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May 7, 1947 – Sunday, November 30, 2014

Service Information
Cross Evangelical Lutheran Church, Rockford, MN
Thursday, December 4, 2014
10:30 AM

Visitation Information
The Peterson Chapel, Buffalo, MN
Wednesday, December 3, 2014
4-8 PM

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.

5 Guestbook Entries

  1. Bette and Larry Gamboni

    Our hearts and prayers are with you. Dave was a wonderful man and we were lucky to know him.

  2. Colleen Swanson

    My sympathy goes out to Dave’s children and family. He was a wonderful dancer, friend and person. The saying neighbor Dave fit him perfect. He will be missed by many. I will remember him and all in my prayers today and always. Colleen Swanson

  3. Colleen Swanson

    My sympathy goes out to Dave’s children and families. Neighbor Dave was a great person, dancer and friend. He will be missed by many.

  4. Kathy Kramer

    We are so sorry for your great loss! I got to know Dave through Kevin G.(who used to work with Dave,and through Kevin’s band). Dave loved to dance and was a great dancer! I enjoyed getting to visit and have an occasional dance with him. Dave was always so friendly, and deeply cared about other people and how they were doing! He will be greatly missed!
    Our deepest sympathy,
    Kathy Kramer & Kevin Goeb

  5. Beth Evenson

    So sorry to hear about Dave. Our thoughts and prayers to all of you.
    Don, Beth and Heather Evenson


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