Daniel Boyd Gutebier

Dan Gutebier, 62, of Livingston, passed away Friday, Dec. 2, 2016, at the Billings Clinic Hospital with his family at his side. After recovering from a successful bone marrow transplant, Dan experienced complications which ultimately took his life.

A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 10, hosted at Holbrook United Methodist Church, with Pastor Su Debree officiating. Graveside committal and burial will follow at Mountain View Cemetery, with an immediate reception at the Holbrook’s Fellowship Hall.

Daniel Boyd Gutebier, the son of Boyd and Charmayne Gutebier, was born on Jan. 9, 1954 in Salmon, Idaho. The family initially lived in Challis, Idaho, where Dan began schooling and then settled in Deerlodge. He was a graduate of the Powell County High School Class of 1972.

It was here that Dan was lucky enough to have found his one true love, and on July 14, 1973, Dan was united in marriage to Kathryn Marie Best.

Dan and Kathy began their lives together in Terry, where he was first stationed as a Montana Highway Patrolman. It was here that Dan and Kathy were blessed with three daughters — Jennifer, Erin and Lynde. In 1981 the family moved to Livingston, where Dan completed 18 years of Highway Patrolman service.

Dan was a man of service to others in his profession; this was also evident in his civic involvements. He served Park County as a Commissioner, Chairman of the School Board, President of the Livingston Baseball Association and was a Rotary Club member. He most recently worked at Levitt Insurance in Livingston before retiring in 2015.

Dan was a man of strong morals and lived life with enthusiasm for each day. He was organized, hardworking and diligent and was ever-present in his family’s lives. He coached his children, attended every sporting event and was their biggest fan. Dan enjoyed vacationing with his famiy, camping, hiking, boating and spending time at the beach. Blessed be his memory.

Dan is survived by his beloved wife of 43 years, Kathryn; daughters Jennifer (Hayes) Goosey of Livingston, Erin (Anthony) Salley of Raleigh, North Carolina, and Lynde (Troy) Crump of Casper, Wyoming; grandchildren Devon (14), Hayden (11), Tess (10), Chole (8), Griffin (7) and Carson (5); sister Susan Gutebier of Butte; sisters-in-law Sandy Pomeroy Kibler of Butte and Connie (John) Reighard of Helena; mother-in-law, Margaret Best of Deerlodge, Mont.; nieces, nephews and many other relatives and friends.

Dan is preceded in death by his grandson Ethan Hayes Goosey; his parents, Boyd and Charmayne Gutebier; and father-in-law Don Best.

Memorials may be sent to the Montana Highway Patrol Hope Project, P.O. Box 5927, Helena, MT 59604.

Arrangements are under the care of Franzen-Davis Funeral Home and Crematory. Online condolences may be shared at www.Franzen-Davis.com.

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