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Duane Precht of Longmont, died December 13, 2016 at the Longmont United Hospital. He was 84. Duane was born on June 23, 1932 in Redwood Falls, Minnesota to Arthur Henry Precht and Esther J. Hunziker Precht. He married Ilene Maryann Hopman on September 20, 1951 in Seaforth, Minnesota. Duane farmed as a young man in Minnesota. Together the Precht's moved to Boulder in 1953, where he worked for a local dairy. Consistent with his lifestyle, he returned to Minnesota to provide for his ailing parents. After returning to Colorado he worked many years as a mechanic for NeoData. Following his retirement, he worked with dear friend Jim Tomczak at the Longmont Mountain View Cemetery. Duane was a member of the St. John and St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Communities. Preceding him in death are his wife, parents and two grandsons Jared and Matthew Harper, a sister and a brother. Surviving are his children; Bill Precht; Marie (Gary) Hoerner; Jane (Gary) Heil; Thomas (Kathy) Precht; and Dennis (Debby) Precht; and son in law Bob Harper all of the Longmont area; grandchildren Tricia, Brent, Krista, Lindsey, Maddie, Taylor and Cassidy; and one great grandchild Angela; a sister Joan Bailey, of Olathe, Colorado and many nieces and nephews; and dear friend Gerald Burtzel and his family. Mass will be held at 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, December 20, at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church. Interment will follow at Longmont Mountain View Cemetery. Contributions may be made to Longmont Meals on Wheels. Please share your thoughts, memories and condolences at www.howemortuary.com.
Published in Longmont Times-Call on Dec. 16, 2016
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