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David E. DuVall

June 25, 1952 ~ December 17, 2021 (age 69)

Obituary

Services are postponed until a later date.

David E. DuVall, age 69, died Friday, December 17, 2021, at St. Cloud Hospital following a brief illness. A memorial service celebrating David's life was to be held on Wednesday, December 22, 2021, at Hoplin-Hitchcock Funeral Home in Glenwood, but has been postponed until a later date.

David Eugene DuVall, the son of Charles R. and Myrna F. (Hart) DuVall, was born June 25, 1952, in Cherokee, Iowa. He was the 12th of 14 children born to the couple. When David was a young boy his family moved to Hancock, Minnesota. He grew up there on the family farm and attended Hancock public schools. At some point during his childhood, his father gave him the nickname “Peanuts” and it stuck with him from that point forward. After high school David moved to Minneapolis where he worked odd jobs for about a decade before moving to Seattle, Washington. In Seattle he found work on the docks as a security guard. He enjoyed this career and it became his life’s work for the next 30+ years. After he retired, David returned to Minnesota, living briefly with his sister, Vicky, in Swift Falls before moving to Glenwood where he continued to reside until the time of his death.

In his free time, David liked to tinker with things that had an engine including cars, lawn mowers, snow blowers, etc. He was known to tell corny jokes and enjoyed going for rides in the car, watching Westerns on television, and playing cards.

David had the good fortunate to spend his last several years living on scenic lakeshore drive along beautiful Lake Minnewaska, where he enjoyed not only the view but also watching all of the associated lake activity. He was also blessed in his retirement years with close friendships, including the company of three youngsters that he loved like grandchildren, Lexi, Emmett, and Briella and their mother, Brandy Knight, as well as the faithful companionship of his dog, Bella.

David died on Friday, December 17, 2021, at the St. Cloud Hospital following a brief illness.

He is survived by his sister, Patty Larson of Benson; his brother, Dale DuVall of Cokato; 21 nieces and nephews, as well as other relatives and friends including longtime friend, Trudy (Mady) Martin and her husband, Jim Martin, formerly of Glenwood and now of Minneapolis, as well as Trudy’s family.

David was preceded in death by his parents, Charles and Myrna; five young siblings, Robert, Linda, Sharon, and Jerry, who tragically perished in a house fire in 1948, and a brother, Thomas, who died in infancy in 1950; three sisters, Margaret (Gary) Erickson, Donna (Ken) Schmeig, and Vicky Hindman; three brothers, Joe (Sarah), Dennis, and John; and brother-in-law, Bruce Larson.

 

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