After a long struggle with chronic leukemia and renal failure, Dave finally found peace and his forever fishing spot in heaven. During his final moments, he was surrounded by the love of his family; his wife Cathy, his daughters Rachel and Jenny, his son Brandon and 5 grandchildren; Violet, Maxwell, Clara, Nora and Benjamin. He was a loving father and husband who always tried to provide for his family no matter the obstacle. He was always striving to embody the Christian principles of compassion, forgiveness, and faith. Dave will be remembered by those around him as a man with a singular sense of humor, a pragmatic yet compassionate view of the world, and above all, a man of faith who sought to see Jesus in everyone he encountered. He will be dearly missed by his wife Cathy, as she now embarks on a life of walks without her daily companion at her side. He will be remembered by his son Brandon for his love of the outdoors, American history, and how hard he fought during his 15 year struggle with leukemia. His daughter Rachel will always remember his ability to teach her how to do virtually everything from archery to tennis, his ability to find humor in the most surprising situations, and the comfort he found in drinking a cup of tea while talking with loved ones in his home in his rocking chair. Lastly, his daughter Jenny will always treasure the moments she had with her dad as their father/daughter relationship progressed from childhood to adulthood, full of laughs, oftentimes unwanted advice, and long lectures about anything and everything. There are no words that can convey the sense of sadness his family feels upon his passing, but they take comfort in knowing that his pain is finally at an end, his body will finally bound through the mountains again, and he will spend endless days casting for that perfect fish.
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