Donald R. Wicburg died Oct. 15, 2016. He was 79.
He was born in Joliet, Ill., Nov. 20, 1936. He and his family moved to western Colorado in 1965.
He spent most of his life farming, cattle ranching and building custom homes. He served his country in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1955 to 1959. He served on the Montrose County School Board, as well as many other educational boards and organizations. He was a member of the NRA and the Elks.
In retirement, his interests were antique dealing and collecting. He also continued to work his Pea Green farm. He enjoyed spending time with his family, sports and being outside.
He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Carol; two sons, Don (Clara) of Durango and Kevin (Tammy) of Delta; grandchildren, D.J., John, Jessica (Weylin) Johnson, Daniel (Jamie) and Jenna (Tyler) Roach; a sister, Paula Silverman; and extended family.
He was preceded in death by a brother, James (Antoinette); and a sister, Barbara (Matthew) Gregurich.
No services are planned at this time.
Memorial contributions may be made to Delta County Memorial Hospital Foundation, 1501 E. 3rd Street, Delta, CO 81416.
Arrangements are being handled by Taylor Funeral Service and Crematory.
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At about 9:50 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 14, officers of the Delta Police Department were dispatched to a robbery reported at Arby's, located at 107 Gunnison River Drive. An extensive search of the area was conducted and the suspect was not located.
The suspect was reported to have walked into Arby's and after a brief conversation with an employee, was able to leave the store with a small amount of cash and coins.