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David L. Pals

David Pals 

CEDAR FALLS — David Lee Pals, 85, of Cedar Falls, died at home Monday, Feb. 5.

He was born June 9, 1932, in Belmond, son of Joe and Mourine Lieuwen Pals. He married Marlys Faye Mulllins on Aug. 10, 1963, in Corwith.

He graduated from Belmond High School in 1950 and served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War. He was employed as a dyno operator at the John Deere Product Engineering Center for 28 years, retiring in 1993. He was a member of First United Methodist Church in Cedar Falls.

Survived by: his wife; three daughters, Sue (Dan) Hubacek of Cedar Rapids, Deb (Dave) Cunningham and Teresa (Kurt) Pietsch, both of Forest City; five grandchildren, Matt Gersema of Cedar Rapids, Tara (Joby) Baugh of Las Vegas, Justin Gersema of Ames, Ryan (Jenni) Cunningham of Okoboji and Kyle (Kelli) Cunningham of Adel; 13 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Joan Carroll of Northwood and Carol (Roland) Lerdal of Berne, Ind.

Preceded in death by: a brother, Jim Pals.

Services: 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 10, at First United Methodist Church, Cedar Falls, with burial in Belmond Cemetery, Belmond. Military honors will be conducted by the Cedar Falls AMVETS Post 49 Honor Guard and the U.S. Air Force Funeral Honors Detail. Visitation from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 9, at Richardson Funeral Service and also for one hour prior to the service at the church.

Memorials: may be directed to the church.

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