David H. Beighley, 74, of Underwood

Published 10:46am Monday, December 10, 2012 Updated 12:48pm Monday, December 10, 2012

David Beighley,  died Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012, at Sanford Medical Center in Fargo.

He was born March 3, 1938, in Perham, the son of Charles and Minnie (Tober) Beighley. He grew up in Perham and graduated from high school there in 1956. Following high school, David served in the U.S. Marines from Nov. 29, 1956 until Oct. 9, 1959.

On March 25, 1961, he married Marilyn Graham in Perham. They lived in St. Paul, where he worked at Acro Metal as a machinist from 1961-1967.

They then moved to the Fergus Falls area and David was employed at Otter Tail Power Company in the maintenance department from 1967 until his retirement in 1999.

He was an active member of Zion-Sarpsborg Lutheran Church in Dalton, where he served on the church council. He was also an active member of NFDA (National Fish Decoy Association) and the Minnesota Dark House and Angling Association.

David enjoyed the outdoors; hunting, fishing, carving fish decoys, playing cribbage, and giving his great-grandson, Miles, rides on the four-wheeler.

Preceding him in death were his parents; a brother, Charlie; and sisters Mary and Dorothy.

Survivors include his wife, Marilyn of Underwood; two sons, David Craig (Julie Seaver) of rural Erhard and Christopher Douglas (Holly) of Fergus Falls; grandchildren, Erica, Beth, and Alissa Beighley and Ricky Hendershot and a great-grandson, Miles Beighley.

Visitation: Monday from 5 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home and one hour prior to the service at the church

Service: 2 p.m. Tuesday, at Zion-Sarpsborg Free Lutheran Church, Dalton

Clergy: Rev. Mark Johnson

Burial: Zion Cemetery, Dalton

Funeral Home: Olson Funeral Home, Fergus Falls


Condolences may be sent online at www.olsonfuneralhome.com



Editor's Picks

Eye on Otter Tail in clean water fight: Officials working with farmers to meet buffer regulations

The struggle over clean water and runoff pollution in Otter Tail County often starts with a picture. Technicians with the West Otter Tail Soil and ... Read more

Pharmacists looking to take larger role

Thrifty White: Patient prescription follow-ups could free up doctors Despite everything they are able to do, pharmacies are not recognized as health care providers under ... Read more

Plenty to do Memorial Day weekend

Services, lakes issues seminar, graduation highlight calendar We may not have had the April showers to bring May flowers, but now that temperatures are starting ... Read more

Historic resort marks 100 years

DENT — The Leonard Family, owners of East Silent Lake Resort, will celebrate the resort’s centennial this summer. They’ll be taking time to celebrate the ... Read more