Traverse City Record-Eagle


April 19, 2014

David Francis Kreiser Died April 16, 2014

BUCKLEY — David Francis Kreiser, age 58, of Buckley, passed away Wednesday, April 16, 2014, at Munson Medical Center, surrounded by his family.

He was born June 29, 1955, in Traverse City, to Carl and Margaret (Milks) Kreiser. He married Susan K. Alspaugh on June 10, 2004, in Buckley in their backyard.

David and Susan ran a butcher shop and his motto always was “No victim ever survived!”

Along with butchering David was well known for his canning and good cooking. He loved to hunt and spend time with family.

Janet and Karen would like to humbly apologize for making David dress in drag a few times growing up!

David will be greatly missed by his loving wife, Susan; son, Michael Hoffman; mother, Margaret Kreiser; siblings, Janet (Craig) Dixon, Karen Kreiser and Craig (Connie) Kreiser; mother-in-law, Leone Sands; nieces and nephews, Lea (Doug) Boman, Derek Eberhard, Kristin (Johnney) Wilkerson, Jenna Eberhard, Amber (Chris) Martin, Matthew and Missy Kreiser; 10 great-nieces and nephews; special friends, Pickle (Sherri) Riccardo, Pat (Nicole) Dixon, Mike (Sherri) Dixon, Marsha (Rick), Valerie (Dennis) Conway, Leo (Rona) Kreiser, Scott (Cari) Fasel, Tom (Margaret) Hunter and “Willy,” Ivan Dixon and Sarah, and Caroline Dixon.

David was preceded in death by his dad, Carl; and sister, Barbara Ann.

A visitation will be held Monday, April 21, 2014, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 9 p.m., at the Covell Funeral Home in Kingsley. A funeral will be held Tuesday, April 22, 2014, at 1 p.m., with visitation one hour prior, also at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions in David’s name may be directed to AC Paw or a dog rescue of choice.

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Arrangements have been entrusted to Covell Funeral Home of Kingsley.

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