John G. Flobeck

He was born January 11, 1935, the only child of Elizabeth Mary Gavin Flobeck and John Alexander Flobeck. He was educated at Providence Country Day School in East Providence, RI and graduated from White Plains High School, in New York. He received a B.S. degree from Yale, and truly enjoyed his first job, with the Organic Chemicals Department of E.I DuPont. He became the Director of New Product Development at a fledging information company, I.H.S in the Denver Tech Center, and afterwards started his own Commercial Real Estate firm. He then became CEO and Chairman of a pioneer software company, Dakin5 of Denver, CO. In later years, he devoted his energy to a water research and conservation ‘think tank,’ Aqua Prima Center.

Jack loved people and easily found a connection with everyone he met. He enjoyed telling jokes and stories that often grew in length. He had a talent for writing. He wrote a weekly water column, “Water’s Voice,” for the Gazette.

He is survived by his loving wife, Kathryn Dale Powers Flobeck; a daughter Virginia Ann Flobeck Shipman (Geoff) of Denver; two stepsons, Richard Simpson (Shana) and Jason Simpson and the following grandchildren; Denis Shipman, Kristin Simpson Kirby (Matt), Kacie Simpson Overton (Doug) and Kendall Simpson. He had one great-granddaughter, Kinsley Anna Kirby.

Jack climbed the Colorado Mountains, hunted and fished all over, constantly marveling at the beauty of his state. His joy was to help the Skyway Baptist Church become Fellowship of the Rockies; teaching adult and young People’s Bible Studies as well as participating in the Governing Board. Another passion was leading a Men’s Bible Study at the YMCA.

A memorial service will be held at Vista Grande Baptist Church on Saturday, May 22nd, 2021 at 10:00am.

Interment will be private.