April 15, 1954 ~ June 3, 2019

Born in: Minneapolis, Minnesota
Resided in: Lakewood, Colorado

James “Jim” Pflucker, 65, of Lakewood, CO, passed away on June 3, 2019 at Collier Hospice Center surrounded by his loving family. He was born April 15, 1954 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, to Charles and Rita Pflucker. Jim married his loving wife Joan Pflucker on September 4, 1981 and shared 37 years of happy marriage. Jim graduated from Metropolitan State College with a bachelor’s in history and went on to a successful career as a computer programmer for the Bureau of Land Management until his retirement in 2012. Together with his wife, they raised a son in Colorado. His love of history led him to become avid stamp collector with a collection spanning more than 100 years across countries including Germany, Austria, Switzerland, and Mexico. His other hobby was video gaming, which he passed on to his son and they shared large amounts of time playing together. Jim was known to be a kind soul with an infectious sense of humor.

Jim joins his parents and brother and is survived by his wife Joan, his son Steven Pflucker, and his son’s girlfriend Stacey Uzzell (who had become like family in his final years).

A memorial service will be held on June 11, 2019 at 2:00 pm in the Horan and McConaty Family Chapel, 3101 So. Wadsworth Blvd, Lakewood, Colorado 80227.

In lieu of flowers, his family asks that memorial donations be made to Golden Retriever Freedom Rescue to honor his love of dogs.

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Memorial Service: June 11, 2019 2:00 pm

Horan & McConaty - SW Denver/Lakewood
3101 S. Wadsworth Blvd.
Lakewood, CO 80227

Room: Chapel

Reception: June 11, 2019 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Horan & McConaty - SW Denver/Lakewood
3101 S. Wadsworth Blvd.
Lakewood, CO 80227

Room: Reception Center

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The family greatly appreciates donations made to these charities in James "Jim" Pflucker's name.

Golden Retriever Freedom Rescue

PO Box 103130
Denver, CO 80250

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  1. Jim was a wonderful man. I enjoyed the many conversations we had and his love for German Shepherds and horses.
    I will miss him.

  2. Jim was my cousin and my childhood playmate in Minnesota. Our families spent all holidays together. I was so sad when the family moved to Colorado, but they loved it there. Jim, Joni and Steven stayed with my husband and me when they returned for family reunions. I enjoyed the man that Jim had become. He was so devoted to his family. He had a great sense of humor and I will always remember his laugh. I talked with him many times after he got sick and he never gave up the fight. I will miss him, but he is finally delivered from pain. To Joni and Steven, Matt and I are so sorry for your loss.

  3. Thank you Jim for being a big part of Doug & I’s wedding in 1978. Thank you for being ever patient with me in explaining computer stuff to me. Thank you for the awesome “LIVE WITH THE PFLUCKER’S” Bronco games. Thank you for sharing chocolate with me. And thank you especially for being a special friend…..looking forward to sharing some heavenly chocolate with you. Love you…


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