David Arnold DeMary, 72, of St. Paul, passed away Thursday, May 7, 2020 at Azria Health Broadwell in Grand Island, Nebraska after a long and courageous battle with leukemia. He was a faithful servant of the Lord who enjoyed reading his Bible
Public visitation will be held on Monday, May 11, 2020 from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. at Jacobsen-Greenway-Dietz Funeral Home in St. Paul, with a Private Family Interment held at the Elmwood Cemetery in St. Paul. In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the family at a later date.
David was born February 26, 1948 to Charles and Esther (Fuller) DeMary, the baby brother to ten siblings. David lived his entire life in St. Paul in the home he was raised in. He graduated from St. Paul High School in 1966.
Following graduation, David went to work at the Army Corp of Engineers in Grand Island and then Nebraska Department of Roads from 1970 to 2006 when he retired. He enjoyed hunting, reading, gardening, puzzles, card games, fishing, woodworking, and train rides with his parents.
Thirty-four nieces and nephews were blessed to call him Uncle David. He always made time to play and made visiting Grandma and Grandpa’s house extra fun.
Survivors include three brothers and spouses, Max DeMary of Sidney, MT, Dick and Joan DeMary of Chapman, KS and Paul and Delia DeMary of Minneapolis, KS; two sisters and spouses, Maxine and Todd White of Grand Island and Alberta Fisher of Trenton, MO.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Charles “Sonny” DeMary and George DeMary; sisters, Alice Grim, Elnora Tschudy, and Betty Jelinek; brothers-in-law, Charles Fisher, Don Tschudy, John Jelinek, and Melvin Grim; and sisters-in-law, Betty DeMary and Karen DeMary.
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