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Thomas Loutzenheiser, Sr., 87 - November 16, 2014

Thomas B. Loutzenheiser, Sr., 87, of Boise, ID, originally of Goth­enburg, passed away Sunday, Nov. 16, 2014, at a care facility in Boise.
Services were conducted on Saturday, Dec. 6, at the Presbyterian Church at Ketchum, ID. Graveside services were at the Ketchum Cemetery. A memorial reception also took place to celebrate his life at the Sun Valley Inn Limelight Ballroom.
Loutzenheiser was born Oct. 8, 1927, at Gothenburg to Edwin and Anna Loutzenheiser, the youngest of five children. He was raised during tough times with hard-working family values of the Midwest farm/ranch communities.
He developed a love for ranching early in his life, according to family members, as well as riding bareback horses in rodeos and raising cattle and horses in the Sandhills of Nebraska.
Loutzenheiser attended Hastings College and then served with the U.S. Air Force.
He met Jacqueline “Jackie” Thuman in the mid-1950s and the couple married in 1958 when she returned from working as a nurse in Sun Valley, ID. To this union, three children were born. As loving parents, they taught their children core family values, high integrity and a strong work ethic, family members said.
In the 1960s, he helped his older brother, Edwin, start Great Plains Container Company. The the two brothers built the business into a successful company in Hastings.
Loutzenheiser and his wife then moved their family to Ketchum, lured by the beautiful mountains, in 1971.
He was employed with Sun Valley Company in a variety of jobs from running service and repair to the horseman center and as a lift maintenance supervisor on Bald Mountain.
In 1996, he married his second wife, Kay Holm. They later divorced in 2005.
Loutzenheiser was a great father with a strong faith, a love of ranching, horses and the great outdoors of Idaho, the family said. He left a mark on many people and was always willing to help a friend in need.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Jacqueline Thuman Loutzenheiser.
Survivors include: his sons—Tom, Jr. (Gayl) of Boise, Ty (Stacey) of San Diego and Todd (Kim) of Seattle; nine grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the Nature Conservancy of Idaho.