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David Wise, 82, passed away after a period of declining health on August 12, 2009 in Chico. He was born July 5, 1927 in Detroit, Michigan to Frank and Mathilda Wise.

David resided most of his life in Michigan where he operated a furniture moving business as well as other types of jobs. He re-located to Texas where he worked for National Rent-A-Car. During this period he also volunteered for the Veterans Memorial Team which honored veterans who had passed away. In the early 1980's David relocated to California and spent a number of years living on the California Coast. He lived in Chico for the last ten years where he enjoyed his retirement, family, and served on the local Veterans Memorial Team.

David is survived by his loving wife of 53 years; Anne, of Chico; his daughter; Patricia (Daryl) of Chico, his son; Edward of Ohio, and five grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his daughter; Dawn Wise Carmichael.

A veteran's service will be held at the Chico Memorial Hall, 554 Rio Lindo Dr. on Saturday, September 5, 2009 at 10:00 AM. A funeral service will follow at 11:30 AM at St. Augustine of Canterbury Church located at 228 Salem St. (with reception afterwards).

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the VFW (Veterans of Foreign Wars), the DAV (Disabled American Veterans) or the donor's favorite charity in David's name in care of Newton-Bracewell Chico Funeral Home. You may view and send condolences online at nbcfh.com.

Published in Chico Enterprise-Record on Sept. 2, 2009
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