David R. Deleeuw, age 74, of Darwin, Minnesota, passed away Wednesday, July 4, 2019, at his home.
Graveside Service will be held on Wednesday, August 7, 2019, at 1:00 P.M. in the St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery in Bird Island, Minnesota.
Gathering of family and friends will be held on Tuesday, August 6, 2019, from 4:00-7:00 P.M. at the Hantge Funeral Chapel in Darwin, Minnesota.
David Richard DeLeeuw was born on February 6, 1945, in Bird Island, Minnesota. He was the son of Charles and Winifred (Osterfeld) DeLeeuw. David was baptized as an infant on March 18, 1945, and confirmed in his faith as a youth on October 31, 1956, both at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Bird Island. He received his education in Bird Island, and was a graduate of the Bird Island High School, with the Class of 1963.
David was enlisted in the United States Army on March 1, 1966, in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He was awarded the National Defense Service Medal and the Good Conduct Medal. David entered the Reserves on February 9, 1969. He was honorably discharged on February 28, 1972, at Ft. Dixon, New Jersey.
David resided in Bird Island, Minneapolis, and in 2010, he moved to Darwin, Minnesota.
David was employed as a Factory Worker from June 1, 1970, to August 1, 1978, at Fingerhut in Bird Island. He then worked at Douglas Corporation on August 29, 1978, for 31 years, retiring on February 25, 2010. David was a member of the Bird Island American Legion Post 430 for 50 years.
David enjoyed bowling and fishing.
David passed away on July 4, 2019, at his home in Darwin, at the age of 74 years. Blessed be his memory.
David is survived by his:
Brothers, Donald DeLeeuw and his wife Burnice, of Cosmos, MN,
Gerald DeLeeuw and his wife Donna of Hutchinson, MN;
15 Nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.
David is preceded in death by his Parents, Charles “Jerry” and Winifred DeLeeuw; Brothers, Roger DeLeeuw and Kenny DeLeeuw; Sisters, Marjorie Larson and Kathleen Senkyr.