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David Harold Leslie, age 63 of St. Michael, passed away Monday, July 19, 2021.

David was a well-respected lead medical engineer at Freudenberg Medical in Minnetonka. He was active with the Crow River Thunder, participating in many charity events. David enjoyed guns and target shooting, motorcycle rides, and spending time with his friends and family. He was a devout Christian who was extremely generous, very loving, kind and thoughtful. He will be deeply missed by all!

He is preceded in death by his father, Richard Leslie; step-mother, Dianne Leslie; and step-father, Irv Anderson.

David is survived by his mother, Myra Anderson; sister, Darlene Peters; brother, Brian Leslie; son, Aaron Leslie; nieces, Leah Peters, Emily (Mike) Kern, Gemma Leslie; great-nephews, Jamison and Caleb; great-niece, Scarlett; aunt, Eleanor Sammons; cousin, Sandy Dunn; and many other family and numerous friends.

David continued to be the generous man that he was by giving the ultimate gift of life by being a donor.

A memorial service will be held Friday, July 23, 2021 at 7:30 PM, with visitation one hour prior, at The Peterson Chapel, 300 Main St N, St. Michael, MN. 763-497-5362

11 Guestbook Entries

  1. Mike Schwab

    Thank you for the miles and the smiles, my friend and brother. You truly were one of the good guys. Until we meet again, Ride Free Dave!

  2. Mindy & Kevin Finn (and Skylar)

    Thank you Dave for always being a standup, selfless, helping, caring man. We are all blessed to have had you in our lives. Thank you for your unweathering true friendship through thick and thin you will never be forgotten!

  3. Sally Kastendick

    David you have been a rock for others, carried our burdens and joys and our secrets. You are as genuine as they get! Your acts of kindness in all that you did for many, forsaken yourself at times, selflessness and caring man! You have made me a better person! You will be missed! My Gentleman friend you will forever be in my heart!

  4. Todd and Karen Hansen

    Dave, thank you for your kind heart and generous smile. Always taking the time to listen to others.
    You will be missed but not forgotten.

  5. David Ernst

    Thank you for the leadership you provided in my early years at MedVenture, now Freudenberg Medical, and thank you for the friendship that developed over the years since. I knew if I didn’t have the answer, there was a really good chance you did. You touched the hearts of many in Jeffersonville, Indiana, as well as, Minnetonka. May all that knew David, rest easy that his faith and trust in our Lord and Savior, has made him whole again without pain and ailment. Definitely not a goodbye…but a “See ya soon”.

  6. Logan Wayne Johnson

    Dave, you’ve always been a really good friend, and you will be sorely missed. I would not be where I am today if it wasn’t for your guidance in my early years at MedVenture/Freudenberg. Even after you moved north, any work related call became an opportunity to chat about how things are and how things were going. You are a textbook example of how a good friend should be, and I am richer for having been fortunate to be counted among your many friends.

  7. JR Mitchell

    Rest peacefully Dave, so glad we had the opportunity to work together in Jeffersonville IN for so many years. But most of all, I’m thankful to have you as a friend. you will be truly missed.

  8. Kimberly Wray

    Its hard to believe that you are no longer with us. You have done a great job at Freudenberg and your loyalty to the company is remarkable. BUT… more importantly is that you are a great person. You bring a smile to those around you and have a way of bighting the day of everyone you come in contact with. Thank you for your friendship and your charitable work. You have made the world a better place in the time that you were here with us. Thank you and may God give peace and comfort to your family.

  9. Dave Waynescott

    Always the one to go to in my early years @ Medventure and always had an answer. My only regret is not getting to ride with you before you relocated. We seen eye to eye on alot of things over the years. I looked forward to our mostly short conversations that were work related over the years then get to gabbing about our Harleys. Good times. See you on the other side my friend. Thank you for always being a beautiful soul!

  10. Lindsey Slack

    I will miss you and regret we never had the opportunity to meet in person. I knew every time we talked you would make me smile by giving crap about how much coffee I drink or something. Rest in peace my friend.

  11. Jeff & Jenny Holovnia


    Jeff and I didn’t know you for many years but in that time we did, we learned a lot about you. You were a genuine guy who cared about the people that meant the most to you. You had a heart of gold. You were a friend to all. You were always friendly and always smiling. The world lost a great guy but God obviously had other plans for you. You will never be forgotten by those who knew you. You gave a great gift by being an organ donor and those people will be forever grateful for you. Enjoy the ride in heaven!

    Our thoughts and prayers go out to your family & friends. One of my favorite quotes; “If there ever comes a day when we can’t be together, keep me in your heart, I’ll stay there forever.” -Winnie the Pooh-

    God Bless!


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