David Albert Kuchler, 55 of Taylorsville, Utah passed away July 4, 2021 while visiting family in Pennsylvania, celebrating with his wife Kim, their 33rd wedding anniversary.
He was born March 9, 1966 in Glendale, California to Judith and Albert Kuchler. David lived and grew up in Southern California. He served a 2 year Mission in the Montana Mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. He met his wife Kimberly (Stowell) Kuchler at a church youth conference in 1984 and later after his mission they started dating and were married on June 25, 1988. They lived in California for several years until they moved to Vancouver, Washington and later moved to Utah in the year 2000, where they currently reside.
David had many jobs in his life. As a teenager he worked at Lucky's as a stock boy, a short time as an Electrician's Assistant. When he was married, he became a Truck Driver for Deseret Industries & Siloteck. He trained in IT, started a family DJ business, and even became a Massage Therapist; however, he always went back to his love of Truck Driving. He worked for Rocky Mountain Trucking and his final employment with Rio Tinto at the Kennecott Mine. Every little boy has a fantasy of driving a Big Tonka Truck, well David lived that dream and was proud to drive truck #490 a 400 Ton Komatsu Haul Truck.
Being 6'8"tall David was known as a Gentle Giant and he had a genuine love and kindness toward all. His unique sense of humor brought smiles and laughter to everyone he met, even though his wife didn't understand most of his jokes. David taught us all to never take life too seriously.
His family was his world. He lived for family vacations to the mountains, beach, amusement parks, camping, fishing, having BBQ's, camp fires, playing card games, rafting down the Provo Canyon and jeepin in his 47 Willie that his father restored and passed down to David and his family to enjoy. The Kuchler family has many traditions that also happen to involve sweets and David became the baker of the family and enjoyed every bit of it. When celebrating family birthdays, the kids always requested him to make the famous Kuchler red velvet cake and this has been another family tradition we will carry on. He definitely had a sweet tooth and used every excuse to bake something delicious. Whether it was brownies, lemon bars, gram goodies, cakes, cupcakes etc... he enjoyed making cookies of all kinds especially for our family Christmas party. The past few years this Christmas tradition was passed down to include the kids in helping them learn the love of baking and this will be a family tradition that we will carry on in his memory.
David is survived by their son's John, Kevin, Scott and Daughter Brenda (Kuchler) Rueckert, Son in Law Kody Rueckert. Their Grandchildren, Mason, Alex and Logan Kuchler, Daxton Rueckert and a baby brother, due in September. His sisters: Brooke (Kuchler) Lessley and Jan (Kuchler) Beckstrom and his loving parents Judith (Holden) Kucher and Albert Kuchler. He is preceded in death by his grandson Owen John Rueckert.
David, We Love You With All Our Hearts and We Miss You So Very Much. Thank you for loving us unconditionally. Now it's your turn to watch over your family, Until We Meet Again Someday.
A private family viewing will be held Friday, July 16, 2021. Family and Friends are invited to attend his Celebration of Life Memorial, Saturday, July 17, 2021 at 1:00 pm in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints located at 275 E 500 S, Pleasant Grove, Utah.
Please dress comfortably and sweet refreshments will be served in memory of David's sweet tooth.
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