1925 - May 23, 2012
Arthur William Durkop, of Hamilton, died Wednesday, May 23, 2012, at Sandrock Ridge Care Center in Craig.
Arthur William Durkop was born Sept. 23, 1925, in Ogallala, Neb., to Henry C. and Viola (Graham) Durkop.
He marred Theresia Gross on May 28, 1960, and to this union two sons and five daughters were born. Arthur was a farmer and enjoyed collecting old cars and planting a garden.
He was a member of the Methodist church and choir, Platte Valley Custom Club in Julesburg, and the Gallon Club, for donating blood.
Arthur is survived by his son, Henry (Mindy) Durkop; daughters Linda (Terry) Behrman, Rita (Jay) Harris, Nancy (fiance Eric Willburn) Durkop, and Marie (Joe) Tamburello; son-in-law Ray Hamilton; grandchildren Adrian, James and Randall Durkop, Brian, Joseph and Jessica Behrman, Kiimberly, Julia and Stetson Hamilton, Jennifer (Seth) Hergenreter, Christine Harris, and Krystle and Brittany Bohrer; and sister Dorothy Allen.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Theresia; daughter Darlene Hamilton; son Larry Durkop; granddaughter Adrian Durkop; and sister Nancy Durkop.