Richard E. Brutsche died Sept. 27, 2006 in Payson. He was born Dec. 30, 1930 in Coon Rapids, Iowa to Elmer and Irene (Jordan) Brutsche.
Mr. Brutsche worked at John Deere in the experimental department and had a camper service and repair shop, he also worked for Machine Research, Kentronics and ultimately Hansaloy.
He moved from Rock Island, Ill. to Payson in February 2002.
Mr. Brutsche is survived by his children, Randy Brutsche of Alaska, Steve (Kris) Brutsche of Illinois, Lori Carroll of Arizona and Sherri (Bill) Monroe of Florida. He is also survived by 13 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Two Celebrations of Life will be held. The first on Sunday, Oct. 29 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Milan American Legion, 515 West 1st Avenue, Milan, Illinois 61264 and the second on Sunday, Nov. 12 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the American Legion Tonto Rim Post 69, 709 East Highway 260, Payson.
Donations in Mr. Brutsche's name may be made to RTA Hospice, 511 S. Mud Springs Road, Payson, AZ 85541.