David Charles DeBoer, age 57, Brandon, died Sunday, Oct. 4, 2009, at St. Agnes Hospital in Fond du Lac.
David was born Feb. 23, 1952, in Waupun to Charles Jr. and Twilah (Meenk) DeBoer. He graduated from Rosendale-Brandon High School with the class of 1970. David developed a love for amateur photography and was employed at Moraine Park Technical College in the audio-visual department. He later attended technical training in Green Bay. On Jan. 15, 1974, he married Regina Peterson at her parents’ home in Brandon. David served his country with the U.S. Army from Feb. 25, 1974, to Feb. 24, 1977, as an audio visual specialist to the paratroopers. He became a lifetime member of the 14th Armored Division, attending their reunions with his parents. David was a stock room manager for Kohl’s Department Store for many years. He currently was employed with the state of Wisconsin Department of Corrections in Fox Lake since 1991. David was a loving father and an avid fisherman, who passed on a lifetime of enjoyable memories for his children and grandchildren. He also shared a passion for geneology with his mother.
David is survived by his two sons, Charles DeBoer of Brandon and Garrett (Amanda) DeBoer of Randolph; his two daughters, Betsy (Jake) Hamm and Mary (Dave) Stariha, both of Brandon; his wife of 26 years, Regina DeBoer of Brandon; 11 grandchildren, Casey, Madison, Bradley, Samuel, Joey, Ray, Lucy, Allie, Annabelle, D.J. and Ava; his parents, Charles Jr. and Twilah DeBoer; a brother, Bruce (Kathy) DeBoer of Ripon; a sister, Charlotte (Verlyn) Rebelein of St. Clair Shores, Mich.; two nieces, Kristen Rebelein and Khan (Jonathon) Dukes; and two nephews, Ben (Mindy) DeBoer and Nghiep (Jessica) Trang.
David was preceded in death by his grandparents.
Funeral service was held Wednesday, Oct. 7 at Kohls Community Funeral Home, 405 West Main St., Waupun, with the Rev. Randall Knoll officiating, and Honor Guard provided by members of the Fox Lake Correctional Institution. Burial followed in the Brandon Cemetery.
A Memorial fund has been established in David’s name.
Kohls Community Funeral Home, Waupun assisted the family.
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