By HDN staff
ROCKY BOY -- Richard Allen Pautz, 48, died Tuesday, Nov. 16, 1999, at a local hospital from complications of liver cancer.
Traditional Wake will be held Wednesday afternoon at Our Savior Lutheran Church in Rocky Boy. Prayer services will be held 7 p.m. Wednesday at the church. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Thursday at the church with the Rev. Joe Bailey officiating. Burial will follow at the Rocky Boy Cemetery.
Pautz was born April 26, 1951, at Everett, Wash., to Richard and Martha (Mitchell) Pautz. He grew up in Great Falls and received most of his education there. He also attended school at Rocky Boy for one year.
In 1968, he enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps. He served during the Vietnam Conflict and attained the rank of E-3. Following his honorable discharge, he returned to Montana.
He had earned his G.E.D., and continued his education at Northern Montana College in Havre and the Stone Child College in Rocky Boy. He worked as a laborer in construction for several years. In addition he worked as a personal care assistant in San Francisco, Calif. for 14 years.
In recent years he lived at Rocky Boy with his mother. The past three years he worked as custodian and office helper at Our Saviour's Lutheran Church in Rocky Boy.
Pautz was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran faith and was a member of Our Savior's in Rocky Boy. His hobbies included fishing and reading. He also enjoyed working crossword puzzles with his mother. He also enjoyed teasing his family and friends. He was adopted by the Lodgepole family of Rocky Boy.
Survivors include a son, Patrick Braveheart of Minn.; his mother, Martha Lewis of Rocky Boy; his father, Richard Pautz of Great Falls; brothers, Robert Pautz of Great Falls and Stephen Pautz of Lewistown; an adopted brother, Leslie Lodgepole of Rocky Boy; two foster brothers, Patrick and Curtis Mitchell of Rocky Boy; an uncle; and numerous aunts, nephews, nieces and cousins.
Rockman Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.