David Francis Ferschweiler

David Francis Ferschweiler, Age 64, passed away at Blount Memorial Hospital on 11/5/2019 after his battle trying to recover from a stroke in August 2019 and other health issues. He is now at peace and pain free.

He grew up in a small town of Foley, MN. Later moved to Powell, TN. He lived his life on the open road as a truck driver most of his life, and he received multiple awards for truckdriving. He had a passion for computers and technology and got his college degree as a computer security specialist. He has delivered his last load, may he now forever rest in peace.

Preceded in death by his father Robert Ferschweiler and mother Joan Ferschweiler.  He is survived by his children, Brandon (Mallory) Ferschweiler, Jennifer Ferschweiler. Grandchildren Kaylee and Dalton Ferschweiler. His brother Michael (Maria) Ferschweiler and sister Denise Domm.

A Celebration of life service will be held on November 23rd 2019 at First Presbyterian church at 306 Norway DR. Foley, MN.  11a.m. to 2 p.m. Service will be held at 11a.m. with lunch to follow at noon.

If you would like to send condolences to the family, you may do so at: Brandon Ferschweiler 314 7th Street South, Sauk Rapids, MN 56379.

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  1. So sad to hear of David passing. I used to babysit him and Denyce when they were young on the farm in Foley. He was one of my favorite cousins. And then when I grew up and had my first 2 kids, he played Santa Claus a few years and come over to my parents house on Christmas Eve. May he rest in peace.

  2. This is a great loss to everyone that knew David.. he was a big brother to me, more so than my actual brothers. A man with a heart of gold and a temper like no other. I can’t count the number of times he was there for me, sometimes driving across town to pull me out of my house, to only grab a byte to eat. He dedicated many years as an Active Amateur Radio Operator (HAM) and was part of a Volunteer core group of Volunteer Examiners that help train and test new operators to get their license. There are so many things I could share, but I know I should keep it short here. I miss him deeply, he will Never be forgotten, and will always smile when I come across photos he or I have taken of each other over the decades..

    A special note to Brandon and Jennifer: I know these times has been difficult beyond measure, and from the deepest of my heart, I believe you made the best choices possible to ensure David got the best care possible and taking care of all else that comes with it, it’s no small task. I know David was Proud of you both and I am as well. I hope we can maintain contact, just to check in to say hi from time to time… When you all come beck to East Tennessee, I hope I can once again see you both.

    Bob, Peggy and Julie have been there at every turn and I thank them for that. A Book about Davids life would likely be a best seller.

    In closing, and to quote David’s Voice Mail message: My comments are made using “Recycled Electrons”…

    Good Bye David, I miss you, friend.

  3. Trucker Dave.. Oh the moments of our history. From the workdays on Greentop, to late nite QSO’s and the grand cluster of helping Scott move warehouses full of radio gear, you were right there in the middle lending a hand but more importantly sharing that dry wit. Moving radio cabinets hurt my arms and back but hearing your tales of daring do and careful analysis of the human condition always made my sides hurt from the constant laughter. Go easy my friend as you will be long remembered.

  4. Dave, you will be truly missed by me and many others. You were the constant friend in my life that never left my side. Even when I moved miles away. You helped me see the real me and embrace it. You were never judgemental but would definitely tell me when I messed up. I still smile and laugh at the many jokes you told. Sometimes through tears. I will always think of you when I hear ” My Wish For You”. My wish for you is that you rest in peace. I will miss you something awful.

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