Thomas George David, 71, Owatonna
Thomas George David, 71, of Owatonna, died Thursday, Jan. 7, 2016, at his home.
Tom was born April 7, 1944, in Waseca, the son of James and Agnes (Hoffman) David. He was a 1962 graduate of Ellendale High School. He moved to Owatonna and worked at Spitzack Lumber Company. Tom was drafted into the United States Army in 1965 and was stationed one year in Germany. He was honorably discharged in 1967. After returning from the service, he drove truck for Medford Distribution. In 1967, he started hauling gravel for Owatonna Aggregates and retired after over 49 years of driving truck.
Tom loved riding his 1982 Red Harley Davidson Road King that he purchased brand new. He loved old time music and dancing, his flowers and having fun with friends and family. Tom was a member of the Knights of Columbus, Owatonna Eagles Club, Owatonna VFW and the Owatonna American Legion.
Tom met Laura Krenke of Ellendale and they enjoyed spending time together. It did not matter where they were, or who they were with, you would hear laughter and stories being told. Their endless love for each other shined and radiated onto those around them. Tom also enjoyed spending time with Bella, Laura’s dog. Tom will be greatly missed by Jeff and Melody (Krenke) Ulrich and their children, Zach, Tucker and Mya. Tom came into their lives after the passing of Melody’s father, Gerald Krenke. Tom had become a part of their family and Tom will forever be held close in their hearts.
Tom is also survived by five siblings, James David of Ellendale, Richard (Susie) David of Pratt, Beverly (Henry) Barron of Minneapolis, Linda (Gary) O’Connor of Rochester and Becky (Richard) Lassahn of Ellendale; nieces and nephews, Dawn (Dennis) Copp of Owatonna, Debbie David of Elysian, Deeann (Chris) David of Waseca, Tony David of Owatonna, Mary (Donald) Osborne of Fridley, Amy O’Connor of Eyota, Greg (Cheri) Lassahn of Verona, Wisconsin, David Lassahn of Ellendale, Shawn Lassahn of Ellendale and Rich Lassahn of Minneapolis; nine great-nieces and nephews; a great-great-niece; and extended family.
He was preceded in death by his parents, brother, Harry David, and two nephews, Henry Barron Jr. and Daniel John David.
A Celebration of Life Reception will be held at Michaelson Funeral Home on Saturday, Jan. 16, 2016, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Interment will be held at a later date at St. Aidan’s Cemetery in Ellendale.