David James DeLaittre was born in Billings on March 3, 1987, to Dennis and Nancy DeLaittre. He was taken tragically from his family on Dec. 1, 2010, during a routine traffic stop in Three Forks.
David was raised in Three Forks, graduating in 2005. He attended college in Billings for a short while before being accepted into the Montana Highway Patrol Academy. This was his lifelong dream to follow in his father's footsteps. He was a fifth-generation law-enforcement agent who loved his job and cared for each and every person that he met along his journey.
There will forever be an enormous hole in our hearts. He was deeply loved by his family and friends and they all loved him equally. David was kind and caring, and offered whatever was needed.
He leaves behind his parents, Dennis and Nancy; his sisters, Rebecca and Hannah, who were his pride and joy; stepsister Jennifer Amundsen (Jeff); grandparents, Jim and Helen Fergus of Billings, and Virginia Nelson of Wells, Minn.; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and cherished friends. David also leaves behind his love Brianna Harbolt, and best friend Levi Ewan.
He was met at the Heavenly Gates by his "papa," James A DeLaittre and aunt Stephanie Larson.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 7, 2010, at the Three Forks School in the gymnasium.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Montana Hope Project or First Security Bank of Three Forks.
K & L Mortuaries
103 1st Ave E
Three Forks, MT 59752
Published in Bozeman Daily Chronicle on Dec. 4, 2010