Herbert Walker Ninker (1925-2005)
May 16, 2005
Herbert Walker Ninker was born in St. Louis, Mo., to parents Herbert William Ninker and Edna Josephine Ninker (Walker) in 1925. He took time out from high school to join the U.S. Marine Corps and served in the Pacific Theatre until his discharge in 1945.
He then returned to finish high school and studied architecture at Washington University in St. Louis. In 1953, he married Pat (Paris) Mooshegian of Granite City, Ill. Herb enjoyed a successful architectural career in St. Louis, as well as in Craig, where he was involved with the design and construction of the community hospital and several new schools during the 1980s. His career then took him to Phoenix and finally to Denver, where he retired from the profession in 1992. Herb was a sports enthusiast, musician and an avid outdoorsman.
He is survived by a sister, June (Mrs. James Jordan), St. Louis; a son, Craig of Denver; a daughter, Robin (Mrs. Charles Cole) of Bayfield; a grandson and a great-grandson.
Herb was preceded in death by a brother, Kenneth, who died in infancy; his mother; his father; and Pat, his wife, who passed away in 1995.
Viewing is scheduled at the Bullock Colonial Mortuary, 1375 E. Hampden Ave., Englewood, CO, 80110, on Thursday, May 19, from 5 to 8 p.m. Funeral services are scheduled at the mortuary chapel on Friday, May 20, at 12:30 p.m., with internment at Fort Logan National Cemetery at 2:30 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, make donations in Herb’s name to the United Service Organizations, or USO, or the Colorado Division of Wildlife.