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Dustin "Dusty" Thomas Petterborg

March 23, 1992 — November 8, 2022


Dustin "Dusty" Thomas Petterborg


Dustin Thomas Petterborg was born March 23, 1992, in Preston, Idaho. His father, Kevin Petterborg, was his idol. To his loving mother, Sheri, he was the sweetest cowboy. In fact, she recalls he loved being a cowboy. Dusty was a thrill seeker. Even at the young age of around five years old, he was making his own attempts to ride a horse. With no saddle or riding gear, he attempted to get up on the sweetest gelding his parents had ever owned. Sheri remembers talking to a relative as she gazed out the window, one day, and saw Dusty’s attempt to climb up the gelding’s leg. Dusty was so insistent on getting up on that horse. Every time he slipped; he would attempt further with a giggle. It was a moment a mother didn’t know to be scared or watch her little cowboy with his persistence. When the horse noticed him trying to climb up, it started walking. With Dusty laughing as he would slip trying to hold himself on and pull himself back up, that gentle horse would keep on walking and Dusty would keep on laughing. He rode that horse all summer. Maybe it was that horse that turned Dustin into such a gentle giant. Nah, Dustin was always a sweet, kind child growing up clear until he became that same gentle giant at a mere 30 years of age, when he was returned back to his heavenly father on November 8th, 2022, in Preston, Idaho. Dustin lived in the river bottoms for about six years and attended Westside High School until he graduated in 2010 and later resided in Preston with his wife. Dustin was known to his family as Dusty and his friends called him Duff. To his wife, he was still Dustin.

Patricha and Dustin began acquainting each other through her brothers. Dustin was always hanging out and helping around as he would do for anyone. There was a family gathering at his friends Scotty Chaney’s house, in which everyone was sitting around in a circle of chairs in his garage playing games. Dustin and Patricha were sitting close to each other. The flirting began and their chairs got closer and closer as the night continued onward. By the latency of the night, their chairs were touching. Puppy love was in the air. Everyone noticed and one of the family members, finally blurted out, “Why don’t you two just hold hands!” Patricha grabbed his hand and held it up in the air, with a smile none of us had ever seen her before. A couple months later they were officially dating. Their love for each other grew rapidly and they were married in Logan, Utah on March 7th, 2020. Together the couple were raising 3 of their very own fur babies. Dustin learned to spoil their babies with french fries. Sugar the older and wiser deaf boxer was the first of the bunch raised by Patricha since a pup. George is the giant. He was Dustin’s mini me. The last of the litter was Stetson, the baby of the family. Dustin had his own unique personality that kept everyone laughing and no one could ever mistake him for someone else. He had a huge heart and a warm smile. He had his own sort of goofiness with a contagious laugh that could fill a room. He was often described by others as a goofy cowboy, an adventurous, unselfish and an amazing young man. Dustin was the tallest building on the block. Well amongst everyone around him he was. He really stood out for height, button up collared shirts and boots. Yes, he grew up still dressing his cowboy role and loved it. The talent and love of welding allowed him to create some very artistic pieces. Just give duff some scraps and he could build something with it from yard décor like flowers, milk cans to some of his personal favorites like trucks and trains. He always had an artistic talent even as child he loved to draw. So welding was his continuance of his artistic side of him. He was always building requested items for his friends. Sometimes just welding something like a box for them or building them a special request. Dustin’s love for welding wasn’t his only passion, he loved to help people out. He would help anyone who requested it. He was always putting others before himself. If it involved doing something he enjoyed and was calming like splitting wood, that was a bonus. Dustin loved the outdoors and everything about it including four- wheeler rides, camping, hiking and just being with friends and family.

Dustin is survived by his wife Patricha, his sister Ashley Bliss (Nathan), his brothers Jessy Petterborg and Colt Clark, his father Kevin Petterborg (Liana) and his mother Sherri. He is survived by so many other relatives including numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, brothers-in-laws, sisters-in-law, and step siblings. He loved you all, including his friends he considered his family. Dustin was proceeded in death by his grandparents Judy and Tom Petterborg and Gene and Joanne Walker. May they be together again.

A viewing will be held on Monday, November 14, 2022 from 10:30-11:30 a.m. at the Preston 8th Ward LDS Church, 213 South 200 East in Preston.

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Monday, November 14, 2022

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