PALISADE, Nebraska -- Robert Boyd "Buster" Jutten, 77, passed away Wednesday (Dec. 1, 2010), at St. Mary's Hospital and Medical Center in Grand Junction, Colorado.
Buster was born Aug. 7, 1933, in Montrose, Colorado, and graduated from Montrose High School. He was born into a ranching pioneer family on both sides of his parents. He continued this lifestyle until his passing, ranching in both in Colorado and Nebraska.
Buster spent his life making a living as a cattle rancher. In 1994, Buster and his family bought a cattle ranch in Palisade, Nebraska, and in 1996 they moved to Palisade. This was his home until his passing.
Buster served his country in the U. S. Army for two years, then returned home. He married Viola Brooks on Sept. 4, 1956, in Aztec, New Mexico and have celebrated 54 years of marriage. Buster was a people person; he enjoyed working with others whether it was working with a crew working cattle, organizing the Ouray County Labor Day Rodeo or cooking for the annual Cattlemen's dinner. He had life long friends who were only a phone call away.
Buster was President of the Board for the Palisade Credit Union, a member of the Ouray Cattlemen's Association, and the Ouray Sheriff's Possee. He was also a board member of the Colorado State Brand Inspector.
Buster was deeply involved in his community and the residents. He enjoyed team roping, skeet shooting, and snowmobile riding. He loved spending time with his family, especially the grandchildren.
Buster was preceded in death by his parents, John B. Jutten and Avah (Humphrey) Jutten; brothers, Delmar Jutten and Jim Jutten; and sister, Peggy Waldow.
Surviving family members include his wife, Viola (Brooks) Jutten of the family home in Palisade; son, John and wife, Amey Jutten of Palisade; daughter, Tammie and husband, Eddy Lang of Montrose, Colorado; sister, Wilma Flowers of Montrose; grandchildren, Tyler Lang, Landon Jutten, Jenna Jutten, Kyle Jutten and Kamron Jutten.
Funeral services were today at the Montrose Christian Church. Burial followed the service at Grand View Cemetery located west of Montrose.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Palisade Community Foundation, in memory of Buster Jutten, P.O. Box 281, Palisade, Neb. 69040.
Crippin Funeral Home and Crematory of Montrose is in charge of the arrangements.