David John Sale, age 77, of Howard Lake, passed away Thursday, Oct. 24, 2019, at Waconia Ridgeview Medical Center.
He was born May 2, 1942, in Hennepin County, Minnesota. David was baptized June 14, 1942, at the chapel of Fort Snelling in Minneapolis; and confirmed March 25, 1956, at St. James Lutheran Church in Howard Lake.
David grew up in Howard Lake, where he attended St. James Lutheran School. He worked as a farm hand on the Streich farm, then went to work setting cemetery markers for Gilmer Monument in Howard Lake. When Gilmer went out of business, David set for Twin City Monument Company until his retirement.
David married Maryetta Tuchtenhagen March 25, 1972, in Sauk Rapids. The family made their home in Howard Lake.
David enjoyed fishing and spearing, hunting, and doing pull tabs, scratch-offs, and shaking dice. He was a real “people person,” and could tell a good story. David enjoyed driving around the countryside and “taking short cuts.”
He was a member of the Howard Lake Sportsman’s Club.
David is survived by his children: Scott Sale, Steve (Kelly) Sale, Sara (Ron) Cooper, Carol Morgen, Mike (Doris) Sale, Connie Yungk, Roger (Cindy) Heuer, Rick (Sarah) Heuer, and Deborah Nolan; and grandchildren Whitney Sale, Tyler (Kaitlynn) Sale, Sabrina Sale, Devin Sale, Logan Sale, Jaxon Sale, Courtney (Travis) Duxbury, Carl (Ellie) Heuer, Alexandra (Jason) Latzke, Peter (Heather) Heuer, Celeste Heuer, Rachel Heuer, Sophia Heuer, Paul Heuer, James (Cassie) Larson, Sarah (Jason) Newbury, Stephanie (Joe) Speikers, Conrad Yungk, Eythan Yungk, Danna (Sean) Steffen, Jason Heck, Chad Lange, and Heather (Josh) Duerksen.
He is also survived by great-grandchildren Evangeline Sale, Kyler Sale, Thomas Schave, Maren Duxbury, Myla Duxbury, Lucy Heuer, Avery Larson, Caleb Larson, Gabe Larson, Starson Newborg, Lucas Newborg, Joey Newborg, Isaac Newborg Serena Speikers, Ryan Lange, Rhett Lange, Reed Lange, Austin Brockberg, Taylor Mudek, Tyler Mudek, and Jessica Mudek.
David was preceded in death by his loving wife, Maryetta Sale; a grandson, Derek Nolan; great-granddaughter Rosalie Heuer; mother Bernadette Stoll; sister Rosalie Willams; brother Fred Stoll, and uncle Fred Kund.
David’s funeral service took place Tuesday, Oct. 29 at 2 p.m. at St. James Lutheran Church, Howard Lake; followed by interment at St. James Lutheran Cemetery
There was visitation beginning at 12:30 p.m. at the church, prior to the funeral service.
Arrangements were with Swanson-Peterson Funeral Home, Howard Lake and Cokato; www.swansonpeterson.com.