Henry Hank Edler died peacefully surrounded by his family on Jan. 28. Hank is survived by his wife, Betty Edler and daughters, Chris Edler in Northfield, Mass., and Kati Edler Harken (Dale Harken) in Centennial, Diane Edler Valdez (Chris Valdez) and his grandson Austin Edler and granddaughter Rachel Valdez of Highlands Ranch. He is preceded in death by his mother and father, Helen and Henry H. Edler, Denver, and his son Howard Edler, Denver.
Hank was born on Jan. 13, 1931, in Denver to Helen and Henry H Edler. He graduated from Dartmouth College in 1953 and Tuck Business School. He married Betty Duvall in 1955 and he was stationed in Hamburg Germany with the U.S. Army until 1957.
Hank began working for Mountain Bell, before moving on to a long, successful career in real estate with Van Schaack and Company and as a partner with The Kentwood Company.
Hank loved history, Denver Broncos football, DU hockey, fishing, cars and the outdoors. Hank served in many volunteer/leadership roles with The Denver Lions Club, Savio House, The Cactus Club, Four Mile House, the South Metro Denver REALTOR Association and the Denver Dartmouth Alumni Association.
There will be a Celebration of Hank’s life, June 13, at Four Mile House Historic Park located at 715 S. Forest St., Denver from 4 – 6 p.m. The Celebration will be in “The Grove.” In Lieu of flowers, donations can be made to The Denver Dumb Friends League: 2080 S. Quebec St., Denver, CO 80231. For more information, e-mail Kati or Chris at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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