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Peter Durichek

January 6, 1934 — September 13, 2023

Peter Durichek

Funeral services for Peter Donald Durichek, Jr., 89, of Keene, Texas will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, September 17, 2023 at the Cleburne First Seventh-day Adventist Church with Pastor Harly Charles officiating. Burial will follow in Keene Memorial Park Cemetery.

There is no visitation scheduled.

Peter passed away on Wednesday, September 13, 2023 in Cleburne. He was born in Chicago, Illinois on January 6, 1934, the son of Goldie (Shaver) and Peter Durichek. Peter and Phyllis were married on December 16, 1984 in Fort Worth, Texas. He was a member of the Cleburne First Seventh-day Adventist Church.

Peter began his teaching career in Ohio and Pennsylvania before moving to Bangladesh where he was a principal. Back in the United States, Peter taught in Arizona, all over the state of Texas, including 2 years in Oklahoma. After his retirement from education, Peter pastored in Paris, Texas and Cleveland, Texas before settling in Cleburne to be an Associate Pastor for the Cleburne First Seventh-day Adventist Church under Dr. Tony Torres.

Peter was preceded in death by his parents; step-son, Robert Schlaepfer; and brother, John Durichek.

He is survived by his wife, Phyllis Kilpatrick Schlaepfer Durichek of Keene; daughter, Donna Walton and husband, Phillip, of Burleson, Texas; son, Donald Durichek and wife, Birdie, also of Keene; step-son, Rick Schlaepfer and wife, Mildred, of the Philippines; grandchildren, Michal and Billy Wood, Rachel Durichek, Ben Durichek, and wife Ester Ruth Durichek, Patricia and Ben Westcott, and Donita and Joe Avila; great grandchildren, Alexi Wood, Logan Wood, Vanessa Durichek, Benjamin Gregory Durichek, Aiden and Rylan Westcott, Joe Felipe Avilla, and Sofia and Angela Avila; step-grandchildren, Angela Schlaepfer, Charles Schlaepfer, Rebekah Tweten, Elizabeth Schlaepfer, Clarissa Schlaepfer, and Felicia and Natasha Schlaepfer; brother, James Durichek and wife, Martha, and sister-in-law, Helen Durichek, all of Collegedale, Tennessee; and numerous other family members and friends.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Adventist Eduction or Youth Ministries.

The service will be livestreamed by the church.

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Sunday, September 17, 2023

2:00 - 3:00 pm (Central time)

Cleburne Seventh Day Adventist Church

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