David Eugene Weitala was born October 21, 1951 in Aberdeen to Delbert and Helen (Martell) Weitala. He graduated from Central High School in 1969 and then Northern State College with a BA Degree in fine arts. On February 28, 1987 he married Kimberly Beaudin in New Baltimore, MI. He worked with his father at Feinstein and the Walk Stop shoe store until closing it in 2007. He was currently a manager of Burger King Restaurant. He was the acting chairman of the Davison County Commissioners where he had been serving since 2004. He was a member of Northridge Baptist Church where he served as deacon, trustee, taught Sunday School and AWANA. He served on boards for the Prehistoric Indian Village and the Mitchell Main Street renovation project. He was an original board member of the Love Feast and was still organizer of the April Love Feast. Dave truly loved his family and loved to cook for them. He was a deeply devoted husband, father, grandfather “Papi” and was admired by his children, granddaughters, parents, sister and brothers. He had a love for life and was compassionate about his numerous talents which included arts, travel and cooking.
Those left to cherish his memory are his wife, Kimberly, daughters: Alexis (Christopher) Rupp, FL; Rani Weitala, CA; Johanna Weitala, AZ; Elysa Weitala, Washington State; Zoe Weitala, Mitchell; granddaughters: Maddison and Chloe Rupp, his parents, Delbert and Helen, sister, Debra Weitala, Mitchell; brothers: Dennis (Kathy), Brookings; DJ (Denise) MN; and numerous nieces and nephews.
entry posted by Annette and Daryl Delzer on 01-27-2012
Del and Helen, Just heard the sad news from Jeannette.
So sorry about your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Our deepest sympathy to your family.
Annette and Daryl
entry posted by Rhonda + Chris Burden on 01-24-2012
We are so sorry to hear about the passing of Dave. You and your family have been in our prayers since we heard the news. We will continue to pray for God to give you the strength to get you through such a hard time. We so much enjoyed the time we spent with you and Dave and pray that God be with each of your family in his passing. If there is anything we could possibly do to help you through this time, please do not hesitate to ask.
Rhonda + Chris
entry posted by Lee Feinstein on 01-23-2012
Del & Helen. We were so sad to learn about Dave. Our heartfelt felt condolences. Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers. Give our thoughts to your family. Fondly, Norlie Feinstein and family-- Lee, Steve and Cathy.
entry posted by Bruce and Marlene Haines on 01-23-2012
The grief will fade, but the love will last forever. May you and your family find comfort in memories, support from friends and may God hold you in his warm embrace. I had the pleasure to
work on the planning and zoning board with Dave for many years. We will miss him greatly!
entry posted by Kristin Vilhauer on 01-22-2012
Thinking of your family during this difficult time. Hold the memories close to your heart.
entry posted by Geary Neilan on 01-22-2012
Dave's light burned bright here on earth for his love of Christ, family and friends. Now, his light is shining the BRIGHTEST in heaven with Christ. For Gods word tells us that to be absent from the body, is to be present with the Lord. Kim, may God comfort you and your family, during your time of loss. God Bless.
entry posted by Pam and Mel Schlaffman on 01-22-2012
We are so sorry for your loss. Our sincere sympathy goes out to you and your family, Kim. You are in our prayers. May our Lord comfort you during your sorrow. Pam and Mel
entry posted by Becky Asche Palugyay on 01-21-2012
So sorry to hear this news. I remember Dave, Kim and their kids attending Northridge when my dad was pastor there. Dave was an asset to the community and a strong Christian role model for all around him. My thoughts and prayers are with his family during this difficult time. God bless.
Becky Palugyay (Asche)
entry posted by Kay Schaefer on 01-21-2012
Kim and Family, I am so sorry for your loss. I've known Dave since our girls were babies. He was a great guy and he will be missed. You and your family are in my thoughts & prayers. Kay
entry posted by Joan E. Neilan on 01-21-2012
My heart goes out to you in your time of grief and sorrow. A light went out when Dave left this earth. His never ending zest for life and his smile that stretched from ear to ear will be greatly missed. My fondest memories of living in Mitchell was hanging with Kim and Dave as their love of life and love of Jesus was contagious. May God's Grace strengthen and sustain you as you grieve his loss and celebrate his life. In Christ's love, Joan E. Neilan
entry posted by Dawn Hanson on 01-20-2012
My deepest sympathy to your family! Dave was one heck of a salesman - he got so excited when he had a new shipment in & he could ALWAYS talk me into buying a pair of shoes!!!
entry posted by Gloria and Shanna Hight on 01-20-2012
Kim and family our prayers are with you. Dave will be greatly missed. I will always remember him telling us about the trips you took. He was always so excited when the kids came home and so proud of them. I will remember him most by the big hug he gave me on my last day and telling me he would miss working with me.
Glo and Shanna
entry posted by Jerry and Glad Hall on 01-20-2012
Kim and family, Our prayers are wilth you. Dave will be greatly missed by all of us at Burger King. It was truely a pleasure to have him as a part of our staff. His calming demeanor, smile and soft spokeness made him a pleasure to work with. He spoke so often of his wife and family and how much they mean to him. Dave and I often shared stories of our grandchildren and laughed about their antics and how much joy they bring to a grandparent. God bless, you are in our prayers....Jerry and Glad