Tricounty News

David Nething, 84

David Nething of Litchfield died Sunday, Dec. 2, 2012, at his home north of Darwin. He was 84.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Johns Catholic Church in Darwin at 11 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 6. Visitation will be held from 4-8 p.m. with a parish prayer service at 4 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 5, and will continue one hour prior to the service at the church. Interment will be in the St. Anne Cemetery in Kimball. Military Honors will be provided by the Litchfield Military Honor Guard.

David Wilmer Nething was born March 9, 1928, to Lilliard and Hulda (Baumgaard) Nething in Milltown, Wis. He was in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. Following his military service, he returned to help on the family farm. He also did custom farm work, and drove semi truck with his brother Herb. He married Mary Ann Donnay July 29, 1954, in Watkins. They were blessed with 10 amazing children.

David was a member of the American Legion, Darwin Drifters and Darwin Rod and Gun Club. He enjoyed the outdoors through hunting, fishing, and farming. He also enjoyed attending auctions, dancing, playing pool, and cards. He loved spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren. David was full of understanding and will also be remembered for his big heart and contagious smile.

David was preceded in death by his parents; daughter Linda; grandson Charles; sisters Phyllis Turck, Joann Nething, and Caerol Nething; brothers Harold Nething, and Herbert Nething.

He is survived by his wife Mary Ann Nething of Litchfield; children JoAnne (and Gordy) Dalbol of Wyoming, Minn., Lois Nething of Litchfield, Sue (and Steve) Snelling of Inver Grove Heights, John (and Rita) Nething of Belgrade, Henry Nething of Kingston, Mary Jean Anderson (and Joe Provencher) of Litchfield, Karen (and Tom) Dye of White Bear Lake, Charles (and Mary) Nething of Litchfield, and Rita (and Mathew) Guritz of Darien, Ill. He is also survived by 28 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; siblings Beverly Nething of Thief River Falls, Janice Grimsgard of Litchfield, Gloria Nething of Litchfield, Dean Nething of Minneapolis, Judy Hedrick of Hinkley; step-mother Celia Defries of Litchfield; step-sister Sophi (and Steve) Miller of Orlando, Fla., and step-brother Edward (and Tracy) Nething of Darwin.