Chris Droesch passed in his sleep on the morning of June 28th in Longmont, CO. This is a fund to assist Chris' family as well as the future of his godson's, Josh and Ben Lock, after his passing. The funds will be managed by Chris' immediate family.
March 18, 1966 – June 28, 2017
Chris Droesch loved people. There were other things he really liked: sports – particularly the Rockies and the Broncos, jalapeno chilies and tacos, Miller Lite and rum, Mexico and the Caribbean, sailboats, sun, cars… But mostly, he liked people.
Chris was born March 18, 1966 in Ft. Lewis, Tacoma, Washington. He moved with his mom, dad and older brother, Lad, to Boulder, Colorado when he was 18 months old, where his brother, Andy, was born in ’68. Except for four years in the Navy he lived his entire life here.
Chris went to Arapahoe Elementary School for 1 year, then St. Louis in Louisville for 3 years and then Sacred Heart of Jesus, where he met Andy Lock in 6th grade who would become his lifelong friend. Chris was an altar boy and helped his folks on the property on E. Arapahoe, complete with 20 acres and several horses. Being so close in age Lad, Chris and Andy spent their childhood having adventures and misadventures together. They got into the expected amount of trouble but learned the meaning of hard work at an early age.
Chris attended Boulder High School, held a job during his Jr and Sr years and graduated in 1984. He hung out with many friends and his brothers.
Chris did well in the Navy – he served on the SS. John F. Kennedy Aircraft Carrier as a Machinist Mate 3. He worked with his shipmate Owen B Talley; they crossed the Equator together; visited Africa, Egypt, Spain and Italy. He rode an elephant. He would often say it was the happiest time in his life. He considered reenlisting but missed Boulder and his family too much to stay, so in ’89 he came home. He particularly missed his brothers.
Before and after the Navy he worked for Golden Bear, eventually becoming its’ General Manager. He went on many SCUBA vacations with his then-girlfriend, Peggy; her daughters, Kim and Carrie; his brothers and his best friend, Andy Lock. He was best man for Andy and Leslie Lock and godfather to their kids. They were also his family.
Chris started his own carpet cleaning company, Action Clean Team, in 2000. It was a herculean investment- all his money, time, labor, health- he built a large client base, many of whom he considered personal friends. He loved the folks he worked for, the folks he worked with and the folks who worked for him. He did the best he could for them, always. Above all, he was a man of integrity.
Chris left us last Wednesday – June 28th. He went to bed and didn’t get up.
We will miss his love. He was a kind soul, a truly generous, hard-working, funny, earnest and good-natured person. He is survived by his mom: Trese Alson; Dad, Lou Droesch; step mother, Pam Droesch; step sister, Kirsten Ferris; step brothers, Chris and Shawn Ferris; brothers Lad and Andy, nephew Louie, aunts, uncles and cousins and many, many beloved friends.
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