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“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,...Read More »
1 of 30 | Posted by: Linda Dinsmore Sybrant - Palatine, IL

“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...Read More »
2 of 30 | Posted by: Linda Dinsmore Sybrant - Palatine, IL

“My thoughts and prayers are with the family. ”
3 of 30 | Posted by: Jeff Tuttle - Robinson, IL

“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...Read More »
4 of 30 | Posted by: Rhonda Vry-Bills - Altoona, IA

“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...Read More »
5 of 30 | Posted by: Dorothy Dobson - Tucson (winter), AZ

“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, ...Read More »
6 of 30 | Posted by: Bob & JoAnn Klein - Conrad, IA

“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...Read More »
7 of 30 | Posted by: Sheri Montgomery (twin#2) - MN

“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...Read More »
8 of 30 | Posted by: Sharon and Ray Waller - Tucson, AZ

“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...Read More »
9 of 30 | Posted by: Nancy Thompson - Minnetonka, MN

“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...Read More »
10 of 30 | Posted by: Steve and Priscilla Williams - MN

“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. ...Read More »
11 of 30 | Posted by: Jerry & Marj Donohue - IA

“Dear Aunt Bev and family I am so saddened to hear of David's passing. Paul and Collette ”
12 of 30 | Posted by: Paul Hilton - Estherville, IA

“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...Read More »
13 of 30 | Posted by: Marlin Pruismann - Blairsburg, IA

“DeeAnn and family, So sorry for your loss. I will be thinking and praying for you and your family during this time. Kris ”
14 of 30 | Posted by: Kris Steffens - Coon Rapids, MN

“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....Read More »
15 of 30 | Posted by: Pam, Brian and Tony (Tjaden) Nichols - WA

“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. ...Read More »
16 of 30 | Posted by: Susan Wilson - Edina, MN

“Please accept our heartfelt sympathy on David's passing. We are thinking of you. ”
17 of 30 | Posted by: The Izzo Family - East Walpole, MA

“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...Read More »
18 of 30 | Posted by: Dianne Lentsch - Humboldt, IA

“DeeAnn and Family, So sorry to hear of your loss. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. ”
19 of 30 | Posted by: Roxie King - Inver Grove Heights, MN

“Praying for your family during this time. Emily Especially for Children Edina, MN ”
20 of 30 | Posted by: Emily Radtke

“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...Read More »
21 of 30 | Posted by: Denny Stubbs - Garland, TX

“DeeAnn, I am so sorry for your loss. Thinking of you and your family. ”
22 of 30 | Posted by: Angie Williams - Minneapolis, MN

“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. ”
23 of 30 | Posted by: Amy Stahl - Holland, IA

“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...Read More »
24 of 30 | Posted by: Renee Jones - Gulf Shores, AL

“My sympathy to all the family. ”
25 of 30 | Posted by: Rhonda Reel - Whitten, IA

“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...Read More »
26 of 30 | Posted by: Julie Crotty - Cedar Falls, IA

“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. ”
27 of 30 | Posted by: Steve and Nancy Tjaden - AK

“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...Read More »
28 of 30 | Posted by: Marge Thompson - West Des Moines, IA

“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) ”
29 of 30 | Posted by: Rose Freese - Marshalltown, IA

“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...Read More »
30 of 30 | Posted by: Tammy Haack - Humboldt, IA


David M. Rabbitt, 55 of Conrad formerly of Eldora, Iowa; passed away on Wednesday, February 16, 2011 at Allen Memorial Hospital in Waterloo, Iowa. Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, February 19, 2011 at the Conrad United Methodist Church in Conrad, Iowa, with burial following at the Conrad Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Friday, February 18, 2011 at Creps-Abels Funeral Home in Eldora. David was born on February 16, 1956 in Fort Dodge, Iowa to his parents Charles and Beverly Rabbitt. He graduated from LDF High School in Le Grand, Iowa with the class of 1974. He furthered his education by attending Wartburg College, University of Iowa, graduating from Buena Vista University with a Degree in Business. David began his career in marketing working for several radio stations, among them KDAO, KCFI, KCRG and he was also employed by Heart of Iowa. David became the proud father of Jennifer Rabbitt on June 12, 1986. David was a member of the Sigma Chi Fraternity. He was very involved in the Eldora community through the Rotary Club as a former president, the Eldora New Providence High School, as a member of the Eldora Performance Series and many other civic projects. David was an avid reader, fisherman and enjoyed the outdoors. He loved sports, especially the Hawkeye's. David cherished spending time with his grandsons, family and friends. He had a strong Christian Faith. David is survived by his mother, Bev Rabbitt; daughter, Jennifer (her fiancé Cody Starn) Rabbitt; grandsons, Charlie and Emery; sisters DeeAnn Besch, Denise (David) Bonzer and Darci (Kurt) Steckelberg; nieces, Stephanie, Krysta, Alyssa and Rebecca; nephews, Matthew, Michael, Cole and Joel. He is preceded in death by his father; grandparents and brother-in-law Michael Besch.

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