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David P. Baxter, 30

David P. Baxter, age 30, of Minneapolis (formerly of Montrose), died Friday, April 6, 2018, from injuries sustained in a car crash in Minnetonka.

A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will take place Saturday, April 14 at 11 a.m. at St. Mary of Czestochowa Catholic Church in Delano. There will be a gathering of family and friends at the church from 9 to 11 a.m., prior to the Mass. Inurnment will be in the church cemetery.

Arrangements are with the Iten Funeral Home in Delano.

Davey (what everyone called him) was born July 26, 1987, in Henderson.

He worked in all sorts of jobs that required brute strength and stamina – from fracking to concrete.

His love was heavy metal guitar, and he was never without an idea for a song or playing a song. He once said, “I see music like people see colors.”

David is survived by his mother and step-father, Vonda and Don Zimmerman; and his father David Baxter.

He also leaves behind his paternal grandparents, Joe and Lynn Zimmerman; maternal grandmother Barbara Bertsch; and maternal grandfather Charles P Jacobson.

In addition, Davey is survived by seven siblings: Laura Warner (Christopher), Andrea Zimmerman, Garrett Zimmerman (Morgan), Ilana Blumsohn, Isaiah Zimmerman (Annie), Hannah Zimmerman, and Lily Zimmerman; his nieces, whom he adored: Sophia, Charlotte, Philomena, Bernadette, and the newest addition he never was able to meet, Eloise; and his nephew, Owen, who was in his image.

He was also beloved by his many, many aunts, uncles, and cousins, along with friends too numerous to count, especially his girlfriend, Carina Wynne, and her son, Jackson, whom Davey adored.

Davey’s family asks that you hold them in your thoughts and prayers and that any prayer you have for them includes the beautiful lady that was also injured in this horrible crash.

Davey would have been horrified that anything he was involved in, that so hurt another person and their loved ones, as the result of a thoughtless action on his part, or something beyond his control, occurred. He truly cherished people, and his family and friends are heartbroken.

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