Dave was a graduate of Nickerson High School, Hutchinson Community College, and Fort Hays State University. He was a United States Army Veteran, member of First United Methodist Church, Hutchinson, and Hutchinson Kiwanis Club. Dave was a farmer and stockman.
On August 28, 1960, he married Sharon Lee Cooper in Hutchinson. His wife, Sharon of 58 years survives.
Other survivors include: children, Michael and wife Linda of Peru, NY, Michelle Mathias and husband Rex of Hutchinson; sister, Martha Sanders of Pratt; and grandchildren, Alex Mathias and fiance’ Hayley of Wichita, Eric Mathias and wife Betty of Claremont, CA, Nathan Morgan, Benjamin Morgan, Emmie Morgan, and Zachary Morgan, all of Peru, NY.
Dave was preceded in death by his parents.
Memorial service will be 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 17, 2019, at First United Methodist Church, 101 E. 1st Avenue, Hutchinson, with Pastor Mic McGuire officiating. Cremation has taken place. Friends may sign his book daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., with family present 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, July 16, 2019, at Elliott Mortuary and Crematory, Hutchinson.
In lieu of flowers, memorial suggestions are to the church or Reno County Food Bank, in care of Elliott Mortuary, 1219 N. Main, Hutchinson, KS 67501.