Chester Dale "Chet" Magill

Born: Fri., Jul. 11, 1930
Died: Thu., Feb. 26, 2015

Memorial Service

11:00 AM Mon., Mar. 02, 2015
Location: Bailey-Kent Funeral Home

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Chester Dale “Chet” Magill, 84 of Leadville, Colorado since 1966 passed away at his residence in Leadville on Thursday, February 26, 2015.  He was born on July 11, 1930 to Raymond and Frances (Wahlert) Magill in Exira, Iowa.  He married Ardith J. (Reitz) Magill on September 6, 1953 in Sterling, Colorado.  
Chet graduated from Sterling High School and enlisted in the United States Air Force where he was honorably discharged.  He then worked many years for Public Service where he retired.  Chet was a lifetime member and Past Exalted Ruler at Leadville Elks Lodge, #236, a lifetime member of Two Mile High VFW Post, #859 of Leadville and a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles, #91 of Leadville.  He enjoyed being outdoors, hunting, fishing, camping and being with his family.
Chet is survived by his wife Ardith, Son Randy (Kelli) Magill of Billings, Montana; daughter Laure (Peter) Frank of Independence, Kansas; grandsons Buck (Bernadette) Frank of Wichita, Kansas, USAF, Rusty (Georgia) Frank of Spangdahlem, Germany, USAF, Justin (Katie) Frank of Buena Vista, Colorado, Brent Magill of Grand Junction, Colorado; granddaughter Jennifer Magill of Grand Junction; and great granddaughters Dezirray Frank of Buena Vista and Anij Magill of Grand Junction.  He is preceded in death by his parents.
A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, March 2, 2015 at Bailey-Kent Funeral Home, Leadville with Leadville Elks Lodge, #236 performing the Elks Burial Honors.  Burial will follow at Elk’s Rest Cemetery, Leadville, with the United States Air Force and American Legion Post 55 of Buena Vista, Colorado performing Military Honors.  A reception will follow the burial services at Leadville Elks Lodge, #236.  In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Elk’s Rest Cemetery, that Chet managed and cared for, many years.  Bailey-Kent Funeral Home of Leadville is assisting the family with arrangements.

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Brent Magill
   Posted Fri February 27, 2015

TRADITIONAL FUNERAL BASKET was sent by Brent Magill.

Robert Schmitz, PDD & PSP & Barbara
   Posted Fri February 27, 2015
Ardith & Family;

We are saddened by the passing of Brother Chet. Our deepest sympathy to you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Our hearts and prayers go out to all of you, May Chet, Rest in Peace.

Bob & Barb

   Posted Fri February 27, 2015
Sorry for your loss. May you have peace during this sad time.

Fraternally yours,

Betty Moore
Lakewood Elks 1777

Rhea Kness
   Posted Mon March 02, 2015
Ardyth, my sincere condolences to the passing of Chet. We had many fun times and I think of you often. Cindy has kept me up to date of you and your family. Rhea

Belle (Hasty) Shober
   Posted Wed March 04, 2015
I just found out about Chet and wanted to let you know how sorry I am. I think of you guys often with fondness. Take care of yourself an please say hello to Laure for me. With love,

Ruth & Toots Purkat
   Posted Wed March 04, 2015
Dear Ardith & Laure:

Our sincere sympathy with the passing of Chet. I know he will be missed
by all.

Ruth & Toots Purkat, Anne & Andy Schneider

   Posted Fri March 06, 2015

Roma Lee Schutte Brandau
   Posted Sat March 07, 2015
Dearest Magill family: I wanted to express my sympathy on your loss. I have many fond memories of Chet and Ardith from the time spent with them and my parents Ray and Frieda while traveling with the Leadville Elks Ritual Team. I am glad to have known this family.

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