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David "Peapicker" Wurtz
1943 - 2018
David "Peapicker" Wurtz, 75 passed away of natural causes on August 30, 2018 at his home in Golden Valley, Arizona, and has joined his friends at that racetrack in the sky. He was born February 6, 1943 to Ollie and Alice Wurtz in Parsons, Kansas. The family moved to the Thermopolis, Wyoming area where he spent his childhood. At the age of 16 he found himself in Boise, Idaho where he met and married Virgena Aldridge and raised their 2 children Linda and David. Over the years he had various jobs and interests, but one of his biggest accomplishments was owning All Makes Auto Sales and Salvage, where he and his son rebuilt many cars and trucks. If he had any true loves other than family and friends it was racing and hunting and that was still a family affair. In later years he met Deborah Davis who became his partner and always by his side. May 2017 they moved to Golden Valley, Arizona. He is survived by lifelong partner and best friend Deborah Davis, first wife Virgena Wurtz, and children David Wurtz, and Linda (Garen) Erdoisa. Also survived by Deborah's children Heather Squibb, Heidi (Robert) Troxel, Michael Squibb, and Nathan (Katie) Squibb. Brothers Dale (Patty) Wurtz, Dean (Kathie) Wurtz, Dennis Wurtz, Duane (Kathy) Wurtz, and sister Doris (Keith) Hess. Ross Burke who held a special place in his heart and Deborah's mother Joane Otter whom he deeply adored. 14 grandchildren, 6 great grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews, and several special friends. Proceeded in death by parents Ollie Wurtz and Alice Wurtz Malley. Brothers Donal Wurtz, Dairld Wurtz, Danny Wurtz, and sister Dorothy Wurtz Bright. On Saturday September 15, 2018 David will be inducted in the WIRA / Meridian Speedway Hall of Fame. On Sunday September 16, 2018 at 1:00 there will be a Celebration of Life at Meridian Speedway in the pit area, Meridian, Idaho. In memory donations can be made to WIRA/ Meridian Speedway 335 S Main St. Meridian, Idaho 83642. May you have many winning races and good hunting. We'll love and miss you always, Deb and family.
Published in Idaho Statesman on Sept. 14, 2018
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