December 21, 1926 – June 27, 2020
Gerald William Ireland
Gerald W. Ireland, age 93, of Keystone, CO and Highlands
Ranch, CO, passed away peacefully on June 27, 2020. Born
on December 21, 1926 to Claude E. and Leona S. (Perkins)
Ireland, he was preceded in death by parents, brothers
Wayne, Warren and James Ireland, and his loving wife of 57
years, Constance P. Ireland. Gerald is survived by his
children and their families; daughter Cynthia Ireland and
husband David R. Mattson, deceased, of Arvada, CO and
their children, Erick Mattson, Stephanie Mattson and
husband Navin Ram, and April Karlin and husband Benjamin
Karlin; son Alec Ireland and wife Patricia of Hollidaysburg, PA
and their children, Patrick, Aidan, Maria, and Caroline Ireland;
daughter Elisabeth (Lisa) and husband Thomas Rogowski,
deceased, of Boulder, CO and their children, Kira Morales
and husband Louis Morales, and son Andrew Rogowski;
daughter Christine and husband William Lund of Lakewood,
CO and their children, Brian, Meghan and Douglas Lund; and
daughter Nancy Ireland of Denver, CO. Additionally he is
survived by great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
Gerald was a graduate of Roosevelt High School,
Minneapolis, MN. The morning after graduation he was on a
train out of Minneapolis to Naval Station Great Lakes. A
pivotal conversation on that train led to a life long friendship
as well as Gerald’s career choice of becoming a physician.
Following medical school at the University of Minnesota,
Gerald completed his Internship in Detroit. He was in
General Practice in northern MN, returning to the Twin Cities
in 1966 to begin a residency in Urologic Surgery at the
University of MN. Gerald remained on faculty until moving to
Napa, CA in the early 1970’s to build a private practice in
Urology. After 30+ years and an unsuccessful 6 month
retirement, Gerald brought a lifelong love of learning and
teaching to the Urology residency clinic, University of CA –
Davis. He loved the beauty of nature, camping, canoeing and
especially skiing in the mountains of Colorado. Gerald was a
loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather.
He was a mentor to many. To celebrate his life, a private
memorial service will be held by his family. In lieu of flowers,
donations may be made in Gerald’s name to Lord of the
Mountains Lutheran Church, P. O. Box 1059, Dillon CO 80435.
His remains will be laid to rest in Minneapolis, MN alongside
those of his precious wife Connie.
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