FALL RIVER—David L. “Dave” King age 79, recently of Gladstone, Michigan and formerly of Fall River, died on Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2019. He was born on Sept. 8, 1939, in Battle Creek, Michigan to Merton and Barbara (Fales) King. He was married to Beryl Shattuck on Jan. 10, 1961, in Urbandale, Michigan and had a son, Aaron. After Beryl’s passing in 1996, Dave married Aileen Patton on Aug. 17, 1997 in Fall River and welcomed her son DJ into the family. Dave was a loyal and respected maintenance engineer at Rhodes Bake-N-Serv in Columbus for 30 years. This entailed designing, tweaking and “getting acquainted” as he would say, with all the machinery and processing it took to produce frozen bread and rolls. So dedicated to the company, Dave would troubleshoot mechanical issues and relay solutions around the clock, often in the middle of the night to ensure the production line wasn’t interrupted. He had many interests, but most of his spare time was filled with building and flying radio-controlled airplanes. He was known as “Sky King” to the enthusiastic flying community. Dave also enjoyed creating stained glass works of art. His home workshop was a virtual hardware/hobby store complete with many unique tools, gadgets and supplies. Dave was a member of the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRE). Survivors include his wife, Aileen from Michigan’s Upper Peninsula; his son, Aaron (Pam) of Cross Plains; two granddaughters, Amber King and Courtney King; Aileen’s son, DJ (Kelly) Patton of Redlands, Calif.; three sisters, Dorothy Bax, Mary Valentine and Louann Kratzer; three brothers, Rodger (Sarah) Throop, Patrick (Holly) Throop and Arlin (Dee) King; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Beryl; three brothers, Merton King, Donald, and Jan Throop. Funeral services will be held at 4 p.m., with visitation beginning at 3 p.m., on Saturday, Aug. 31, 2019, at the WISCONSIN ACADEMY SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST CHURCH, N2355 Duborg Road, Columbus. Pastor Richard Habenicht will officiate. Interment will be in the Fall River Cemetery, Fall River. Memorials may be directed to the Wisconsin Academy Student Scholarship Fund. Online condolences may be made at jensenfuneralandcremation.com.
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