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David Donald Havelka

January 10, 1940 ~ January 24, 2019 (age 79)

David Donald Havelka borin and lived in New Hradec, North Dakota. 

David passed away with his family and friends at his side losing his courageous fight after six an a half years with lung cancer.

He graduated from South Heart High School in North Dakota.. He played basketball in high school. After high school and getting married, Dave farmed for awhile in North Dakota then moved to White Bear Lake in Minnesota and got a job with the State of Minnesota (MNDot) retiring after 31 years. After Dave retired he bought a small acreage farm in Forst Lk, where he had nine homes built and lived on Havelka Ct. Next Dave sold his Forest Lk property, then moved out of the Twin City area North to Swanville, Minn. While in Swanville Dave bought a City lot and had that developed into three townhomes, then spending the Winter months in Tucson, making many friends living in Tucson Estates golfing and playing cards. Dave was a great Viking fan, he also enjoyed watching the Minnesota Gophers, the Timberwolves and all sports. Dave enjoyed being busy fishing while living by the lake, gardening, golfing, listening to Polka music, playing cards and visiting with family, friends and his grandchildren. Sometimes Dave was asked to play along in a band to entertain where he played the Stump Fiddle which made him happy. 

David is survived by sisters, Tillie Havelka, Mandan, NDak, Margaret (Otto) Karsky, Clinton, Minn, Maryanne (Ernie) Fitterer, Glen Ulin, Ndak and brother Otto (JoAnne) Havelka, Owatonna, Minn and Judy Anderson, mother of his children. Children Germaine (Rayce) Price, Milliken, Colo, Terry (Becky) Havelka Littleton, Colo and Todd (Denise) Havelka, Missoula, Mont and three grandchildren, Ryan Chavez (fiancee Michelle), Zachary Havelka and Joshua Havelka, Sister-in-law Beata (George) Havelka, also Marlene Maurer and her children Wayde (Deb significant other) Maurer, Russell Maurer, Julie (Randy) Peterson and many Nieces and Nephews. Dave was preceded in death by Sister Lillian (Joe) Wegh, Brohters Joseph, George, Laudie And Robert, Grandson Shawn Chavez and Marlene's son Brian Maurer.

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