A memorial service for David Allen Pautsch, 58, Buffalo, Wyoming, will be held at 2:00 p.m., Friday, April 28, 2017, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, West Plains, Missouri, followed by interment in the Howell Memorial Park Cemetery, under the direction of Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.
Mr. Pautsch passed away Wednesday, April 19, 2017, at the Johnson County Health Care Center, Buffalo, Wyoming.
He was born April 16, 1959 at Arlington, Minnesota to Reinhold and Lorraine Pautsch. Dave grew up and went to school in Minnesota and graduated from Henderson High School. After high school he worked as a mechanic in LeSeur, Minnesota. Mr. Pautsch was married to Susan Dionne on January 24, 1987 in Willow Springs, Missouri, where David was the manager of Waggoner Lumber. The couple moved to Story, Wyoming and David worked for the Wyoming Department of Transportation; he retired in 2016 and lived in Buffalo until his death. David enjoyed traveling, bicycle riding, camping and helping anyone who needed help.
He is survived by his wife, Susan Pautsch, Buffalo, Wyoming; one daughter, Samantha Osthoff and husband, Justin, West Plains, Missouri; one sister, Karen Trullinger and husband, John, Willow Springs, Missouri; two grandchildren, Haylee and Kelby Osthoff, both of West Plains; his mother-in-law, Lucille Dionne, West Plains; and several brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews.
He was precedced in death by his parents and his father-in-law, Robert Dionne.
Memorial contributions may be made to Susie Bowling Lawrence Hospice, and may be left at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.