DAVID DUECKER, IN MEMORIAM

With much sadness I have to tell you that we lost one our autocross community friends on Saturday,
July 25, 2020.

David Duecker fell ill Saturday morning at the autocross event. He was taken to a hospital in Parker and then airlifted to a Denver hospital where he passed away during surgery.

David drove the beautiful Sakhir Orange M4. He was always friendly, and always kind. We became friends when he used to grid near me, and was part of the BS posse in his Z4. He drove hard and drove well, but was always humble. In the last few years he started doing more track days. The back of his M4 displayed a significant number of decals representing the tracks he had driven. He fit track days into his vacation travels all over the US and Europe.

He was a driving instructor at BMW driving schools and at Street Survival events. The students always gave him high marks. I can’t tell you much about his professional or family life, but I am sure they were equally impressive.

David’s family informs us that there will not be funeral services, and we certainly want to provide them with as much respect and privacy as possible. As a Club, we’re exploring ways to honor David by creating a Street Survival scholarship, and by contributing to a charity in his name – all yet to be determined.

I am going to miss David!

Respectfully,
Keith Dana
Autocross Chair

A note from the editor: We will all miss David’s smiling face and his incredibly kind heart. The RMC BMW CCA offers our deepest condolences to David’s family and hope that they find comfort in knowing how much David touched our lives and left nothing but cherished memories for so many. May he rest in peace.

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