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David Allen Hedland was born to A. Yvonne and Hubert Hedland on January 13, 1951 in Fargo, ND. On January 24, 2014 he lost his battle with cancer.
David graduated from Hatton High School in 1969. Later that year he joined the Marine Corp and served his country with a tour in Vietnam. On December 28, 1969, he married Laurel Hanson. David received an Associate Degree in Parks and Recreation in Bottineau, ND and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Education majoring in Biology and Physical Education at Mayville, ND. He spent several years teaching and coaching in the surrounding area. Throughout these years, he has touched many lives.
David enjoyed traveling with his family. In 2012 he was able to take his dream trip to Washington, D.C. with his wife, children and spouses, and his grandchildren. He also enjoyed golfing, fishing, gardening, and animals. More than anything he loved spending time with family and friends.
David will be remembered as a devoted husband, son, brother, friend and loving father and grandfather. He had a positive attitude and saw the best in everyone. He will be remembered for always having a smile on his face.
David is preceded in death by his father Hubert Hedland.
He leaves behind his wife Laurel and their children Jared (Sandra) Hedland, Jamie (Kelly) Funk, Corey (Jennifer) Hedland and Sarah (Chad) Amb as well as their grandchildren Darian, Mavrik, Reggie, Weston, Sadie, and Brooke, his mother A. Yvonne (Hedland) Schiffner, his brother Dean (DeAnn), two special sister-in-laws Jane (David) Kleveland and Barbara Dakken as well as several nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts and uncles.
A prayer service for David will be at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday at St. John Church in Hatton, ND with visitation from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm. His funeral will be held at 2:00 pm on Wednesday at St. John Church.
i WAS OVER TO DAD'S GRAVE AND SEEN DAVID'S GRAVE. I DID NOT KNOW HE HAD PASSED AWAY. I KNEW HIM THROUGH EDUCATION AND WRESTLING. I ALSO KNEW DEAN TAKE CARE DAVID
DAVID WALSVIK Jun 17 2014 12:00 AM
I knew Dave when we both worked for Peterson-Biddick Company of Wadena. I worked at their seed plant at Crookston at the time. Dave was always energetic and positive and I liked him a lot. Unfortunately we lost track of each other. I was impressed by the comments on the "Memories of Dave Hedland" website. I'm so sorry that he passed away but obviously he had a very positive influence on a lot of people. God bless his memory.
Robert Hunt Feb 10 2014 12:00 AM
Dear Family & Friends: Our family sends prayers and condolences for the loss of such a nice gentleman. We know too well, your pain at this time; memories will help fill the gap. Sympathies: Helen, Tasha, & Tiana (Tara in memory).
Helen Wamstad Jan 29 2014 12:00 AM
Kelsy Gilbertson Jan 29 2014 12:00 AM
Corey and family we are so sad to hear about your dad's passing. Much love from our family to you!
Tracy Kuznia Jan 28 2014 12:00 AM
Andy Christensen Jan 28 2014 12:00 AM
Sending love and light to the entire Hedland family. Dave was an amazing man and will be greatly missed. Luckily, his children and grandchildren are already carrying on his legacy of love and laughter. I feel blessed to have known him and to count his family as my friends. Please let me know if I can do anything at all. He was loved and will be missed deeply. Rikka Brandon
Rikka Brandon Jan 28 2014 12:00 AM
Our thoughts and prayers are with the Hedland family. We enjoyed visiting with Dave at birthday parties.
Steve and Christy Leiser Jan 27 2014 12:00 AM
I am sorry for your loss. Linda and I will keep you and your family in our thoughts and prayers.
Paul Sorensen Jan 27 2014 12:00 AM
Corey and family - I am so sorry for your loss - prayers of peace with you through this difficult time - He is no longer in pain. Jess Nielsen
Jessica Nielsen Jan 27 2014 12:00 AM