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Bill Duzenack, Sr.

Bill Duzenack 1Bill Duzenack left this life on March 22, 2016, at his home near La Veta with his family by his side to be with his beloved wife and their dog, BJ. He was 88. Bill was born in Walsen Camp, Colo., House No. 89. He moved to La Veta with his family to begin the third grade and went on to graduate from La Veta High School.

Most of his life was spent ranching and farming in the La Veta area using his favorite Massey-Ferguson farm tractor. He was known for his stunning blue eyes and his love for dancing to polka music.

Bill was always willing to help others and was known throughout the 18- wheeler corridor as “3 Dollar Bill.”

In 1950, he married Jean Brown and they remained married for 60 years before she preceded him in death.

Bill Duzenack 2 imageBill also was preceded in death by four sisters and a brother. He is survived by his children, Dale (Susan) Duzenack of Canon City, Irene (Maurice) Heikes, Bill Duzenack Jr., Diane (Paul) Morgan, all of La Veta; as well as eight grandchildren, 12 great- grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

Graveside service was be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, March 28, 2016, in the La Veta Cemetery. A reception followed in the United Methodist Church in La Veta. Online condolences at


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