Condolence & Memory Journal

Hi! Found this great photo of David. Thought I could send it to you, cannot attach to this note, though.
Send me your e-mail if you would like it, I know you responded before but I cannot find the address, sorry.
I think he is probably 19 or 20, I believe the photo was taken in Iowa City, it looks like Christmas in the background, maybe a restaurant? Tried to remember but can't recall.
I know the anniversary of his death is coming up, know that he was a good friend and you can tell by the smile on his face, a happy guy!
Hope your holidays are going as best they can,
Linda

Posted by Linda Dinsmore Sybrant - Palatine, IL - friend from both Wartburg and Io   December 28, 2011

How sad I am to learn of David's passing. David and I were best buddies at both Wartburg and Iowa. We always had a lot of fun at Wartburg and at Sigma Chi, he was a great listener and caring guy who was always there whenever I needed him. Lost track of him when I left college and now with the advent of Facebook, thought I would look for him. I am very sad to learn about his death.
I am going to look for some college photos of him, I can see his face, smiling, with his powder blue sweater and "big" hair.
I remember David as a sweet guy and hope you hope your memories will sustain you in your time of sorrow.
Linda

Posted by Linda Dinsmore Sybrant - Palatine, IL - friend from Wartburg Iowa   December 04, 2011

My thoughts and prayers are with the family.

Posted by Jeff Tuttle - Robinson, IL   February 24, 2011

Dear Bev & Family, I am sorry to hear of your loss. We will never understand the reasons why- but do remember you have many people praying and thinking of you in your time of need. Sincerely, Rhonda

Posted by Rhonda Vry-Bills - Altoona, IA   February 21, 2011

Dear Bev, So sorry to hear of the loss of your son. We also lost our daughter, Sonja, at a young age. Enjoyed our working days together at the Country Club. Sincerely, Dorothy Dobson

Posted by Dorothy Dobson - Tucson (winter), AZ   February 20, 2011

Bev and Family, Our Deepest Sympathy to you and your family. We have many memories of David and your family. The gift of Time we cherish, The gift of Life goes fast, The gift of Love will never end As long as Memories last. We are out of town,so will not beable to be with you to Celebrate David's. Our prayers and thoughts are with you. Bob and JoAnn Klein

Posted by Bob & JoAnn Klein - Conrad, IA   February 20, 2011

It's tough to express in words my heartfelt sympathy. Although all of us are grieving how very glorious it is to know he is with our Lord! and how very lucky we have been to have had him in our lives. His amazing smile & beautiful spirit gave us a true blessing. May you feel god's arms of comfort around you as you travel through this difficult time. Love to you All

Posted by Sheri Montgomery (twin#2) - Plymouth, MN   February 19, 2011

We send our love and prayers. David's loss will be felt by so many. Memories of his life well-lived and the blessings he brought to his family and friends are a treasure. May those memories comfort you during this difficult time. God bless you all.

Posted by Sharon and Ray Waller - Tucson, AZ   February 19, 2011

Dear Bev and Family- David is a pure and unaffected expression of God's love. I will treasure his being a part of my life. He was blessed to be a part of such a beautiful family and will continue to be surrounded by love. I will be with all of you through spirit, love and prayer.

Posted by Nancy Thompson - Minnetonka, MN   February 19, 2011

To DeeAnn and your whole family, Please know that we are thinking of you during these days when you are adjusting to your loss and taking time to celebrate Dave's life. Although we only had the chance to meet Dave briefly, we felt an immediate connection with him and could feel the strong bond you have as a family. Our sincerest sympathies to each of you. Steve and Priscilla Williams

Posted by Steve and Priscilla Williams - Edina, MN   February 19, 2011

Please know that our love, thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad, sad time. Losing our loved ones leaves such a great hole in our hearts. May you feel the comfortating love and gentle touch of God. Know He is with each of you. Your friends, Jerry & Marj Donohue.

Posted by Jerry & Marj Donohue - Marshalltown, IA   February 19, 2011

Dear Aunt Bev and family I am so saddened to hear of David's passing. Paul and Collette

Posted by Paul Hilton - Estherville, IA   February 19, 2011

To all of Dave's family. I was really saddened to hear of Dave's passing, although I had not seen Dave in quite a while I always enjoyed working with and for Dave,Dave was a great guy. Please accept our families condolences in the tough days ahead. Marlin & Kathy Pruismann Blairsburg, Iowa

Posted by Marlin Pruismann - Blairsburg, IA   February 18, 2011

DeeAnn and family, So sorry for your loss. I will be thinking and praying for you and your family during this time. Kris

Posted by Kris Steffens - Coon Rapids, MN   February 18, 2011

My dearest family whom I love so much. I cannot express the sorrow I have in losing our David. We wish we could be there to hug on each one of you. We lost a wonderful man, but God gained a wonderful man. I am certain Uncle Chuck and all those that have gone ahead of him were waiting at the gate as he arrived with arms ready to hug. Please know that we will be there in our hearts as you say your good bye's to David today and tomorrow. Much love to you all. Pam, Brian and Tony

Posted by Pam, Brian and Tony (Tjaden) Nichols - Walla Walla, WA   February 18, 2011

DeeAnn and family- We are so sorry for your loss. Thinking of you and your family during this time. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you. Kathy Smart and Susan Wilson

Posted by Susan Wilson - Edina, MN   February 18, 2011

Please accept our heartfelt sympathy on David's passing. We are thinking of you.

Posted by The Izzo Family - East Walpole, MA   February 18, 2011

I am so very sorry for your loss. These words do not even begin to tell you how I feel or the thoughts that loosing a loved one brings to the surface. Its only been a little over a month since we lost Mom (Aunt Marilyn, but the most comfort I have with dealing with Davids death is that I know she and all before her are and were waiting for David to take him back to heaven and begin to reunite our family. I love you guys so much and it breaks my heart to know that you are hurting. May God be with all of you and comfort you during this time. Love always Dianne Lentsch

Posted by Dianne Lentsch - Humboldt, IA   February 18, 2011

DeeAnn and Family, So sorry to hear of your loss. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

Posted by Roxie King - Inver Grove Heights, MN   February 18, 2011

Praying for your family during this time. Emily Especially for Children Edina, MN

Posted by Emily Radtke    February 18, 2011

I was a 1974 classmate of Dave's and we played in a band called LeGrand Funk. I will always remember the good times from High School. My heart goes out to all of Dave's family for your loss.

Posted by Denny Stubbs - Garland, TX   February 18, 2011

DeeAnn, I am so sorry for your loss. Thinking of you and your family.

Posted by Angie Williams - Minneapolis, MN   February 18, 2011

Bev, Denise, and Rabbitt family~ My deepest sympathy to all of you. My thoughts and prayers go out to all of you for your loss.

Posted by Amy Stahl - Holland, IA   February 18, 2011

Thoughts and Prayers to David's family. I am so glad we reconnected through facebook in the past year. I have many fond and loving memories of my first beau.

Posted by Renee Jones - Gulf Shores, AL   February 18, 2011

My sympathy to all the family.

Posted by Rhonda Reel - Whitten, IA   February 18, 2011

Jennifer- I am so sorry. Know that you are in my thoughts during this tough time. Let the Lord carry you through this. Love, Julie Crotty (your 3rd grade teacher)

Posted by Julie Crotty - Cedar Falls, IA   February 18, 2011

Our thoughts and prayers are with Bev and all the the Rabbitt family. David left us way too many years early and we will miss him dearly.

Posted by Steve and Nancy Tjaden - Anchorage, AK   February 18, 2011

Our hearts and prayers are so much with you all! We absolutely love David! His kindness and compassion has always been such an inspiration to us and we shall miss his cheerful smile so much! Heaven is blessed to have received a truly Godly man, and as David strongly believed -- we shall all rejoice together again one day! Bob and I are very sorry we are unable to be with you for David's services as we are still in FL and committed to finish the last two weeks of some classes that I am teaching here on the coast. But know that we are there in spirit, giving you all hugs [{}]! Love you!

Posted by Marge Thompson - West Des Moines, IA   February 18, 2011

Denise and family, So sorry to hear about David's passing. Know you are in my thoughts and prayers. Take Care, Rose Freese (Denise's co-worker)

Posted by Rose Freese - Marshalltown, IA   February 18, 2011

Dearest Family... Words of comfort seem so small and inappropriate but I would like to offer you Support and Love.. I know that David Loved each and everyone of you with all his heart. You are THE BEST FAMILY EVER and the men in your family are SO VERY PROUD OF EACH AND EVERYONE OF YOU... We love you all so very much.. I have NEVER BEEN MORE PROUD to say that THOSE WOMEN ARE MY FAMILY... I Love you and will See you on Sat..

Posted by Tammy Haack - Humboldt, IA   February 18, 2011