Submitted by his wife
Dave was a volunteer firefighter‚ living in a ranching community and working for the Meade County Highway Department.
Most important in his life was his wife‚ Rhonda‚ and 3 children‚ Jeremiah‚ Melitta and Alyssa.
Dave lost his life while fighting a grass fire on his loved South Dakota Prairie. He sustained 3rd degree burns over 80% of his body.
Dave loved to hunt and fish. He also loved all sports. He participated in softball‚ basketball‚ football‚ track and rodeo in his ‘younger years‚’ and never missed one of his children’s sport events in his ‘later years.’