John H Dutra
October 14, 1929 – August 6, 2022
Turlock, California – John Harold Dutra, age 92, passed away on August 6, 2022 surrounded by family.
He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. Always willing to help anyone in need.
John was born on October 14, 1929 in Modesto, CA. He was the 5th son of Henry and Maria Dutra. He attended Bonita school at Crows Landing. He met the love of his life, Virginia, at the Turlock Ballroom dance at the age of 17 in 1946. They married on April 4, 1949 at Sacred Heart Church.
As a young man, he worked on his father’s dairy. He continued working at his father’s dairy and later went onto owning his own dairy along with John Dutra Manure Spreading. After selling his dairy in 1992, he moved into town.
John and Virginia enjoyed many cruises. He loved going to the Azores Islands with his best friend, Tony Alamo. He also loved going to bullfights and festas.
John was preceded in death by his parents, Henry and Maria Dutra; his brothers, Henry, Frank, Tony, and Joe Dutra; his granddaughter, Jennifer Dutra; and his grandson, Christopher Dompeling.
John leaves behind his wife, Virginia; his children, Kathy (Mike) Dutra-Machado, John (Charlotte) Michael Dutra, Henry (Kelly) Dutra, Brenda (Jimmy) Dutra, Teresa (Dave) Homen; 15 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren, and 5 great-great-grandchildren.
He will be greatly missed and always in our hearts.
A viewing is being held at 10:00 am on Tuesday, August 16, 2022 at Turlock Funeral Home. Following the viewing, a recitation of the rosary will be held at 11:30 am After the rosary, a graveside service is being held at 12:30 pm and Turlock Memorial Park.
Published by Modesto Bee on Aug. 14, 2022.
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