David James Litzau
Memorial services for David James Litzau, 52 of Glencoe were held on Friday, April 2, from the Church Of Peace in Glencoe, with the Rev. Gene Sipprell officiating.
Mr. Litzau died on Monday, March 29, 1999, as the result of a traffic accident in Silver Lake.
Organist was Lynn Reinitz, and the congregational hymns were "What A Friend We Have In Jesus" and "Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee." Lorraine Perschau and Wanda Litzau sang "How Great Thou Art."
Mr. Litzau was born on Nov. 10, 1946, in Glencoe to Paul and Edna (Scheiddger) Litzau. He was baptized at the First Lutheran Church of Glencoe on Dec. 29, 1946, with Rollie Kottke and Mrs. Frederick Proehl as sponsors and the Rev. Streufert officiating. He was confirmed on May 22, 1960, by the Rev. Bode also at the First Lutheran Church.
He graduated from Glencoe High School in May of 1964. Following graduation, he entered the United States Army where he served from 1964-1969. He served his country in Viet Nam from 1966-1967.
He was united in marriage on May 14, 1966, in Belton, Texas, to Nancy Hathaway. Their marriage was blessed with two children, David Alan and Marlena Lynne.
Mr. Litzau resided in Texas until the summer of 1989 when he moved back to Minnesota to seek employment.
He enjoyed talking about his children and how proud he was of them, listening to any and all Christian radio and TV broadcasts and how much he loved living in Texas. Religion was a very important part of his life as was his time spent in the Army, especially when he had time off and was able to visit the orphanages while serving in Viet Nam. He often took treats to many of the orphans there trying to improve their life if only a little.
Survivors include his two children, David Litzau, Jr. and his wife, Kelly, of Austin, Texas, and Marlena Litzau, also of Austin, Texas; three brothers, Gene Litzau and his wife, Wanda, of Glencoe, Richard Litzau and his wife, Sharon, of Atwater and Darrell Litzau and wife, Donna, of Glencoe; one sister, Sharon Mielke and husband, Alan, of Biscay; brother-in-law, Hillard Mathews of Lester Prairie; and sisters-in-law, Janette Litzau of Forest City and Audrey Litzau of Lester Prairie; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and friends.
Preceding Mr. Litzau in death were his parents; infant brother, Ronald; brothers, Allen, John and Donald Litzau; and one sister, Elizabeth Mathews.
The Johnson-McBride Funeral Chapel of Glencoe handled arrangements.
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