May 7, 1947 – Sunday, November 30, 2014
Cross Evangelical Lutheran Church, Rockford, MN
Thursday, December 4, 2014
The Peterson Chapel, Buffalo, MN
Wednesday, December 3, 2014
David “Soapy” Wirgau, age 67 of Watkins, MN passed away at St. Cloud Hospital on Nov 30, 2014.
Funeral service on Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014 at 10:30 AM at Cross Evangelical Lutheran Church, Rockford, MN.
Visitation on Wednesday, from 4-8 PM at The Peterson Chapel, Buffalo, MN & one hour prior to service at the church on Thursday.
Interment Elmwood Cemetery, Rockford, MN.
David was born on May 7, 1947 to Martin & LaVina (Richards) Wirgau in Roger City, MI. David served his country in the US Army during the Vietnam Conflict from 1968 – 1970. Following his service he worked at Advanced Machine Co. in Plymouth, MN from 1973 – 2006. David was a union steward for many years at Advanced Machine Co. After his retirement he lived at his cabin near Watkins, MN. There he was affectionately known as “Neighbor Dave”. He was a member of the Rockford Fire Department for 12 years. He enjoyed outdoor life, dancing & riding his Harley Davidson.
Preceded in death by his parents, brothers, Peter & Dennis Wirgau & sister Virgilene Wirgau.
Survived by his daughters, Wanda (Bradley) Keesling & Wendy (Kyle) Loraff; grandchildren, Kate Keesling, Bradey Keesling, Kylie Loraff & Madeline Keesling; brothers, Oscar (Betty) Wirgau, Ronald (Karen) Bredow, Norman Bredow, Irvin (Robin) Bredow, Jeffrey (Carolyn) Bredow, Gregory (Roxane) Bredow; sister, Carol (Charlie) Jones.