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Richard Arnold "Dick" Durtschi
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Birth: Aug. 26, 1948
Teton County
Idaho, USA
Death: Jul. 16, 2010
Jefferson County
Idaho, USA

Dick, 61, of Victor, died Friday, July 16, 2010, at his sister's home in Rigby.

He was born August 26, 1948 in Driggs, Idaho, to Arnold Alfred Durtschi and Marian Edna Heileson. He was raised in Alta, Wyoming, and attended Teton High School, graduating in 1966.

He enlisted in the United States Army and served two tours of duty in Vietnam as a helicopter door gunner and received a Purple Heart.

He married Debbie Jean Small in March 1973; together they had two sons, Nathan and Donovan. They later divorced. On June 29, 1979, he married Sherry Lynn Wentworth; together they had three children, Samuel, Daniel and Ayla. They later divorced. On June 9, 2007, he married Raquel Taylor in Ashton; she has been a great comfort and joy to him since that time.

Dick chose to be a welder, boilermaker, pipefitter and fabricator and became widely know for his expert workmanship and creativity. He had a great love of nature and know the name and calls of all the birds of this area. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and being in the mountains and was an avid rifleman. He especially loved spending time with his family.

He is survived by his wife, Raquel Taylor of Victor; children, Ayla May Durtschi of Victor, Nathan (Alisa) Durtschi of Idaho Falls, Donovan (Sabrina) Durtschi of Boise, Samuel (Alisha) Durtschi of Twin Falls and Daniel (Kasey) Durtschi of Pocatello; mother, Marian Durtschi of Alta, Wyoming; siblings, Dorothy (Ted) Ashby of Hillsboro, Oregon, Heidi (Gary) Peterson of Rigby, Ralph (Erna) Durtschi of Pocatello, Alfred (Brenda) Durtschi and Grant (Beth) both of Alta, Wyoming, Jim (Jeannie) Durtschi of Syracuse, Utah, Mike (Desiree) Durtschi of Sandy, Utah, and Roger (Karrie) Durtschi of Ridgecrest, California; and 6 grandchildren.

He was proceeded in death by his father and brother Benjamin. 
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  Arnold Alfred Durtschi (1917 - 1985)
Pratt Cemetery
Teton County
Wyoming, USA
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Record added: Dec 19, 2012
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 Added: Dec. 23, 2012

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