1947-Jan. 27, 2020

Guenther “Butch” Pricha of Natchitoches passed away Jan. 27, 2020. He was born in Hof/Saale, Bayern, Germany, in 1947.

He is survived by his brother and sister-in-law Klaus and Dagmar. He served in the German Air Force as a Teletype Operator. Butch came to the US in 1972 on a student visa, attending Northwestern State. He later worked as a soda jerk which led to a career as a cook on the river, on rigs and ocean-going vessels. He saw the world and loved it. He was a very friendly, very generous and loving man.

He will be greatly missed by many, but especially by friends Theron Magers, Bobby Hendrix, Susanna Deshotel, Cleola Chism, Jennifer Johnson, Sean Smith, Melanie Smith, Vicki and Ray Locatto, Monica Llorence, Diedra, Rae Ann and Wynn Donivan, Judith LaRoue, Ellen and Tim Durnell.

He was predeceased by his parents, Joseph and Marta Pricha, and his partner, Brian Durnell.

Donations may be made in his memory to the Natchitoches Parks Dept., Community Development/Beautification, 420 Fourth St., Natchitoches, La 71457.