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of Duluth, MN

January 1, 1931 – March 5, 2024

Funeral Service

Saturday, March 16, 2024

11:00 a.m.

Chilson Funeral Home – Winsted, MN

Interment

Immediately following the service

Winsted Public Cemetery – Winsted, MN

Reception to follow the burial at the funeral home

David Ardelle Tommeraasen passed away peacefully on March 5, 2024 in Duluth, Minnesota at the age of 93. Dave was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather.

Preceded in death by his parents Marie and Arnold Tommeraasen, brothers Merold Sletton Tommeraasen and Earl (Bud) Merton Tommeraasen.

Survived by spouse of 66 years Nita Gale (Moore) Tommeraasen; children Debora (Tommeraasen Bradt) Almirall (Paul), Nancy (Tommeraasen) Moore (Aja), David James Tommeraasen, John Arnold Tommeraasen; grandchildren Amy Elizabeth (Bradt) Anderson (Nicholas), Anthony Guy Bradt (Jordan); and four great grandchildren.

Dave was born to Marie and Arnold Tommeraasen on January 1, 1931 in Willmar Mn. He grew up in Willmar, Mn and later the family moved to Shevlin, Mn where they lived on a farm. Dave received a teaching degree from Bemedji State University and became an elementary school teacher in Bovey, Mn. Dave served our country in the Korean war, receiving the rank of Sargent First Class and received the Combat Infantry Badge, Defense medal, United Nations Service medal, Korean Service medal and two Bronze Stars. Upon leaving the Army, Dave took a job as an insurance administrator in Minneapolis. It was there that he met the love of his life Nita Moore, through mutual friends. They were married on 2/22/1958 and remained married for 66 years. Dave and Nita had four children. Dave worked as a sale consultant in specialty advertising and later also worked as a realtor. Dave had a lifelong love of music, cars, work and his family, to whom he dedicated his life. Dave was a longtime member of House of Hope Presbyterian Church where he sang in the choir for many years. He also served as a deacon, elder, and Sunday School teacher. Dave was a leader in the Boy Scouts of America. Most recently David and Nita moved to Afenro Home in Duluth, Mn to be closer to their family.

The family would like to thank the caring staff at Afenro, Dr. Nance and the Struther’s Parkinson’s Center, and Pastor David Norland, for their loving care of David during his final months.

In lieu of flowers, Memorials preferred to the Struther’s Parkinson’s Center, Afenro Home, St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital or House of Hope Presbyterian Church.

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