Longtime Delta resident John Rodney Preator died Sunday, Jan. 15, 2017, at his home. He was 68.
No formal services will be held in Colorado. Inurnment will take place at Kansas Veterans Cemetery in WaKeeney, Kan.
Mr. Preator was born in Evanston, Ill., Sept. 9, 1948, to Rodney and Amelia (Jarosz) Preator. He graduated from East High School in Pueblo in 1967. He was a veteran of the United States Navy. He spent the rest of his life living on his own terms.
He is survived by his father, Rodney; and his sister, Gay Preator, both of LaCrosse, Kan.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Sally; and his brother, Bob Preator.
Taylor Funeral Service and Crematory is handling the arrangements.
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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.