David Levi Root
October 6, 1941-September 23, 2021
David Levi Root, Age, 79, of Cedar Falls, IA passed away at his home on Thursday, September 23, 2021 surrounded by his loving family.
A Celebration of Life for David will be held on Sunday, September 26 at the Village Cooperative, 914 Bluegrass Circle, Cedar Falls, IA from 4-6 PM. A family burial will take place at a later date.
David was born on October 6, 1941 in Waterloo, IA. He was the son of the late Walter and Ruby (Frickson) Root. David attended Dunkerton High School and then graduated from Maynard High School, Class of 1960. On October 8, 1961, David married Rita Ritter in Dunkerton, IA. David was the manager of the Hawkeye Co-Op in Hawkeye, IA, as well as the Owner of the Tripoli Ag Center, and retired from farming. In his retirement years, David spent a lot of time on Holiday Lake and enjoyed being a "snow bird" in Texas. He enjoyed card club, classic country music, collecting tractors and cars. He loved spending time with his grandchildren, and talking politics over a bowl of Iowa Chocolate Cake and ice cream.
Those left to cherish his memory are his wife, Rita R Root; his children, Bill (Julie) Root of Tripoli, IA, Julie Ann Root of Tripoli, IA, David (RaeJean) Root of New Hampton, and MaryJo (Kevin) Sash of La Porte City, IA; his grandchildren, Tyler Root, Levi Root, Kelsey (Quyntin) Brandt, Marisa (Aaron) Herman, Payton (Daycen) Douglass, Olivia Sash, and Rylee Sash; and his beloved dog Annie II. He was preceded in death by his parents, his brother, Curtis Root who died in 1984, who David missed everyday, and his in-laws, Chuck and Fern Kintz.
Memorial contributions may be directed to the family.