David Lynn Butenhoff, 60, of Pelican RapidsPublished 9:49am Tuesday, September 3, 2013 Updated 11:51am Tuesday, September 3, 2013
David Lynn Butenhoff, 60, died unexpectedly Friday, Aug. 30, 2013, at his lake home on Lake Lizzie in Pelican Rapids, a place that he loved dearly.
David Lynn Butenhoff was born on Sept. 6, 1952, in Fargo, to Leonard “Butch” and Alice Maie (Rawalt) Butenhoff. He grew up on the family farm northwest of Barnesville and attended Barnesville High School, graduating in 1970. Dave also attended Moorhead Technical College and graduated with an auto mechanics degree in 1972.
David was full of life and love and did everything to the fullest. David enjoyed many hobbies and took many vacations with his family. He traveled extensively throughout the country.
David had a love of cars, especially ones that were fast and loud. He owned his first Corvette in 1974, and the love for Corvettes and classic cars became a true passion.
David also had many other hobbies and interests including water and snow skiing, ice fishing and hunting.
One of his daily routines was to go to the “round table” for coffee at the Cornfield Cafe with his friends and discuss all the worlds’ issues on politics and religion. Life will never be the same without David’s point of view.
Dave loved being a grandpa and especially loved the times they would come to the lake and spend time with him.
David retired a year ago from farming which he worked hard at and was very good at. He especially enjoyed farming with his brother, Dennis. Over the years they grew potatoes, wheat, barley, sunflowers, sugar beets and most recently, soybeans and corn.
Dave married Paulette (Lunday) on Nov. 7, 1973. To this union their son, Paul David, was born.
David is survived by the love of his life, Joan Jandt Butenhoff; one son Paul (Becky) Butenhoff, Jamestown, N.D., and two granddaughters, Molly Jo and Ava Grace Butenhoff; one brother Dennis (Linda) Butenhoff, Barnesville, and their three children, Amber (Don) Scott of El Paso, Texas, Brady (Sonja) Butenhoff, West Fargo, and Blaine (Katie) Butenhoff of Olathe, Kansas; Joan’s three sons, Ryan Jandt, and his daughter, Skya, Wahpeton, N.D,. Rodney Jandt (Kim), and their children, Justice, Ethan, Nicolynn, of Breckenridge, and Ross Jandt and his dog, Tucker; Joan’s parents, Ray and Alice Miranowksi of Kent; and several members of Joan’s family.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Leonard and Alice Butenhoff; his brother-in-law, Elmer Miranowski; and many aunts, uncles and cousins.
Visitation: Today from 5 to 8 p.m., with a prayer service at 7 p.m., at the funeral home, and one hour prior to the service at the church
Service: 11 a.m. Wednesday, at St. Mary of the Lakes Catholic Church, Detroit Lakes
Clergy: Father Bob LaPlante and Rev. Jeff McCracken
Burial: Trinity Lutheran Cemetery, Sabin
Funeral Home: Dobmeier Funeral Home, Barnesville