Dutch was born Aug. 30, 1931, in Walnut Grove, Ill. Dutch served in the Navy, based in San Francisco, where he was the historian and photographer. He was a loving and wonderful father to Eric, Craig and Karen Dremann and moved to Crescent City in 1988 to work on successfully becoming the “Ansel Adams of the Redwoods.” Dutch worked at KPOD Radio for 20 years; he became a local celebrity with the “Trader Horn Show,” known to many as “Dapper Dutch.”
Dutch celebrated nearly 50 years of sobriety and was a mentor and champion to many in Alcoholics Anonymous. He loved the area and the community he was in. He spent many days out photographing Pebble Beach, the Smith River and the local lighthouses.Dutch was known and loved by many and will be missed.He is survived by his family: Eric Dremann, Craig and Sue Dremann, Karen Dremann and David Charlesworth, his grandson William Dremann-Charlesworth, grandson Gandalf and wife Dee Hudlow and his great-grandson Stryder Hudlow. Dad, we will be forever touched by your love.
Viewing will be held at Wier’s Mortuary Chapel on Friday, June 27, from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m.
Services will be held at Grace Lutheran Church, 188 E. Cooper Ave., Crescent City, June 28, 2014, at 11 a.m. To see his photography and share your stories, pictures and videos, go towww.dutchdremannphotography.com.
Please sign the family’s online guest book at wiersmortuary.com.
Arrangements are under the direction of Wier’s Mortuary Chapel.