David E. Wolters, 76, of Belmond, IA, died, August 3, 2022, at MercyOne North Iowa Medical Center, Mason City. Public funeral services will be at 10:30 am on Tuesday, August 9, 2022, at Calvary Baptist Church, Belmond. Pastor Doug Love will be officiating. Burial will be in the Immanuel Reformed Church Cemetery east of Belmond. Public visitation will be held from 5:30-7:30 PM, Monday at Andrews Fuenral Home, 516 1st St. S.E., Belmond and will continue one hour prior to the service at church Tuesday. David’s funeral service will be live streamed on the Andrews Funeral Home Facebook page on Tuesday for those who may be unable to attend in person, just LIKE the page to view.
David Elwin Wolters, was born August 16, 1945, in Belmond, IA, the son of Elwin and Violet ( Kaduce ) Wolters. He attended Belmond Community Schools and graduated in the BHS Class of 1963. During his school years he was active in the FFA programs. David enjoyed growing up on the farm and spending time with his siblings as they grew up together. He also enjoyed the companionship of the family dog. In earlier years of his life David and his family were active in the Immanuel Reformed Church and eventually before moving from the farm began attending Calvary Baptist. His brother and sisters reflect that David had a few accidents and mishaps in their youth. He was also known to have a bit of a lead foot and he was very fond of his Camaro.
David was united in marriage to Cathy Davis on September 2, 1972, at St. John Lutheran Church in Belmond. Although David and Cathy’s marriage was not permanent the couple’s union was blessed with a son DeJay Wolters.
David was employed for a time at Central Soya Bean Plant in Belmond, Bun Construction in Britt, and for a few decades for Fred and Pam Bell owners of Bell Sanitation and Recycling where his familiar face could be seen riding on the back of one of the trucks or alongside Fred and Pam and other employees as they traveled about the towns and rural routes of the area collecting. He very much enjoyed and appreciated working with the Bell’s and felt almost like they were his second family.
David was a man who appreciated the simple things that life offered along the way such as times in the presence of his family and his various roles as a father and grandfather. He looked after his mom Violet for many years. He was truly a known and familiar face about town and could often times could be seen peddling about town with his ball cap on and pipe in his mouth. He looked forward to these daily treks about keeping track of the town happenings and stopping often along the way to chat with folks and catch up on the news of the day. He also enjoyed sitting out in his yard watching the world go by offering a friendly wave and smile to passersby. David like to keep track of the news and event of the area and world and if you stopped at his home, you would likely here the radio blaring throughout the rooms. He enjoyed visiting with friends and strangers and always wanted to make people’s day brighter. If you started a conversation with him and Dave packed his pipe and lit it, you knew that he was ready for an extensive worthwhile chat. He often times set aside treasures that popped up during the garbage routes and might bring them home fix them up and give them away to someone in need. Those who crossed in his life pathway will remember his mind being sharp as a tack.
In recent times his health had declined some and he was just recently diagnosed with ALS before his passing.
David’s memory will be carried for in the lives of his surviving son DeJay (Shannon) Wolters, Goodell, IA, and their children Jason and Darren David Wolters; his sisters: Donna Michaelson, Rochester, MN, and Linda Olson (fiancée David) Ventura, IA, and a brother Gary (Rachel) Wolters, Forest City, IA; many nieces and nephews aunts, uncles and other extended family and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, brother -in-law Roger Olson and sister-in-law Peggy Wolters, and brother-in-law Larry Michaelson.
Andrews Funeral Home, Belmond, IA. www.andrewsfuneralhomeandfloral.com 641-444-4474.