Randall Dreitz

Obituary of Randall Dreitz

Longtime Kit Carson County resident Randall J. Dreitz passed away October 17, 2005 at the Saint Anthony’s Central Hospital in Denver, Colorado, after a brief illness. He was 49 years old. Randall was born December 8, 1955 in Burlington, Colorado to Alvin and Mildred (Pelle) Dreitz. He was the third oldest of six children. His youth and teen years were spent in school at Bethune, where he graduated in 1974. In 1979, he married Lucinda Thomason of Cope, Colorado. To this union a daughter Teresa was born in December of 1980 and a son Robert arrived shortly after in 1982. Randall farmed in the Stratton and Bethune area for many years, and was very dedicated to his farming, like his grandfather and dad. Randall found many adventures working in different parts of the country and found himself back home where he met Donita (Clemans) Rowley and was married August 21, 1995. With this marriage he accepted a step daughter Dalene Rowley. Randall lived to farm. He worked for several farmers and dealerships in Burlington, including Chadderton Ford Mercury and Wagner Equipment. He also worked for a nursing home in Loveland, but returned to farm for his dream. He was a master of working with steel and enjoyed antiques. Randall was preceded in death by his grandparents, John and Victoria Dreitz and Henry and Catherine Pelle. Randall is survived by his wife Donita Dreitz, his daughter Teresa Hope of Colorado Springs, Colorado, his son Robert Dreitz of Yuma, Colorado (currently stationed in Cairo, Egypt), a step-daughter Dalene Rowley of Gem, Kansas, and his four grandchildren; Philip, Madison, Carissa and Mikaela. Randall is also survived by his parents Alvin and Mildred Dreitz of Bethune, his brother Ron and his wife Sandy of Glindive, Montana; four sisters, Kathie Herrman and her husband Bob of Broomfield, Colorado, Judy Allen and her husband Ken of Alamogordo, New Mexico, Marcy Weyerman and her husband Ray of Greeley, Colorado, and DeAnn Pottorff of Burlington, Colorado. Randall is also survived by thirteen nieces and nephews. Funeral services for Mr. Dreitz were held on Friday, October 21, 2005 at 10:30 AM at the St. Charles Catholic Church in Stratton with Father Ernest Bond Officiating. Burial followed in the Calvary Cemetery in Stratton. Visitation was held on Thursday, October 20, 2005 from 6:30 to 8:00 PM at the church with a Parish Vigil and Rosary that began at 7:00 PM. Memorials may be made in Randall’s name and may be left at the First National Bank in Stratton.
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