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MEEKER — Long-time Meeker resident Ivo E. Shults is this week’s “home of” honoree. Ivo was born in York, Neb. May 30, 1909. He celebrates his 99th birthday next week.
In his youth, Ivo attended country schools around the Grand Valley. He was graduated from Rifle High School in 1927 and moved to Meeker shortly thereafter.
Ivo married his wife, the former Winnie Burke, in 1937 in Glenwood Springs.
Ivo and Winnie bought their ranch in Powell Park in 1938. His son Lonnie currently operates the ranch.
The Shults’ have two children: son Lonnie and wife Peggy and daughter Lo Ann Klinglesmith and husband Lowell, all of Meeker.
Ivo loved riding horses, his dogs and fishing the White River.
Ivo also served as county commissioner and was a prominent member of the Rio Blanco Cattlemen’s Association as well as Powell Park and Meeker school boards.
Ivo has been busy all his life, has a great sense of humor and loves good music.
Those wishing to send him a birthday greeting, may mail cards to: Ivo Shults, P.O. Box 1164, Meeker, CO 81641-1164.
Happy 99th birthday Ivo!