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Information for Delton Stafford Precht
23 September 1920 - 3 August 1994
Obituary from The Idaho Press-Tribune
5 August 1994
Contributed by Dennis McIndoo

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 Dell Precht

     Dell Precht, 73, of Nampa, died Wednesday, August 3, 1994, in the Nampa hospital.  Vigil services will be held at 7:30 p.m. Friday, August 5, at Persons-Flahiff Funeral Chapel, Nampa.  A funeral mass will be recited at 9 a.m. Saturday, August 6, at St. Paul's Catholic Church, Nampa, with the Rev. Father Alfred Puccinelli, S. M., is the celebrant.  Burial will follow in Mount Calvary Cemetery, Nampa.
    Dell was born September 23, 1920, at Payette, a son of Herman L. and Kathleen Shelton Precht.  He was raised and educated at Payette, graduating from Payette High School in 1938.  He married Marge Meechan June 8, 1943, at Payette and they lived there until he entered the U.S. Army on September 14, 1943.  He served during the remainder of World War II, and was stationed overseas in India in 1944-45.  He was discharged on December 6, 1945.  They made their home in Payette until he became a federal meat inspector in 1959 and they moved to California.  They returned to Idaho in 1961 and made their home in Nampa. He retired in 1984.
    He was a life member of Napa Lodge No. 1389, B. P. O. E., and had been a member fcr over forty years; a member of the John H. Murray Post No. 18, American Legion; and a member of the American Federation of Government Employees Lodge No 2223.
    Dell enjoyed reading and fishing.
    Survivors include his wife, Marge of Nampa; two sons and their wives, Bill and Barbara Precht of Caldwell, Jack and Peggy Precht of Nampa; three daughters and their husbands, Judy and Clinton Wissel, Linda and Jim Swain, and Kathy and Lee Sommer, all of Nampa; two stepbrothers and their wives, James and Pat Connolly of Lilliwaup, Wash., and Jack and Lu Connolly of Sultan, Wash.; two stepsisters and their husbands, Jo and Robert McNeil of Seattle, Wash., and Jill and Robert Hanigan of Payette; four sisters-in-law, Mary Davis of Payette, Colleen and her husband, Mike, of Bellevue, Wash., Marilyn Meechan of Yakima, Wash., and R'lue Meechan of Eugene, Ore.; ten grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
    He was preceded in death by his parents, an infant son, one brother and one sister.
    Memorials may be made to the Idaho Elks Rehabilitation Hospital., 204 Fort Place, Boise, 83702; the American Heart Association, 270 S. Orchard, Suite B, Boise 83705; the American Lung Association of Idaho, 1111 S. Orchard, Suite 245, Boise 83705-1966; to a favorite charity or flowers may be sent.
    Friends may call at Persons-Flahiff Funeral Chapel.


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