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John Erwin Homm

February 1, 1949 — November 4, 2018

John Erwin Homm, 69, passed away on November 4th at his home in Manzanola, Colorado. John was born on February 1st 1949 in Burlington Colorado to Howard E. and Burdine A. (Richards) Homm and grew up on the Homm Ranch on the Republican River north of Burlington.
John played baseball throughout high school and in college, pitching at both Cochise College in Douglas, Arizona and The University of Texas, El Paso. He then attended the University of Southern Colorado, receiving an accounting degree. There he met Gail Silcott of Castle Rock and they were married. John and Gail returned to the Homm Ranch where John jointly oversaw the ranching and farming operations with his brothers, sister and parents. During this time, he and Gail had three children, Erin, Jacie and Bret, before moving away from Burlington in 1996.
John’s true passion was for horses. He spent much of his free time studying horse bloodlines and the breeding of registered American Quarter Horses. He raised some very exceptional horses with the vast knowledge he acquired over the years, including “Bubba” who was the PRCA Mountain States Circuit calf roping horse of the year in 2016 and 2017.
The second thing he truly loved doing was helping each of his kids. John’s continual help at Darnell & Erin’s place with farming, running cattle, building fence and facilities, and chores was invaluable. John was fully in charge of operating Jacie’s Manzanola farm. John would frequently help on large jobs, or drive a truck and help operate machinery for Bret’s iron and dirt business. His generosity with his time and knowledge was endless and irreplaceable.
John was extremely proud of his grandkids and visited them every day. He loved watching and helping Denton play baseball and got delight from teasing and tickling Evin and Annie, and swinging them in the tire swing he built for them.
John is survived by his daughters, Erin (Darnell) Johnson of Fowler, CO, Jacie Homm of Bennett, CO; son Bret (Megan Hiss) Homm of Burlington, CO; mother Burdine Homm of Burlington, CO; brothers Larry (Dee) Homm of Burlington, CO and Richard Homm of Oakley, KS; Sister ZuAnn (Ross) Tuell of Wray, CO and grandchildren Denton, Evin, and Annie Jean Johnson. He is preceded in death by his father Howard Homm and granddaughter Derin Anne Johnson.
A private burial will be held in Fowler, CO. A memorial service for all family and friends will be held on Wednesday November 14th at 11:00 AM at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Bethune, Colorado. In lieu of flowers a memorial fund has been established in John’s name at the Fowler Branch of the First National Bank of Las Animas 117 S Main St. Fowler, CO 81039 (719)263-4261.

Online condolences may be made at www.PeacockFH.com. Peacock-Larsen Funeral Home & Arkansas Valley Crematory is in charge of arrangements.

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