Loren David Baurichter II, our beloved cowboy, went to be with God on Friday, June 14th, 2013. He was born January 20th, 1956 in Boone County to L.D. Baurichter and Ada Margaret Vanlandingham of Columbia, MO.
David was raised south of Columbia on the Baurichter Polled Hereford Farm and showed cattle that won many awards at local competitions and the state fair. After graduating from Rock Bridge High School in 1974, he worked on ranches in several states managing show cattle. In 1991, he returned to Columbia and began working at the University of Missouri until July 2012. David devoted much of his time to the game of golf and coaching his sons and other youngsters in bull riding, bareback, and saddle bronc.
David is survived by his two sons, Forrest D. and Kaleb M. Baurichter of Columbia, MO; his father, L.D. Baurichter and wife Mary; three sisters, his twin sister Diann Baurichter of Boonville, MO, Martha Baurichter of Columbia, MO, and Mary Zipkin of Canaan, CT; two brothers, Bob and Michael Zipkin of Canaan, CT; and his loving companion Gayle S. Epple; two stepdaughters, Sandi Epple and Deborah Hurley; and six grandchildren, Brooke, Jordan, William, Dylan, Hunter, and Drake; many other relatives, friends, and rodeo sons. He was preceded in death by his mother, Ada Vanlandingham Zipkin, stepfather, Michael G. Zipkin, and stepmother, Annie Douglass Baurichter.
Visitation will be held at 5:00 p.m. on Monday, June 17th, 2013 at Memorial Funeral Home. Graveside service will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, June 18th, 2013 in Memorial Park Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Missouri Valley College Rodeo Team or the donor’s charity of their choice.
Online condolences may be left at www.memorialfuneralhomeandcemetery.com.