Loren David Baurichter II worked on ranches and managed cattle

Saturday, June 15, 2013 | 6:37 p.m. CDT; updated 8:55 p.m. CDT, Monday, June 17, 2013

COLUMBIA — Loren David Baurichter II devoted much of his time to coaching his sons and other children in bull riding, bareback, and saddle bronc.

Mr. Baurichter died on Friday, June 14, 2013. He was 57.

Mr. Baurichter was born Jan. 20, 1956, in Boone County to L.D. Baurichter and Ada Margaret Vanlandingham of Columbia. 

Mr. Baurichter was raised south of Columbia on the Baurichter Polled Hereford Farm. He 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 MU until July 2012.

Mr. Baurichter is survived by his two sons, Forrest D. and Kaleb M. Baurichter of Columbia; his father, L.D. Baurichter and wife, Mary; three sisters, his twin sister Diann Baurichter of Boonville, Martha Baurichter of Columbia and Mary Zipkin of Canaan, Conn.; two brothers, Bob and Michael Zipkin of Canaan, Conn.; his loving companion, Gayle S. Epple; two stepdaughters, Sandi Epple and Deborah Hurley; and six grandchildren, Brooke, Jordan, William, Dylan, Hunter, and Drake.

His mother, Ada Vanlandingham Zipkin, stepfather, Michael G. Zipkin, and stepmother, Annie Douglass Baurichter, died earlier.

Visitation will be held at 5 p.m. Monday at Memorial Funeral Home, 1217 Business Loop 70 W. Graveside service will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday 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.

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