MISSOULA Dave Segerstrom, 66, of Missoula, died of cancer Sunday, Jan. 6, at home.
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A memorial service for family and close friends is 11 a.m. Friday at Cremation and Burial Society of the Rockies in Missoula, followed by a Hawkeye tailgate for all of Dave's friends at the Missoula Country Club at 12:30 pm for a celebration of life. Please come dressed in your favorite sports gear. GO HAWKS!
Dave passed away peacefully at home after a valient fight with cancer.
He was born Feb. 28, 1946, in Charles City, Iowa, to Rev. Charles and Betty Segerstrom. He served in the U.S. Army from 1967-72.
He received his Bachelor of Arts in social work and MSW from the University of Iowa and became a licensed clinical social worker. He was a director of social work at Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines, Iowa, director of social work at Columbus Hospital in Great Falls and opened his private practice, Montana Behavioral Health, in both Great Falls and Kalispell. In 2008, he moved to Missoula and completed his career working for the Advanced Pain & Spine Institute where he offered pain management psychotherapy.
He was a faculty member of the University of Great Falls from 1990 to 2005 and president of the Montana Chapter of NASW from 2007-09. He was honored as the Montana NASW chapter's Social Worker of the Year in 2003. His greatest passion was his work and the clientele he felt fortunate to serve. When he wasn't working, he loved to cheer on his Iowa Hawkeyes, watch college sports, play golf, travel, garden and advance his epicurean talents in the kitchen.
He is survived by his spouse, Boni Braunbeck of Missoula; mother Betty Segerstrom of Waterloo, Iowa; children William Segerstrom of Newton, Iowa, Christen Segerstrom (Kristie) of Portland, Ore., Travis Malone of Bozeman, Angee Murillo (Rob) of Hayden, Idaho, Kevin Malone (Tiffany) of Roseville, Calif., D'Nette Grover (fiance Keith) of Missoula and Dean Braunbeck (Donna) of Spokane; siblings Diane Glover of Omaha, Neb., Charleen Head of El Mirage, Ariz., and Bryan Segerstrom (Marilyn) of Waterloo, Iowa; grandchildren Kevin Grover and Keli Grover of Missoula, Aurora Segerstrom of Great Falls, Trevin Murillo and Mekhi Murillo of Hayden, Idaho, and Reese Braunbeck of Spokane.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be left at the David Segerstrom Memorial Fund at Farmer's State Bank, 3130 N Reserve St., Missoula MT 59808, or taken to any of the bank's branches. The funds will be used to help establish The First Tee youth golf program in Missoula.
Condolences may be posted online at www.missoulafuneralhomes.com and/or www.gftribune.com/obituaries.
Published in Great Falls Tribune on Jan. 9, 2013