Visitation: Visitation will be 3:00-8:00pm Monday at Anderson-Jones-Corcoran Harrisburg Chapel with family present from 6:00-8:00pm.
Service: Funeral services will be 10:30am Tuesday, July 23, 2013 at Harrisburg United Methodist Church.
David Lester Monahan was born to Agnes (Schmidt) Monahan and Lester Monahan on October 29, 1947 in Redwood Falls, Minnesota.
He attended school in Redwood Falls and began employment with Control Data in the 1960s. David was employed with Emerson Electric for 43 years until his retirement on June 29th, 2012.
David was united in marriage to Betty Durfee on July 2nd, 2012 on the island of Kuai, Hawaii. David and Betty were together four years and enjoyed time at their acreage in South Dakota. David always took the time to enjoy and honor the simple things in life. He especially enjoyed having an instant family and spent many hours playing with his granddaughters’ Rylan and Ragyn. He spent many hours giving the girls rides on his 4-wheeler and in the winter pulling Betty, Rylan and Ragyn in the snow on sleds. He also enjoyed the evening lightening bug hunts with his granddaughters.
David loved working in his yard and one of his greatest loves outside of family was riding his Harley. He and Betty enjoyed many rides together and he would try to ride a little every day.
David L. Monahan, 65, passed away unexpectedly on July 19, 2013.
Survivors include his wife, Betty Durfee-Monahan, Harrisburg, SD; two step sons, Wade (Heather) Peska, Sioux Falls, SD, Kyle Peska, Sioux Falls, SD, Joel (Karen) Drebert; two grandchildren, Rylan and Ragyn Peska; his mother Agnes Monahan, Redwood Falls, MN; two sisters, Mary Kaye Monahan (Bob Linder), Minnesota, Sharleen Neisius, Minnesota, and nieces and nephew. He was preceded in death by his sister, Barbara Jean Monahan, and his father, Lester Monahan.
Funeral services will be 10:30am Tuesday, July 23, 2013 at Harrisburg United Methodist Church. Visitation will be 3:00-8:00pm Monday at Anderson-Jones-Corcoran Harrisburg Chapel with family present from 6:00-8:00pm. www.harrisburgchapel.com
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To the family of David may God confort you in your time of loss and grief. David may you rest ipeace in Heaven with your dad and sister and all of our family who has gone before to Gods heavenly kingdom. love and prayers Uncle Wayne, your cousin Wayne and Daniel and family
May the concern and sympathy of those who care help you through this difficult time. Please accept our condolences.
(Rick) and Marlene Baune (David’s cousin).
We were so shocked and saddened to learn of your loss. David was a very kind and gentle man and will be sorely missed. Even though we are unable to be with you in person, our thoughts and prayers are with you.
I’m so sorry to hear about David’s passing. I had the opportunity to work with David for several years at Artesyn and he was a top notch person. Always a hard working but also looking to make life fun. I will always remeber my time with Dave. My thoughts and prayers are with his family.
I worked with David at Zytec/Artesyn for many years. Although he wouldn’t admit it, he was one of the best managers the company ever had. He was a terrific mentor and taught many young employees how to work efficiently and responsibly. He and I traveled to Austria together for work, and had a good time, in spite of David’s not wanting to go! I considered David a good and true friend. Hearing of his passing has made Scott and me both very sad. Our deepest sympathy to your family.
Robin Stegner, Redwood Falls