TRAVERSE CITY — David Edward Hoard died on March 14, 2014, at Munson Hospice House in Traverse City. He was born on Oct. 12, 1933, in Traverse City.
He was a graduate of St. Francis Schools, Class of 1952, and Northern Michigan Community College.
He served in the United States Air Force, retiring as a Master Sergeant.
He was predeceased by his parents, Frank Arthur Hoard and Hilda Josephine Zimmerman; one brother, Donald Peter Hoard; his spouse, Emma “Sis” Van der Linden; and an infant son, Donald Raymond Hoard.
He is survived by daughter, Donna Leigh Hoard Hagerty (Andy), of Kalamazoo; son, Frank Jeffery Hoard (Starla), of Las Vegas, Nev.; and sister, Dorothy Hoard Doss, of Ann Arbor. He will be remembered fondly by his sister-in-law, Roosje Van der Linden; his nieces, nephew and their children; granddaughter and great-granddaughters; and special friend, Mark Risk.
A private memorial service is planned for a future date.
Remembrances may be made to Munson Hospice House, the Carmelite Monastery or the Cherryland Humane Society.