HOLLAND, Mich. - David Alan Sunde, age 70, of Holland, passed away January 19 in Holland, MI, after a long illness. He graduated from Whitehall High School in 1960, received a B.S. degree from Michigan State University in 1964, completed a Ph.D. in Neuroendocrine Physiology at Case Western Reserve, and continued in research for the next several years there and at Columbia University. He earned an M.D. degree from Dartmouth in 1975 then completed his residency in Psychiatry at UCSD. After practicing in southern California for six years, he moved to Augusta, GA, where he spent 19 years on the faculty at the VA Hospital and the Medical College of Georgia. In 2003 he retired in Holland, MI. He is survived by his wife of 26 years, Elizabeth, and his two daughters, Rebecca and Kiri, as well as his sister and brother-in-law, Karen and Joe Lardino; and his nephews, Mike Lardino and John Lardino. A memorial service will be held at 2:00pm on Saturday, January 26, 2013 at the Community Church of Douglas, 6780 Wiley Road, Douglas MI, 49406. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the memorial service at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given to the Missions Fund at Community Church of Douglas. Arrangements by the Mulder Chapel, Dykstra Funeral Homes, www.dykstrafuneralhome.com.
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Published in The Augusta Chronicle on Jan. 22, 2013