    Address Not Available
    New Raymer, CO
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  • Reception

    Friday, February 19th, 2021 | 2:30pm
    When
    Friday, February 19th, 2021 2:30pm
    Location
    New Raymer Community Center
    Address
    23 Shirley Ave
    New Raymer, CO 80742
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Amy Dugan

Posted at 11:47am
Arnie was such a wonderful member of the Greeley Area Chamber Ambassadors. He was a mainstay of our group and was Ambassador of the Year in 2009 for good reason - Arnie was everyone's Ambassador. We will miss his enthusiasm, his kind heart, and wonderful smile. We hold you all in our hearts.
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Tod Fiscus

Posted at 07:24pm
Ceri and Lindsey, I had the pleasure of chewing the fat with Arnie a couple weeks ago. Having spent a lot of time with him when we lived in Colorado, Arnie and I developed a friendship that started with me asking him a lot of questions about my dad and evolved into an appreciation for all the non main-stream beliefs we had in common. Our friendship developed into a once every other month call to check in and talk about alternative health therapies, business opportunities, conspiracy theories that turned out to be true, cattle, oil, and good jokes. I never did hear him say a bad word about another human being, although he did say he was going to kick the oil company's bass once. He took me under his wing several summers when I was young, and 20 years later, housed my kids for a spell when I sent them down for a taste of the farm. He didn't spend time worrying about much, had a smile on his face most of the time, put his family at the top of his priority list, did his own research, came to his own conclusions, and didn't much care what other folks thought. Grampa Tex's generosity certainly spilled over on Arnie as I can't remember a time he didn't offer to help in any way he could think of. Once he wanted to buy me a $2000 ionic foot bath and pay him back when i won the lottery. I passed on the opportunity and in his frustration, he tried to massage a crystal out of my pinky toe until I screamed for mercy. He was truly a Great uncle to me and a Great, great uncle to my kids. I think he was about as close to an angel as one could be while living on this earth. He's not gone. We'll see him again and get to thank him in person but in the mean time, he's listening and watching and rooting the rest of us on to live a life that makes a difference in every person you cross paths with. Just a smile is all it takes. Even a one sided smile. Thanks for being you Arnie. We love you.

Tod & Family, Gerald and Sandy, Scot and Barb, Robin and Jesse, and all our kids sending love. Dad sends his love and wishes he could make it but age, pandemics and plane rides are keeping him in Alaska for now.
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Mickie & John Morris and family

Posted at 09:49am
Our thoughts and prayers are with you. May all the good memories, you have of Arnie, help you all through this difficult time. Blessings on you!!
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Colorado Ag Leadership Program

Posted at 12:14pm
Our deepest condolences to your family. Arnie was a wonderful supporter of the Colorado Ag Leadership Program and will be missed.
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