Rocky Mountain News
July 20, 1997
JIM L. ERGER, 70, of Brighton died July 11. Services were July 14, with burial at Elmwood Cemetery. Mr. Erger was born in Fort Lupton on March 10, 1927. He married Marilyn Blaser, 1948. He was in the Navy and served in World War II. He sold real estate for Mercury Realty, Edens Realty and Leeper and Co. He farmed his family farm southeast of Brighton and was named Adams County Farmer of the Year, 1977. He was a member of St. Augustine Church, Brighton Elks and was grand knight and district deputy for the Knights of Columbus. He was president of the Colorado Water Congress in the late 1970s. He was a board member of the Adams County Fair and chairman of the board for tractor pulls for more than 25 years. He was a member of the Brighton Chamber of Commerce and vice president of Buckley Acres Subdivision Home Owners Association. He was chairman of the Henderson Coalition and was instrumental in the Rocky Mountain Arsenal cleanup. He was president of the Central Water Conservancy District 45. He worked on the promotional committee for the Denver International Airport. He played and coached for the Knights of Columbus basketball team. Survivors include his wife; daughters Bev Weinberger of Pennsylvania, Sharon Riddell of Dove Creek, Nancy of Brighton; sons Tom of Canada, Greg of Brighton, Tim of Hudson; brothers Ralph of Arizona, Bob of Texas, Jack of Brighton; sisters Betty Parisian of Minnesota, Alice Espinoza of Johnstown; eight grandchildren.