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Welcome to the memorial page for

David Allen Kothe

January 31, 1939 ~ December 10, 2017 (age 78)

David Allen Kothe, age 78, current Mayor and resident of South Haven, MN, died suddenly of a heart attack on Sunday, December 10, 2017. 

Funeral Services will be held 11:00 a.m., Friday, December 15, 2017 at Concordia Lutheran Church, Fairhaven with Rev. Timothy Nerud officiating. Burial will follow at Concordia Lutheran Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 4:00-7:00 p.m. on Thursday at the Dingmann Funeral Care Chapel, Annandale and one hour prior to the service on Friday at the church. A prayer service will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday at the funeral home. Memorials may be given in David’s memory to Concordia Lutheran Church.

David was a faithful, loving husband, father, grandfather, family man and friend.  He was an inspiration to all who knew him.  His family and friends were his joy in life.  The legacy of Davids kind spirit will always be remembered.  He had a passion for participating and watching sports, humbly  proud to be a member of the Kimball Sports Hall of Fame as an All State Football Running back. Dave’s love for his Lord and zest for life, will always be remembered. He received his spiritual education from his father while attending public schools in Springfield and Kimball.  He graduated in 1962 from St. Cloud State University with a Degree in Elementary Education, with minors in business and physical education.  He taught in the Willmar Public Schools for 16 years. He then chose to become self-employed by operating several Christian bookstores in the Willmar area.  He had the excitement and joy of sharing the Good News of Jesus Christ through books and testimony at the bookstores.  Sensing God’s call and a desire for further training he enrolled in the new Director of Out Reach Ministry at Concordia University, St. Paul. He then became Director of Out Reach Ministry at Mount Olive in Mound, MN.  Later in his career he sold real estate.  He was a tireless and selfless volunteer throughout his life. While living in Willmar, Mound and South Haven,  David was active in M.E.A. , N.E.A., Salvation Army, Kiwanis, Half Way Homes, Bible study teaching, city council and church offices.

David will be deeply missed by his loving wife of 60 years, Theodora "Teddy" of South Haven; four children, David of Louisville, CO, Joe (Shelley) of Eagan, Brian Kothe of St. Louis Park, and Michelle (David) Elhard of Maple Grove; Five grandchildren, Ian, Jacob and Annalise Elhard, and Luke and Andrew Kothe; siblings, Dorothy Meyer of Buffalo, NY, Stella Cyriacks of Annandale, Herbert (Jan) Kothe of Suburban Park, MD, Naomi (Darold) Wold of St. Louis Park, Helen (Jon) Larson of New Brighton, MN, Richard (Carolyn) Eagan, Rev. Kenneth (Katie) Kothe of St. Michael, and Connie (Richard) Helgeson of Mesa, AZ; sister-in-law, Marilyn Kothe of Onalaska, WI; and many nieces, nephews, other family members and friends. David was preceded in death his parents, Rev. Herbert & Martha, brothers, Theodore, Edward, and sister, Grace Neumann.

Ian, Jacob, and Annalise Elhard, Luke and Andrew Kothe, and Bruce Larson will serve as pallbearers. Orma Lou Jacobsma will provide music for the service. Arrangements are entrusted to Dingmann Funeral Care Burial & Cremation Services of Annandale.

 

 

 

 

 

 


 Service Information

Visitation
Thursday
December 14, 2017

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Dingmann Funeral Care, Annandale Chapel
Pleasant Ave N. and Park St. E.
Annandale, Minnesota 55302

Visitation
Friday
December 15, 2017

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Concordia Lutheran Church
13455 Bluffton Road
South Haven, Minnesota 55382

Funeral Service
Friday
December 15, 2017

11:00 AM
Concordia Lutheran Church
13455 Bluffton Road
South Haven, Minnesota 55382


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