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David Unternahrer

A memorial service for David D. Unternahrer, 64 of Wayland will be held Monday, June 2, 2014 at 1:30 PM at the Sugar Creek Mennonite Church in rural Wayland with Pastor Nathan Luitjens officiating.  A private family burial will be held prior to the service at the Wayland Cemetery.  Visitation with viewing will be held Sunday, June 1, 2014 from 4 – 6 PM at the Sugar Creek Mennonite Church.  David Unternahrer died Tuesday, May 27, 2014 at his home in Wayland.  A general memorial fund has been established.

David Dean Unternahrer was born June 18, 1949 in Mt. Pleasant, Iowa the son of Noah and Barbara E. (Wenger) Unternahrer.  He graduated from Iowa Mennonite School in 1967 and was a farmer for the majority of his life.  On December 20, 1975 he was united in marriage to Janis Boshart in Wayland, Iowa.  David was a member of the Sugar Creek Mennonite Church and enjoyed auctions, gardening and restoring antique furniture.

Survivors include his wife Janis of Wayland, one brother; Ronald (Ingrid) Unternahrer of Stroudsburg, PA, three sisters: Kathryn (Charlie) Smith of Nappanee, IN, Rosetta (David) Koerner of Kalona, IA, Esther (Chuck) Amstutz of Orrville, OH, one sister in law; Hortensia Unternahrer of Wayland, IA, one brother in law; Edward (Loretta) Boshart of Cedar Rapids, IA, thirteen nieces and nephews: Susanna U-Zook, Jennifer and Eric Unternahrer, Christopher Smith, Heidi Ogles, Jay and Neil Unternahrer, Mark Amstutz, Melody Schlabach, Joel and Jonathan Koerner and Steven and Sarah Boshart, and a number of great nieces and nephews.

Preceding David in death were his parents, one brother; Norman Unternahrer, a nephew; Aaron Boshart, a great niece; Hazel Smith and a great nephew; Luke Walker.

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Janis, Sorry to hear about Dave passing. Are sincere condolences to you. Jerry Yoder Class of 1967

Jerry Yoder Jun 2 2014 12:00 AM

Janis - Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time and the days ahead. John, Rachael, Craig, Sharon, Carson, John, Graig, Lisa and Christopher Stauffer

The John L. Stauffer Family Jun 2 2014 12:00 AM

Janis, our hearts go out to you at this time of sorrow.May you know that the Lord is our sustainer and guide.Please accept our sympathy.

Woody & Karen Swartzendruber May 30 2014 12:00 AM

Janis - so sorry to hear about Dave's passing- it was always good to visit with him at the MCC sale or the Sale Barn flea market or where ever. Our thoughts and prayers are with you as you celebrate his life.Ruth (Bontrager)Hershberger IMS class of 1967.

Ruth Hershberger May 30 2014 12:00 AM

Janis - Please accept our condolences on Dave's passing. It was posted on Facebook or we would not of heard about it. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Lynn and Karen Richard

Lynn and Karen Richard May 29 2014 12:00 AM

Janis and cousins; Thinking of you and praying for you today. Grace and Peace, Richard

Richard Wenger May 28 2014 12:00 AM

Janis, Norman and families, We were so sorry to read of David's death - another "young" man passing before his time, in our eyes at least, but God's plan is perfect and we don't question it.Please accept sincere sympathy for the entire family, and to let you know that you're in our hearts and prayers, especially during this time. All our love, Dick and Mary Schlatter

Dick and Mary Schlatter May 28 2014 12:00 AM