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July 24, 2016

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July 24, 2016

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February 26, 2014
I was shocked to just learn of Dave's passing. Dave and I grew up together in Nordness, IA. We had a lot of fun times before moving to Decorah where we lived a block apart. We played a lot of touch football with the neighborhood boys. I enjoyed watching Dave play basketball in both high school and at Luther. We also sang in a couple of boys' quartets together. Neat guy- -great memories.
February 23, 2014
Feb 23 - Much to my chagrin, I missed both the Wake and the Funeral (Weather was bad). Like so many ex-3Mers, I too was quite emotionally upset when informed that Dave was no longer with us. Words will never permit proper expression to describe my personal & working relationships with him. We shared philosophical viewpoints and agreements on all subjects. He was a dedicated, extremely honest, very careful person in all endeavors in life.
February 20, 2014
Dave was a member of our Decorah High School class of 1957. He will be missed.
My sympathy to Dave's family, especially to his wonderful mom, Olga. Maryanne Johnson Esgate
February 20, 2014
Dave and I first started working together late 1975. We must have talked two to three times per day for an entire year as I needed his guidance. That was the start of our long friendship and my admiration.

Dave was respected in the worldwide aerospace materials market for his openness, honesty, support, technical savvy, and his lab that operated with those same characteristics under his leadership. Customers were always happy to see Dave whether on routine visits or during problem solving when their lines were shut down. Someone they could rely on for help.

Then there are those of us who worked with Dave. He was our friend, supporter, and confidant. He was the same person at business meetings as he was at dinner. The same in St. Paul, London, Tokyo, or Dusseldorf - a guy with whom you were happy to just to hang-out. I was so lucky to have shared so many great times with Dave and just hang-out.

Rest in pease my friend!
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