Richard "Dick" M. Kuta of Delta died at his home after a lengthy illness on Tuesday, March 6, 2012. He was 82.
A celebration of life was held March 11 at Taylor Funeral Service Chapel in Delta. Rosary was recited March 12 at St. Michael's Catholic Church in Delta, followed by Mass of the Resurrection. Inurnment followed at Riverside Cemetery in Hotchkiss.
Mr. Kuta was born Sept. 22, 1929, in Loup City, Neb., to Adam and Mary (Nosal) Kuta. He spent his childhood in Loup City, Neb., and graduated from Loup City High School in 1946.
He served in the United States Army in Germany and Korea.
Mr. Kuta married Jacque Booth on Sept. 2, 1989, in Ouray. They would have celebrated 23 years of marriage this year. He was previously married to Phyllis (Redden) Kuta. They raised three children.
He was a Colorado State patrolman for 16 years. After retiring he drove a school bus for 16 years. He was a Denver Broncos and Colorado Rockies fan. He enjoyed his family, traveling, the mountains, golfing, fishing, hunting, reading, and wintering in Arizona. He was a member of St. Michael's Catholic Church, a former member of Knights of Columbus and a life member of Delta Elks Lodge. He belonged to several coffee clubs.
Mr. Kuta is survived by his wife, Jacque Kuta; two sons, Randy Kuta of Aurora, and Mike Kuta of Austin; a daughter, Melinda Kuta of Erie; three stepdaughters, Kimberly Shreeves of Delta, Shelly Vandertie and her husband Dave of Solana Beach, Calif., and Lisa Kuta and her husband Bernie of Highlands Ranch; six sisters, Lynn Rozmiarek of Pueblo, Rita Mendyk and her husband Lee of Winona, Minn., Dodie Dickerson of Belmont, Calif., Marian Novak of Rio Rancho, N.M., Georgia Treadwell of Fruita, and Kathy Klaes and her husband Marvin of Middleburg, Fla.; six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; seven stepgrandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by two brothers, Ernest Kuta and Arnold "Jack" Kuta; his former wife, Phyllis Kuta; and two infant children.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice and Palliative Care of Western Colorado, P.O. Box 24, Delta, CO 81416.
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