Peter Van Hercke, age 63, died April 13, 2011, of cancer. He is survived by his sister, Roberta Hutchinson of Florida, his niece Kristina Schell, of Wisconsin, her three children and his loving girlfriend Jennifer Burck.
Peter was born in Pottstown, Pa. He was a Vietnam veteran who lived and worked in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., until his move to Pagosa Springs in 2005. Since his move, he could often be found in local restaurants, hiking with friends and volunteering for the Humane Society of Pagosa Springs.
A Celebration of Life will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 21, 2011, at Pagosa Pubworks Brew Pub.
Donations in Peter’s name can be made to the Humane Society of Pagosa Springs Parking Lot Fund.