David (Dave) C LaPointe, age 74, of Marshfield passed away Saturday, February 6, 2021 at Marshfield Medical Center in Marshfield, surrounded by family. Memorial Services will be held 5:00 PM Friday, February 12, 2021 at Hansen-Schilling Funeral Home 1010 E Veterans Parkway in Marshfield. Visitation will be held at Hansen-Schilling Funeral Home prior to the service from 3:00 PM until 5:00 PM. A livestream of the service will be available for anyone who wishes to watch from home, and can be found on the Hansen-Schilling website under the home tab at the time of the service.
A lifelong resident of Marshfield, Dave was born December 22, 1946, the oldest son of Raymond and Valeria (Durst) LaPointe. He graduated from Marshfield High School in 1965. On September 6, 1969 Dave was united in marriage to the love of his life Carolyn at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Marshfield.
Dave is a veteran of the Vietnam War. He honorably served in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1966 to 1970, achieving the rank of Sergeant. His service continued after discharge from the U.S.M.C. when he served in the Army National Guard as a Staff Sergeant from 1970-1984.
Dave loved his time working for Magneto Power for many years, retiring in 2016. Loving what he did made it seem as though he never worked a day in his life.
In his spare time, he enjoyed spending time with family and friends, red trucks, and racing. He adored his grandsons and always looked forward to their visits. Most recently Dave was working on restoring his 1968 Camaro, sadly he won’t get to take them for ice cream when it’s completed. Those that knew Dave best will miss his conversations, willingness to help others, and love of spoiling our family pets. He will be remembered as one who lived life to its fullest, always on the go with someone to see or share a cup of coffee with.
Dave is lovingly survived by his wife: Carolyn; children: Dean (fiancé Laura Then) of Marshfield, Duane of Hewitt, Lisa (Scott) Bushman and their children Trent and Ryan of Freedom; siblings: Bill (Marilyn) LaPointe, Karen (Ron) Poppe, Tom (Janet) LaPointe, and Patti LaPointe all of Marshfield, and John (Judy) LaPointe of Roscoe, IL. He is further survived by in-laws Jermane Peterson of Logan, IA, Jerry (Bonnie) Bakken of Northwood, IA, Jeanette Anderson and Jeannine Bakken of Woodbury, MN, Bonnie (Richard) Lindner of Loyal, and Steve Bakken of Mason City, IA. He is further survived by many loving nieces and nephews. He will truly be missed.
Dave is preceded in death by his parents: Ray and Val; his Father- and Mother in-law Elmer and Eleanor (Clausen) Bakken, in-laws Eldrin, Duane, Kenneth, and Leon Bakken, Lyle Peterson, Mavis and Richard Elwell and Marvel Kennedy.
A special thank you to the doctors, and staff at Marshfield Medical Center for their dedication and compassion.
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