Dominic Andreatta, age 50, of Walsenburg, CO, went to heaven on October 30, 2008 after a brave and unrelenting battle with cancer. Dominic is missed by his wife of 23 years, Carrie (Carroll) Adams Andreatta, his 4 children Jeanie (Tom) Zimmer, Beauhanan, Emily and Brian, his 3 sisters Clara (George) Johnson, Teresa (Ron) Anderson, and Evelyn (Ben) Rizzi, numerous nephews and nieces and cousins. He is preceded in death by his father Angelo and mother Catherina (Gallino) Andreatta and nephew Daniel Johnson.
Dominic, being a rancher was up before the sun and for years would be on the phone in the early morning hours with Erminio or Donald or Bobby Andreatta discussing the weather, cattle prices and hay while making breakfast for his family. Dominic had a special place in his heart for surrogate parents Fiore and Pearl Andreatta.
Dominic was a rancher by trade but his talents included being a wonderful husband, father, brother and friend, family chef, sports fan, carpenter, welder, plumber, mechanic and heavy equipment operator, veterinarian and public servant.
He served on several committees-Huerfano County Planning and Zoning for 13 years and as chairman for the last 8 years, FSA for 6 years and chairman from 2003 to 2007, 4-H Fair Board member and president for 2 terms most recently in 2006-2007, 4-H Volunteer of the Year 2005, St. Mary′s Church Building and Grounds Committee 2007. An Andreatta education fund has been established through Community Banks of Colorado-checks may be made to Carroll Andreatta for the benefit of Dominic Andreatta. A beautiful memorial service was held Saturday November, 1, 2008 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church.
Arrangements were entrusted to the loving care of Johnson-Romero Family Funeral Home.