Richard "Dick" Klotzbach |

Richard "Dick" Klotzbach

Richard “Dick” Klotzbach

September 15, 1928 – December 26, 2002

Richard (Dick) Klotzbach of Battlement Mesa died Thursday, Dec. 26, 2002, in Battlement Mesa.

He was born Sept. 15, 1928, in Dayton, Ohio to Andrew and Josephine Klotzbach. He graduated from Roosevelt High School in 1946.

He married Guanda L. King in 1948. They celebrated 54 years of marriage Dec. 4, 2002.

Mr. Klotzbach was employed by Winters National Bank in Dayton, where he worked for 20 years. He began his banking career as a teller and ended as a branch manager.

In 1976, the couple moved to Old Snowmass. Mr. Klotzbach had attended technical school in Michigan, and started his own business as an appliance repair technician in the Roaring Fork Valley.

When he retired in 1997, the couple moved to Battlement Mesa.

He enjoyed the wonders of nature and his family.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Charles Klotzbach.

Mr. Klotzbach is survived his wife, Guanda Klotzbach of Battlement Mesa; by brothers Andy Klotzbach and Duke Klotzbach, both of Ohio; by daughters and sons-in-law Sandy and Darryl Grosjean of Basalt, Susan and Chuck Reed of Battle Creek, Mich., and Sinda Klotzbach of Randolph, N.J.; by granddaughters Niki of Basalt, Jacqueline and Kayce Borondy of Randolph, N.J., and grandsons Christopher and Ian of Battle Creek, Mich.

Cremation has taken place. A private memorial service is planned for Wednesday, Jan. 1.

Memorial contributions may be made to Roaring Fork Hospice, P.O. Box 1970, Glenwood Springs, CO 81602.

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