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Monday, August 26, 2019
5:00 - 7:00pm (Central time)
Monday, August 26, 2019
7:00 - 8:15pm (Central time)
Tuesday, August 27, 2019
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David W. Gibbons 73 of Devils Lake formerly of Cando, ND passed away at his home on Thursday, August 22, 2019 in the loving care of his family and Altru Hospice.
Mass of Christian Burial for David will be held on Tuesday, August 27, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Devils Lake, ND with Reverend Steven Wirth celebrating the Mass. Military Honors will be accorded by the Neathery-Simensen Post #756, Devils Lake Veterans of Foreign Wars and the North Dakota Military Funeral Honors Team. Burial will be in the Pembina Cemetery in October.
Visitation will be held at the Gilbertson Funeral Home, Devils Lake on Monday, August 26, 2019 from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. with a Rosary and Scripture Service at 7:00 p.m. Visitation on Tuesday will be at the church one hour prior to the funeral Mass.
David Wayne was born on January 18, 1946 in Delta, Missouri, the son of Daniel and Margaret (Nix) Gibbons. He was reared and educated in Delta, graduated from Delta High School and continued his education at Southeast Missouri University in Cape Girardeau, Missouri.
David entered the United States Air Force on January 25, 1965 and served his country during the Vietnam War, with a tour of duty in Vietnam. He was honorably discharged with the rank of Sergeant on November 28, 1967 and served with the reserves until January of 1971.
After David’s discharge, he returned to Missouri and began a career with Proctor and Gamble in Cape Girardeau. He was the lead technician for the first LUV’s Diapers manufacturing company. He wrote the manual for its production and traveled the world as the technical advisor to the other manufacturers.
David was united in marriage to Doreen Trudel on July 24, 1991. They established their home in Cando, ND and worked at Noodles by Leonardo. In 1997 they moved to Great Falls, Montana where David was instrumental in the start-up of a Pasta Plant there. They returned to Cando and later Devils Lake continuing employment with Noodles by Leonardo. In 2007, David retired after 25 years with the company, to begin his long battle with cancer.
David’s obsessions were fishing, gardening, hunting and traveling-in that order. He was obsessed with growing tomatoes and knew the “Totally Tomatoes” catalog by heart. He loved his family and dear friends with his whole heart and was such a strong support to others when they were in need of help.
David is survived by his wife, Doreen; son David Gibbons Jr., Beaverton, Oregon; two step children and seven grandchildren Mike (Jacky) Adams and children Tyler, Michaela and Lawson Adams of Jamestown, ND and Cheri Adams of Devils Lake, ND and children Danielle Adams (in Cardiff, Wales), Tim, Cassie and Allie Bongs and two great grandchildren Kalli and Austin.
He was preceded in death by his parents, three sisters Audrey Jean Seabough, Wanda Seabough and Betty Long and in-laws Cecelia and John Trudel.