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David W. Easterday – Obituary

Name: David W. Easterday

Age: 65

Born: 02-25-1957

Died: 06-04-2022

Visitation:
Daniel-Anderson Funeral Home, Paynesville, Minnesota

Service:
Daniel-Anderson Funeral Home, Paynesville, Minnesota


A Memorial Services will be held at 1:00 P.M. on Thursday, June 23, 2022 at the Daniel-Anderson Funeral Home in Paynesville, MN for David Wayne Easterday, age 65 of Paynesville.  He died at his home on June 4, 2022.  Reverend Jill Meents of Grace United Methodist Church in Paynesville will officiate.  Visitation will be from 11 A.M. to 1 P.M. at the Daniel-Anderson Funeral Home in Paynesville.

 

David was born on February 25, 1957 and was adopted by his parents Harold W. and Marjorie (Fodness) Easterday on July 3, 1958.  He grew up in Olivia and later Paynesville, MN.  He graduated from Paynesville High School in the Class of 1975.  David then attended St. Cloud State University for a few years studying Political Science.  He then went on working many jobs throughout Minnesota. He was active all his life with the Boy Scouts of America and also earned his Eagle Scout award early in life. Scouting was his world and he worked many years up at the Boy Scout summer camps every year. His second love was politics and he worked at the Capital as a legislative assistant. He was a member of Grace United Methodist Church.

 

He was preceded in death by his parents.

 

He is survived by his sister Sue (Dick) Putzke of Paynesville; nephews Cory Deadrick and Brad Putzke, both of Paynesville. He is also survived by his biological brothers and sisters and many friends.

Guestbook for David W. Easterday


Pam (Thoelke) Muth
, Lifelong friend
June 26, 2022, 5:35 am
Dave and I grew up knowing each other because our parents were friends in Olivia. When the Easterday's moved to Paynesville I was there to welcome him to his new home and school. We were friends through elementary and high school until my family moved away. Dave was always there for me when we were young and we stayed in touch as adults - mostly through our parents. I'm so sorry I didn't get to have one last laugh with him. RIP my friend.
Sue Desrosier
, Cousin
June 20, 2022, 8:59 pm
Summers will not be the same without the pre and post BWCA visits to the farm. Dave's big heart and williness to chip in for any chore will be missed. Love you always and forever Dave!
Dylan Edwards
, Scouting
June 20, 2022, 6:52 pm
I met Dave Easterday for the first time this January at a meeting he called to discuss bringing the Cub Scouting program back to Paynesville. His passionate commitment to Scouting was infectious and he rallied together partners to build this program. Dave always had a good story and rose to the occasion to do good for others. I will miss working with him greatly and hope to do his memory justice through my work on this program that meant so much to him.
Bob Rueter
, Scout friend/BSA historian
June 16, 2022, 7:53 pm
Dave was a great friend and we would often meet over coffee and/or lunch to discuss Scouts at Parker plus Many Point and the Order of the Arrow. He knew so much about past history and I gathered information as I could from him. My sons went to Many Point and always enjoyed being on the range with him. He was great with Scouts and always helpful. He had an eye for helping youth improve at any shooting sport, what a gift! May you enjoy the reunion with past Scouters in heaven my friend! Thanks for the memories!
Amy Zupke
, Friend
June 14, 2022, 12:50 am
David was our neighbor while living on Olivia. They moved to Paynesville when he was 10. We had many fun hours playing together. Later he participated on our sonís Eagle Scout ceremony. Great guy who was forever engaged in scouting. We reconnected last year & shared MANY common memories. He will be missed by a lot of folks! RIP David.
Amy Zupke
, Friend
June 14, 2022, 12:49 am
David was our neighbor while living on Olivia. They moved to Paynesville when he was 10. We had many fun hours playing together. Later he participated on our sonís Eagle Scout ceremony. Great guy who was forever engaged in scouting. We reconnected last year & shared MANY common memories. He will be missed by a lot of folks! RIP David.
Paul Wannigman
, Friend
June 13, 2022, 8:41 pm
So sad to hear of Davids passing. I grew up in Olivia with David as a neighbor, then reconnected in St. Cloud. We drifted apart and last saw him at his Fathers funeral. RIP David. Your spirit will be missed.
Alan M Anderson
, Fellow Scout leader
June 10, 2022, 3:51 pm
Dave and I led a Scout troop in St. Cloud, in the 70s. He was always upbeat, fun and a great role model for our Scouts. He survives in all the ripples of good he sent into the world. Rest in peace Dave.
Julie Grzybowski
, Friend
June 10, 2022, 4:03 am
I was so surprised to hear of Dave's passing. What a kind,loving and warm hearted ♥️ person. He will be missed by many.
Julie Grzybowski
, Friend
June 10, 2022, 4:03 am
I was so surprised to hear of Dave's passing. What a kind,loving and warm hearted ♥️ person. He will be missed by many.
Pete Fisk
, friend
June 9, 2022, 4:57 pm
Sorry to hear of David's passing.
Dave Schultz
, Fellow scouter
June 9, 2022, 3:30 am
Dave was a sterling example in life in how to lift up others and lead by example. May he be lifted up on eagleís wings and rest in peace.
Diane Buchite
, Friend in Scouts
June 9, 2022, 3:24 am
RIP David ! Is was great getting you know you at camp ! You will be deeply miss !
Deb Boelz
, Fellow student at St. Cloud State University
June 9, 2022, 2:49 am
Dave and I served on the Student Senate at SCSU in the late 1970's together. He had a deep appreciation of the political process. I always expected to see his name on an election ballot.
Sven Larsen
, Fellow scouter
June 9, 2022, 1:37 am
Thanks for all that you have done for all the scouts you have served. Peace to you.
Kenneth Toole
, Fellow Eagle Scout
June 9, 2022, 1:11 am
Rest In Peace. May you continue to soar like an Eagle

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